Preparing Nigeria for the year 2050

By Obadiah Mailafia According to futurologists, the world of the year 2050 would be very different from everything we know today. Technology, global integration, structural changes, geopolitics and demographics would have been altered beyond our…

What is wrong with Nigeria?

By Muiz Banire Almost a year ago, I wrote several columns on the challenges of Nigeria as a nation and the possible solutions (See my column of September 5, 2019, “Nigeria: How did we get…

A nation unprepared for health crises

By Levi Obijiofor The Federal Government last week shocked the nation when it criticised what it claimed to be deplorable medical care accorded to patients by doctors and healthcare workers in public hospitals. Health Minister,…

Living with the COVID-19 reality

THE latest rules for the gradual ease of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown simply show that Nigeria, like most countries around the world, has reached the stage where irrespective of our inability to arrest the rate…

Who is Afraid of the Middle Belt?

By Obadiah Mailafia Last week a bill was presented to the House of Representatives, entitled “Geopolitical Zones of the Federation Bill 2020”. It was sponsored by Kpam Sokpo (PDP, Benue). It aims essentially to enshrine…

Beyond INEC’s hammer on parties

A constitution amendment that culminated in a legal pronouncement might yet instil orderliness into Nigeria’s chaotic electoral system. Specifically, the Independent National Electoral Commission had been lamenting the proliferation of political parties contesting elections after…