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    Edo 2020: Desperate marketers with discredited products battling for market share

Edo 2020: Desperate marketers with discredited products battling for market share

One of the most spectacular aspects of Nigeria’s politics will be playing out in the coming weeks in Edo State as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) this week opened the floor for campaigns towards the September 19, 2020 governorship elections. It would be interesting to see two embattled and disgruntled marketers, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Working on security

Working on security

Amidst the biting effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought much of the world to its knees, one of the key challenges in Nigeria's stability, insecurity, has remained unchanged. The country has yet to shake off its tag as the third most terrorised country in the world according to the Global Terrorism Index. In what was a confirmation or [...]

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    Keyamo got it wrong

Keyamo got it wrong

Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo’s insistence on holding on to his confrontation with the National Assembly is unnecessary, politically immature and unhelpful to the Buhari administration. It rubs mud on the face of the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, indicates that the ministry has no capacity for coherence and puts more questions on the ability of members of [...]

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    US no student-visa policy and Nigeria’s careless approach to education

US no student-visa policy and Nigeria’s careless approach to education

I may not know the number of Nigerians that would be affected by the US latest decision not to issue visa to international students whose universities have moved their classes online, the figure is likely to be substantial. Going by the information credited to Morgan State University on the official website of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Nigeria tops [...]

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     Will Trump go, If he loses?

 Will Trump go, If he loses?

After three and a half years of his presidency, US President Donald Trump appears to have exhausted all surprises in the bag, except, of course, the next one. And that next one could be the big one: Will Trump leave the White House if he loses the Presidency on November 3? Discussions about it first started in hushed tones and offline chats. [...]

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    The suspension of Magu

The suspension of Magu

Much has been written about the suspension from office of Ibrahim Magu, former Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Magu was reportedly arrested in front of the EFCC office in Abuja by security officials on Monday, July 6 2020, over sundry allegations of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office. He was reportedly driven to the Presidential [...]

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    ‘No new friends’: Lessons from Steve Ayorinde who clocks 50 today 

‘No new friends’: Lessons from Steve Ayorinde who clocks 50 today 

I was going through a twitter thread last night, where a couple of young Nigerians talked about comedy skits and character stereotyping. You know, Lasisi Elenu with the snapchat lip filter, Ogbeni Adan and his father-son shenanigans, Taaooma and her mom’s slap, and so on. Then someone said ‘I really like what Josh2Funny has done, by introducing different new characters. [...]

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    What do you see on the telecoms dashboard?

What do you see on the telecoms dashboard?

There are stories that are difficult to tell in this world. Having done journalism for over two decades and working in government for yet another, I feel marooned and red-faced when I try to convince myself that as a nation, the power grid is not doing more than 4,000 megawatts; and that as a young student attending the famed Annunciation [...]

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    Advertising boycott against Facebook

Advertising boycott against Facebook

These are certainly not the best of times for Facebook. The social media giant has been boxed into a tight corner by civil right groups in the United States and its advertisers -- with scowls on the faces -- are withholding their fat wallets over the social network’s hate speech policy. Initially, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, dithered over [...]

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    Do you know hate speech bill is still alive and well at the senate? 

Do you know hate speech bill is still alive and well at the senate? 

Social media/internet freedom is a basic human right. It is unalienable. In the pool of freedoms, it is as basic as the right to exist. Take away the power of thought and expression from a man, and you have a breathing cadaver. On June 25, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice ruled that the September [...]

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