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    Frequently Asked Questions on the NYSC online registration

Frequently Asked Questions on the NYSC online registration

By NYSC Prospective corps members and other critical stakeholders have been asking certain important questions and seeking clarifications on the online registration initiative recently introduced by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Below are some of those questions and the answers to them:Why are Nigerian youths being asked to pay to serve their country?It is not true that corps members [...]

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    President Jonathan MUST stop impunity in football

President Jonathan MUST stop impunity in football

By Olukayode Thomas The Saturday congress by a faction of the Nigeria Football federation (NFF) in Warri, Delta state, despite a court order, clearly shows the level of impunity and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria.There are set of lies that we have been told for ages that must be dispelled. One, football matter doesn’t go to regular courts; disputes [...]

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    Ibekwe, TB Joshua and that N50,000 ‘bribe’

Ibekwe, TB Joshua and that N50,000 ‘bribe’

By Femi Owolabi ‘What I object to, to be straight about it, is journalists who take the position that they are purer than all other people.’– Jim LehrerSometime in February, at an interactive session– in Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort– with Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti State, one of the participants – as many raised hands jostled — was picked by the [...]

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    ‘The truth about TB Joshua’s alleged bribe’

‘The truth about TB Joshua’s alleged bribe’

By Simon Ateba People have been asking me, “Simon , were you at that press conference on September 14 where Prophet T.B. Joshua allegedly gave N50,000 to journalists to write a positive story on the building collapse that killed many people?” My answer is always the same.I was not at that event; I do not know if he gave a bribe; [...]

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    ‘Why TB Joshua should be arrested, prosecuted’

‘Why TB Joshua should be arrested, prosecuted’

It is time the authorities in Nigeria did the right thing and arrest Mr. Temitope Balogun Joshua, the self-styled General Overseer of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN).Here is why:On Friday, September 12, 2014, a guest hostel located within the premises of Mr. Joshua’s sprawling church at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, collapsed. The most recent media reports put the death toll [...]

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    Why I put out the TB Joshua bribery audio

Why I put out the TB Joshua bribery audio

By Nichola Ibekwe The last 72 hours were probably the most intense in my life. The love, kind words and support I’ve received in that period from, mostly, total strangers have been overwhelming. I want to thank everybody who saw the good in what I did. Though, to be honest, I think it was a little stupid. What was I thinking [...]

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    Ajayi: Expect more changes at PTDF

Ajayi: Expect more changes at PTDF

Mr. Femi Ajayi, the executive secretary of the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), is a biochemist, journalist and international law expert. He was science writer, editor, and member of the editorial board of Daily Times between 1983 and 1992, and served as communications specialist in the United Nations system for about 15 years. In this interview, Ajayi unfolds his vision [...]

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    Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Indian surgery saves 17-year-old Nigerian sickle cell patient

Ayo Adewemimo lived a very normal life until age two when he was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia. With the love and care of a supportive parent, the first of three children was able to cope with the challenges that come along with being a sickle cell patient.Ayo did not allow the situation affect his life, as he joined his [...]

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    Cloud applications in a post-technology world

Cloud applications in a post-technology world

By Adebayo SanniTo date, the real meat and potatoes of the cloud – the transformational cost and performance benefits it brings to businesses – has been somewhat obscured by the technology debate. This is only natural. The cloud is new and it is innovative, so it is not surprising that the industry has focused on defining exactly what it is.As [...]

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    2015: Does APC really want to defeat Jonathan?

2015: Does APC really want to defeat Jonathan?

By Hamza Danjuma Who will be APC’s consensus candidate in 2015? This question was asked by TheCable, the new but increasingly popular online newspaper, in its analysis of the different aspirants on September 1, 2014, and I expected that the analysis will go the all the way to answer the question. Perhaps the first question should be: Does the APC really want to win the [...]

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    Charity hikers revel in success of Kilimanjaro climb

Charity hikers revel in success of Kilimanjaro climb

In a bid to raise awareness on Down syndrome and fundraise for the Down syndrome Foundation, two Nigerians and a Cameroonian professional summited Mt Kilimanjaro on Friday August 22 at about 9.00am.The charity hike, called ‘Climb for Down syndrome’, was organised by Inspired by Charity, a Lagos-based social enterprise.The professionals – Umar Farouk Umar, a UK-based software engineer; Thierry Mbimi, [...]

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    Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed misses birth of son

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed misses birth of son

Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed has become a father again.But his unjust imprisonment meant that he was unable to be at his wife Gehan's side when she gave birth to their baby boy.From his jail cell, Baher released a letter to the new arrival, to be named Haroun.The letter is a mix of sadness and hope for the child's [...]

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    ‘Dr. Adadevoh helped me stop smoking’

‘Dr. Adadevoh helped me stop smoking’

By Kola GbadamosiDr Stella Adadevoh I had known you… and within that period, I knew that you were a gem, an honorable woman, a sister, a friend, and a doctor different from the rest.  You keep your side of the deal always just the way you made sure I stopped smoking.Had Dr Stella Adadevoh discharged Patrick Sawyer, which she could [...]

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    Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

Uquo JV: Nigerians rising to the energy challenge

With a population of 174 million and an ever-increasing economic index, Nigeria is – without any shred of doubt – the economic capital of the African continent.This status has also been affirmed by the recent rebasing of the Nigerian economy, which saw it become the largest in Africa, overtaking South Africa. Prior to that, Goldman Sachs predicted that the Nigerian [...]

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    Aisha Falode: A letter to my son’s killers

Aisha Falode: A letter to my son’s killers

In years gone by, I read detective books and watched crime series depicting how murderers sleep at night. How they wake up in sweat with nightmarish images of the soul they had taken, and are so filled with dread and guilt of their crime that they spend their night in dripping hot, sticky sweat of horror at what they had done. How [...]

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    9 facts on Zmapp drug — the ‘Ebola cure’

9 facts on Zmapp drug — the ‘Ebola cure’

Two American missionary workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug that seems to have saved their lives.Dr. Kent Brantly (pictured) was given the medication, ZMapp, shortly after telling his doctors he thought he would die, according to a source familiar with his case. Within an hour, doctors say his symptoms — labored breathing and a [...]

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