Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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    Democracy without democrats

Democracy without democrats

BY EDWARD T. DIBIANAA tale was told about a once very powerful Principal Officer of the National Assembly, who led a delegation of a major political party from Abuja to conduct a senatorial primary in Anambra state in 2014.  This supposed democrat with many years of legislative experience, who ought to show example of how to promote democracy, especially internal [...]

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    NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business

NPA, Apapa roads and how to run government business

BY BABATOLA OKEAs a long-standing player in Nigeria’s Maritime space I have watched the traffic gridlock along the Apapa axis progressively deteriorate and grow into the colossal national embarrassment over the years. Since I started conducting business in the Apapa Area in 1998, access roads into that part of Lagos have never been anything that reflect the revenue that the country [...]

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    Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

BY OKE UMURHOHWOIt was another test on African’s preference for democratic tenets but South Africa didn't disappoint. The coastline nation held its parliamentary election on 8thMay, 2019and its outcome have left a relishing experience.This came amid growing concern on the trajectory of democracy on the continent over rampant manipulations and high level of interference that distort leadership choices. From Algeria to [...]

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    Nigeria, not an oil producing economy

Nigeria, not an oil producing economy

BY FOLAWIYO KAREEM OLAJOKU It has long being said that oil is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy and often times, the budget of Nigeria is prepared in line with benchmark from the sale of the nation’s crude but according to a recent study by Afrinvest, a leading investment banking firm stated that, Nigeria is not an oil producing country but a [...]

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    Kunle Lawal was a Lagos bonafide, not from Ibadan

Kunle Lawal was a Lagos bonafide, not from Ibadan

BY OLAWALE LAWAL Professor Olakunle Abdul-Rasheed Lawal would have been 60 years old but he died on December 24, 2013, at the unripe age of 54; nevertheless he lived his life, re-treaded his rather obscure early life to an exemplar of natural human renaissance. He was a teacher, a politician, a commissioner in Lagos and a professor of history, in that [...]

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    Beware of China’s new colonialism 

Beware of China’s new colonialism 

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    Enugu airport downgrade, a pursuit of vendetta against southeast

Enugu airport downgrade, a pursuit of vendetta against southeast

BY FIDEL OKOROIt is grossly uncharitable to link the patriotic efforts of Distinguished Senator Stella Oduah in revamping and upgrading Akanu Ibiam airport in Enugu to international standards, while she was minister of aviation, to the planned closure/downgrade of the important facility by the current minister of aviation.Senator Oduah undertook the task of executing the upgrade of Akanu Ibiam airport [...]

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    The threat to shut Enugu airport is suspicious

The threat to shut Enugu airport is suspicious

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI For sometimes now, one has been wondering, what actually is the problem the present federal government of Nigeria has with people of the Southeast? Why is it that any little case that could take dialogue and humane understanding to resolve, between federal government and the region, the federal government jumps immediately at taking draconic decisions that would [...]

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    Nigerian elections: A history and a loss of memory

Nigerian elections: A history and a loss of memory

BY UGO JIM-NWOKO When in December 2011, yours sincerely had an opportunity of a lifetime to visit Israeli museum built in memory of the victims of the holocaust in Europe during the Second World War, our tour guide said the place was built to remember the victims and to ensure it does not happen again. It therefore presupposes a national commitment [...]

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    Tony Momoh: A renaissance man turns 80

Tony Momoh: A renaissance man turns 80

BY MACK OGBAMOSAIn the annals of professionalism, only a few people have been able to successfully combine many disciplines. Prince Tony Momoh, who is now 80 years old, is one of them.He has made giant strides not only as a journalist but also as a lawyer, teacher, writer and politician.In fact, many of us in the journalism profession who had [...]

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    Of Kwara and Saraki’s praise-singers

Of Kwara and Saraki’s praise-singers

BY RAFIU AJAKAYEThe last few weeks have seen a spike in efforts in the media to burnish the image of Nigeria's senate president Bukola Saraki. This comes a few weeks before Saraki settles down for life after nearly two decades in various public offices as special assistant to the president, governor and senator.Perhaps the image-laundering is needed more than ever [...]

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    Why Buhari must choose between Kogi people and Yahaya Bello

Why Buhari must choose between Kogi people and Yahaya Bello

BY GEORGE OYEDEPOThe game of politics is always changing and it always boils down to interests. This is why politicians are considered untrustworthy, shifty and dodgy. When politicking candidates are given allowance as politicians, immediately they win, the allowance goes and nobody accepts their politicking anymore. They have become government who must not twist or turn and who must be [...]

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    Four reasons for optimism on economic inclusion in Nigeria

Four reasons for optimism on economic inclusion in Nigeria

BY JOE ABAH, NATE BOURNS, AND BRIGIT HELMSViewed in isolation, statistics on the Nigerian economy paint a bleak picture. Having emerged from the 2017 recession, Nigeria is growing at an anemic 1.5 to 1.9 percent per year—against population growth of 2.6 percent. Nigeria is one of the few countries in the world where poverty has worsened—90 million of its citizens [...]

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    Is INEC’s certificate of return for sale?

Is INEC’s certificate of return for sale?

BY MATHEW AIGBOVOWith the recent issuance of a certificate of return to billionaire politician, Prince Ned Nwoko of Delta North Senatorial District by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), despite a pending appeal before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, and having been served a stay of execution on the judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja, it is clear [...]

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    Bulkachuwa, integrity is everything

Bulkachuwa, integrity is everything

BY ERAHODU OSEGHALEI have taken pains to go through the speech delivered by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, President of the Court of Appeal and chairman of the five-man Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, at the inaugural sitting of the tribunal. The learned justice made a lot of sense.In the speech, she assured us, among other things, that "the Court of Appeal will [...]

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    Putting square pegs in square holes

Putting square pegs in square holes

BY KEEM ABDULSometime in 2017, the United Nations through its Economic and Social Council sought for taxation experts from across the world to sit on its committee to proffer solutions to issues on international taxation and cooperation. In August of that year, Antonio Guteress, Secretary General of the United Nations told the world that they had been able to get [...]

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