Averting the impending Labour strike

THE  Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC,  and the United Labour Congress, ULC,  have threatened to resume strike action on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to heed the demands of Nigerian workers for increase in minimum wage. According to the trio of NLC President, Ayuba Wabba; the TUC President, Bobboi…

Edo South, Urhoghide and democracy dividends

WHAT baffles many observers of  the political trends in Edo South senatorial district is the rather infectious bonhomie and unusual camaraderie that exist between the people of the district and its distinguished senator at the National Assembly, Senator Matthew Aisagbonrodion Urhoghide, since 2015.  The convivial relationship that exists between the affable senator and the people…

Edo south, Urhoghide and democracy dividends

WHAT baffles many observers of the political trends in Edo South senatorial district is the rather infectious bonhomie and unusual camaraderie that exist between the people of the district and its distinguished senator at the National Assembly, Senator Matthew Aisagbonrodion Urhoghide, since 2015. Continue reading Edo south, Urhoghide and democracy dividends at Vanguard News Nigeria.

Nigeria needs a leader, not a saint

PRIOR to the 2015 presidential election, a lady on a radio programme, summed up the frustration of many Nigerians with the Goodluck Jonathan administration when she said, “even if Buhari presents a NEPA bill as his certificate, I will still vote for him”. Continue reading Nigeria needs a leader, not a saint at Vanguard News…

Breaking the electricity supply jinx

WHAT is it about electricity supply in Nigeria? Why is it so difficult to simplify and bring under manageable indices, when other climes have taken it for granted and moved on to greater things? Continue reading Breaking the electricity supply jinx at Vanguard News.

Resolving budget deficit issues

AS Nigeria continues to face revenue challenges despite high crude oil prices, there arises a need for the Federal Government to urgently implement policies aimed at growing and diversifying the country’s shaky revenue base. Continue reading Resolving budget deficit issues at Vanguard News.

FG, Labour and the new minimum wage

THE organised labour has issued a statement saying it would embark on a nationwide strike on Tuesday  November 6, 2018, over the impasse on the new minimum wage with government. It accused government of being disingenuous with the whole process. Continue reading FG, Labour and the new minimum wage at Vanguard News.

As leadership greed unravels APGA

WHEN Peter Obi, the PDP vice presidential candidate, defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on October 7, 2014, after serving eight years as governor of Anambra State, many accused him of betrayal. Continue reading As leadership greed unravels APGA at Vanguard News.

2019: Changing political dynamics of Lagos

By Gboyega Akosile WITHIN a period of three weeks, the political space in Lagos was charged up. The  electoral beat reached a crescendo. It was not the usual cacophonic sound that often characterises political campaigns. It was a well arranged sound; the type you get in an orchestra! Sanwo-Olu featured prominently on the lips of…