Local Government Autonomy: A Gateway to Enhanced Democratic Dividends

A PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY AND FORMER INEC NATIONAL COMMISSIONER, LAI OLURODE IN TODAY’S VIEWPOINT WRITES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY A GATEWAY TO ENHANCED DEMOCRATIC DIVIDENDS Recently, the federal government took the thirty-six state governors to supreme court for illegally withholding funds mean for local governments in their jurisdiction. This is in contravention of section 7 of the 1999 constitution as amended. The relevant section stipulates that the…

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Faceoff Between Police Service Commission, Nigeria Police Force Over Recruitment Process

TODAY’S VIEWPOINT IS ON THE FACEOFF BETWEEN POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION AND NIGERIA POLICE FORCE OVER RECRUITMENT PROCESS. IT IS WRITTEN BY ADEBAYO YUSUF OF OUR NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT For sometime now, there has been a controversy surrounding the recruitment of some constables into the Nigeria Police Force, NPF by the Police Service Commission,…

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Securing a Nation That Works for All Citizens

TODAY’S VIEWPOINT IS ON SECURING A NATION THAT WORKS FOR ALL CITIZENS.IT IS WRITTEN BY EMMANUEL DADA, A NATIONAL YOUTH CORP MEMBER CURRENTLY UNDERGOING NATIONAL SERVICE AT PENSIONERS’ FM’S NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. Nigeria with its rich natural resources and cultural heritage, has experienced an interesting exodus from colonial rule to independence, and from…

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Significance of Eid-ul Kabir

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EID-UL KABIR IS THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S VIEWPOINT. IT IS WRITTEN BY DR. KAZEEM OLALEKAN, CHIEF IMAM OF OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY, EJIGBO CAMPUS MUSLIM COMMUNITY Eid – ul- Kabir is the second and bigger of the two celebrations in islam.The other celebration is Eid – ul- Fitri.  Eid- ul- Kabir has been…

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