Still on the budget powers controversy

By Sufuyan Ojeifo No compelling attempt has been made by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to deal with the budget padding controversy.  Last year, the issue was...

Of budget padding, executive revulsion and legislative arrogance

By Sufuyan Ojeifo At their respective plenary on Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Senate and the House of Representatives played the devil’s advocates with respect...

How safe is Sambisa forest now?

Sambisa forest, a game reserve for safaris — cross country expeditions spread across Borno, Yobe, Gombe State and Bauchi State and bounded in the...

Trump era a new challenge for the IMF

In its 70-year history, the International Monetary Fund has been no stranger to financial crises and policy disputes but now faces a new challenge:...
Kemi Adeosun

Finance Minister: You are hurting the economy (part 11)

In December 2016 I wrote about the Finance Minister’s public statements that are inimical to the health of the economy and some few individuals felt I was too...

Addressing the spate of statelessness in Nigeria

By FEMI OGUNSHOLA, NAN. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says a stateless person does not have a nationality of any country. It notes...

Boosting power generation via Japanese government’s intervention

By Okon Okon, NAN In 2016, the Japanese government in partnership with the Federal Government, made a donation of solar power equipment worth 9.7 million...

Preventing pension scheme from failure

FEMI OGUNSHOLA, NAN Issues bordering on pension scheme in the country and its management have raised concerns among concerned citizens, especially the pensioners. Pensioners have, on...

2019 elections and the challenge of resident electoral commissioners’ appointments

By EMMANUEL OLONIRUHA, NAN The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has evolved innovations and strategies that would make 2019 general elections successful and credible. Some...

Understanding Valentine’s Day observance

By Femi Ogunshola (NAN) Critics have insisted that it is erroneous to appropriate Valentine’s Day as observance of improper sexual lifestyles or indecent behaviour among...
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