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    Pre-conception: Eliminating self-sabotaging patterns

Pre-conception: Eliminating self-sabotaging patterns

You’ve prayed, fasted, read all the books on pregnancy, maintained a healthy body with a perfect Body Mass Index (BMI), you’ve set yourself on the right path, and just when you are doing great, you do something that blows it all apart by engaging in a lifestyle that further delays the success of the healthy conception and pregnancy you are [...]

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    Inside the collapsing Badagry Heritage Museum

Inside the collapsing Badagry Heritage Museum

BY PELU AWOFESOThe Badagry Heritage Museum is in a shocking state of disrepair, barely 15 years after it opened to the public. Signs of its deterioration are everywhere in and out of the colonial-era structure housing it, an architectural charm from the 1860s.As a travel journalist, I’ve visited Badagry countless times, sometimes with Nigerian and foreign tourists. But over these [...]

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    Grazing bill and the right to property in Nigeria: The voice of reason!

Grazing bill and the right to property in Nigeria: The voice of reason!

BY ONELE JOSEPHNothing could be more insulting to the citizenry than when the crops of people that have been saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that the interest of the citizenry is well protected veer off such great responsibility to steer their own course and champion their own selfish agenda.It is against this backdrop that this article proceeds to [...]

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    Buhari, INEC and the 2019 elections

Buhari, INEC and the 2019 elections

By Itodo Samson Dear President Buhari, Your ascension to the Office of the President of Africa’s largest economy was by constitutional design, making you a creation of our constitution; therefore you owe it a duty to protect its integrity and sanctity. Remember that while taking the Oath of Office you swore to preserve, protect and defend the constitution in the discharge of your [...]

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    Beyond tenure policy: Perspective for desirable future civil service

Beyond tenure policy: Perspective for desirable future civil service

By Tunji OlaopaIn an earlier article, I addressed the tenure policy controversy and why I think its current incidence foregrounds the deeper issue of taking the civil service in Nigeria to a point closer to the noble objective of becoming a world class institution. That objective expressed in the National Strategy for Public Service Reform (NSPSR), Nigeria’s defining reform document, is [...]

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    The Marafa I know

The Marafa I know

By Saidu Mohammed Dansadau “Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the State”Nearly everybody in my generation who grew up in the North had heard of Umaru Shinkafi, the Marafan Sokoto. He was the super spook who knew something about everybody.Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, had just lifted the ban on party politics in 1989 and political associations were being [...]

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    Technology transfer: The change we need in the technology sector

Technology transfer: The change we need in the technology sector

BY DAFE OGBAUDUTechnology has been the major driver of economic and social development globally, but most developing nations are yet to nurture the technical capabilities resident in them to develop and maintain technologies they require to make living conducive for their citizenry. This is not far-fetched because the needed training, collaboration, information, resources, incentives and enabling environment that should project them [...]

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    #PaxAmericana

#PaxAmericana

BY JUSTIN IJEH Hannibal, Viriathus, Spartacus, Arminius, Boudica, Alaric, Attila, Geiseric. Any student of the history of civilizations or military history would have recognized these names already. Some would recognize those made popular by film and popular literature – Hannibal, Spartacus and Attila.These are the names of the kings, a queen, and leaders of various races and tribes that fought Roman [...]

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    Are government, climate change activists playing to the gallery?

Are government, climate change activists playing to the gallery?

BY OLUDARA ALEGBELEYEThere has been an unhealthy, exaggerated, hypocritical emphasis on ‘climate change’ issues in Nigeria, of recent. The federal ministry of health and environmental activists have with much fanfare, campaigned for climate change causes and participated in climate change summits and events. It is a scientific fact that climate change is indeed happening, evidenced by extreme weather events, irregular rainfall [...]

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    Hadiza Bala Usman and the Nigerian mentality

Hadiza Bala Usman and the Nigerian mentality

BY ABDULRAFIU LAWAL When THISDAY newspaper on July 12,2016 broke the news of Hadiza Bala Usman  , then chief of staff to Governor Nasir El-Rufai been considered by President Buhari to head the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) based on the recommendation of Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport .I was very happy and optimistic for three reasons. I felt Buhari has finally seen [...]

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    Bridging the gap between the government and the governed   

Bridging the gap between the government and the governed  

BY DEBORAH ADEOJOThere is no doubt that Nigeria is a sick patient plagued with a lorry load of diseases that have defied a cure despite years of intellectual diagnosis and prescriptions by ‘experts’.Truthfully, jumping in and out of bed with all manner of policies and policymakers without adequate protection will leave anyone with an incurable mess. Sadly, as the nation’s [...]

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    Who leaked Melaye’s altercation with Tinubu?

Who leaked Melaye’s altercation with Tinubu?

By Olalekan Alabi Without any doubt, the events of last week in the Nigerian Senate which led to the altercation between Senator Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos Central Senatorial District and her colleague, Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi West senatorial District as well as subsequent reactions of several other Senators has left a bitter taste in the mouths of several political – [...]

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    If Okonjo-Iweala said it, so it will be!

If Okonjo-Iweala said it, so it will be!

BY DAN OSOFISANWe have all, at one time or another, had cause to hear or maybe even use this age-old saying, "A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country." These words, spoken by the Lord Jesus, aptly summarise the story of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's sojourn in the corridors of executive power in Nigeria.Our prophet (for so she must [...]

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    Our abattoirs need urgent attention!!!

Our abattoirs need urgent attention!!!

BY KIKIOPE OLUWAROREEver wondered where exactly our meat (beef, goat meat, pork etc.) comes from? Of course, that is easy to answer: they come from food animals. But on a more insightful note, have you ever wondered where your meat really comes from?Well, welcome to the world of ABATTOIRS!An abattoir (also known as a slaughter-house) is a designated place or building [...]

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    Answering the Nigerian tax question

Answering the Nigerian tax question

BY MOTUNRAYO FAMUYIWA-ALAKA With Nigeria's current economic challenges, exacerbated by fallen oil prices, the government is seeking to enforce taxation as a sure means of raising funds to support development. The Federal Inland Revenue Service is enforcing compliance by shutting down companies for tax avoidance and issuing ultimatums, among other activities. Truly, every country worth its salt has made it so, [...]

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    Saving Nigeria’s travel industry

Saving Nigeria’s travel industry

BY BANKOLE BERNARDFor the better part of the month of June, Emirates, one of the friendliest international carriers doing business in Nigeria, withdrew its well-known solidarity.  So did a number of other airlines, including South African Airways and British Airways. Travel agents could not access the inventories of these airlines (Emirates, South African Airways and British Airways) through the specialised [...]

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