The disclosure by the United Nations Education, Scientic and Cultural Organisation UNESCO, that Nigeria has a huge 68.8 million teaching staff gap in its primary and secondary school is worrisome, alarming and unacceptable, and demands that urgent steps be taken by federal and state authorities to close the gap.
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has remained persistent in its preachment of the need to diversify Nigeria’s economy and to make the nation move away from mono product and import- dependency.
Chadian Leader, Idriss Derby was recently inaugurated as President of his country for a record fifth term of another five years. By this ignoble development Derby would have been in power for 31 years when his tenure expires in 2021. Given his age at 69 by then, there is every likelihood that he would seek re-election, more so, as he had, through a manipulated referendum, abrogated tenure limits from his country’s Constitution.
There is no gainsaying that these, indeed, are not the best of times for Nigerians. With the spiraling rate of inflation and the fangs and pangs of economic hardship Nigerians are exposed to today, there is an urgent need to check this trend before the situation completely gets out of hand.
President Muhammadu Buhari has shown, assuming it was hidden before now, that his Presidency is for some particular people and sections of the Nigerian federation.
This stark reality and deepening hate leadership being championed by the country’s Number One citizen has, again, been poignantly demonstrated in some recent appointments he made.
As 2016 Olympics opens in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, Nigerians are expectant that the Team Nigeria will make them proud as they did in Atlanta, United States of America in 1996.
THE frosty relationship between the Presidency and the National Assembly particularly the Senate arising from the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and two others over alleged forgery of the 2015 Senate Standing Order is most unfortunate, worrisome and should not be allowed to fester any longer in the interest of Nigerians.
THE demise of coaches Stephen Keshi and Amodu Shaibu within four days apart is something that a lot of soccer-loving enthusiasts have still not come to terms with.
We congratulate Lagos State on becoming an oil-producing state 25 years after an oil prospective licence was given to the state by the Federal Government.
NOT many Nigerians might have rolled out the drums as the nation marked 17 years of uninterrupted democracy on Sunday, May 29, 2016, considering the hardship in the land. This has aggravated in the last one year under President Muhammadu Buhari administration.