Osun Poll: Another Litmus Test For INEC

Tomorrow, Saturday, September 22, 2018 will be another memorable day in the political history of Nigeria and remarkable reference point in the performance index of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. It is a day that the people of Osun State will file out to elect a new governor to oversee the affairs of the…

The high cost of open defecation

At the end of a media dialogue on European Union (EU) and Niger Delta Water Project organised by the Federal Ministry of Information in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), came a worrisome disclosure that Nigeria would need about N959bn to eliminate open defecation by 2025. The Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene…

Pricing out good candidates

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has put hefty prices on nomination forms for the various positions for which it intends to field candidates in next year’s general elections. The polls come up in February. The party is asking for 45 million naira ($125,500, 108,000 euros) from every aspirant who wants to take part in…

Weapons’ proliferation and 2019 elections

The increasing proliferation of small and light weapons in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections is one issue which continues to drive chilling fever down the spine of many stakeholders in all sectors of the economy in recent time.   Giving unmistakable credence to this illicit inflow of light weapons a couple of months…

Interim ex-parte orders and 2019 elections

The admonition by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, to judges, asking them to refrain from granting interim ex-parte orders… The post Interim ex-parte orders and 2019 elections appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria . Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper

FG’s charge on $2.69bn bailout funds

The conditions set by the federal government that states must clear owed salaries and other related staff arrears before they would be able to access the remaining $2.69 billion Paris Club refund are quite germane. Besides being safeguards against abuse, the conditions are also a reinforcement of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s war against corruption,…

Worries over safety of Enugu Airport

WE are worried over the conflicting reports concerning the safety of the runways and landing facilities at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. The airport is being assessed for international operations. Continue reading Worries over safety of Enugu Airport at Vanguard News. Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper

Mitigating Another Flood Disaster

Recent announcement by the Nigerian Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) that Rivers State and 11 others across the country would, within the remaining months of 2018, experience severe flooding resulting from torrential rain falls, calls for serious concern. The agency, in an emergency meeting with stakeholders in disaster management in Abuja, listed Rivers, Bayelsa, Kogi, Kebbi,…

For the safety of corps members

Death of any serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) is a serious concern to parents, well-meaning Nigerians and the general public. Nine corps members of the 2018 Batch A serving in Taraba State were reported to have drowned in River Mayo-Selbo in Gashaka Local Government Area of the state during a picnic…

Developing Nigeria’s domestic gas market

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has committed to supply 5 billion standard cubic feet (SCf) of gas daily to Nigeria’s domestic gas market to drive willing buyer, willing seller pricing model. This plan, however, might hit a cul-de-sac. This is because investors have stayed away from Nigeria’s domestic gas market due to opacity of…

Improving birth registration in Nigeria

THERE is a lot to be desired about birth registration in Nigeria. The low level of this important exercise in the country is worrisome because it is often an afterthought rather than a deliberate effort. Continue reading Improving birth registration in Nigeria at Vanguard News. Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper

2019 polls, incumbency and surprises

As Nigerians look forward to 2019, the year that the nation will go to the polls to either elect a new set of political leaders… The post 2019 polls, incumbency and surprises appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria . Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper