Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    Systemspec: Why we have continued to provide support for the TSA

Systemspec: Why we have continued to provide support for the TSA

SystemSpecs Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading software houses and owner of Remita, the software powering the implementation of the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA), has chosen to respond to growing inquisitions from the general public over its continued performance of the TSA service terms of contract with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), despite being owed all of their [...]

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    Your Excellency, please give me your ear!

Your Excellency, please give me your ear!

By OMINABO WEALTH DICKSON As I speak to you on issues relating to democracy and political stability in our country, I give praise to the Almighty God who has kept you alive and has always been your health in times of illness and your strength during weakness. I commend you for being a faithful apostle of anti-corruption crusade; the crusade is timely [...]

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    My take on key issues from UK #Euref

My take on key issues from UK #Euref

By Baba Grumpy I would ordinarily have wanted to write about football today but the recent decision of a majority of United Kingdom voters to choose ‘Leave’ instead of ‘Remain’ has motivated me to put my thoughts down this way. DEMOCRACYAs you might have seen on Social Media, it is obvious many people are only on the side of democracy to the [...]

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    Electricity supply: Beyond the temporary setbacks

Electricity supply: Beyond the temporary setbacks

BY UCHE ANEKEWhen President Muhammadu Buhari assumed the mantle of leadership, a year ago, one of the promises he made to Nigerians was tackling the malignant issue of poor electricity supply in Nigeria and bringing the situation up to the point of power availability and stability. Interestingly, at the beginning of his administration, there was improved electricity supply across the [...]

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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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