Friday, November 16, 2018

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    World Teachers Day: Celebrating unsung nation-builders

World Teachers Day: Celebrating unsung nation-builders

BY TITILAYOMI MOBOLAJI-ADEYEMI Teaching is one of the most challenging yet least lucrative professions, especially in developing countries like Nigeria. This, perhaps, is what inspired the widely popular saying that the teacher's reward is in heaven.In spite of the poor remuneration and apparently non-attractive conditions that most teachers are subjected to, some of them have chosen to see beyond the pain and sacrifice; they are [...]

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Buhari shall not be the petroleum minister

BY KOLAWOLE KAYODE “The President shall not, during his tenure of office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever.” – Section 138, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.Pursuant to the above quoted Section 138 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, the President is expressly, definitively and unambiguously disallowed from holding [...]

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    Why you need to recharge your reporting (in 50 words only)

Why you need to recharge your reporting (in 50 words only)

BY TAIWO OBE Nine days to his 35th birthday and, remarkably, on the day Nigeria turned 40 as an independent nation (October 1, 2000), Hakeem Bello was appointed editor of Nigeria’s Daily Times.He had joined the Daily Times Group nine years earlier as a senior staff writer on the Sunday Times. He would later be drafted to start a special Saturday [...]

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    Mama Awo’s glorious exit

Mama Awo’s glorious exit

By Folu Olamiti Report on the death of Mama, Chief Mrs. HID Awolowo hit me like a thunderbolt last Saturday. It came at exactly 4pm while awaiting my flight aboard Arik Airline at Murtala Muhammed Airport 2, Ikeja, to Abuja. My initial reaction was to call the Consultant to the Nigerian Tribune titles, Mr Segun Olatunji, for confirmation on what I considered a rumor. [...]

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Bukola Saraki: A test run for anti-corruption crusade?

BY ADEDAYO OSHO It is not my intention to attack personalities or any institution. Rather, I am inspired to write this as a result of defence made by some Nigerians that Bukola Saraki, who doubles as Senate President and Chairman of the 8th National Assembly, should be immune from arrest or non-appearance in court over 'false declaration of assets' - a 13-count [...]

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PDP’s bag of lies and the fear of Timi Alaibe

BY RICHARD AKINAKA Faced with the consequences of the last four years of scandalous misrule of Bayelsa State, and confronted with the emerging reality that TIMI ALAIBE remains the single, most potent and capable politician in the state that is set to dislodge them from power, the ever callous leaders of the now failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have resorted to [...]

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Tambuwal, Gbajabiamila and the treacherous ball

BY ADAMU ABUBAKAR "He is a stabilizer and a mobilizer and a very humble and true democrat who tackles issues dispassionately. Not only did Femi conceive the Speakership project, he nurtured it and worked tirelessly and assiduously towards its reality. " - Aminu Tambuwal, in 'Fearless' College Press, page 129."When he contested the Speakership, this may sound vainglorious; I single-handedly pushed [...]

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Musings on Kogi State

BY JOSHUA OCHEJA Kogi is indeed a dynamic state. It’s a state where unbelievable tales are never in short supply in politics, culture, ethnicity, religion and governance. It’s never a dull moment in Kogi state. We 'belong to everybody and we belong to nobody'. The state was created on 27 August 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State with [...]

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Where’s the hope for unemployed Nigerian youths?

BY BOLAJI SAMSON When there was oil boom and a somewhat stable economy, the issue of unemployment was a very big problem. Now that Nigeria is experiencing economic crisis, one wonders what the hope of the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths would be.Nigeria's economy has been hurting on account of the drop in oil prices at the international oil market. All oil [...]

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Revisiting Nigeria’s federalism under President Buhari

BY ADEDAYO OSHO In a long-anticipated move, President Muhammadu Buhari made another six appointments on August 27, 2015 in what reaffirms the perception that southerners are shortchanged. What informed outcry owes to heterogeneous diversity of the Nigerian state and the need to incorporate every ethnic majority/minority regardless of its number. It is important to note that if federalism is what the [...]

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How state agencies and LGAs are killing the Nigerian economy

BY SMART ADEKUNLE The death knell has sounded for many businesses in Nigeria as a result of multiple taxation and the over-bearing attitude of many state and local government officials who go about obstructing lawful business activities under the guise of revenue generation. Worse hit are the small scale industries that have no financial clout to muscle their way through these [...]

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    Buhari’s wastage of governance and excessiveness on probe

Buhari’s wastage of governance and excessiveness on probe

BY ODUMEGWU ONWUMERE In the name of progress, Nigerians are hearing uncompromising language from General Muhammadu Buhari that explains where progress went wrong. Three months are down in the government of Buhari and all that Nigerians have got is much talk about probe upon probe.Persons like a Joe Biden had told leaders like Buhari that fighting corruption is not just good [...]

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    Paradigm shift sees appetite renewed for the Euro    

Paradigm shift sees appetite renewed for the Euro    

By Lukman Otunuga Monday the 24th August will go down as an historic day for the FX markets, where global markets suffered extensive losses and investors liquidated positions due to the exposure of risks in the market becoming too much to ignore any longer. The concerns over the China economy slowing down are continuing to intensify to new levels and with this [...]

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Oshiomhole and other governors are bullying Okonjo-Iweala

BY OLUSOLA DANIEL Apart from the menace of terrorism and insecurity occasioned by Boko Haram in the northeast, one major problem that has been the bane of Nigeria's progress is corruption. Over the past few decades, corruption has eaten deep into the very fabric of our nation such that the folks who we have elected to protect our interests and safeguard [...]

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    Again, Rotimi Amaechi in the spotlight

Again, Rotimi Amaechi in the spotlight

By  Maxi Gogo The media has recently been flooded with reports, advertorials and all sorts about corruption in Rivers State, accusing former governor, Chibuike Amaechi of fraud, unlawful enrichment and conversion of state funds apparently in a bid to force the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari against Amaechi whose immense support and contributions towards the victory of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Omotola’s misguided fulmination against NYSC

Omotola’s misguided fulmination against NYSC

By Adie Iyaji If you have just one opportunity in a lifetime to meet with the President/Commander-in-Chief and make a wish which would immediately be granted by the president, what would that wish be? For Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, ace actress, it is that the National Youth Service Corps should be scrapped.According to Omotola, once on Time's 100 most influential personalities, our [...]

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