Mr. Wong’s academic background, with a Double Degree and PhD from Harvard University in Economics, is certainly impressive. However, what truly set him apart from the other candidates was his exceptional score in the various criteria used to evaluate his suitability for the role. Character, performance, integrity, quality, and job Key Performance Indicators were all given careful consideration, with Mr. Wong emerging as the candidate who demonstrated the highest level of excellence in each of these areas.
As the administration of Sokoto State under the leadership of His Excellency, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto is now presumably devoid of any distraction sequel to the conclusion of election litigation in his favor at the nation’s apex court, I am not oblivious of the fact that, His Excellency, Dr. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto is now in a stable frame of mind to face the business of governance before him. Even though, the sole purpose of this piece is not to lecture His Excellency on governance, it is however, highly imperative at this juncture of his journey into the provision of democratic dividends in line with his campaign promises, to remind him of what is expected of him in providing good governance within the realm and perspective of the main social indicators of development namely: education, health, employment rates and gender equality.
Nigeria, as one of the largest economies in Africa, has been facing a plethora of challenges in recent years that have contributed to the current general and pervasive hardships faced by its citizens. One of the key factors behind these hardships is Nigeria’s failing fiscal policies, which have not only failed to effectively address the country’s economic woes but have also exacerbated them.
The Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) was established with the noble goal of providing a reliable electricity supply to the citizens of Nigeria. However, it has sadly devolved into an organization that routinely engages in acts of incompetence and arbitrary treatment towards its consumers. One glaring example of this misconduct can be seen in the way PHCN has been disconnecting whole estates in places like Garki Area 11 without any reasonable justification.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has successfully dismantled and arrested members of an organized criminal organization which specializes in trafficking heroin across Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Europe and America in a 12-day well-coordinated operation leading to the seizure of the single largest consignment of heroin at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA Ikeja Lagos.
The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has disclosed that the country’s cumulative public debt stock consisting of domestic and external debt stocks of the Federal Government of Nigeria, the 36 State Governments and the Federal Capital Territory hit N46.25 trillion or $103.11 billion in Q4 2022.
THESTORIES reports that a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and Anambra state governor, Charles Soludo, has disclosed that the apex bank has directed commercial banks to issue, and accept old Naira notes from customers.
The President of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Mr. Mike Dada, has made a call for heightened collaborations among African musicians, urging artists to leverage the platform created by the award institution to foster deeper connections and partnerships that will deepen the growth in the creative industry and boost the economy of the continent.
Climate Change & Environment
Youths from four communities in Kajuru local government areas of Kaduna state have planted 1,000 trees to contribute to efforts in combating climate change.
Oil and gas majors like Shell and ExxonMobil have known about, and covered up, the devastating impact of their industry for decades.
ASHENEWS reports that the 112th inaugural lecturer of the University of Calabar, and Professor of Inorganic/Materials Chemistry, Ayi Ayi, has identified the over-dependence on fossil fuel as the bane of environmental pollution in Nigeria.
Globally 2022 was the sixth warmest year in a series stretching back to 1850, according…