Thursday, September 6, 2018

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    REVIEW: ‘Seven and a Half Dates’ is trite, entertaining and humour-rich

REVIEW: ‘Seven and a Half Dates’ is trite, entertaining and humour-rich

More than half of the cinema are on their feet, hollering at the screen and clapping: the on-screen bride has refused to say, ‘I do’ to the groom, shocking her family, friends and almost in-laws. The bride was on the verge of marrying her abusive fiancé [...]

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    In God’s name

In God’s name

BY AZIBOLA OMEKWENigerians behave as if they own God. This may be heightened by the abundant natural resources found in the country. The natural resources in Nigeria close gap on the natural resources of the entire world. We now believe God is a Nigerian. Some Nigerians also use the name of God glibly to perpetuate their evil doings. It is, [...]

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    Issues in Nigeria’s power sector

Issues in Nigeria’s power sector

BY IBRAHIM AMINUAt a symposium to mark 2012 Democracy Day, then  President Goodluck Jonathan pointed out that the federal government owed N185 billion as judgment debts due to aggrieved parties challenging in court decisions by government officials that were not thoroughly evaluated.Well, your bet  is as good as mine as to the current sum for judgment debts given that  in May [...]

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    Fare thee well, my friend!

Fare thee well, my friend!

BY MUSA ADEDEDear Ogugua Augustine Chioke, our paths crossed intimately about 2010 and then we became very close. The news of your sudden transition to the world beyond came as rude shock to me and has brought back great memories of who you are and what you stood for.You were a man of great vision, who wanted to see your [...]

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    Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

BY CHUKWUDI OBISince its appointment in July 2016, the Hadiza Bala Usman led management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has drawn ceaseless attention to itself.Readers would recall that at her appointment, criticisms about her youthfulness and lack of experience in the maritime sector were rife. However, Bala Usman and her team comprising Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Belo [...]

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    Revisiting ‘the people’s revolution’

Revisiting ‘the people’s revolution’

BY EDWIN MADUNAGUBy “the people,” Leftists include, principally, “those people who do not exploit other people, but are themselves exploited; those who stand at the lowest point of the social ladder, those who are essentially excluded from the governance of their country; those who, strictly speaking, have little or nothing to defend in the present social order; and those who [...]

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    Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee

Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee

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.“Competitiveness only comes with insecurity” Lara Pulver“I am not good enough”. “I am not worthy. [...]

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    Obasanjo and the limit of messiah mentality

Obasanjo and the limit of messiah mentality

BY ORELOMO GIWAAs a general rule, it is expected that old age has the tendency to temper man’s proclivity to want to dominate others at all cost and by all means, and compels more sober and careful disposition before taking actions.But for former President Olusegun Obasanjo, his disposition to force feed Nigerians on the way to go; his messianic complex [...]

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    Yobe 2019: Time for paradigm shift?

Yobe 2019: Time for paradigm shift?

BY ADAM MUKHTAR JAJIMAJIIt will be a needless to say that the attention of the whole nation has now shifted to 2019 elections. There is more keen interest in what might be the outcome of the elections for so many reasons. First, the elections, in some states, will mark the end of two terms of some governors and the beginning [...]

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    Akpabio’s defection: The hypocrisy in anti-graft war

Akpabio’s defection: The hypocrisy in anti-graft war

BY SEGUN ABASIt is no longer news that Nigeria’s senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio is set to decamp to the APC; what started as a rumour after his notable absence from the PDP NEC meeting has gathered so much momentum as the former Governor yesterday paid a visit to President Buhari in London.The defection which seems very likely as [...]

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    An open letter to Olusegun Obasanjo (I)

An open letter to Olusegun Obasanjo (I)

BY ALIYU SALISU BARAUDear Dr Olusegun Obasanjo,Please accept my warmest greetings and prayers for more sound health, peace, and tranquillity. I am one of the millions of Nigerians that read your letter of January 2018. You wished Nigerians a belated happy New Year then. Please accept my delayed felicitations over the doctorate degree that you have earned not so long. Your [...]

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    A political party is not a real church

A political party is not a real church

BY BABA GRUMPYLast week, I got grief for advising genuine supporters of the present administration not to do the opposition’s work for them over the finance minister’s issue. This week, I am going to continue along the same line.I have seen many posts condemning the imminent defection of senator Akpabio to APC. Many are unhappy over the perception and the [...]

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    Generational shift as means for recalibrating Nigerian politics: Note to so-called lazy generation

Generational shift as means for recalibrating Nigerian politics: Note to so-called lazy generation

BY AYO AKINGBEMIIn a span of seven months, another presidential election will be upon us. All over the place, the electorates are gearing up for what they hope to be a new era and there are talks of a fresh beginning. Hope upon false hope that perhaps this time will be different. But there is nothing in the body politic [...]

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    Filling the gap in 2019

Filling the gap in 2019

BY AZIBOLA OMEKWEGeorges Benjamin Clemenceau came to power in France in 1917. That was when the First World War was full blown. But how did the world war start? Very simple! Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was murdered and that was all. Some events that led to world wars actually had gestation periods. Acute nationalism was the debacle of Europe then [...]

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    Cankerworm of corruption in Nigeria: The case for an all-encompassing solution

Cankerworm of corruption in Nigeria: The case for an all-encompassing solution

BY BONAJO BADEJOIt has become a notorious fact that despite efforts by the government, corruption remains endemic in Nigeria. It has eaten into the fabric of the society. It has indeed become a national security issue. If this menace is not tackled effectively and comprehensively, it will eventually destroy our nation.WHAT BREEDS CORRUPTION?A study of countries where corruption is less prevalent [...]

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    APC defections: A test for democracy in Nigeria

APC defections: A test for democracy in Nigeria

BY IBIDAPO BALAOGUN With the recent defections of political figures from the APC to the PDP, the fate of party politics stares Nigeria in the face. Despite its imperfections and uneven performance, the APC seemed to offer the most internal democracy of any political party. Its ability to hold open congresses and conventions, no matter how untidy, and shut aside the [...]

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