Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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On Buhari’s appointments so far

By Ugochukwu Amasike As a fan and avid supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, I have refused to believe the allegations of nepotism that has been serially levelled against him in the media, with regard to the character of his appointments so far. I have tenaciously held on to my belief about his patriotic character and have passionately informed all that would [...]

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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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