Category Archives: Government

Is The New Pension Act Inimical to Labour Welfare?

The Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the new pension reform act 2014 into law on 1st July 2014. The new Act of course repealed the previous Act of 2004, on which the current obligatory contributory pension scheme was built. … Continue reading

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Reintroduction of ATM charges: Good, not good enough!

For many, it was horrific waking up to hear the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announcing the reintroduction of third-party access charges of N65 per transaction for ATM usage. For them, it is the resurgence of capitalistic tendencies spearheaded by … Continue reading

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Why Even Debate Child Marriage

The power of the social media – as a mobilizing platform – came to fore yet again in Nigeria after the penultimate Tuesday’s plenary session of the Senate. Much like it was used around the Middle East during the Arab … Continue reading

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Alas! The Berlin Wall Still Stands

It was beamed to the screens on the 9th day of November, 1989 as the almighty¬†Berlin Wall was being chipped down by countless people who felt free to be part of the ‘real’ world. The wall, built in August of … Continue reading

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Snowden Effect: Would Nigerians mind such intrusions?

It used to be Julian Assange that’s heralded as the world’s chief whistleblower, bringing tothe public emails and cables of governments with respect to diplomatic deals and inactions through Wikileaks. But the emergence of Edward Snowden (the former US NSA … Continue reading

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Multiple Levies on Telecoms Operators……Killing The Goose

When the telecommunications sector in Nigeria got fully deregulated in 2001, many were more fixated on the social benefits – all Nigerians are now at liberty to carry mobile phone(s). Not many is really bothered about the real economic contribution … Continue reading

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Only If Alams Were Robin Hood

Arising from envy and greed is the cursed seed of corruption. We all read of Cain and Abel, and later of Jacob and Esau…….and other multitude of people satisfied, or rather never satisfied, in enriching themselves with the sweat and … Continue reading

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