As early as the 4th Century B.C., the Greek philosopher Plato, had written a book, The Republic, in which he stated that whether there is justice or injustice in any society is an empirical fact, more so in one that claims to be a republic.
ONE thing that pains me badly is how forgetful we are. The other is our complex over white skin which I made an issue before they signed foreign coach to replace Amodu Shaibu.
The Deepwater Horizon disaster caused headlines around the world, yet the people who live in the Niger delta have had to live with environmental catastrophes for decades.
Exactly one month after the 2010 budget was passed, the Federal Government and legislature have beaten a hasty retreat to the drawing board. Both sides have accepted that the budget would have to be revised to reflect more realistic expectations.
“Dividends of democracy” is a frequently misused political parlance. Those in government claim they are delivering “dividends” in response to people’s expectations in a democratic dispensation. So when a government constructs one-kilometre road even without a drainage system, it proudly proclaims delivery of “dividends of democracy”.
To discuss press ownership and freedom in Japan is to discuss Japan Press Club popularly known as “Kisha club”. Kisha clubs are drawn from Japanese nationals ready to work within the dictates of government agencies and ministries.
On Tuesday, the National Economic Council (NEC) spent much of its time during its meeting on the problems associated with the continued subsidy made on petroleum products by the Federal Government. The statistics are scary and the justification for such monumental waste not tangible.
The National Assembly recently passed the 2010 Appropriation Bill ith huge adjustments in the total sum to be spent and the key macroeconomic indices on which the budget estimate was predicated. Under the new dispensation, a total of N4.608 trillion would be spent in the 2010 fiscal year as against N4.079 sent to the National Assembly in November 2009.