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    Saraki’s move to revamp Nigeria’s economy

Saraki’s move to revamp Nigeria’s economy

BY JAMES SUNDAY   The Nigerian 8th Senate made history on the 16th of June, by passing an elaborate amendment to the Public Procurement Act to provide for and adopt Local Content Policy and timely completion of procurement processes with a view to stimulating the economy through patronage of locally produced goods and services.This amendment is one of the most momentous achievements [...]

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    Buhari’s certificate saga, media trials and what goes round…

Buhari’s certificate saga, media trials and what goes round…

By Jude Ndukwe President Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate saga is getting messier by the day. Although a majority of his supporters who are now blaming themselves for imposing this willful and unfortunate reversal of fortunes on Nigeria after declaring in the run up to the last presidential election that even if the president presented a “NEPA Bill” as his basic academic certificate, [...]

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    African leaders and the Mo Ibrahim red card

African leaders and the Mo Ibrahim red card

By Osita Odafi The Mo Ibrahim Foundation recorded a milestone ten years ago when it instituted the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. The annual award, the world's largest seeks to recognise excellence among African leaders. This is the latest addition to the series of measures put in place to ensure good governance in Africa. To qualify for the award, a [...]

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    Road to market for SMEs

Road to market for SMEs

By Olayinka Dada Market access remains the life blood of any small business, a business that is not selling will soon close shop. Road to market is any SME involves the activities and platforms involved in getting the products to the marketplace, after the goods have been manufactured. For SMEs, RTM is very important because their survival depends on it, considering [...]

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    Sexual harassment ‎bill a step in the right direction

Sexual harassment ‎bill a step in the right direction

BY CYNTHIA FERDINAND The history of sexual harassment dates back to the pre-colonial era when women were accorded little or no rights whatsoever but were often married out against their wish, sacrificed as virgins or married to deities, becoming ready sexual preys to the chief priests or custodians of such deities. While these repressive and degrading habits have abated following the introduction of [...]

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    Nigeria shippers council: Still a toothless bulldog

Nigeria shippers council: Still a toothless bulldog

BY FABIAN GEORGE The Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC) was a child of necessity. Before its establishment in 1978 through The  Nigerian Shippers' Council Act, activities at the nation’s ports were characterized by deteriorating quality of shipping services and unmitigated increases in Ocean freight rates by foreign ship owners who operated scheduled liner services to Nigerian ports.This huge foreign exchange outflows arising [...]

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    Letting hijab be in Osun public schools

Letting hijab be in Osun public schools

By Salman Umar It is no longer news that the stance of the Osun Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) against the verdict of a competent court of jurisdiction to allow Muslim students to wear Hijab in Public schools in the state has caused an uncontrollable pandemonium in the state.Fresh in the memory is the recent uproar in one of the [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Farewell Skippo!

TRIBUTE: Farewell Skippo!

By Bimboh Adekoya The Boys Scouts motto reads: “On my honour I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country.”This summed up Stephen Okechukwu Keshi. My love for the beautiful game started with my father who had gone to England to study and his passion for football never remained the same again. My earlier memories were [...]

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    Nigerian students and the woes of the academia

Nigerian students and the woes of the academia

BY 'KUNLE ADEBAJO When Singapore gained Independence in 1965, it was but a poor, small, tropical island with few natural resources, massive unemployment, rapid population growth and recurring conflict among ethno-religious groups. The country had no assets except its deep-water port. There was no real economy, no defence and it had to import most of its food, water and energy. In [...]

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    The downside of ongoing media trial 

The downside of ongoing media trial 

By Akin Idowu Following the high level of corruption of the past government, the current government made fighting corruption a campaign theme. Just last week the government released figures of over N2 trillion recovered from institutions and people allegedly connected to corruption. This is a remarkable achievement and a huge boost to the fight against corruption.However the downside to this is [...]

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    Understanding President Buhari’s persistent ear infection and cure

Understanding President Buhari’s persistent ear infection and cure

By Obinna Chukwuezie “Ear dey pain Baba Buhari.” That was a common item of conversation among traders in Kado Fish Market in Abuja, when I went to buy Fish to to prepare Ogbono soup yesterday. “Of all other organs, why should it be in the ear that the President would have infection?” an elderly trader asked. She got no response as [...]

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    Fayose’s excuse for not paying workers laughable

Fayose’s excuse for not paying workers laughable

BY  ADEOYE ARIBASOYEThe report with the headline: 'Fayose begs striking workers, blames Fayemi for Ekiti woes' which appeared on TheCable Newspaper, provides some interesting  insights into developments in Ekiti State.The report centres on Governor Ayodele Fayose’s meeting with labour union leaders in the state as part of his administration’s efforts at appealing to the striking workers in the state to [...]

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    National assembly and challenge of morality

National assembly and challenge of morality

By Edward T. Dibiana With over 360 days into the life of Nigeria’s current legislature, the narrative remains the same. The image of the federal parliament appears not to have significantly benefited from recent developments in this important arm of the country's government.Factors such as avarice, insensitivity, ethical malfeasance and naivety in corporate governance, combine to blur the image and authority [...]

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    Amnesty for Chibok girl’s abductor: Genius or insanity?

Amnesty for Chibok girl’s abductor: Genius or insanity?

BY AKIN OYAWALE Amnesty comes from the Greek word amnēstiā which simply means a partial or total loss of memory. Hence, amnesty can be referred to as an official pardon to someone who has committed a particular offence. The abduction of secondary school girls in Chibok town, Borno state Nigeria, in 2014, brought this small town to global attention, albeit for [...]

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    CORA is us and we are CORA: A people’s legacy

CORA is us and we are CORA: A people’s legacy

BY BEN TOMOLOJU That the vision leading to the establishment of the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), twenty-five years ago has been vigorously pursued, is a source of great pride to me as a witness. I suppose, also, that it is the same for other colleagues both in Nigeria and the diaspora.Instructively, since its inception on June 2, 1991, CORA has [...]

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    Youth unemployment, skill acquisition and job creation

Youth unemployment, skill acquisition and job creation

By Edward T. Dibiana The massive church auditorium of a popular Pentecostal church in Utako area of Abuja, buzzed with activities, recently.  Curiously, it was not essentially, a religious gathering. The crowd, which comprised youths and women, sat in groups of about 50 each. With pronounced concentration, they engaged themselves in various tasks that underscored the value they attached to the [...]

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