Monday, August 21, 2017

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    A robust economy under Jonathan

A robust economy under Jonathan

BY OLA SUNDAY The socio-political situation in Nigeria has called for an overview to offer an insight into the true state of the nation. Regardless of what politicians and public office holders are peddling in the media about the economy, the fact remains that it is the citizenry who are better positioned to evaluate governance based on their own economic realities. [...]

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    Buhari’s supposedly rented crowd

Buhari’s supposedly rented crowd

By Baba Grumpy I joined my first demonstration as a Fresh Jambite in University.  I was seduced by the charms of Omoyele Sowore, now of the Sahara Reporters Parish but then a very active member of UNILAG Student Union.I was also taken in by the righteous fervor of Tai Solarin and his Ebony Magazine tale and all the articles I read [...]

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    Buhari: Is the honeymoon still on?

Buhari: Is the honeymoon still on?

BY OGUNDANA ROTIMI In spite of the failing campaign promises, after over 50% into the administration and 104 days in London on a medication vacation for an undisclosed illness, Muhammadu Buhari, the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, returned to the country where he has been since 7th May 2017, to a rosy reception.That was the fourth time President Buhari [...]

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    Ethnic rivalry: The perilous road we once travelled needs to be abandoned

Ethnic rivalry: The perilous road we once travelled needs to be abandoned

BY SHEYI BABAEKO"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes [...]

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    Not-too-young-to-run bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

Not-too-young-to-run bill: A challenge to the Nigerian youth

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHOREThe time of youth is the best time of one’s life; the peak period when purpose should be chased and dreams fulfilled. It is however a parody that according to reports 73% of young people are restricted from running for office even when eligible to vote,  and 51% of the population are under 30 years, but only 2% [...]

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    ASUU strike: Beginning of greater suffering?

ASUU strike: Beginning of greater suffering?

BY ELVIS OGAH Historically speaking, but not really definite, the Plebeians (members of the lower social class) in ancient Rome holds the record of inventing strike action. Their very first strike action tagged "the general strike of the plebeians” occurred because they saw with indignation how their friends, who had often served the state bravely in the legions, were savagely chained [...]

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    Classical conditioning as a potent political strategy

Classical conditioning as a potent political strategy

BY LAWAL TEMITAYOPolitics is a serious business. Lots of efforts, monies and exchanges go into it. Ideally, it’s meant to secure political leadership for the people but, paradoxically, a number of people stop breathing, especially during electioneering process, because of what we merely call a game.In essence, it’s really important for the citizens to not only be concerned, but impassionate [...]

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    NGO BILL: Another disturbing evidence of closing spaces in Nigeria

NGO BILL: Another disturbing evidence of closing spaces in Nigeria

BY VICTORIA OHAERI  In March 2016, I was part of a group of independent legal experts that joined Sierra Leonean civil society organizations (CSOs) to engage (Sierra Leonean) state officials in a dialogue around an NGO policy designed to enlarge governmental powers to regulate, monitor the funding and operation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups operating in the country.Among [...]

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    PMB: Remain and restore

PMB: Remain and restore

BY SUNDAY ATTAHIt was a reassuring sight, the image of President Muhammad Buhari receiving his media team at the Abuja House in London led by the minister for Information, Lai Mohammed.The president who looked cheerful and boisterous, shaking hands and dropping few banters with his aides has proven that not only is he in a good health condition but that [...]

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    Bolanle Ambode: A profile in humility

Bolanle Ambode: A profile in humility

BY IDOWU AJANAKU“Man is never as tall as when he kneels before God; never so great, as when he humbles himself before Him. And the man who kneels to God can stand up to anything” -Louis EvansInspiring. Instructive. Food-for-thought. Those words kept reeling round my mental horizon, as one delved deep into the compelling persona of none other than the [...]

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    Essence of Buratai’s fresh shadows in north-east

Essence of Buratai’s fresh shadows in north-east

BY NKECHI ODOMACertainly, most Nigerians are amazed by recent resurgence of erratic suicide bomb attacks and abductions in the north-east. The ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the country had almost screeched to a halt, with the Nigerian army launching clearance operations in the region to cleanse villages and communities of remnants of fleeing terrorists, before the enemies appeared in another style.Nigerians [...]

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    New Premier League season preview

New Premier League season preview

By Baba Grumpy After watching a few pre season games this time last year, I was bold enough to say Manchester City and Manchester United were not going to win the league last season. You might want to read my write up before the start of last season here - http://babagrumpy.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/manchester-united-manchester-city-will.htmlI got a few things right and some very wrong. For [...]

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    Pantami’s exploits at NITDA

Pantami’s exploits at NITDA

BY SIMON ONMEJEFor 10 years after its establishment, the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) remained a sleepy agency. But under a determined management, the agency conquered the peculiar and strangulating odds in Nigeria to impressively place the country on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ladder in just one year.By ensuring the visibility of ICT application and safety [...]

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    The scorned bride

The scorned bride

BY  NWAMAKA OKOYE In Nigeria, when a woman gets married, the substance of her paternal home often influences the type of treatment she receives from her husband and his family. If she comes from an affluent, powerful home, she is likely to be treated with more deference than if she comes from a poor home in which her husband is probably [...]

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    On the senate, ports and revenue leakages

On the senate, ports and revenue leakages

BY CHUKWUDI OBI One is constrained to join issues with Mr Yahaya Sadique, a Kaduna based Nigerian over an article authored by him and published article in THISDAY. The article entitled “The Senate, Ports and revenue leakages” published on page 14 of the Tuesday, August 8 edition of the paper is to say, the least a disservice to the cause of truth.Although it [...]

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    Confusion or confederation?

Confusion or confederation?

BY TOLA ADENIYI We are talking of Confederation based on the current 6 regional zones which the Abacha government bequeathed to Nigeria and some people are talking of something totally irrelevant to the end goal. We are talking of a peaceful political solution that will terminate the humongous funds being currently squandered on cost of governance and the so-called National Assembly [...]

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