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LASSA FEVER: AN OBSTACLE TO HEALTHY LIVING


It is one of the basic requirements for healthy living for a man to exercise adequate and timely protection toward the environment he lives in and what he eats; failure to observe this may result to unwanted diseases such as Lassa fever. Lassa fever is an extremely fatal, old-world, viral hemorrhagic illness named after the […]

Wanted: Role models for youths


THIS writer was invited to deliver a lecture to matriculating students of a tertiary institution in Lagos. The theme for discussion was “Can the youth step up where the adults have failed in their commitment to re-branding Nigeria?” After that engagement, the thoughts of Nigerian youths, especially the challenges facing them, their potentials, disillusionment, fate […]

Oshisada: Tackling child abuse


LAGOS State government often commands this writer’s admiration. Reason? In its portfolio, it has innumerable welfare measures. Needless to define what a welfare measure is. The latest in the series is the Child Rights Law. Coming across it in The Guardian recently, I felt highly elated. But on second thought, the feelings became mixed. The […]

MENACING THE MENACE CALLED TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS


It has been argued that the past is a channel through which the present flows and the present is a medium from which the future is predicted and planned for, just as children are regarded as the future of a nation. Following these, the children of today, are encouraged and nurtured towards an effective brighter […]

Ensuring New Fiscal Equity in Tax Administration


The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789 once said “common contribution is essential for the maintenance of the public forces and for the cost of administration. This should be equitably distributed among all the citizens in proportion to their means”. The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service […]

Debating the National Minimum Wage


Recently, the Senates approved the N18, 000 new minimum wage for workers as proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan which has consequently given birth to the Section 2 (1) of the National Minimum Wage Act which states that “As from the commencement of this act, it shall be duty of every employer to pay a wage […]

BETWEEN TERRORISM AND CORRUPTION


I am pleased to share my thoughts about two issues that confront our nation – terrorism and corruption. As a well-known opposition figure, I want to state clearly that the views expressed here are mine, and not of the political party I belong to – the Congress for Progressive Change. Secondly, my opinions are based […]

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