Editorial

Nigeria And The Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

Anyone disappointed with Nigeria’s failure of her citizens stranded in war-torn Ukraine must have expected too much from the country’s officials. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ bumbling of its responsibility to these Nigerians in the Diaspora was laid bare when they issued a statement expressing surprise over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, its southern neighbour. Before …

This Flooding Demands A State Of Emergency

The wrath of nature raging across the country calls to mind an assertion made last year by the Minister of Water Resources and Rural Development, Engr Suleiman Adamu to wit: No power on earth can prevent hydro pressure; no power can stop water. The power of water is stronger than an atomic bomb. Nigeria is …

ASUU Strike: The No-Work, No-Pay Stand-off

As acrimonious as the latest soundbites from them have been, it is relieving to hear both sides of the protracted industrial dispute in the nation’s universities talking again on what should happen after the strike is called off. Before now, mum had been the word from the Minister of Education, as students of public universities …

ASUU Strike: As NLC Rouses From Drowse In Protest

After a long period of shying from its avowed objectives of promoting and protecting the interests of its members and affiliates, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) let out a flicker of Aluta! when it issued a notice of a nationwide protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other unions …

That Nigerians May Stop Committing Partial Suicide Called ‘Japa!’

The above caption is inspired by Theodor Kallifatides, the Greek immigrant to Sweden, whose works were written in Swedish. According to the accomplished novelist and poet, Emigration is a kind of partial suicide. You don’t die, but a great deal dies within you. Not least, the language. This cold fact regardless, a simple survey of …

Lest Tainted RECs Undermine Credibility Of 2023 Election

As the May 29, 2023 handover date draws nearer, many Nigerians have apparently given up on President Muhammadu Buhari finishing strong in anti-corruption, neither do they see him triumphing over insecurity nor bequeathing a healthy economy. These are the three pillars upon which his administration has hinged since coming into the scene. Although Buhari may …