• The Continuous Vandalisation of the Second Niger Bridge: Seeking Permanent Solutions

    12 GIU 2024 · Recently, the Nigerian Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, expressed deep concern over the vandalisation going on at the Second Niger Bridge. Umahi's remarks came in the wake of a discovery revealing the vandalization of rail fittings on the bridge. This discovery was brought to light through a viral video circulating on social media. In the video, an individual by name Lord Zeus narrated the wanton destruction of railings on the Bridge, cautioning drivers, particularly during night-time travel, about the potential hazards posed by the compromised structure. Regrettably, this is not the first instance of vandalism at the Second Niger Bridge. A similar incident occurred in 2023, with authorities promising a quick action. Unfortunately, this has continued.  The question is, why has the Second Niger Bridge been subjected to the activities of vandals.  In this discussion, we look into the reasons behind the continuous vandalization of the Second Niger Bridge and  potential solutions to the menace.
    44 min. 58 sec.
  • Proposed Monthly Rent Payment: Prospects and Implications

    9 GIU 2024 · In March this year, a bill to enforce one month rent payment by tenants scaled first reading at the Senate The bill sponsored by the lawmaker representing Delta North,  Senator Ned Nwoko is titled"One-Month Rent Limitation and Landlord Registry Act".  This bill, is aimed at easing the financial burden on tenants, who have been subjected to the almost unsustainable traditional model of annual or biannual rent payments. Here, we discuss the multifaceted implications of transitioning to monthly rent payments, examining its potential impact on both tenants and landlords, the broader housing market, and the economy as a whole. 
    40 min. 11 sec.
  • Making Rural Dwellings Habitable: Curbing Rural-urban Migration

    9 GIU 2024 · Rural settings offer a sense of tranquility, close community ties, and a connection to nature that appeal to many individuals seeking a simpler way of life.  However, this is as far as the appeal or attractiveness of rural  settings go. This is because life in the rural community is often tempered by the lack of essential services and opportunities,  fewer amenities, limited infrastructure, and a slower pace of life, driving many residents, particularly young people, to migrate to urban areas in search of better prospects. The result is overcrowding, unemployment, and social tensions  in urban areas.  Here, we discuss strategies and challenges of making rural dwellings habitable, and the potential impact on curbing rural-urban migration. The aim was to foster vibrant rural economies, preserve cultural heritage, and mitigate the adverse effects of mass migration on both rural and urban areas.
    45 min. 39 sec.
  • New National Anthem And Democracy

    2 GIU 2024 · Recent events in Nigeria have raised curious questions about whether we are truly practicing democracy. For instance, consider the events leading up to the signing of the old national anthem bill into law. On such an occasion, when the matter was considered for a vote in the House of Representatives, the gavel was hit in favor of those whose voices were drowned out by those opposed to the bill.  Here, we take a look at the new national anthem and measure the steps taken to revert to it vis-a-vis democratic ethos. 
    44 min. 19 sec.
  • Paper Review: Biafra Day Turns Bloody

    2 GIU 2024 · With soldiers reportedly killed on Biafra Day in Abia State, we analyse all sides to the story. 
    11 min. 38 sec.
  • Ministerial Scorecard Ahead of President Bola Tinubu's First Year Anniversary

    2 GIU 2024 · The 47 ministers of President Bola Tinubu's administration few days to his first year anniversary gave account of their performance since their inauguration into the federal cabinet in August 2023. At their inauguration last year, President Tinubu had told the newly sworn in cabinet members that their obligation is to return public faith in government so that the nigerian people can once again believe in government.  With various measures put up by the government to assess the performance of the ministers, we look at which of the cabinet members have been able to help the President to achieve his promise of "hitting the ground running".
    45 min. 36 sec.
  • For the Love of the Country: Reverting to the Old Nigerian National Anthem

    26 MAG 2024 · The national assembly is considering a bill seeking to revert to the old national anthem, "Nigeria, We Hail Thee." The bill, an executive proposal by President Bola Tinubu, has already passed through the House of Representatives and is currently under deliberation in the Senate, having been read for the second time. The reason behind the push to revert to the old national anthem has been linked to a desire for a more resonant symbol of unity, patriotism, and national identity. Since the news of the bill's consideration emerged, it has generated widespread discussion and debate among citizens. Here, we look into this move to revert to the old national anthem and its possible implications- its potential impact on national unity, identity, and collective consciousness. Take a listen! 
    46 min. 39 sec.
  • Paper Review: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Reinstallation as Emir of Kano

    26 MAG 2024 · Here, we review the reinstallation of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abba Yusuf after his dethronement by former Governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje. What does this reinstallation mean moving forward? Take a listen. 
    40 min. 21 sec.
  • Paper Review: Apc on Atiku and Obi Possible Alliance

    26 MAG 2024 · Review on the perceived possible alliance between Atiku Abubakar, People's Democratic Party 2023 Presidential Election candidate and his candidate in the Labour Party, Peter Obi ahead of the 2027 general elections. 
    39 min. 55 sec.
  • Foreign Military Bases In Nigeria: Understanding the Complexities

    23 MAG 2024 · Talks had been rife over alleged plans by foreign military bases, including those of the United States and France, to relocate their operations to Nigeria. This plan is purportedly driven by recent developments, particularly the expulsion of these forces from neighboring Niger and Mali. The U.S. and its allies have been forced to move troops out of a number of African countries following coups that brought to power groups eager to distance themselves from Western governments. In addition to the impending departure from Niger, U.S. troops have also left Chad in recent days, while French forces have been kicked out of Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.  Although there had been denials of any such plans, here we look at the different dimensions of this issue.  The aim is to fully  understand the complexities surrounding the possible relocation of foreign military bases to Nigeria through informed dialogue and careful consideration of all factors at play.
    42 min. 10 sec.
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