OUTSIDE THE BOX
BY ALEX OTTI
“Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.” Milton Friedman(1912-2006).

“Famine emerges from a lack of interlocal trade; when one locality’s food crop fails, since there is virtually no trade with other localities, the bulk of the people starve. It is precisely the permeation of the free market throughout the world that has virtually ended this scourge of famine by permitting trade … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Nwafor

The Lagos State Government has partnered with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation (BOF), a non-governmental organisation, to provide free surgical intervention for 100 people in the state.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was part of the activities marking the 100 days in office of Gov. Babajide Sanwol-Olu.

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The state Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, in a statement on Sunday, said that the surgical intervention would be for people with lipomas, breast lumps, hernia and fibroid.
Abayomi said that the surgical intervention, tagged “100 in 100”, would start with the screening and … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Chijioke Jannah

Estranged political ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, has said the attack on Nigerian leaders within and outside the country by angry Nigerians is part of democracy.
According to him, the attacks were part of Nigerians’ protest against bad governance, adding that was also an expression of their demands for accountability from those in power.

Speaking with Vanguard, Galadima said: “I want to assure you that even those of us who have nothing to fear or nothing to hide will be very apprehensive to visit certain places outside Nigeria because one is not sure when one will be attacked.
“I can tell you that … >>> Read Full Story



Brendan Cahill: one of the owners of P&ID: snubbed FG’s improved offer of $600m
A fact-sheet now in circulation has debunked accusations by Messrs Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) that Nigerian officials were indifferent to their offers to settle, before a UK commercial court gave it a humongous and world record $9.6billion award on a failed gas supply deal.

According to the fact-sheet, President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo separately approved negotiation with Messrs Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) after the Arbitration Tribunal awarded $6.597billion to the company. The two leaders at various times offered $250million and an improved offer of $600million to the … >>> Read Full Story



  Our report is ready, says BoT chairman
Chuks Okocha in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu and others remained suspended from the party, pending when the National Working Committee (NWC) receives and review the report of the investigation on the alleged disobedience of the lawmakers to the party’s directives.

This was disclosed to THISDAY by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan when contacted on the fate of members of the party whose suspension was supposed to last for one month for their alleged disobedience to the decision of NWC … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: by Bankole

By Owei Lakemfa
MY friend and comrade, Professor Abubakar Momoh, took a sudden exit two years ago. On Wednesday, the resourceful Lagos State University, LASU, under its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, invited me to speak on Momoh. One of my main recollections was the sustained and principled campaign he waged against privatisation.

The process of privatisation was universally popular from the middle 1980s through the 1990s. It was promoted around the world as the best means of running modern-day economies as it allegedly ensures transparency, provides ready funds for investment in infrastructure and frees government to face governance rather than ‘business’. Privatisation was touted … >>> Read Full Story



Story Written By: Seun Opejobi

Asari Dokubo, former Niger Delta militant leader, has described the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, as a liar, following his denial of demolishing a mosque in Port Harcourt.
He alleged that Wike and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had hitherto singled out the mosque for demolition.

Wike was accused of ordering the demolition of a mosque in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The governor, however, denied the allegation raised by the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, saying there was no building on the site at the time of the clearance exercise.
Reacting to Wike’s denial, Asari warned the governor that Islam was bigger than … >>> Read Full Story