There was an expectation from the National Assembly last week. It had nothing to do with the controversy over the screening of the likes of Chibuike Amaechi, former governor of Rivers State.
Rather, it is about the silent prayer that the whole exercise would be concluded last week so President Muhammadu Buhari could swear in his cabinet early this week. After all, the senators had promised that as soon as the list of ministerial nominees is sent to them they would give it accelerated attention.
That was not to be. So the rites of screening that started at the National Assembly last week will continue this week. The legislators may have further lengthened the delay of the cabinet. And that will also compound the state of the economy. This, and the way out of the quagmire, is the focus of our lead story: Why The Economy May Go Under.
Tony Manuaka, senior associate editor, wrote the story. He spoke with a number of economists, got reports from colleagues, and looked at whether or not Nigeria is in a recession.
The accompanying story is on the Challenges of The Allied Forces fighting Boko Haram, the insurgent group that has inflicted the country for some years now.
The story is written by Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor and head of Abuja bureau, who has written many stories on the issue of insecurity in the country.
These stories form the gateway to the interesting package this week.
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