Monday, September 24, 2018

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    The Gender Equality Bill: A failure that shouldn’t have been

The Gender Equality Bill: A failure that shouldn’t have been

By B. B. Zakari The rejection of the gender equality bill by the Nigerian 8th senate has rightly and understandably attracted a lot of attention. This, however, is the second time as Senator Chris Anyanwu from Imo State, had presented a similar bill at the 7th senate and it was equally rejected.It can be agreed that a good number of people, [...]

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    Is Buhari fantastically confused?

Is Buhari fantastically confused?

By Ehi Ekhator Nigerians are being deceived on the issue of fuel subsidy - Buhari, December 2012.The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari had a turn around to implement a law he had opposed in the past, in fact, a situation he claimed he didn't know existed.In 2012 while answering questions from journalists, Buhari claimed that removing subsidy was a tactic employed by the then [...]

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    Buhari: A stranger in nightgown

Buhari: A stranger in nightgown

By Adekoya Boladale You know what they say about democracy being ‘a government of the people, by the people and for the people'? Where the electorate is given the ultimate choice to choose who govern over the affairs of the state; where the divine gift of freewill is laid bare without coercion or duress; where people are the architect of their fates; [...]

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    Indeed, we are all Biafrans

Indeed, we are all Biafrans

By Godwin Onyeacholem The coincidence cannot be more striking. Chido Onumah, journalist, blogger and human rights activist will be launching his book, We Are All Biafrans, in the same month and just two weeks after the much elderly Ladipo Adamolekun, renowned professor and an well-respected public administration scholar, unveiled an autobiography with the emotive title, I Remember. Both personalities are remarkable [...]

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    BOOK REVIEW: Are we all Biafrans?

BOOK REVIEW: Are we all Biafrans?

By Abdul Mahmud In a few weeks, precisely on the 31st day of May, 2016, the writer and political activist, Chido Onumah, will present his latest book, We are all Biafrans: A Participant-Observer's Intervention in a Country Sleepwalking to Disaster, to the public.The book is a deserved addition to his two previous books, Time to Reclaim Nigeria and Nigeria is [...]

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    Building MSMEs to last in Nigeria: Insights and opportunities

Building MSMEs to last in Nigeria: Insights and opportunities

By Olayinka Dada SMEs are considered the engine room and heart of any nation, they are a major contributor to the drive to industrialize any economy through the production of goods and services and creation of employment, and they are also engaged in skill development and improvement of manpower.Nigeria’s economic environment has always been challenging for SMEs considering the absence of [...]

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    The problem with Cameron’s problem with Nigeria

The problem with Cameron’s problem with Nigeria

By Eseoghene Al-Faruq Ohwojeheri The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has been caught on camera making reference to Nigeria as one of the two most corrupt countries in the world among other derogatory statements. He made the statement while speaking with the Queen of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and Commons Speaker John Bercow. As expected, many, including a UK Government spokesman, have [...]

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    The budget of change and the pool of hope

The budget of change and the pool of hope

By ‘Femi Adesope If you want to give yourself a fair chance to succeed, never expect too much too soon – Po BronsonBefore May 6, 2016, our economy is in a state of coma. The queues at the filing persist even at N120 per litre. Our brothers and sisters in the north have become refugees in their father’s land. Abduction of [...]

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    Yuguda: The new saint in Bauchi

Yuguda: The new saint in Bauchi

By Aminu Adamu Naganye It is common, if not habit, for politicians in Nigeria at all strata to dump one political party for another for one reason or the other, but usually personal ends drive the cause. Recently, Isa Yuguda, the immediate past governor of Bauchi State announced his resignation as member of the Nigeria’s main opposition party, the People’s Democratic [...]

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    Oil, democracy and the Chad Basin

Oil, democracy and the Chad Basin

By Ridwan Bello Nigeria is set to “diversify” her oil fields! A statement recently issued by Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s minister for petroleum resources declared that the country will commence drilling in the Chad Basin in the last quarter of 2016. The statement affirmed that the proposed exploration will increase the nation’s oil and gas reserves, add value to the hydrocarbon potential of [...]

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    Army-Shiite clash: The untold narrative

Army-Shiite clash: The untold narrative

By Johnson Obioha The narrative of the encounter between the Nigerian Army and Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly referred to as Shiites Islamic Sect, cannot be more intriguing, especially with the startling revelation by Kaduna State government of the existence of a mass grave. It was a revelation that sent shocking waves across Nigeria and beyond. Not only did the disclosure that 347 [...]

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    Buratai: An encounter with the soldiers’ soldier

Buratai: An encounter with the soldiers’ soldier

By Yushau Shuaib On December 12, 2015, my phone displayed missed calls from the army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman. Such missed calls from security spokespersons, can signify "fire on the mountain."I had been in Maiduguri the previous week on a special assignment where I encountered a team of Lt General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s chief of army staff. They had been regular [...]

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    The crime of being an innovative indigenous firm in Nigeria

The crime of being an innovative indigenous firm in Nigeria

By Chukwuemeka Anozie The penchant of many Nigerians for foreign-made products is so much that one has reasons to sometimes believe that those Nigerians themselves are imported!As a people, many of us love our things foreign: from the crown of our head to the sole of our feet. The average Nigerian—especially those that qualify themselves as people with taste—would typically prefer an [...]

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    Fowler’s task and the enemies within

Fowler’s task and the enemies within

By Umoru Abdul Unsurprisingly, Mr. Babatunde Fowler’s appointment as the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is unsettling a lot of interests. Thus, it will be absolutely erroneous to assume that the forces against the thorough and tested taxman are just the typical tax evaders and defaulters who for obvious reasons have become terribly agitated and increasingly conniving since the confirmation of [...]

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    CCT and a timeline of inconsistencies

CCT and a timeline of inconsistencies

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHORE Potter Stewart, a renown Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court who played a significant role in the interpretation of Civil Rights laws, coined the basic phrase: “Fairness is what Justice really is.” This phrase, conceived to propel the notion of every individual’s equitable right under the law, demonstrates that an unbiased legal system, is a necessary [...]

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    Buhari: Cleaning the Augean Stables

Buhari: Cleaning the Augean Stables

By Mike Rapu Augeas, the mythical king of Elis, kept great stables that held 3,000 oxen and had not been cleaned for thirty years – until Hercules was assigned the job. Hercules accomplished this task by causing two rivers to run through the stables. This story depicts two things: the misfortune of inheriting a messed up estate, and the level of [...]

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