Posts Tagged: editorial

UNBELIEVABLE! That was the reactions of most Nigerians when Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State recently told the Assistant Inspector-General of Police for Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Akintunde, that owners of farmlands in Uwheru, Ughelli North Local Government Area, now pay “protection fees” to armed  herdsmen before they can enter...

Out of the 11,721 candidates who sat for the newly introduced February diet of the West African  Senior School   Certificate Examination (WASSCE) by West African Examination Council (WAEC), about  8,766 candidates representing 73.99 per cent failed to obtain minimum credits and above in five subjects, including English and Mathematics....

DEJECTED but slow to anger, Nigerians, as usual, are exhibiting apathy where there should be widespread indignation. They are struggling hard to assimilate the latest explosive revelations about the stupendous salaries and allowances of federal lawmakers. According to Shehu Sani, each senator receives N13.5 million monthly as running cost, apart...

THE abduction of the 110 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi Yobe State, has brought out the question as to whether the Chibok girls who earlier on regained freedom from Boko Haram captivity were rescued or actually ransomed or “bought back”. Hitherto, the security forces, especially the army, had...

While reacting to the escalating levels of violence unleashed by some herdsmen on some communities and farmers in some States of the Federation, a socio-political group, Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has called for a state of emergency to be declared in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna and Zamfara States. The Group...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

There is something about voter’s register that makes it central in the calculation of election riggers. If a politician or political party is able to connive with the national electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to swing data in the register to their side, the opponents, no matter...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

It went viral on the internet. And it should. Nigerian novelist and essayist Chimamanda Adichie asserted what should be a routine pride of Nigeria and even Africa when at a high-octane intellectual event in France. A French journalist Caroline Broue propounded a disgraceful question: do we have bookshops in Nigeria....

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

Worries are mounting over the increasing proliferation of political parties in Nigeria as the Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) recently issued certificates to 21 parties it registered in December last year. The new parties have brought the number of political parties in the country to a staggering 67, thereby...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), children in conflict zones around the world came under attack on a shocking scale throughout 2017 and have become frontline targets, used as human shields, killed, traumatised, maimed and recruited to fight. The multilateral agency further stated that apart from Nigeria’s North-East, the...

MHNG Editorial Pick of the Week

From indications, it is becoming obvious that the Kaduna State government and its teachers have a long battle ahead. The Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, seem poised to return fire for fire as the teachers themselves threaten to embark on strike to make good their position that sack is not the...

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