Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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    A new low for even Jose Mourinho

A new low for even Jose Mourinho

By BABA GRUMPY Please let me declare my bias upfront. I am not a fan of Jose Mourinho.  Not from Day One when I first noticed him bundling Manchester United out of the Champions League in 2004. While I was delighted at the Old Trafford humiliation of that club that used to be big, I had no time for the riff raff riding [...]

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    Not too young to run – senate’s golden gift

Not too young to run – senate’s golden gift

BY FOLAKUNLE ADEAGBOThe Nigerian Senate gets a lot of flak from young Nigerians, especially in the social media space. Interestingly, on Twitter, there is a Qatari businessman called Nasser Al-Saadi whose handle is @NASS, who is regularly at the receiving end of frank, unsavoury and angry opinions from Nigerians who have mistaken him for the National Assembly. Luckily, he is [...]

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    From farming to forex, how technology has changed the face of investing

From farming to forex, how technology has changed the face of investing

BY NIKOLA GROZDANOVIC Not too long ago, when an individual wanted to save or invest money, they were limited to a handful of options. In the early days of our ancestors, farming and land underpinned wealth and a bank account was considered a luxury. Even after industrialization took hold, we were still fairly limited; with most individuals opting to invest in [...]

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    Did we lose tomorrow yesterday?

Did we lose tomorrow yesterday?

BY SIMBO OLORUNFEMI I know this might be seen by some as self-glorification, but what does it matter? I don't do self here or anywhere, but where there is a much-needed context. I started buying, not just reading, newspapers as a secondary school student, just as I also started going to court, on my own, to witness cases. By 15, I [...]

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    2019: Why Tinubu shouldn’t depend heavily on Buhari

2019: Why Tinubu shouldn’t depend heavily on Buhari

BY SIKIRU AKINOLA There is no how the history of how opposition rode to power in Nigeria will be told without the mention of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He did everything. He sacrificed everything. He was the target of 'bad-belle'‎ people. He was tried. He was blackmailed. What didn't they do to him? This was despite the fact that he was not [...]

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    SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

SARS reform is the best alternative to #EndSARS

BY ADEWOLE KEHINDELast week, the social media was agog with the hashtag END SARS NOW (#End SARSNow). This was due to an encounter of some youths with the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS)To begin with this write up, we should know that men and women of the SARS have been impressive in the discharge of their duties, smashing [...]

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    The amazing story of Nizamiye Hospital

The amazing story of Nizamiye Hospital

I am curious. I am a researcher. And over time I have come to the point where identifying good stuff comes easily. This time around, my area of research was the Nizamiye hospital located in the heart of the federal capital territory and estimated to have gulped a whopping $30 million. Upon realizing this, my instincts were ignited, and my [...]

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    Buhari, security and team strategy

Buhari, security and team strategy

BY AGBESE PHILIPPresident Muhammadu Buhari used his visit to Kano this week to reaffirm that security, the economy and fight against corruption remain the cardinal principle of his All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Such assurance is definitely needed in a clime and place where the tendency is to latch onto the negatives as opposed to highlighting the successes and working [...]

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    Gen TY Danjuma: Tribute to a patriot at 80

Gen TY Danjuma: Tribute to a patriot at 80

BY ALKASIM ABDULKADIRIt is difficult to write about the greatness of one Nigeria’s most revered sons, courageous soldier and statesman, it is made more difficult by his enigmatic persona; For he is famed for his taciturnity, great circumspection and brevity. In William Shakespear’s play Twelfth Night, is the memorable quote about greatness. Shakespear affirms that some men were born great, [...]

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    Anglicanism, tithing controversies and the vintage opinion of Nicholas Okoh

Anglicanism, tithing controversies and the vintage opinion of Nicholas Okoh

BY KAYODE AJULOThe recent theme of tithing and its controversial smoke, which discourse has been taken to different info outlets, particularly the social media platforms, wherein it is being sweepingly controverted, even by untutored self-styled analysts, leaves a sour taste in the mouth.The din of the controversy so deafening that mutism becomes quite an inconvenient option for critical thinkers, hence [...]

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    Nigeria: A political theatre of the hilariously absurd

Nigeria: A political theatre of the hilariously absurd

BY KAYODE OMOOLORUN I was having a discussion with a friend recently and at a point during our general banter, he looked at me sombrely and said, in a tone reflective of his deference to me in matters of national import, “Baba, is there any hope in hoping in the political class of Nigeria? Can they deliver results that will make [...]

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    Time to assess Buhari’s administration

Time to assess Buhari’s administration

BY ONYEMA OMENUWAOrdinarily, two years into the life of an administration should not be a convenient stage to assess or pass performance judgment on it. Such an appraisal should wait for when the administration has exhausted its tenure. At two years, preliminary work for some developmental projects started by the administration may just be rounding off and giving way for [...]

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    2019: The imperative of an Atiku presidency

2019: The imperative of an Atiku presidency

BY PHRANK SHAIBU One week after former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a frightened presidency has commenced a well choreographed propaganda, hauling insults at him, all aimed at diminishing his chances at the 2019 presidential polls.Atiku is certainly not a saint but not many will agree with the desperate attempt by [...]

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    Nigeria’s economic growth plan and the naira

Nigeria’s economic growth plan and the naira

BY GODWIN EWULUThe year 2017 started on a very stormy note for the Nigerian economy; Inflation was at record high, unemployment was above a 10-year-high, food prices were spiraling, and of course, the country was in its worst recession in 29 years.In the midst of all these President Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians that 2017 was going to be a time [...]

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    Let’s humanise all people to avoid anarchy

Let’s humanise all people to avoid anarchy

BY ABDULRAZAQ O HAMZAT I was part of a group that had discussion with Greg Pirio, a communication specialist, principal partner at Africa Analytics (A2) and a research professor at Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Abuja on 19th Oct 2017.I represented our organization, Foundation for Peace Professionals in a focus group discussion that has other civil society organizations in attendance. [...]

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    Empowering the youth via Peace Corps of Nigeria

Empowering the youth via Peace Corps of Nigeria

BY GIDADO SHUAIB Before the recent altercation between the Nigerian Police and the Peace Corps of Nigeria over the legality or constitutionality of the establishment of the latter as an organisation, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung had granted me an interview at a function in London early this year during my studies.Mr. Dalung told me that the Peace [...]

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