Friday, April 28, 2017

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    Oba Akiolu’s misconduct and threat to Yoruba unity

Oba Akiolu’s misconduct and threat to Yoruba unity

BY RAHAMA ONIKE  Since the video clip of the controversial encounter between Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi , the Ooni of Ife, and Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, went viral, there has been an outrage on social media. Some people have been taking advantage of the anomalous situation. After observing the trend for days, I feel it's time to lend my view [...]

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    Ooni of Ife v oba of Lagos: Matters arising

Ooni of Ife v oba of Lagos: Matters arising

BY OLATUNDE BAKAREYesterday, a video showing a mild drama between the Ooni of Ife and the Oba of Lagos surfaced online wherein the latter snubbed the courtesies extended to him by the former. I'm aghast by the public show of ridicule and disregard.What Oba Akiolu did is shameful and unworthy of royalty. That he even did that to the Ooni Adimula [...]

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    Abdulmumin Jibrin: The desperation of a Nigerian politician

Abdulmumin Jibrin: The desperation of a Nigerian politician

BY ADNAN MUKTAR TUDUNWADAI had wanted to write this article on Sunday, April 23 but I couldn't due to some tight schedules of a reporter, student leader and politician. I came back home that day late and exhausted. However, I deemed it necessary to fulfil this promise because I have been receiving a barrage of messages from readers, friends and [...]

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    When truth hurts infinitely

When truth hurts infinitely

 BY ANTHONY KOLAWOLENigerians resent truth. They abhor it and seek to cage it within the prisms of their crooked instincts. When President Muhammadu Buhari launched the national re-orientation campaigns for attitudinal change tagged #ChangeBeginsWithMe#, many Nigerians never saw the wisdom. But successive events are now illuminating the necessity of the campaigns.There is nothing good leadership at any level or institution [...]

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    Who will save Nigerians from fake news?

Who will save Nigerians from fake news?

BY OKEY IKOROHA Hope for Nigeria is a popular Facebook page among Nigerians with about 350,000 followers. A lot of paradoxes exist on the page. The name of the Facebook page is Hope for Nigeria but it is staunchly pro-Biafran, propagates anti-Buhari news stories and expectedly refers to Nigeria as a “zoo”.The profile picture is a patriotic moniker, Naija Till I [...]

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    100 years of promoting girls’ education in Africa and beyond

100 years of promoting girls’ education in Africa and beyond

BY VALERIE AMOS AND TOYIN SARAKI A Ghanaian proverb reads: “If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation”. Today, this small piece of wisdom is as true as ever.Educating girls, from primary through to tertiary education, is key to achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals, from improved health outcomes, [...]

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    Similitude of oligarchy in Palestine and Northern Nigeria

Similitude of oligarchy in Palestine and Northern Nigeria

BY OBI EBUKA ONOCHIE The land self-interest grows from shore to shore for fear that plenty should attain the poor – Lord Byron.Drunken in rage and hatred for the state of Israel, torn apart within by inordinate quest for power, wealth and relevance, the Palestinian people have remained puppets in Arab world. Every dictator and every terrorist in the Middle East [...]

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    The mindless attacks on Oloyede’s JAMB

The mindless attacks on Oloyede’s JAMB

BY MOSES AGWU The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has somehow managed to take time off churning out half-baked graduates as it savages the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) over reported failings in the mock test scheduled by the examination body. Its angst has nothing to do with the glitches that were caught in the test run of a [...]

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    Who will remind our police officers that they’re on salaries?

Who will remind our police officers that they’re on salaries?

BY ABIODUN SHOMOYEKnown for tactical disappearance when mostly needed and vehement aggression when extorting drivers, nothing defines misplacement of priority better than men of Nigeria’s Police Force (NPF). Their expected responsibility is not too difficult to comprehend; protect law and order, but Nigeria police officers have for years proven they are not ready to get that alone wedged in their [...]

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    The immorality of Buhari’s anti-corruption drive

The immorality of Buhari’s anti-corruption drive

SANI MOHAMMED UZAIRI There is a universal acclaim that apart from perhaps the modest contributions of Asiwaju Tinubu, President Buhari rode largely on the back of his putative integrity to power.Variously, he has been described as a no nonsense general, anti-corruption czar and a man whose predilection for social justice had earned him the disgust of the country’s dirty political power [...]

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    Corruption: A Lagos house is worth more than Obama’s earnings in 15 years

Corruption: A Lagos house is worth more than Obama’s earnings in 15 years

BY SAMUEL OSHO In this moment of unrestrained “whistle blowing” and utter repression of the faith that the future holds for the nation, I was grossly disturbed by the title of a book on its way for a rapturous launch by one of Nigeria’s most controversial Senators, Sen. Dino Melaye. The laughable book title, Antidotes for Corruption, only obliterates the last [...]

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    A tribute to Kika

A tribute to Kika

By Osobu S. Alexander The dust has foreverSettledEven in the primeTime When blossom theFlowerAnd glowing theSun... TestimoniesUn-defiledA young lipTraversing a BosomPath Leaping outThe universeThe toddlingSteamEvaporating Like theCloudAfter theRain When her saltAbout toSavourHer beesAbout toComb And her ray ofLight about toBeam and illuminateHer generation! Tears of familiesAnd folksRolling downThe cheeks haveFormed an oceanAt the jaw Dropping likeIce Yet not metabolicEnoughTo resurrect Dust; we were formedDust; we will formKika; where art thou?Your dust hasForever [...]

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    Children are dying

Children are dying

BY OGOCHUKWU PAUL When I read an article by US based online media Huffington Post on Nigeria being among other four countries as South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia where children die on a daily basis due to famine in the NorthEast region, I felt mixed emotions of sadness and compassion.Sadness because I knew that Nigeria has no business being among countries [...]

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    The dilemma of Buhari’s  change agenda

The dilemma of Buhari’s change agenda

BY SHEYI BABAEKOThe place of vision is so paramount and essential to every aspect of life, perhaps in an individual's personal life, that of a group or that of a nation in general.   Going by reports, statistics, and available records, President Muhammadu Buhari has been described as incorruptible leader with zero tolerance for corruption. It will therefore be easy to conclude [...]

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    The intrinsic failure of journalism in northern Nigeria

The intrinsic failure of journalism in northern Nigeria

HARUNA SALISU Journalism is known for speaking truth to power, holding leaders to account and ultimately serving as a bridge between the government and the governed.In northern Nigeria, the most troubled and backward region, this isn’t the case, particularly among some indigenous journalists. They rattle ignorance, poverty of ideas and dance to the tune of mischief-makers, public officials and whittle the [...]

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    Magu and the senate: Time to end the circus

Magu and the senate: Time to end the circus

BY PRINCE NWAEZEFor a while now, Nigerians have been bemused and worried at the same time by the seemingly unending circus that the nomination and senate confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become. President Muhammad Buhari's strong confidence in Magu is only rivalled by the Senate's disdain and contempt of him. As [...]

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April 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK310.50400.51338.25
LAGOS388497420
KANO387495417
PH390500420
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