Still On Flood Disaster 

Following the havoc unceasingly wreaked by floods across the country this rainy season,   the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, declared some of the worst hit states as national disaster zones. Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta States have been ravaged by the natural disaster in the last month. There had been loss of lives,…

The Cost Of Women’s Emancipation

The current clamour for a unisex world by women emancipation apostles all over the world is now a topical issue. The clamour has gained so much ground. Its popularity was made possible by its patronage by the United Nations and some other countries of the world, especially the developed world. Considering a unisex world from…

‘Adeosungate’

Last Friday, September 14, 2018, marked another sad turn in the history of Nigerian politics. A second minister of finance resigned on that day. Her resignation was most likely in fulfillment of a private directive from her boss. But the circumstance of her eventual exit from office tells a tale of official corruption and political…

The Damasak battle and Buratai’s sense of double patriotism By Anthony Kolawole

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. TY Buratai is immensely gifted with enough dosage of enviable leadership qualities. He is a patriotic, selfless, dutiful, hardworking, humane and committed soldier, who is imbued with flair of swift responsiveness to emergencies, anywhere duty beckons. He has demonstrated this time and time again, as patriotically re-enacted…

Much Ado about diversification of the economy

CBN Governor,Emefiele By Abdulsalam Jubril Over the years, we have heard on several occasions from successive government that our mono-dependent economy will be diversified. Such governments have made promises of diversifying the economy before and after elections or usurping power with sugar-coated tongues. Alas, such promissory statements have turned out to be faux promises. What…

Retrospection on 2008 global financial crisis

By Zhong Sheng September 15 marked the 10th anniversary of bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.–then one of the world’s largest investment banks. Its failure, a rare disaster in history, soon set off banking crisis in over 20 countries and left millions of people out of their jobs and properties, bringing a crushing blow to…

Stimulating the economy through the people (1)

By Poju Akintyanju There appears to be a consensus that the Federal Government will need to stimulate the economy by pushing more money into the society. Government itself has stated that its recovery programme will be private sector-driven; and through some social safety net measures such as the school feeding system and direct employment of…

How best to manage disasters

By Aaron Adamu These are indeed trying times. The floods are here again, and as usual, thousands are affected. Homes have been destroyed, farms have been washed away, and the list goes on. While it is succinct to state that just like in other climes where natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquakes, and floods have…