Friday, August 2, 2019

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    NTIC: The reward for hard work

NTIC: The reward for hard work

BY JOSHUA OCHEJAIn Nigeria, a lot has been said about the quality of education as not meeting up to standard as compared to other climes on the African continent.  A couple of reasons were adduced for this. Some said it was as a result of leadership failure, and some also said maybe quality education is not a priority for us [...]

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    When fake news becomes a dress code

When fake news becomes a dress code

BY CHRISTOPHER NYONG We, Akwa Ibom people have really got ahead of ourselves in recent weeks. Our eagerness to navigate the future closer than what we think, particularly in relation to post Udom Emmanuel's reign, manifests itself in a hunger for conjecture in places that we once relied on to deliver fact — in particular, journalism. Reporters and editors of state-based [...]

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    Abati, Osun governorship poll and the supreme court verdict

Abati, Osun governorship poll and the supreme court verdict

BY SEMIU OKANLAWONReuben Abati is a household name, at least for those literate enough to consume media contents of the print and television channels. And I respect him. He has a rich profile as a writer and columnist of note; rising to stardom as member and later Chairman, Editorial Board of one of Nigeria’s most thriving newspapers, The Guardian; one time [...]

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    I am worried about Nigeria — here is why

I am worried about Nigeria — here is why

BY OSASU IGBINEDIONNigerian has been my greatest pride since childhood. Everywhere I travelled I never hesitated to reveal my country of origin. Before I became a Broadcast Journalist and Media Entrepreneur I was already a propagator of Nigeria’s immensely rich and beautiful culture and her collectiveness.Our collectiveness as a people was a pride of mine. As an inhabitant of many different [...]

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    Kogi 2019: Who is afraid of Seidu Mohammed?

Kogi 2019: Who is afraid of Seidu Mohammed?

BY ABDULRAMAN OKEHI As the Kogi gubernatorial elections draw near, it is obvious that the political atmosphere in Kogi State is already charged and engulfed with frightening intra and inter party squabbles. For the two major parties, the APC and PDP, the story is not different. In both parties, the most popular contestants appear to be on the receiving end of [...]

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    Seyi Tinubu’s timely mission

Seyi Tinubu’s timely mission

BY FRANCIS OLANIYAN"Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it" - Frantz FanonSeyi Tinubu, son of prominent politician and leader of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, from all indications, has embarked on an independent journey of life likely to propel him out of the imposing shadows of his father [...]

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    Asue:  A silent achiever at 60

Asue: A silent achiever at 60

BY FEMI ADEYEMO Barack Obama has achieved things that most people can only dream of. He was the first African American president to assume office and served two terms. From humble beginnings he rose to become one of the most powerful men in the world. As a young person he was a skilled writer and a hard worker, he recognized he [...]

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    The passage of a teacher, college administrator and an illustrious Nigerian

The passage of a teacher, college administrator and an illustrious Nigerian

BY BABATUNDE AJAYIIt was quite unusual in those days to find a young man of 36 at the helm of affairs of a higher institution. It was even very rare that such a young man had already earned a doctorate overseas and had returned to Nigeria to serve the fatherland. Engr. Dr. Olugbenro Adeyemi Ajayi was such a rare gem [...]

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    Of child labour, unemployment and a future not guaranteed

Of child labour, unemployment and a future not guaranteed

BY TERINWA ADESIPO One thing has remained invariable, perhaps now a hallmark of human existence, it is that which many has dubbed social injustice. Despite this sad realism, it becomes really disheartening to know that this injustice will continue to be a part and parcel of humanity until the end of time. Better put, we must begin to accept the bitter [...]

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    The bare-faced lies, fallacies against Osinbajo

The bare-faced lies, fallacies against Osinbajo

BY ORITSEWUMI ADOLORI started following Vice President Osinbajo closely in my last year in University before I returned home in 2016. His speech at the 50th Anniversary of the civil war that I listened to on YouTube. It convinced me that we have a leader in him. Whenever a news item comes up on him, I investigate it. I have [...]

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    The implication of server controversy on Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The implication of server controversy on Bayelsa, Kogi elections

BY MOSHOOD ISAHBarely four months to the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states and with the controversy of over the usage of server hovering over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the commission may just remain in a fix on possibility of using a server for the upcoming Governorship elections. Although the court has taken a decision on permission [...]

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    Can Mr President speak English?

Can Mr President speak English?

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIThe on-going Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to observers of the events since the 2019 elections and its fall-out, has not in any way come short of the dramatics that has now become an integral part of the country’s democracy. The intrigues are as varied as the different dramatis personae involved in the matter.Keeping to the schedule of the [...]

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    Understanding Obasanjo’s ‘parrotism’

Understanding Obasanjo’s ‘parrotism’

BY OKANGA AGILAA Korean proverb says, “ You will hate a beautiful song, if you sing it often.” And that’s why the bird, parrot has no existential value even among the family of birds. It is a meaninglessly talkative bird. The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), describes the parrot as a bird with excellent capacity to mimic “…and can copy [...]

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    Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

BY SAMER  ZODYou don't need a green roof, a vertical garden or a green wall to live in a green building. Climate change will not destroy the Earth. The planet will go on for millions of years, long after human life has expired but climate change, however, can destroy the species of life on Earth that cannot adapt fast enough to [...]

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    Ruga settlements: Our hope, our fear

Ruga settlements: Our hope, our fear

BY GIDADO YUSHAU SHUAIB Incontrovertibly, the recently suspended Ruga Settlement project was an initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The rationale behind such project was to help eliminate the age-long practice of open grazing of cattle by Fulani pastoralists, which has been the cannon fodder for farmer-herder clashes. Shortly after the announcement of the program, different shades of opinion sprout into the [...]

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    Expanding the tax base in Nigeria

Expanding the tax base in Nigeria

BY TUNDE ESANA constant refrain of tax administrations in Nigeria is the low tax to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of approximately 6.1% as opposed to the 44.6% obtainable in France, 39% in the United Kingdom and 11.5% in “lowly” Burkina Faso.It is constantly a source of lamentation that tax revenue should contribute such low figure to the revenue basket [...]

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