Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Bishop Kukah: Let Nigeria be

BY KOLE OLUWAJANA In Nigeria, these are trying times. Often we are challenged by very insensitive public figures. Whatever they say and wherever they go make news. We are helpless as salt and insult are applied on our injury. Wish we can tear their faces on newsprint and kick their annoying faces, even in their regalia of cassocks, on televisions; but [...]

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What governors can learn from Arsene Wenger

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As Nigeria’s Peace Committee resurrects

By Hamisu Salihu The 2015 general elections Peace committee headed by former president Abdulsalami Abubakar must be commended for the roles they played towards the successful or peaceful conduct of the hotly contested 2015 presidential elections. They worked both on and behind the scenes to trigger and influence events that later culminated in the historic handing over from the ruling PDP [...]

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    APC’s promise of change vs Nigeria’s sinking health sector

APC’s promise of change vs Nigeria’s sinking health sector

BY LAZ UDE EZE The 2015 general election was characterised by myriad of promises on every sector of our national life, including health. But many promises were also made in previous elections, you may say. Yes, but not many were measurable. The promise of “change”, as captured in the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC), rekindled hope and also triggered [...]

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Is stealing the only corruption?

By Amir Abdulazeez Whenever and wherever ‘corruption’ is mentioned in Nigeria, what dominates and often overwhelms the thinking of many citizens is the theft of public funds by those at the helm of the nation’s affairs. Some consciously and subconsciously think corruption only involves politicians who are mostly accused of stealing public funds while in office, others think it’s the only [...]

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Negotiating with Boko Haram

By Honest Offor With over 20,000 lives wasted by the Boko haram sect, millions of dollars’ worth of property destroyed, more than 500,000 people displaced from their homes, insecurity is unarguably the biggest headache facing the Nigerian government. The trillions of naira wasted in reining in this murderous sect would have found better use in other critical sectors of the economy. Despite spending [...]

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Saraki and the missing $20bn

By Bamikole Omishore Before General Muhammadu Buhari travelled to the United States on a four-day  official trip, one of the issues dominating the national discourse was the missing $20 billion money in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The issue was first raised by former CBN Governor now Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.However, one Senator felt sufficiently peeved that the nation [...]

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Customer satisfaction: The DStv case study

By Folarin Okanrinde Quality or quantity? These two choices are confront us at every point.As consumers, we are daily bombarded with  options. And from these, we are invited to choose. One option offers undeniable quality, the other less so. For some, quantity is what is desired. For others, quality is it. Cheap, we have found out on more than a few occasions, [...]

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The pros and cons of negotiating with Boko Haram

 By Ogundana Michael Rotimi The debate whether the Nigerian government is weak if it negotiates with the dreaded Islamist sect, Boko Haram is out again. This was as a result of the statement credited to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. During an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), he was quoted to [...]

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    Osun, Nigeria and the wage arrears crisis

Osun, Nigeria and the wage arrears crisis

By Ademola Yaya The inability of many states to pay accumulated workers salaries has been in the news for sometimes. Whereas, as many as 18 States are affected by this reality, Osun and its Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, are particularly singled out for the most vociferous attacks by opposition interest groups and their accomplice media anchors while some well-meaning persons and interest [...]

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    Liberian, Sierra Leonean Ebola survivors demand accountability for relief funds

Liberian, Sierra Leonean Ebola survivors demand accountability for relief funds

BY ABIOLA AFOLABI Diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease, Patrick Farley soon discovered that fellow patients were just as desperate to escape the scourge, which would claim over 10,000 lives in Africa.“I was taken to the JFK Hospital…the health workers at JFK refused to work because of delayed salary payments and we had to carry out a demonstration and threaten to [...]

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    Ganduje’s sure-footed start and the tasks ahead

Ganduje’s sure-footed start and the tasks ahead

By Yakubu Musa There was a palpable concern, especially among a section of Kano’s elites, on what would befall the state’s renaissance after the golden era of Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Would the commercial nerve center of northern Nigeria be fortunate again to have a man at the helm affairs imbued with Kwankwaso’s remarkable traits? Would there be another zealot to [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: Why programmes are repeated on Pay-TV

DIGITAL TV TALK: Why programmes are repeated on Pay-TV

Around the world, pay-TV audiences sometimes complain about programme re-runs, preferring to be served fresh content every time. Legitimate preference. But it is the nature of pay-TV that programmes are re-run. In an era of 24-hour programming, multichannel and multimedia broadcast, it is impossible not to repeat TV content.A major reason is that costs associated with pay-TV content are so huge [...]

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Radio Biafra: A stitch in time…

By Ahmad Salkida and Johnson Chinedu Edwin In two separate newspapers articles published in 2006 and 2009 in the New Sentinel and Sunday Trust, and credited to one of us, the manner Boko Haram’s total disregard for civil values was the point of discourse. The report in question warned that government’s disregard of this rebellious inclination of the group would amount [...]

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President Buhari, crack the whip now!

By Godwin Onyeacholem Of Buhari’s presidency so far, one thing is clear: the pace is inversely proportional to the quantum of public anger bred by decades of horrible post-colonial leadership. And at no time is this sense of indignation and cynicism more intense than in the last sixteen years.But surprisingly, whether in the social, political and economic sphere, none of the [...]

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    DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

DIGITAL TV TALK: How Pay-TV content is bought

Pay-Television companies are not always the owners of content they broadcast. Often, pay-TV companies are vendors for content owners, who sell to them for re-sale to subscribers. Some others, like DStv, also develop sports and entertainment content, which cost huge sums of money.Programming content plays a central role in pay-TV competition. And in making a choice among pay-TV companies, a [...]

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