Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Rank countries on electoral violence against women, Jega advises Commonwealth

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says countries should be ranked according to the level of electoral violence recorded, especially against women.Speaking at the Commonwealth Women Forum in Westminster on Monday, the professor recommended the creation of an index for ranking countries on violence against women in election (VAWIE)."From the presentations we have listened to [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

VIDEO: ‘Who bombs for humanitarian reasons?’ — protesters storm CHOGM 2018, ask UK to stop war in Syria

Protesters took to Parliament Square at Westminster amid the Commonwealth Head of Government Meetings (CHOGM 2018) to ask Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK government to stop bombing Syria.The Stop the War Coalition, who protested outside Parliament as MPs debated, said they were told that the UK bombed Syria for humanitarian reasons, with plans to destroy Bashar al-Assad chemical weapons.They [...]

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    UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

UK announces new scholarships for Nigeria, 51 countries

The United Kingdom has announced a new scholarship scheme for Nigerian students and other young people from The Commonwealth to study in low and middle-income countries. This was revealed by Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, while speaking at the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London.The Royal, who is fifth [...]

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    Mr. President, the optics are very bad

Mr. President, the optics are very bad

President Muhammadu Buhari finally declared he will be running for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2019. In my opinion, this was already common knowledge, but the president did more damage than good to his candidacy when the circumstances of the declaration are well considered.Our culture and my education teach that what is said does [...]

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    Did Jesus die for good governance?

Did Jesus die for good governance?

For a few months now, I have had this question on my mind and I have been about the business of seeking answers to it; did Jesus die for good governance? Yes? No? Maybe? Or do you think it is really none of God's business to allow good governance reign among men and women of this age?This past weekend, and [...]

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    Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

These days, when I read that Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man, my mind still says "its a lie; William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is the world's richest man". Why? Because he has been the richest man in the world for the most of my adult life, from 1995 - 2017, with the exception of [...]

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    Brymo drops Oṣó album, says ‘patience and goodluck like hair and skin’

Brymo drops Oṣó album, says ‘patience and goodluck like hair and skin’

Olawale Ashimi, Nigerian songwriter and singer best know as Brymo, says "Goodluck and Patience" are as close as the hair and skin.Brymo, who released his sixth album on Tuesday, preached patience as a virtue necessary for success. He says the drug for sorrow is a good attitude. [...]

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    LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

LADOL’s Amy Jadesimi named Africa’s young CEO of the year

Amy Jadesimi, the chief executive officer of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL), has been named Africa's young CEO of the year, at the Africa CEO Forum currently being held in Abidjan. Receiving the award on Monday night, Jadesimi said it was a great honour to be picking up the award, which recognises the work LADOL is doing in Nigeria and [...]

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    Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

Buhari missing yet another opportunity to make history

President Muhammadu Buhari is a son of history. He has been in enviable positions to make history and has continuously made history with ease. Among other records, Buhari would forever be remembered as the first man to democratically unseat an incumbent president in Nigeria.Buhari is also the only Nigerian who has been head of state, governor, two-time minister, and president. Not even [...]

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    Are these the real reasons Buhari won’t let go of IGP Ibrahim Idris?

Are these the real reasons Buhari won’t let go of IGP Ibrahim Idris?

Some context first: In June 2016, Solomon Arase, the former inspector general of police (IGP), retired from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60. He was the only "senior officer" retained from the previous administration for as long as 13 months.Arase may not have been the best police officer in Nigeria's history, but Saint [...]

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    Nigeria’s Eboe-Osuji elected ICC president

Nigeria’s Eboe-Osuji elected ICC president

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has elected Nigeria's Chile Eboe-Osuji as the president of the international court in Netherlands.Eboe-Osuji graduated with a Law Degree (LL.B) from the University of Calabar in 1985, before studying for a master of laws (LL.M) at the McGill University in Canada. In a correspondence received by TheCable, the court said "the judges of the International Criminal [...]

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    Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

Diezani to Kachikwu, Yakubu to Baru… for Nigerians, nothing seems to change at NNPC

In May 2016, when the federal government eventually bowed to price pressures and increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre to reflect the market realities at the time, I warned that it was a golden opportunity to deregulate the downstream petroleum sector in Nigeria.I argued that Nigeria will keep revolving around the mountain of pump price increase and [...]

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    Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he will be rallying over 50 million Nigerians of voting age, by January 2019.The fiery preacher on Sunday evening, launched the New Nigeria Progressive Movement, with the primary aim of shaping Nigeria's political landscape beyond elections."While the short term temptation is to focus exclusively on routine citizen engagements [...]

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    Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he cannot comprehend what President Muhammadu Buhari and 22 state governors were doing at the Kano wedding, while 110 Dapchi schoolgirls are still in captivity.On Saturday, at least 22 governors convereged on Kano, to celebrate the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje, offsprings of Abiola Ajimobi, and Ibrahim [...]

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    I look forward to collaborating with you — Fela Durotoye tells Moghalu on presidential race

I look forward to collaborating with you — Fela Durotoye tells Moghalu on presidential race

Fela Durotoye, consulting guru and leadership coach, says he is willing to collaborate with Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and other credible Nigerians willing to run for a new Nigeria.Taking to his social media accounts on Wednesday, after Moghalu declared to run, Durotoye said it is time to end bitter rivalry and character assassination [...]

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    Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

The kitchen is getting more populated and the heat is gradually coming on. Omoyele Sowore, founder of Sahara Reporters; Fela Durotoye, consulting guru and leadership coach; Donald Duke, former governor of Cross Rivers; Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.These men, and the usual suspects -- Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and President Muhammadu Buhari -- will [...]

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