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MAY 16,  2016  
Coverstory
Nigeria’s Deadly Hospitals

Recent slips in the healthcare sector across Nigeria reveals that medical doctors and other health professionals may be doing more harm than good to their patients
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Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja
Nigeria
Black Saturday

Tears and anguish as auto crash claims a family of five in Owerri
By Ferdy Ibecheodo /Owerri
It was a weekend of tears penultimate Saturday, as a Lagos bound luxury bus collided with a car killing a woman and her four
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The burnt luxury bus that caused the accident
Traders’ Agony
Olorunsogo Market traders bemoan planned demolition of the market by the Lagos State Government
By Akinwale Kasali
The past four months, have been of tremendous anguish,
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Market Traders protesting the planned demolition of Olorunsogo Market
Dimming Fortunes?
The downslide in sporting fortunes of the nation bring to the fore calls for overhauling the nation’s sports
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Super Eagles

Row Over Minimum Wage
New minimum wage proposal by labour stokes controversies
By Oji Odu
Mixed reactions trail the proposed new minimum wage of N56,000 by labour at a time the economy is
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President Muhammadu Buhari

Red Card for Pedestrians
Pedestrians attempting to cross the Ikorodu road in Ojota meet a brick wall as government erects barriers
By Nwosisi Uche
There was chaos at Ojota,
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Pedestrian crossing on the Ojota bridge.

Ago Is Now Agog
Residents of Ago Palace way in Isolo are excited about a new road in the area
By Anita Emegha
It may be seen as a great
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The New Ago Palace Way

Wheat and Chaff
By RayEkpu
The Buhari government has just put together a panel of eminent Nigerians to select men and women who deserve to be honoured by the nation
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Ray Ekpu

Safeguarding The Shopping Bag
Recent steps to resolve capital market challenges promises to restore confidence in the market
By Shedrack Ifurueze
The low patronage of the Nigerian stock market in recent years has
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Nigerian Stock Exchange office.
Tu-Face, 9ice, Wizkid
Tu-Face, 9ice, Wizkid

Tied to their Past
Having children out of wedlock rocks the entertainment industry
By Anita Emegha
What many thought to be a new trend with this generation may actually be long in existence. The number of celebrities who practiced the act of bearing children
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Economy: Still Groping
Nigerians are still groping in the dark over President Muhammadu Buhari’s hazy economic policy as one year anniversary of his administration beckons
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Buhari: Criticised for lacking economic vision.

Nimbo: Anger In the South East
Natives of Nimbo Community in Uzo- Uwani local government area of Enugu state blame attack by Fulani herdsmen on security lapses
By Okechukwu Obenta /Awka
His Royal Majesty, Igwe John
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The about three kilometer road leading to Unasi, Agu-Echera and Ngwoko villages fron Nsukka-Adani-Onitsha federal road attacked by the Fulani herdsmen

United We Stand
Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party in the South west brainstorm on how to provide credible opposition
By Ayodele Oni /Akure
The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) has gone a step further in its bid to have a united family
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Unending Tussle
Ekiti state government seal up some private and missionary schools over refusal to pay the mandatory education levy as the Catholic mission challenge the decision in court
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Endless Tiff
Confusion is trailing the purported peace meeting between Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and his estranged friend, Temitope Aluko as both resume exchange of banters
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Night Diary
Inside ‘Liberia’s Slum

By McKnight Elabor /Ghana
As darkness gradually engulfed the Bujumbura Liberia refugees camp in the Central Region of Ghana, the hustling and bustling life of the Americanized Liberians who are now unfortunately trapped in the Bujumbura slum, began to assume a more western appeal. Young boys and girls
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Meridian
Akwa Ibom: A First Lady’s Frivolity

By Comfort Obi
Will the wife of the Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, please, step-out and receive her award for being the most frivolous Governor’s wife in Nigeria?
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Comfort Obi


Saraki: The Sword Dangles
Survival is uppermost on Senator Bukola Saraki’s mind as forces against him draw final sword for his head and the race for his replacement heightens following mounting pressure on him to quit
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Viewpoint
In Event That Donald Trump Wins…
By Olalekan Waheed Adigun
Political theorists have sometimes been seen as a group of people who predict
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Why Buhari should Embrace Abaribe’s WAND
y Emma Agu
“This Administration has decided to turn the economic disaster that we inherited to a blessing by diversifying our economy”
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Nigeria
Where Are the Girls?Nigerians demand rescue of more than 200 abducted Chibok girls who remained in captivity of Boko Haram two years after their capture
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Timely Escape
Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Victor Edoror, swears in PDP member representing Estako II Constituency to avoid being jailed for contempt of court
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Averted Disaster
A 12 Classroom block built by Imo State Government collapses as students were on vacation
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Boko Haram: End Of The Road?
Security Forces make deeper incursions to end the war against Boko Haram but security experts still have doubt
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Business & Economy
Back to Ground ZeroFederal Government again bans importation of rice through land borders after the initial euphoria opening them
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Tax Angst
Ghanaians are angry with government for denying them the enjoyment of global fall in oil prices
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Life & Style
Square “Raise” To Saga
Mixed reactions trail the alleged break up of musical group, P-Square
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Toilet Education
A controversial instructional poster mainly “designed for international students” has gone up again in a leading UK University on how to use the toilet
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Ray Ekpu
The road that must be taken
By Ray Ekpu
President Muhammadu Buhari has redeemed the promise that he made at the Police Summit last year that he would
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The Dialectics of Defeat
By Ray Ekpu
For the second time in a row, Nigeria’s Super Eagles will not be participating in the African
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How Safe Are You?
By Ray Ekpu
Last year, when the guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed, taking with it
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More Wives, More Misery
By Ray Ekpu
On the last International Women ’s Day, Nigerian Senators bared their minds on the issue of women in Nigeria
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Assault on University Autonomy
By Ray Ekpu
Recently, a group that calls itself Coalition of Civil Society Groups mounted a protest at the
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Viruses Galore
By Ray Ekpu
When the AIDs Virus hit the world like thunder in the 80s we thought we had seen the worst of the viruses. Everyone who had it looked like tooth pick
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Kerosene And The Poor
By Ray Ekpu
In the discussion as to whether or not subsidy should be removed from our petroleum products, Household Kerosene
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Uncalled For
By Ray Ekpu
The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh,
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Child Soldiers
By Ray Ekpu
War is a dangerous enterprise. In the traditional war setting, able bodied men and women are
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December (2015) Deadline

Kogi's Conflict
The framers of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria did not envisage that a
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NYSC and Hijab
I served in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the very first year of its inauguration in 1973. It was not easy for Yakubu
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Nigeria's First Eleven
President MuhammaduBuhari has selected what fair minded people can consider a good team, the real first eleven, to use a football lingo
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The President's Men
By Ray Ekpu
The long awaited list of the President’s men is now in the
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Meridian
Akwa Ibom: A First Lady’s Frivolity

Hillary: Salute To Resilience

Why Buhari should Embrace Abaribe’s WAND

For Kwankwassyia, A Sudden Death

Police, Please, Stop Nollywood

Kogi’s Fetish Governor

Amaechi: A Time To Salute

Dambazzau And The Shoe Shiner

Nwobodo’s Food Is Ready Politics

While We Were On Break

So, El-Rufai Lied

What’s Wrong With These Governors?

Let Shema’s Prosecution Begin

Arunma Oteh: The Rejected Stone
Aregbesola & Osun Workers
Let me start by congratulating the governor of Osun State, Rauf
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‘My Mom Did Not Want Me To Be A Policeman’— Solomon Arase, Inspector General Police (IGP)
On December 1, 1981, providence, took the better part of defining the fate of current
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Viewpoint
The Buhari Administration And War Against Corruption In Nigeria - Part I

An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari

Wanted: Effective Slimming Diet For Obese Government Accounts

The Change Must Start Now!

My Personal Notes

The real losers of the presidential election

The Debt we Owe GEJ

How INEC Defeated Jonathan

The Obasanjo-Buhari Coup

Wole Soyinka’s Seismic Shift

Re: Soludo and Okonjo-Iweala: N30 trillion Mismanagement Claim

Debate: Buhari Has Only Contempt For Nigerians

What Fuel Price Cut Proves

The 2015 Elections and Education Reform in Nigeria

Explanations Buhari Owes The Igbo Race

Between Jonathan And Buhari

Soyinka’s call to Anarchy

Jonathan As Obasanjo’s Nemesis

What Exactly Is ‘Clueless’ About Goodluck Jonathan?(3)

The Good About SA’s Betrayal

What Is 'Clueless' About Jonathan?(2)

What Is 'Clueless' About Jonathan(1)?

Why Nigeria’s Future Is Tied To The Girl-child

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