Thursday, July 19, 2018

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    Addressing calculated misconceptions about Executive Order No. 6

Addressing calculated misconceptions about Executive Order No. 6

 BY ABIODUN AIKOMOIn line with the manifesto of the ruling APC, President Muhammadu Buhari has since assuming Office in May 2015 been committed to the fight against corruption as one of the major policies of his administration.On 5th July 2018, the President issued Executive Order No. 6 on the Preservation of Suspicious Assets Connected with Corruption ("PEO") in furtherance of the [...]

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    Of forged certificates, criminal political class and docile citizenry

Of forged certificates, criminal political class and docile citizenry

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    Celebration of RCCG’s Mummy GO at 70

Celebration of RCCG’s Mummy GO at 70

Pastor Foluke Adenike Adeboye, fondly called Mummy GO, was born on Tuesday, July 13, 1948, to the family of Jacob Adelusi Adeyokunnu in Ilesha, Osun state.Today she is 70 years old, and members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) around the world are celebrating the moment with joy and thanksgiving for the life of the humble and hardworking [...]

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    Social media, fake news and 2019 elections

Social media, fake news and 2019 elections

BY DEEN ADAVIZEThe rapidly evolving technology and the changing media landscape have reshaped communication mechanism to be instant, participatory, and global in scale. This modern communication platform has afforded large majority of people to communicate effortlessly with wider audience. Developing events around the world can now be tracked on the go. Social media has brought a lot of developments to humanity.It [...]

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    Foretelling the outcome of Ekiti governorship election

Foretelling the outcome of Ekiti governorship election

BY OMOSHOLA DEJI Democracy is basically the right of the governed to elect who governs. The people of Ekiti State, Southwest, Nigeria, would troop out on July 14 to elect who’ll govern them for the next four years. Over 30 candidates are running, but the election is ostensibly a two-horse race between Dr. John Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    TRIBUTE: Ciroma and our national development philosophy

TRIBUTE: Ciroma and our national development philosophy

BY MOUFTAH BABA-AHMED“Whatever you are going to do, make sure that the common man is the focus”. These were the parting words to us, from Mallam Adamu Ciroma, the morning he honoured us at the Abuja Policy Dialogue Series (APDS) Hut, in Garki, earlier this year. May Allah rest him in AlJannah, amin.That cool and agreeable mid harmattan Saturday morning, [...]

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    Merchants in the temple and the future of “CAN”

Merchants in the temple and the future of “CAN”

BY FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI“Give me a man – one man, One mighty prophet of the Lord,Whose heart is touched by the heavens’ fire, And I will give peace on earth, Bought with a prayer and not a sword.”(George Liddel, quoted in J. Oswald Sander’s “Spiritual Leadership” (1967).We begin our present article with the following rhetorical questions: ‘Now that Christian Association [...]

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    The buck stops at your desk, Buhari

The buck stops at your desk, Buhari

BY FEMI AKOMOLAFE “The buck stops here" is a phrase that was popularized by U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who kept a sign with that phrase on his desk in the Oval Office. The phrase refers to the notion that the President has to make the decisions and accept the ultimate responsibility for those decisions.” -The TakeitBack (Sowore2019) Movement strongly [...]

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    Ekiti 2018: I nominate Fayemi

Ekiti 2018: I nominate Fayemi

BY MICHAEL OPEYEMI BAMIDELEThis is a short message to the people of Ekiti State.To begin with, I want to express my utmost gratitude to all of you for your support and prayers since the unfortunate incidentof Friday, 1st of June 2018 when I suffered multiple gunshot injuries.The massive show of support by well-meaning Ekiti sons and daughters which has cut [...]

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    Nigeria: Emerging third force

Nigeria: Emerging third force

BY FEMI AKOMOLAFE Nigerians are a case study in paradoxes. Back home, the 180 or so millions of them can hardly agree on anything. They bicker about almost everything from religion to ethnicity to revenue sharing to appointments of state officials.Agitators for restructuring the country appear hell-bent to tear it apart with Old-Testament fury. However, put a few Nigerians together [...]

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    The importance of mainstreaming advocacy communication for citizens

The importance of mainstreaming advocacy communication for citizens

BY NWACHUKWU AGWU AND CHAMBERS UMEZULIKE At a time when many researchers lament the deterioration in the quality of democracy and accountability in Nigeria, part of the reason governance has failed is lack of committed advocates. The central question is what is advocacy and how can advocacy enhance the performance of political establishments in Nigeria?In democracies, development agenda do not fall [...]

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    Burning questions on the returned Abacha Loot

Burning questions on the returned Abacha Loot

BY AYIBAKURO MATTHEWOver the last week or so, there has been heightened interest amongst Nigerians about the use of the most recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot.  The questions raised around the issue include the choice of using the money for the conditional cash transfer programme of the Federal Government, the choice of states benefitting from the programme, the usefulness [...]

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    Nigeria: A pothole of ironies

Nigeria: A pothole of ironies

Here is a unique picture sourced from a Facebook page that goes by the name “Correct Bro”. It is a made in Nigeria pothole, it is so unique that it gives an image of the map of Nigeria.  Even our potholes are in solidarity!It was such a blessed sight that have been sent to remind us that it's not just [...]

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    Wanted in Oke Mosan: A thinking cap

Wanted in Oke Mosan: A thinking cap

BY ADEOLU OYEKAN Dresses are matters of personal choice. Sometimes, they reflect our personal values such as simplicity, ostentation, moderation, etc. At other times they could be deployed to mislead, especially when it involves politics, as it has increasingly become these days. Beyond building brands, politicians dress sometimes to convey a message, whether truly meant or not. Most important though, is [...]

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    Not Too Young To Run: From a hashtag to a law

Not Too Young To Run: From a hashtag to a law

BY CHIMEZIE ANAJAMAIt was a momentous joy on 30th May, 2018, when President Buhari finally assented to the NotTooYoungToRun bill, passed into law by National Assembly after it went round the houses of assembly of the 36 states of the federation where more than two-third voted in favour of it.When the #NotTooyoungToRun surfaced sometime in 2011 on social media, many [...]

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    Celebrating John Momoh

Celebrating John Momoh

BY KESTER OSAHENYEToday I am celebrating a rare Nigerian, influential, cerebral, and yet humble, someone with a generous heart, a quintessential broadcaster, a media entrepreneur, administrator and philanthropist, this is no other person but Mr. John Olatchy Momoh. The President and CEO of Channels Television, the President of the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria, the Chairman of Broadcaster Organisation of [...]

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