The news emanating from the nostrils of the federal Government last week that Private Jets in Nigeria were used for smuggling cash and fugitives out of the country was the most ridiculous piece of propaganda any government could ever conjure!
How time flies! Regular readers of this newspaper – by that, I mean those loyal members of the public who have been with the Nigerian Compass from the day it hit the stands – cannot but exclaim, “you mean it will be five years old on Sunday this week? Five years? Wonderful!” How can a newspaper be so young, yet so impactful? How come one has to pinch oneself to be reassured that this paper is not, in fact, 50 years old?
HAVING condemned the unnecessary comments of Alhaji Mujhaid Asari-Dokubo and Kingsley Kuku on the presidential poll of 2015 which now charges up the polity, it becomes neccesary to establish my grounds for the position without pretending to ignore the fact that Asari has a cogent point.
I was distressed by the reports in some newspapers on May 1, this year, that a group of youth in Benue State attacked, in protest, the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr Paul Botwev Orhii and some officials of the agency at the destruction site for counterfeit medicines along the University of Agriculture, Makurdi (UAM), Gbajima Road, on the outskirts of Makurdi, the state capital.