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NIN registration and its attendant hassles

Editorial
Following the directive by Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that network providers viz – MTN, Globacom, Airtel, 9Mobile, should block all Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards not registered with the National Identification Number (NIN) within two weeks from December 15, 2020, Nigerians thronged to offices of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) for the registration for fear of not having their mobile lines detached. National Identification Number otherwise known as NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the National Identity Database. NIN is non-transferable and does not expire. All citizens and legal residents including children are eligible to enroll for the NIN. According to the Federal Government, obtaining...
Unending Killings in Nigeria and Clueless Leadership

Unending Killings in Nigeria and Clueless Leadership

Editorial
For over a decade now, there has been a scourge of killings under different banners; Militants, Boko Haram, Herdsmen, Bandits etc. In turns, these groups have waged a severe war against Nigerian people, killing tens of hundreds for nothing. As at today, wave of insecurity is still ravaging the Northeast and Northwest and spreading like wildfire to other parts of the country. Our security operatives appear defeated in the whole war and simple task of protecting lives and properties of Nigerian people. The government has failed woefully and admittedly too. A simple promise made during electioneering to protect lives and properties is now difficult to fulfill. Nigeria as a nation has lost great sons and daughters to the activities of terror groups. Both the high and mighty have fallen ...
As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

As Nigeria Slides Into Another Recession

Fact Channel
Just when Nigerians thought they have seen it all having experienced the worst form of post-independence democracy, then came a troubling news that the most populous country in Africa has slipped into a second economic recession in five years and, also its worst economic decline in four decades.For the records, recession is a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activities are reduced, generally identified by a fall in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in two successive quarters. Recession, no doubt, portends danger for our nascent democracy and economy, and it is something that no country can wish for, especially in this post covid-19 era, having battled the pandemic that have resulted to the deaths of millions of people across the globe and crippling of e...
Why Our Varsities Will Remain Shut – ASUU, Owerri Zone

Why Our Varsities Will Remain Shut – ASUU, Owerri Zone

News
Flays state govts for establishing new universities but can't fund old onesWe can’t be intimidated with IPPIS Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Owerri Zone has maintained that universities across the country would remain under lock and key unless federal and state governments commence immediately the implementation of various aggreements they reached with the union recently and in the past. Zonal Cordinator ASUU, Owerri Zone, Comrade Uzor Onyebinama stated this last Tuesday at a news conference in Imo State University Owerri. Flanked by the Chairmen of five universities that make up the zone namely: Comrades Okey Aniebo (Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State), Christopher Echereobia (Federal University of Technology Owerri), Luke O. Uzoigwe (IMSU, Owerri), ...
ENDSARS: Time to be fair for once to Nigerian youths

ENDSARS: Time to be fair for once to Nigerian youths

Issues, Politics
The recent Nation wide Endsars protests have actually awoken the consciousness of our hitherto docile youths who over the years were just neglected and disregarded by gerentocrats. These elderly men and women have also refused to give way for even their biological children to have access to power and various leadership positions. From East to West, North to South, the story is the same and paints a picture of state of hopelessness for the younger ones. Before and immediately after the war, most Nigerian Leaders at various levels were young and vibrant people who used their intellect and youthful might to rule. The likes of Aguiyi Ironsi, the Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Pat Utomi, Matthew Mbu and many others were less than 40 years at the time ...