Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Why INEC is so wrong on Zamfara

Why INEC is so wrong on Zamfara

BY AHMED A. AHMEDZamfara state has continued on a very controversial path, following the inability of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to produce a candidate for the gubernatorial and legislative elections billed for February and March 2019. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had instructed that all parties in the country to conclude primary elections and have final candidates [...]

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    Feeding through agricultural innovations

Feeding through agricultural innovations

BY MIKE JOHNOne of the real difficulties that Nigeria is facing as a country is its failure to sustain its overflowing populace. This is regardless of its huge arable land for agribusiness and favourable climate all seasons. For sure, it is a mystery that nations that once in a while have downpours and those in total deserts have some way [...]

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    Boko Haram: Victory as a sad reality

Boko Haram: Victory as a sad reality

BY IDOKO AINOKOA fair assessment of Nigeria’s war against terrorism would look at what is presently on ground and perhaps make a month on month and year on year comparison. But even this is not an adequate measure of whatever success or lack of it that is being recorded since statistics have an uncanny way of getting the figures right [...]

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    How Atiku’s candidacy is quaking Buharists

How Atiku’s candidacy is quaking Buharists

BY CHIDIEBERE NWOBODOThe die is cast. The stage is set. History beckons. Nigerians are about to witness the fiercest political royal rumble in the annals of our political punditry come 2019. The primary election of former vice president Waziri Atiku Abubakar as formidable presidential candidate of the PDP has practically altered the entire political permutations cum matrix, as far as [...]

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    Has the APC shortchanged Nigerians?

Has the APC shortchanged Nigerians?

BY ADEMOLA O. FASHIKU If elections can be likened to heavyweight boxing contests, then the 2019 Presidential election will be a re-match of epic proportions. Already, the traffic we have seen across the political landscape, the overt and covert manoeuvres of the different gladiators – pretenders and contenders alike – and their cohorts foreshadow a set of compelling and interesting narratives [...]

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    Vintage Atiku: The morning after

Vintage Atiku: The morning after

BY EMMANUEL UGOJI Just as you will not easily notice when he is tensed up except you study him or when he is offended except you find out why he positions the cap on his head, it will be difficult to read his mood. It takes such understanding to read the mood of Atiku Abubakar at the 2018 PDP elective national [...]

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    That Plateau pond of death

That Plateau pond of death

BY PHILIP AGBESEWhen news filtered on the recovery of cars of victims from a mining pond in Dura Du, Jos, Plateau State, I was not surprised. I say this for two reasons. One is the fact that Du is an area made famous by the former governor of Plateau State, Da Jonah David Jang, who was regarded an ethnic champion [...]

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    Five reasons Atiku will beat Buhari silly

Five reasons Atiku will beat Buhari silly

BY PHRANK SHAIBU  This past week marked a turning point in the nation’s political history. It was Atiku and all the news around his much-anticipated victory at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which ended on Sunday in Port Harcourt. It is also the week that the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) affirmed President Muhammadu Buhari as its [...]

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    ELC: Reshaping Africa leadership

ELC: Reshaping Africa leadership

BY SUNDAY OSANYINTUYICertainly, Africa continues to face serious developmental challenges. Such challenges as dependency, corruption, underdeveloped infrastructure, poor leadership and backward governance, etc are some of the impediments to Africa's quest for sustainable and equitable development.In the past, attempts have been made by foreigners to tackle these challenges but these can only be solved by Africans.Prominent among these issues in Africa is our leadership deficiency. Most Africa [...]

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    Jos and Dura-Du: Where the solution lies

Jos and Dura-Du: Where the solution lies

BY BELLO MUHAMMAD SHARADE The crisis in Plateau has been ongoing for long. It involves Muslims and Non-Muslims or ethnic indigenous Berom and culturally Hausa-Fulani so-called aliens.Mass lives in hundreds if not in thousands were lost through circles of assaults, attacks, ambushes, rampages, riots, carnages, massacres and even genocides. Human lives is no more sacred, hard earned treasures are no more precious [...]

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    How Udom Emmanuel is boosting economy via small scale companies

How Udom Emmanuel is boosting economy via small scale companies

BY AKPAN JAMESGovernor Udom Emmanuel in just three years in office as the governor of Akwa Ibom State has improved the economy of the state by encouraging the development of small scale industries in the state. This stems from the governor’s belief that small firms are relevant and vital to the development of the state economy and not just the [...]

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    Ekere’s fake assassination story

Ekere’s fake assassination story

BY JAMES UWEM It seems the only lie in the propaganda kit of the All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State is to cook up stories of assassination just for the purpose of drawing attention. It started with the former Minority Leader in the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to APC and suddenly [...]

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    Atiku: An inch away from PDP presidential ticket

Atiku: An inch away from PDP presidential ticket

BY PHRANK SHAIBUIn life, no season remains forever and similarly, situations also change one after another. When a storm emerges in an ocean, it creates violent wind and heavy rain, sometimes, causing a dreadful disaster but after some time there prevail a reign of calmness. Though the storm disturbs the man’s life, it will not remain for a long period [...]

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    Understanding Sule Lamido’s struggles

Understanding Sule Lamido’s struggles

BY MANSUR AHMEDIt is about 132 days to next year’s presidential election but it's less than 48 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary, holding in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Owing largely to the failings or otherwise of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, which happened by accident about four years ago, Nigerians are understandably [...]

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    Nigeria: The Tambuwal template

Nigeria: The Tambuwal template

BY OKEY IKECHUKWUMost of the presidential aspirants prancing all over the place today do not really have specific, practical and implementable policy ideas, actions and proposals with which they intend to save Nigeria. It is not enough to speak in general terms about "What" you want to do as a leader. The "How" of it all is important as well. [...]

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    The imperative of driving research and innovation for industry

The imperative of driving research and innovation for industry

BY JULIUS ADELUSI-ADELUYI Experts have shown direct links between efficient health system governance and promising health workers outputs, which ultimately have positive effects on overall health outcomes. However access to poor investments in research and development, quality drugs, distrust, dissensions and recurring conflicts among different professional groups in the health sector are some issues that have conspired to ensure that poor [...]

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