One week, two troubles by Rotimi Fasan

By Rotimi Fasan, In just the space of about one week Nigeria, “the giant of Africa”, was involved in no less than two, maybe three, diplomatic debacles, each of which can be traced to an incremental reduction in the quality of governance over so many years that has now resulted in the country’s loss of…

Fresh intrigues at NBC over DSO funds

By Foluso Coker As the disquiet surrounding the 6th National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Code is showing no sign of receding locally and internationally, fresh controversy is brewing in the broadcast regulatory agency. Late last month, the NBC announced amendments to its broadcasting code, provoking significant disapproval from industry stakeholders. Also read: Netflix in talks to…

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…

Prioritising pensions and gratuities as welfare issues

THE  Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew- Essien, recently disclosed that the state government had paid pension and gratuity arrears spanning 10 years for the state’s civil servants. Continue reading Prioritising pensions and gratuities as welfare issues at Vanguard News Nigeria. Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper

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…