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Tweet The talks between the Federal Government headed by HRH King Lagarde Iweala Jonathan I, Nigeria Labour Congress, and the Trade Union Congress pertaining the tyrannical petroleum products (premium motor spirit) price hike is gradually coming to an end and with this morning’s announcement from Labour...

Tweet By: Charles Ikedikwa Soeze, fhnr, fcida, fcai, cpae, son, emba   Now that the federal legislators have finally agreed to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), one can boldly and proudly say that there is now good fate for the PIB which would be for the benefits of all Nigerians.  In the past, the PIB suffered from legislative delays and special attention from...

Tweet Written by Odimegwu Onwumere   It’s written that deceit is in haste, but honesty can wait a fair leisure.     During crisis, few people who are on top take advantage of the situation against the majority. Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State, who also doubles as the chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), belongs to the former. His call...

Tweet Fellow Nigerians, the last few days have changed my understanding of the people of this great nation. I have developed a greater sense of respect for the passion with which millions of you trooped to the streets to register your opposition to the policy of my government. I have heard you. Without hesitation, I hereby announce an immediate reversal of the oil subsidy...

Tweet Patrick Iroegbu patrickiroegbu@yahoo.com Certainly, political leadership is fundamentally performed on the theatre of economic and social circumstances of a people – during peace time and conflict moments. This article presents a reflection by drawing from one of Prof. Okey Ndibe’s social media short entries in this column on the ongoing Nigeria’s debate...

Tweet By Anthony Akinola             Even the most ardent critic of General Ibrahim Babangida would agree with him that President Goodluck Jonathan’s removal of the oil subsidy was “ill-timed”. General Babangida earned himself the sobriquet of “Maradona” for his tactics of `wrong-footing’ Nigerians, leading them in endless debates when he had actually...

Tweet Dr. Patrick Iroegbu patrickiroegbu@yahoo.com When the critical masses of Nigeria say they are hurt, they will react, just like a live rabbit in its underground hole being smoked out by hunters for a kill-game will do – smoke back at the life hunters. Why not? Touching the lives of Nigerians with fuel subsidy removal will require a crucial ritual to stop the smoke...

Tweet The removal of subsidy from petrol is inevitable. Was there really a subsidy? I do not know. Was it being paid? Yes. Should it be stopped? Yes. When? Now! Knowing the firestorm it would and has unleashed across the land, the decision to end it is an act of courage born out of what I believe are personal attributes and an urgent need to change the way things are...

Tweet Written by Odimegwu Onwumere   To rule a state is a big task than to train a child. The trained child brings civilization to the state, for a better society and easy to govern. At old age, the importance of education is cherished. But this, some people do not know.   Since the return of 56 secondary and 1040 primary schools in Anambra State to the missionaries...

Tweet Mallam Sanusi Lamido labored hard to convince ordinary citizens affected by Government’s ill-conceived removal of petroleum subsidies.  Other government officials chose to insult us instead.  Emeka Wogu, Minister of Labour reminded us that ‘We (they) as government are not obliged to listen to the people they RULE, or pander to them’.  Labaran Maku, ex-Student...