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    My 2017/2018 Premier League season review

My 2017/2018 Premier League season review

In my preview of the 2017/18 season, I got something half wrong. I believed both Manchester United and Manchester City won’t win the Premier League.  I am glad that my prediction was at least half right. Having a team that dished up the most diabolical football you will ever see since Sam Allardyce’s Bolton, win zero trophies was a very good [...]

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    Who is afraid of Stella Oduah?

Who is afraid of Stella Oduah?

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    Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

BY TAIWO LAWRENCE ADEYEMIPrelude to the landing operations of the Allied Forces on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, in Normandy during World War II, General Dwight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower was the most powerful person on earth. He was the supreme commander of Allied Forces.The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located [...]

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    Situating Nigeria’s agric potential

Situating Nigeria’s agric potential

BY MARIAM MOHAMMED Recently, the Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, caused a buzz when he was shown visiting his expansive farm showcasing diverse crops including animal husbandry. The import of that media blitz of the Speaker’s is that the elite clearly understands that agriculture holds the key to sustainable development.Before Dogara’s, we are witnesses to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUFollowing the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs.The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    #MerciArsene — thank you for the memories Le Prof

#MerciArsene — thank you for the memories Le Prof

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    Liberia is bleeding

Liberia is bleeding

ALFRED P KIADIIThen come the nouveau riches donning gaudy costumes, acting like the new overlords in the wasteland. Masquerading with high-sounding phrases in a spectacle of empty braggadocio. Not aware of the fact that the leadership of the Homeland is a poisoned chalice meant to expose their bankruptcy to the stubborn people who have a bit of trust in them.They [...]

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    The health sector, corruption and medical tourism

The health sector, corruption and medical tourism

BY DAVID ADEYEYE As you read this, health workers in the country have been on an indefinite strike for weeks now, their issue? Same as always, in a nutshell, the government has refused to honor agreements entered into to better the lots of these health workers and the health sector at large.According to statistics, there are roughly 35,000 practicing resident doctors [...]

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    2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

BY EDWARD ONOJAWe are in May and the 2018 budget submitted to the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2017 is yet to be passed.In March, a desperate Buhari directed all ministries, departments and agencies of government to submit every detail of their budget to the national assembly, no matter how minute.The legislators had claimed they were [...]

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    2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

2019: Benue martyrs and Buhari’s last hurdle

BY EVARISTUS BASSEYI subscribe to a civil society coalition whose membership is drawn mostly from the North East. When UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance in Nigeria invited me and Ambassador Ahmed to a meeting in preparation for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region, to organize the CSOs, I suggested the creation of a [...]

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    Africa, it is time for a reset

Africa, it is time for a reset

VALENTINE WATURUOCHA It can be argued that the beginning of finding a solution to any problem is by first identifying clearly and unequivocally stating or recognising the problem. So, like they say a drunk or drug addict will first have to accept and admit their addiction before any realistic steps can be taken to wean them.So, we begin, shall we? - Ineffective, [...]

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    To those who destroyed our institutions, ‘Ajekun iya le e je’

To those who destroyed our institutions, ‘Ajekun iya le e je’

BY DAMILOLA BANJO Last Thursday, a director in a reputable non-governmental rights advocacy organization in Nigeria reached out to me. He was bitter about the perceived “victimization” of Senator Dino Melaye, the Kogi West lawmaker who would, at least, for the next five weeks, be cooling off his feet in police custody.The NGO director was so angry. “It’s victimization from [...]

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    #MerciArsene

#MerciArsene

Sad. Gut wrenching. Anger. Annoyed. Sleepless. Rage. Despondent. Looking for a silver lining. What ifs. All of these emotions I have experienced in the last few hours. Sad, anger and annoyed that there was no fairy tale. Raging that some fans will never let go. 10 seasons from now, they will still be scapegoating Arsene and whichever player catches their vile fancy. I want to say thank you to Arsene. You have [...]

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    Endemic system failure is our problem

Endemic system failure is our problem

BY AKINLOLU ADBULAZEEZ YES, we do have issues of endemic poverty, infrastructural deficiencies and security challenges across the polity. The mess we have found ourselves is caused by the elites across different Southern and Northern ethnic groups. Let us demand for a better Nigeria without profiling any ethnic group or region. Good and bad individuals cut across all ethnic groups. 'Judge [...]

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    Why FG should grant Ugwuanyi’s request on Air Peace maintenance facility at Enugu airport

Why FG should grant Ugwuanyi’s request on Air Peace maintenance facility at Enugu airport

BY UCHENNA NWUZO Although designated an international airport for years, the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, has never truly experienced any operational activities that correspond to that supposedly elite status. Despite the expressed willingness of a number of foreign airline operators to fly directly to Enugu given it is the destination of a significant percent of their passengers, there still seemed to [...]

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    Youth in agribusiness, President Buhari and opportunities in Nigeria

Youth in agribusiness, President Buhari and opportunities in Nigeria

BY AGBAJI CHINEDUAgribusiness can be seen as a science and practice of activities with backward and forward linkage related to production, processing, marketing and trade, distribution of raw and processed food, feed, fiber including the supply of inputs and service for these activities. In a developing country like Nigeria, agribusiness system with forward and backward linkages consists of the following [...]

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