Sunday, April 15, 2018

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    Questions on the national assembly and the sale of 9Mobile – what exactly is going on?

Questions on the national assembly and the sale of 9Mobile – what exactly is going on?

BY TUNDE AROWOJOBE The House of Representatives Committee on Communications held another of its marathon hearings on the "sale of 9Mobile" last week. . It is understandable that the Fijabi-led Committee is interested in what is going on at 9Mobile, but the troubling headlines on the Committee’s grandstanding and its "decision" to suspend the sale and/or "reverse the process" because of [...]

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    Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

Boko Haram understands the power of educated girls. Many of us do not

BY STELLA ODUAHFour years have passed since 14th April 2014 when 276 girls were abducted in a girl's secondary school in Chibok, Borno state in the northeast of Nigeria by the Boko Haram Terrorist group. The outpouring of emotions was unlike anything I have experienced in my lifetime.Fast forward to 19th February 2018, about 110 schoolgirls were abducted in the [...]

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    How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

How does el-Rufai hope to fix over 30 comatose industries with KADInvest?

BY ERASMUS IKHIDEThe benign Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi squared up with the tempest Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, last week at the third edition (3.0) of Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit, christened KADInvest. The effervescent monarch charged the governor not to allow the frenzy associated with usual jamboree economic summits for which Nigeria is famous to [...]

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    The balkanisation of APC and demonisation of PDP

The balkanisation of APC and demonisation of PDP

BY ENA ORUGBOLife's greatest dilemma is a lost opportunity to bequeath an enduring legacy…Ena E. OrugboYesterday’s men have been humbled, we are sorry while today’s men are intoxicated, you are inconsequential. Tomorrow’s men are waiting for yesterday’s men, PDP to be demonised and today’s men, APC to be balkanised. This implies that the APC and PDP share a similar attribute, vulnerability. [...]

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    Black market and middle men benefit from kerosene subsidy

Black market and middle men benefit from kerosene subsidy

BY CHIBUIKEM AGBAEGBU AND MARK AMAZA The history of fuel subsidies in Nigeria dates back to 1985. A policy of setting the retail price for petroleum products – gasoline, kerosene and diesel – and subsidizing the importation of these products continued pending the repair of the three petroleum refineries in the country and return to local production. However, despite these repairs costing [...]

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    Operating in a VUCA environment

Operating in a VUCA environment

BY YAW NSARKOH I have been asked to say a few words about the challenges and opportunities of operating in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment. I think the first thing when you are managing a business in a VUCA environment is that you have to face the reality that VUCA is not just a conceptual expression, it is [...]

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    The transformation of FMC, Makurdi

The transformation of FMC, Makurdi

BY PIUS UDENYI I believe everyone knows the medical facilities in Benue state are overstretched at the moment. The recurring bloodbath in the state has exalted a strain on medical services. And that some of them are sub-standard makes the situation more daisy and messier.But medical professionals and administrators like a Consultant Surgeon and Medical Director (MD), Federal Medical Center [...]

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    You determine what you feel

You determine what you feel

YouNow is created for the everyday individual who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of Self, harness gifting, talent and natural abilities in order to achieve their highest potential. These write-ups are designed to help you become more conscious and deliberate in your interactions and day-to-day living“I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use [...]

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    Tourist hotspots in London

Tourist hotspots in London

BY CHIOMA IWUNZE-IBIAMLondon, capital of the UK is one of the most visited cities in the world. Perhaps this is due to its great history and exciting attractions.The Tower of London offers a step back into the past with guided tours that give you all of the goriest details of its previous inhabitants. Then you also have Buckingham Palace, the [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My polygamous background helped me survive madness in BBNaija house

INTERVIEW: My polygamous background helped me survive madness in BBNaija house

Marvis Nkpornwi was no doubt the firecracker of the 2017 edition of Big Brother Naija. She was loved, full of life and always at the center of any fun activity. [...]

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    Lest APC’s change dies a natural death

Lest APC’s change dies a natural death

BY SANI MUHAMMAD UZAIRUIt’s barely a year before the next general elections yet Nigeria continues to grapple with mammoth problems in spite of All Progressives Congress (APC) government’s promise of change. To this day, it has been all motion but no movement, as the government appears clueless on how to accomplish this change. And seemingly overwhelmed by the country’s challenges, [...]

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    Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates and Okonjo-Iweala

Rethinking Nigeria’s development with Bill Gates and Okonjo-Iweala

BY ADELE ADENIJI In 2050, it is estimated that Africa will have over 600 million youths. This will form the bulk of its population and many pundits are scared to death that, with the current afflictions of Africa, this incredible amount of raw energy could be a ticking bomb for the continent.And if this is seen in any way as [...]

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    Atheistmas: Celebrating April Fools’ day in style

Atheistmas: Celebrating April Fools’ day in style

BY LEO IGWEAtheists, agnostics, religiously indifferent, secularists, rationalists, skeptics and others who identify as religious unbelievers gathered to commemorate the birth of their atheist society. They convened to mark the one-year anniversary of the Atheist Society of Nigeria (ASN). Attendees were mainly from Lagos but one participant came all the way from Kaduna and another from Ibadan, to be part [...]

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    Adieu Winnie Mandela

Adieu Winnie Mandela

BY KESTER OSAHENYE"I will personally never regret the life we tried to share together. I part from her with no recriminations. I hope that you can all appreciate the pain that I have gone through" -- Nelson Mandela.Madiba took personal responsibility for divorcing Winnie in 1996.  He said after that historic incident: "What I have done to my wife, is their [...]

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    Hell is real: Beyond the atheistic fuss

Hell is real: Beyond the atheistic fuss

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI Among many Biblical affirmations about the existence of hell fire, it suffices to cite the following from the Gospel of Matthew:“You have heard how it was said to our ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and if anyone does kill he must answer for it before the court. But I say this to you, anyone who is angry [...]

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    On Nigeria’s possible adoption of state police — assessing current realities

On Nigeria’s possible adoption of state police — assessing current realities

BY OLLY OWENThe issue of state police forces, never absent for long, is now back in the headlines, having been endorsed recently by first Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, then the 36 states in the form of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, and not forgetting the APC committee on restructuring headed by Kaduna state governor Nasir el-Rufai which recommended moving policing from the [...]

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