Friday, July 19, 2019

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    The war against Abba Kyari

The war against Abba Kyari

BY SOLOMON ADODOOn the 24th June 2019, an unusual political activity took place in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. A public demonstration staged by an obscure political group that gave its name as APC Concerned Nation Stakeholders led by an even more obscure figure called Dr. Symeon Chilagorom proclaimed that they were protesting against internal forces pulling down the administration [...]

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    The winning habits of successful forex traders

The winning habits of successful forex traders

BY ABIOLA AKINLEYEWho is a forex trader? A forex trader is an individual who exchanges one currency for another in the global financial market. The financial market is an over-the-counter (OTC) market, where financial instruments are traded. It is considered the largest and most liquid market in the world, with a daily turnover of over 5.6 trillion dollars.  Anyone who wishes to [...]

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Fanatics as Nigeria’s new problem

BY GRACE OKPEWith his report, titled “Muslim extremists accused of targeting Christians in Nigeria,” a reporter for One America News Network (OAN), met all the requirements for being declared brain damaged. But it is no surprise when one realizes that the organization he works for, OAN, is a certified right-wing media outlet that retails everything from conspiracy theories to manic [...]

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    Baru: A corporate titan bows out

Baru: A corporate titan bows out

BY JAMES UMEIn 2016 when President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dr Maikanti Baru as the group managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the state-owned oil giant was reeling under the crushing burden of vast corruption.With a tarnished reputation for sleaze, the prognosis was at best abysmal.It was under this pall of systemic corruption and internal decay that [...]

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    How Emefiele-led CBN is growing Nigeria’s economy through agriculture

How Emefiele-led CBN is growing Nigeria’s economy through agriculture

BY UGBONNA ORJIThe Godwin Emefiele-led Central Bank of Nigeria has improved the fortunes of Nigeria’s agricultural sector.The CBN, under Emefiele, has managed to provide the country with a stable exchange rate, moderate inflation and reduce import-substitution, while raising the quantity and quality of home-grown products, transforming Nigeria from a mono to a multi-product economy.Undoubtedly, the CBN’s Anchor Borrower’s Programme (ABP) [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: The ‘speaking speaker’ at 57

Gbajabiamila: The ‘speaking speaker’ at 57

BY OLARENWAJU SMART Fifty-seven years ago, precisely on June 25, 1962, a star, a man of high intellect, a repository of legislative knowledge in person of Rt. Hon. Femi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives was born.Gbaja, as he is called by friends, associates and well-wishers, is a man that has a date with destiny. Today is exactly [...]

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    The unspeakable state of hostels at UNN

The unspeakable state of hostels at UNN

BY CHISOM MEFORFor the sake of this article, let me re-introduce myself. I am a 300 level undergraduate student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I live in Tafawa Balewa Hostel, a place students are reduced to inhuman conditions. Let me assert that everything written here is thematic, though there are cross-references, it is wholly based on facts.Personally, I think if [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu at 54: Celebrating a man on mission for a greater Lagos

Sanwo-Olu at 54: Celebrating a man on mission for a greater Lagos

BY GBOYEGA AKOSILE A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something special _– Nelson Mandela. The above expression from one of the greatest ethical and political leaders of all-time aptly describes the man Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the 15th Governor of Lagos State who [...]

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    Sustaining Buhari’s reforms in the armed forces

Sustaining Buhari’s reforms in the armed forces

BY IDOKO ANIOKOIn Nigeria today, the Nigerian Armed Forces under the leadership of General Abayomi Olonishakin can best be described as top notch. I recall when I attended a strategic session on institutionalizing the reforms in the Nigerian Armed Forces at Chatham House in the United Kingdom, the bulk of the speakers did commend the efforts of the Nigerian Armed [...]

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    Should UNN be shut for a while over recurring suicide?

Should UNN be shut for a while over recurring suicide?

BY DODOH OKAFAR I read with trepidation a report narrating how another UNN student; the 4th in recent times, took his own life by drinking poisonous substance. The 400 level student identified as Samuel Elias was  of the Department of Religion and Culture. According to the mother, he got frustrated over his failure to round off his studies after the authorities [...]

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    A discourse on service chiefs in Nigeria

A discourse on service chiefs in Nigeria

BY EMMANUEL OMEA lot has been said about the security situation in Nigeria. Some have said the situation has worsened, some have also said the situation has improved. While it's normal for divergent views on the security situation in Nigeria, one thing stands sacrosanct. The security chiefs in Nigeria have performed creditably well.There is a significant challenge that I have [...]

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    Edo assembly: Perfecting the old order

Edo assembly: Perfecting the old order

BY OROBOSA OMO-OJOIt is raining actions (bizarre and usual) in Edo State polity as the actors take positions, leaving in trail victors and victims. This commentary is about the 24 men at Chief Anthony Enahoro’s Complex. It is about their tactical moves and very flawed actions. While a set relied on the old order, a new set deployed an improved version [...]

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    ‘Almajiranci’ – a literary perspective

‘Almajiranci’ – a literary perspective

By ISA SANUSIStatistics can be scary. But because they are largely abstract, we move on after a brief moment of shock or excitement. A survey jointly conducted by Nigerian government and the global children’s rights humanitarian agency UNICEF released frightening figures last year, detailing out-of-school-children across the country. Over 69 percent of such children, wandering aimlessly, in permanent destitution, are [...]

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    Can Lagosians trust this governor?

Can Lagosians trust this governor?

BY SUNDAY OSANYINTUYI Since I came to Lagos in June 1996, one of the common features the city is known for has not changed and I don’t think it will change soon. In fact, generations yet unborn may continue to live with the term if governance continues at this abysmal rate or level.The term “One Chance” is a known word and [...]

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    The war against banditry and the winning formula

The war against banditry and the winning formula

BY MUSTAPHA ALIYU“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war” Douglas MacArthur.Nigeria is a great country. A country with high potentials and substantial economic resources that have somewhat translated into a considerable challenge for us as a people and as a nation. I [...]

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    Ostentation, bane of African governance and leadership

Ostentation, bane of African governance and leadership

BY INNOCENT ADULUGBALiving like a king is the dream of billions of people but only the very wealthy can savour such indulgence. My recent amusement is the rate at which people own private jets especially in my country, Nigeria. I even try to calculate how many years a school leaver could work to afford one. The ease of affordability among [...]

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