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.
Ethnic Heritage Question Number 9 of the U.S. Census
If you or our parents emigrated from Africa, identify yourself as being "African" on the 2010 U.S. Census questionnaire and to be more specific about your ancestry, add the nationality - such as Nigerian-Ibo, or Kenya-Kikuyu.
The rump of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua presidency have tragically missed the point and deepened the unfolding political uncertainty in the air. The desperate contrivance of an audio only interview with the ailing Yar’Adua has worsened the crisis into which they have manipulated our country. First, that they only considered the interview necessary on the eve of a major national protest over the President’s long absence is symptomatic of desperation to cling to power at all costs in utter violation of the Nigerian constitution.
THE Nigeria Police Force is reputed globally for excellence in international assignments. Since Independence in 1960 when it undertook peacekeeping operations in Congo Brazzaville, it has won admiration as perhaps the best police in the world.
By CHINEDU EZE,
The attempt to blow up an American airline by Nigerian-terror suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas day has not only caused considerable embarrassment to the country, it has also compelled the aviation authorities to impose stricter security measures for airports and passengers world-wide.
Of course, this was not the first time Nigerian leaders looked the citizens in the face and told brazen lies. It always happened. But this one was quite outstanding, being strongly urged, loudly proclaimed and adroitly impressed.
Ab initio, it was expected that President Umaru Yar’adua would return to Nigeria this weekend from his hospital bed at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and assume full responsibility of the leadership of the country once again.