Stakeholders in the economy yesterday expressed worry about the disparity between huge government earnings and growing poverty in the country. This followed the report by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) showing that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2016.
Professor of Political Economy, Pat Utomi, is among the eminent personalities expected to speak at the leadership and economic workshop of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Faithfuls’ Chapel, on Saturday, September 21, at the Christian Missionary Fund House, Ilupeju, Lagos State.
Lawyer, writer, political activist and National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) chieftain, Mr FRED AGBEYEGBE, turns 84 today. But the Itsekiri-born humanist who was the secretary to the committee that agitated for the creation of Delta State is not a happy man with the way Nigeria has turned out – a country full of potential, but with retarded development.
As the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated, is there any hope that this time around, the lawmakers would work harder to earn the respect of Nigerians before their tenure expires? Or at least try to go beyond the modest gains of their immediate predecessor in terms of asserting the independence and autonomous status of the National…