Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    A global first for humanitarian action

A global first for humanitarian action

BY EDWARD KALLONOn Thursday 15th November, the United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders will partner up to support millions of people in north-east Nigeria whose lives have been hampered by violence and insecurity. A handful of companies will be the first to write a new chapter in the history of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund by joining the Private Sector Initiative. The [...]

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    All you have to be is yourself

All you have to be is yourself

YouNow is created for the everyday individual who seeks to gain a deeper understanding of Self in order to achieve their highest potential, while staying true to their essence. These write-ups are designed to help you become more conscious and deliberate in your interactions and day-to-day living“Let go of who you think you are supposed to be and be who [...]

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    The disinformation era

The disinformation era

BY ALHASSAN IBRAHIMThe year 2018 has been a watershed in the history of democracy, not just in Nigeria and Africa, but globally too. Why is that? Well since 2016 - when this moment really began, we have been seeing a new kind of democracy, or rather, a new kind of democratic process emerge - one that started with Donald Trump, [...]

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    No religious agenda in the struggle of the pro-Biafra youths

No religious agenda in the struggle of the pro-Biafra youths

BY ANEKWE OBORJIIn recent weeks, I have received some write-ups in the social media of some few individuals, trying to interpret the struggle for freedom and self-determination currently being championed in the former Eastern region of Nigeria by youths of the pro-Biafra movement, as something with a hidden religious agenda. Although, some of the critics of the pro-Biafra youths may [...]

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    A muddle on social intervention

A muddle on social intervention

BY KANMI ADEMILUYIA concerted anti - poverty strategy has for long been absent in Nigeria. This was accentuated with the advent of the structural adjustment program in nineteen eighty five when the now discarded " Washington Consensus " virtually saw concerted state interventions outside of a skewed definition of a "market based framework " as an anachronism. Mercifully, this perspective [...]

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    Amaechi’s holy anger good for Nigeria

Amaechi’s holy anger good for Nigeria

BY EMMA AGUWhen people discuss anger, the first thing that comes to mind is to disparage it as a very negative emotion. Those who think that way do not see anything positive about anger.For sure, uncontrolled anger is the source of many a mistake, ranging from mild indiscretions to irredeemable tragedies. Most times, anger is impulsive, flying out in unintended [...]

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    El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

BY AMIRU HALILU"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves." - George Gordon ByronA vigorous discourse about the nomination of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai as his running mate has totally and completely dominated public sphere; aroused all sorts of extraneous debate about her faith by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat: A winning combination for Lagos

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat: A winning combination for Lagos

BY FUNKE PHILLIPSOn November 4, 2018, Babajide Sanwo-Olu officially announced Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, a former Lagos Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, and earlier contender for the All Progressive Congress Lagos ticket, as his running mate for the 2019 Lagos Gubernatorial elections. The announcement birthed a strategic dream team equipped to usher Lagos into a new dispensation worthy of its [...]

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    When an already armed IMN group wants more arms

When an already armed IMN group wants more arms

BY PHLIP AGBESE“They continue to say that we are armed. This is a blatant lie. If we are armed, Nigeria Army cannot face us. If we have weapons with us, Nigeria Army is too small to face us. With our courage, braveness and bare hands, they are running away, talk more of when we have arms. They are cowards.”.” - [...]

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    The APC still remains the best option for Nigeria

The APC still remains the best option for Nigeria

BY VICTOR OBANOR OSAGBOUWAPresident Muhamadu Buhari has asked aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last conducted primaries to be faithful to the party. In the last few weeks, the president and the APC leadership met with governorship aspirants and aspirants for the House of Assembly in the APC. His message has been clear on why the [...]

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    Tinubu’s silence on LAUTECH crisis

Tinubu’s silence on LAUTECH crisis

BY SIKIRU AKINOLA Many would have thought the crises ravaging the Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, would have ended, especially with the appointment of former Lagos governor and national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as chancellor of the institution jointly owned by Osun and Oyo States. Many people, including students and staff of LAUTECH heaved [...]

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    The first place to fight corruption in Nigeria is at the airports

The first place to fight corruption in Nigeria is at the airports

BY SAMUEL GETACHEW I was recently in Lagos to attend an event hosted by The Tony Elemulu Foundation. It was my first-time visiting the continent’s most populous nation and one of its most important. Nigeria, like a number of African nations, suffers a perception that is corrupt and sadly and something that is in its “national culture” as prominent American General Colin [...]

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    IMN’s threat and the state’s monopoly of violence

IMN’s threat and the state’s monopoly of violence

BY RICHARD MURPHYThere must be a limit to deluding ourselves. Metamorphosis is real. The process moves from egg to larva to pupa and finally the adult insect emerges to do good or unleash evil. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria is at the verge of evolving to the adult stage of destruction – having gone through the pupa stage of relative [...]

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USIP prediction on 2019 and Shehu Sani’s reactions

BY ISAAC ATULUKU The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has in line with its mandate to promote conflict resolution and conflict prevention worldwide conducted a research on the forthcoming general election in Nigeria with a view to identifying flash points and likely areas of conflicts.But based on its interactions with Nigerians in the course of the research the institute noted [...]

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    This disappointment called President Buhari

This disappointment called President Buhari

BY JONAH OBAJEUN In December 2014, yours sincerely consulted its archive to reel out his creative prophesies about the crumbling house of clay of the PDP and the sweeping effect of the just amalgamated opposition – APC.In the preamble to that archival literal resurgence, I wrote that the treatise was premised on the threshold of APC’s amalgamation – a conglomeration of angry [...]

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    2019: Will Plateau return to Egypt?

2019: Will Plateau return to Egypt?

BY SUNDAY THOMASThese are very auspicious times. For states under induced violence and killings, there is every need to tramp with caution, because the political scavengers are back. They are on the prowl, enriched in more tricks and deceptions in the quest for power.Leadership of any state in Nigeria is quite difficult. It has enormous responsibilities. Governors battle seen and [...]

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