Checking the Spread of the Ebola Virus

The horrors of the dreaded viral disease, Ebola fever, dawned heavily on Nigerians on July 25 as a man who took ill during a flight from Liberia to Nigeria just five days earlier passed on at a private medical facility in Lagos. The victim, a Liberian-American identified as Patrick Sawyer, is Nigeria’s first Ebola Fever […]

The Task before the New Police

President Goodluck Jonathan last Thursday approved the appointment of Suleiman Abba as the new acting Inspector General of Police with effect from August 1. Until now, Abba was an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 7, comprising Abuja, Kaduna and Niger States. He takes over from Mohammed Abubakar, who has proceeded on […]

The War in Gaza-Our Stand

The current happenings in Gaza have fundamentally changed the political and strategic realities on the ground in the Middle East, and it is becoming obvious that the status quo cannot be maintained. A turning point has been reached, and there is no going back on the Palestinian question. Under the cover of its “right to […]

Preventing the Harmful Effects of Ebola Disease in Nigeria

The dreaded Ebola disease currently raging in some parts of West Africa has claimed some 500 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since it broke out in May. Despite efforts to contain it by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international health bodies, the fact that Ghana is reportedly treating its first known […]

Stop the Stereotyping of Northerners

There is the widespread report that some south Eastern states because of the Insurgency ravaging parts of Northern Nigeria, have commenced the registration of Northerners in their states after paying a certain amount of money for identity cards in an apparent bid to check or monitor the people within their states and by extension, in […]