Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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    Welcome to my world of artificial intelligence (AI)

Welcome to my world of artificial intelligence (AI)

Welcome to the world of disruptive technology. Welcome to the 4th Revolution where the merger of the physical, digital and biological is made possible. Welcome to Silicon Valley. America’s leading innovation center. Silicon Valley is leading that process of technological advancement by disrupting itself.The world of great possibilities. Just when we thought we had seen it all, our world [...]

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    Nigerian media and mental health challenges

Nigerian media and mental health challenges

Increase in mental health cases, which leads to various crimes: suicide, murder and other self-destruct are common today in our nation. We do not believe this is peculiar to Nigeria but it has become a major concern across the continent.Even in the US, national alliance in mental health statistics showed about 43.8 million adults, which is one out of five [...]

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    Buhari’s certificate and the long knives

Buhari’s certificate and the long knives

After former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the Port Harcourt convention in October, the party said it looked forward to an issues-based campaign and challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress to roll up its sleeves.There are many issues to debate with the APC whose promise of change is losing its [...]

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    Nigeria, MTN and pseudo-nationalism

Nigeria, MTN and pseudo-nationalism

The recent report that two global banks – HSBC and UBS - have closed shops in the country should be a source of concern to well meaning Nigerians. Though no reasons were given for their decision to leave the country, it could be assumed that the banks no longer see the country as good for business. It should be recalled [...]

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    How should Nigerian Leftists vote?

How should Nigerian Leftists vote?

We begin with a proposition which may be framed this way: “The question as to how Nigerian Leftists should vote in the 2019 general elections will not arise if there are in existence, and participating in the elections, political parties that are serious, clearly Leftist, ideologically anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist and categorical on each of the burning questions before the Nigerian [...]

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    The unravelling of President Buhari

The unravelling of President Buhari

One thing supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari can’t deny is that many of those who oppose him today, almost three and half years after he was sworn in as the fourth president of the Fourth Republic, rooted for him 2015. Many of them are not politicians; they are not angry because President Buhari has blocked their illegal sources of wealth; and [...]

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    Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

The year 2018 is a great time to be alive. No one, in 2008, could have predicted what is happening in the world today; Donald Trump running the show in the United States, Britain breaking away from Europe, a 39-year-old winning the French presidential election. It is what it is.Nigeria has not been left out of the fireworks; in 2008, [...]

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    The Buhari ‘If’

The Buhari ‘If’

“I have seen enough to know that those angling to take over from you may not be any better."  – Simon Kolawole, “Shall We Tell the President?”As we approach the 2019 elections, it is important to examine the motives of our politicians and how or if they square with the interests of the average Nigerian.But seeing how most of them [...]

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    Of ‘Oko-croach’ and the incest in Imo

Of ‘Oko-croach’ and the incest in Imo

While pursuing his feudal aspiration in Imo, Rochas Okorocha would appear to be reading Igbo history book upside down. Several decades after warrant chiefs appointed by the imperialists failed in Igbo land, how pathetic that the Imo governor still thought he could brandish an expired talisman and get a different outcome.The British assumed they were clever then. Since the Igbo [...]

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    Nigeria: A rich nation being unfortunately led by poor people

Nigeria: A rich nation being unfortunately led by poor people

Senate President Bukola Saraki said and I quote verbatim: “The Federal Government as well as the organized labor to be more concerned about the interest of the people…while the government and labor are representing the interest of the people, it is important to also ensure we avoid any action that will not show sensitivity and sensibility to the plight of [...]

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