Category Archives: Special Reports

Nigeria’s Electricity Generation should be over 150,000 Mega Watts

With a population of about 200 million, Nigeria’s power generation should not be anything less than 150,000 Mega Watts.

Currently, Nigeria is generating less than 10,000 Mega Watts which is very poor for our dear country.

Our leaders, both aspiring ones should know that power is very key to national development. We have all the resources needed to generate adequate electricity for Nigerians.

New minimum wage in Nigeria: Simple ways of truly resolving the challenges of setting new minimum wage

Considering the economic realities in Nigeria, all the parties involved in the current new minimum wage faceoff are right. Labour is right when the pegged the minimum wage at N30,000.00 as that will not be enough to take care of an average family in Nigeria. And, those saying that they will not be able to pay the N30, 000.00 are equally right considering that they’ve not been able to easily pay the current minimum wage of N18, 000.00.

Let us begin to lay a solid foundation for a prosperous Nigeria

It is an open secret that the creation of Nigeria by the British Government was mainly for their interest. But be it as it may, something will always make something to happen; and I think, that the so-called creation could have become the best thing that happened to the entire populace that made up Nigeria if we had done the right things from the onset.

Nigeria needs a Wealth Creator and Sustainer as a President

All the while, we have had great leaders that have led Nigeria since after independence till the present Administration. They may have had good intentions for the nation, for none will seek for the exalted position of a President without good intention for the nation. But, with all their good intentions; none has been able to deliver Nigeria from poor governance.

Making Unity Schools Live Up to their Name

In spite of the recent spate of violence in the country, especially against students, which is posing a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people, General Yakubu Gowon, whose administration established the federal government colleges and named them unity schools, has reiterated that the motive was to strengthen the country and its people, irrespective of geo-graphical region, ethnicity, creed or beliefs. Kuni Tyessi reports

2019: INEC, WANEP Launch Election Monitoring Project

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, speaking at the launch on Tuesday in Abuja noted that the project was a timely effort in achieving a peaceful 2019 election

IWA insists on restructuring, regionalization, devolution of powers

Igbo World Assembly, IWA, has insisted in the implementation of restructuring, regionalization, and devolution of powers for a better political system in the country.

This is even as the group has listed eleven point political agenda for political leaders contesting for political positions must meet in 2019 Nigerian general elections,

Atiku reacts to UK magazine’s prediction of 2019 election

Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential campaign Organisation has reacted to the research unit of The Economist Magazine prediction that Abubakar will unseat President Muhammadu Buhari 2019.

The London-based magazine made the prediction in its latest country report on Nigeria, less than two months after it had predicted that Buhari would lose the forthcoming 2019 election.

‘We must support SMEs, agric initiative to end poverty’

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, has called on financial institutions and the three tiers of government to support the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and agricultural initiatives to fast track the nation’s quest to move from poverty to prosperity.

2019: What is really at stake?

As politicians and other stakeholders make permutations towards the general elections in 2019, nothing has become as unclear and dreadful as what fortunes may befall the country in the days ahead. And the reasons for this are evident in the current state of the nation: The country of about 200 million people is afflicted by and inflicted with dishonest special purpose vehicles as political parties and unscrupulous characters masquerading as public office holders. This newspaper has even had to describe the country’s political leaders as Nigeria’s own genre of ‘natural disasters’ just as the earthquakes and tsunamis that despoil other countries. The prayer, therefore, is: May they not do any more damage than have already been done and may the people of Nigeria rise up to their responsibility as owners of the nation’s sovereignty.