Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Contributor

    Buhari, APC and Atiku’s American visa

Buhari, APC and Atiku’s American visa

BY PHRANK SHAIBUThe desperation of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to stop the growing popularity, acceptance and political momentum of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the race to become the next suitable President of Nigeria in 2019, obviously took an absurd, yet very disturbing and dangerous dimension recently, when the Information Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, practically issued a [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    What is wrong with us?

What is wrong with us?

BY GABRIEL IKESE“The Parliament” is the title of a programme produced by Silver Bird Radio 93.7 Rhythm FM in Jos every Friday morning at 9.00am. It s a hilarious comedy which mimics the Nigerian Senate with David King as the mock Senate president, Brabisco, Osama, Terso, Pam, Maduka and Ajalenkoko as Senators respectively. Today’s episode got me thinking. The discussion [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

BY FESTUS OGUNThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently said it cannot immediately yield to calls to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe, because Mr Abdullahi enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.During a tweet meet organised by Tap Initiative for Citizens Development, the EFCC posted on its [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Babies born to mums with HIV ‘face higher risks’ even though they’re HIV negative

Babies born to mums with HIV ‘face higher risks’ even though they’re HIV negative

By Amy Slogrove, Stellenbosch University; Kathleen M. Powis, Harvard Medical School , and Mary-Ann Davies One of the most remarkable public health successes of the last decade in southern Africa has been the reduction in the number of babies born with HIV. This was achieved through the provision of antiretroviral therapy to pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV. For example, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Remembering Michael Anyiam-Osigwe

Remembering Michael Anyiam-Osigwe

BY MICHAEL IGAGA JR My boss, my friend and brother, Michael Chibuzor Anyiam-Osigwe, today November 29, 2018 completes four years when the crude brutality of your death left us with an alluvion of tears and a philosophical puzzle on the antinomy of life and death.Deriving from the ineptitude of the Nigerian State, armed robbers brought you down in a rain [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Decide to learn

Decide to learn

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“See any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.” - Jackson Brown, Jr.Did you know [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Inside the world of Oyo prince who is a ‘cashew king’

Inside the world of Oyo prince who is a ‘cashew king’

BY SIKIRU AKINOLAThe story of the revolution of cashew farming in Nigeria is incomplete without reference to Miftah Adediran who is 39 years old. The Oyo born prince is one of the biggest growers of cashew in Nigeria.Adediran has made a goldmine out cashew. When the opportunity to meet with him came, I grabbed it with both hands. The journey [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    APC demand for state of emergency in Akwa Ibom and the evolving truth

APC demand for state of emergency in Akwa Ibom and the evolving truth

The statement signed by Mr. Ini Okopido demanding that the President should declare a state of emergency in Akwa Ibom state and remove the democratically elected government of Governor Udom Emmanuel is a testimony to the veracity of our earlier announced intelligence relating to the motive of the APC in instigating violence in our state.We had mentioned that information available [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Atiku: A man of the people

Atiku: A man of the people

BY LOUIS OKOROMAThe palace of the Lamido of Adamawa was agog on Sunday, the 25th of November, 2018 with people from all parts of Nigeria and abroad. Most of these people were splendidly dressed in all colours and beautiful designs that a first time visitor would instantly know that a very important and royal event was about to take place.There [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics

Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics

BY AJAYI BOROFFICEOrdinarily, I wouldn't like to involve myself in the nauseating debate about the rumoured cloning of President Muhammadu Buhari and the imaginative Jibril Aminu of Sudan because it is rubbish in the face of scientific realities.As a Nigerian who bagged Ph.D degree in Human Genetics in congenital malformations arising from chromosomal aberrations in 1975 and had Post-Doctoral Research [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    How about 3 sitting presidents for Nigeria?

How about 3 sitting presidents for Nigeria?

BY TONY OGUNLOWOThe 2019 Nigerian Presidential elections are just around the corner and the electorate are going to be faced with the age-old problem of electing one from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly( - and I’m not providing any clues to who is who!)Whoever gets elected will face the age-old problem of tribalism, Corruption and Religious differences that has [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2019: Buhari testing the microphone in Kano

2019: Buhari testing the microphone in Kano

BY IBRAHIM IBRAHIMKano, the political headquarters of Northern Nigeria was agog yesterday in a fanfare atmosphere. The occasion? Over 5,000 members of the Kwankwasiyya movement decamped from the PDP to join the APC. This is just another in a series of defection we have witnessed in the Country since the beginning of this year.It amazes me when I hear people [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buratai’s soothing balm and the courage to fight on

Buratai’s soothing balm and the courage to fight on

BY SUNDAY OCHAII am charmed by the courage, mien and resilience of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and leader of Nigeria’s counter-insurgency operations, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai. The burden of leadership is quite hefty. Some Nigerians appear to be very angry at the b murder of some soldiers at Metele, in Guzamala LGA of Northern Borno state by [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

BY JONAH OBAJEUN‘My Transition Hour’ by GEJ is all that is needed now for Nigeria, for Nigerians, for PDP, for APC, for the third force (RIP), for the angry twittering young people, for 2019, for Atiku (runaway visitor-in-chief to the USA), for Obi, for Buhari, for Osinbajo (money sharer-in-chief). We are all still trapped in GEJ’s transition mood, in motion, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

Atiku’s misadventure and Buhari’s ride to success

BY OKANGA AGILAThe struggle of Nigeria’s former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to mount the horse as the country’s President has been legendary and sustained. Since 2003, when he deputized former President Olusegun Obasanjo (OBJ), the ambition to lead Nigeria has refused to quench like a candle in the wind.When the main opposition PDP conceded its 2019 presidential ticket to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Friday Olokor: An enigmatic journalist @ 50

Friday Olokor: An enigmatic journalist @ 50

BY PAUL OBI'He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a Lion. He hath indeed, better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.'- William Shakespeare in Much Ado About NothingThe golden age of 50 is a remarkable feat. It attests to many battles [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

January 02, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS361463411
KANO360465413
PH361462412
ABUJA362462413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement