Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Of anniversaries, speeches and hollow rituals

Of anniversaries, speeches and hollow rituals

BY AZIBOLA OMEKWE Birthdays, wedding anniversaries, commemorations, heroes’ day, remembrance days, etc. are rituals that dot man’s life since time immemorial. These are days which effect cannot be underestimated. They pep people up, fire the energies of people once more for a greater commitment to a cause and so forth. Can we over-emphasize the significance of the month of Ramadan to our [...]

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    Implications of June 12 Democracy Day declaration

Implications of June 12 Democracy Day declaration

BY MUHAMMAD AJAH “June 12, 1993, was the day when Nigerians in millions expressed their democratic will in what was undisputedly the freest, fairest and most peaceful election since our independence. The fact that the outcome of that election was not upheld by the then military government does not distract from the democratic credentials of that process” -- President Muhammadu Buhari. On Wednesday, [...]

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    Legality of Abiola’s posthumous GCFR award

Legality of Abiola’s posthumous GCFR award

BY FEMI GBAJABIAMILA On June 6th 2018, Nigerians were met with breaking news that President Buhari had done what many before him were unable to do. He had awarded the late MKO Abiola of blessed memory the highest honour of the land, the Grand Commander Of The Federal Republic and posthumously too. This move has triggered a heated debate between pro [...]

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    GTBank and Innoson’s day at the Supreme Court: how it went down

GTBank and Innoson’s day at the Supreme Court: how it went down

BY FESTUS IGBINOSA The long-running case between Guaranty Trust Bank and Innoson finally had its day in the Supreme Court, and although there have been some wild tales, here is how it went down.Even before the doors of the Supreme Court had shut for the day, what was meant to be a simple directive by the apex court on the case between [...]

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    A colossus lives on: Remembering Babatunde Osotimehin

A colossus lives on: Remembering Babatunde Osotimehin

BY NIYI OJUOLAPE It was 11pm on the night of Sunday, 4th June, 2017. My phone rang, and a cursory look at the name of the caller aroused my curiosity. Dr. Babajide Osotimehin, my Boss’ first son is by every standard not a frivolous person and would most likely not call except it is important. I had been on the phone [...]

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    It’s June!

It’s June!

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.Just like that, we’re halfway through the year!No better time to review your goals and [...]

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    A clarion call for ECOSOC Rights Bill in Nigeria

A clarion call for ECOSOC Rights Bill in Nigeria

BY BINZAK AZEEZThe parlance 'ECOSOC Rights' depicts Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These rights are entrenched in Chapter 2 of the 1999 constitution as amended under the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy. The provisions of this chapter include the right to secure adequate means of livelihood, right to adequate opportunity to secure suitable employment, right to adequate [...]

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    Three marketing lessons from Super Eagles jersey launch

Three marketing lessons from Super Eagles jersey launch

Three million pre-orders?   Check!Sold out in three minutes? Check!Thousands of tweets on the subject matter?  Check!Positive coverage by international media?  Check!Evoked a sense of unity and patriotism amongst Nigerians? Check. Check and Check!It’s been a while since I saw a topic that united Nigerians at home and abroad. And as a communication strategist, I have been watching with interest as Nigeria’s [...]

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    Aminu Waziri Tambuwal: The man, politician and leader

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal: The man, politician and leader

BY ANSELM OKOLO At birth his parents had a premonition that their tot was destined to be a leader and counsellor to great men, so they named him Aminu meaning the trustworthy and dependable. That premonition has been the lot of RT Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, incumbent Governor of Sokoto State and former Speaker of the House of Representatives. Long before [...]

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    N-Power Build reviving apprenticeship among youth: Implications for automobile, construction industries

N-Power Build reviving apprenticeship among youth: Implications for automobile, construction industries

BY OJO IBILOYE In 1980s, Nigeria had 8 assembly plants with a combined annual production capacity of 168,500 Automobiles, but in 1990s, the utilization of assembly plants dropped to approximately 10% - 20%. In 2005, the Government privatized its stake in Volkswagen of Nigeria and Peugeot Nigeria Limited.Opening up the Automobile industry in Nigeria to private investors creates room for acceleration and revitalization [...]

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    An exchange with honourable Gbajabiamila

An exchange with honourable Gbajabiamila

BY BUNMI MAKINWAIntroduction: For those who may have missed the story. Pictures and videos of Honourable Olufemi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and his wife, have been circulating frequently in the social media for days. He wore a fancy suit, allegedly of Gucci brand, worth 1.2 million Naira $3,300). His wife, whose 50th birthday was being celebrated, [...]

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    Looking beyond the voter registration drive

Looking beyond the voter registration drive

BY TEMITAYO LAWAL Nigerians are apparently more politically aware than ever. Serious political discussions now form the core of our social conversations and interpersonal interactions. By just being within the earshot at casual gatherings or even official events, you’ll be surprised at how conscious Nigerians have, for various reasons, become and how excited they are to participate at different levels.Interestingly, these [...]

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    CBN and forensic audit: Calling EFCC’s attention

CBN and forensic audit: Calling EFCC’s attention

BY NIK OGBULIEIt is on record that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made more resounding successes in taming the growing rate of financial crimes in public institutions than have been recorded. This is because the regulations and guidelines on financial activities in the public sector are clearer. Moreover, the EFCC sees control and prosecution of public sector [...]

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    Codeine ban: This table you’re shaking

Codeine ban: This table you’re shaking

BY EKENE ODIGWEIt was a bright morning during my university postgraduate days. A morning in 2013 when a classmate returned after recess with a plastic bottle of a popular soft drink, and the bottle was being passed around the class while the lecture was ongoing. In my usual curiosity, I asked why they were sharing a bottle of soft drink. [...]

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    Digital disruption: Inclusion of Nigerian women in tech-driven businesses

Digital disruption: Inclusion of Nigerian women in tech-driven businesses

BY MARIAM BARRYAfrica has started riding on the new wave of a digital revolution. From the travel industry to retail, transportation and entertainment, digital disruption is changing the face of several industries. The retail industry has in recent times been rattled by the gradual shift to online shopping. Several brick and mortar stores have been hit by this giant wave, resulting in [...]

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    This is Nigeria

This is Nigeria

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.It’s the 29th of May. To Nigerians, that means something. No its not anything that clutches [...]

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