Thursday, July 18, 2019

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    Good mum, bad mum

Good mum, bad mum

BY EFE OMORDIA Some years back, while on an official assignment, I found myself in the same location with a group of "gentlemen" who were having a good laugh at the expense of an absent female who really wanted to get married to a friend of the narrator i.e. the person supplying his colleagues the info. This is how it played [...]

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    Buhari’s second term: Matters arising

Buhari’s second term: Matters arising

BY CARL UMEGBORO President Muhammadu Buhari on 29 May, 2019 took oath of office for his second term following his victory at the recent polls. The first tenure tagged ‘Change’ was characterized by some stringent policies including banning of a number of commodities especially agricultural produce to boost local productions. As a result, many businesses suffered. Likewise, all monetary dealings in [...]

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    ‘Comrade’ Aisha Buhari: Beyond the other room

‘Comrade’ Aisha Buhari: Beyond the other room

BY OKE UMURHOHWO Sometime in 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari sparked a controversy when his comment downplayed the potentials of women and gave the impression that the seclusion of a man's house is the place most suitable place for them. The president had shocked his audience, including his host, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany when he said "I don't know which party my [...]

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    Nigeria’s identity and multi-culturalism crisis in search of deep healing

Nigeria’s identity and multi-culturalism crisis in search of deep healing

BY PELUMI  OLAJENGBESI Two days ago, we marked the commemoration of the outbreak of the Civil War in Nigeria between 1967 and 1970, a three year internecine war which evidenced the single greatest bloodshed and loss of life ever recorded in our national life. That it came less than a decade into the life of the newly independent Nigeria is a [...]

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    Kwara: Major takeaways from AbdulRazaq’s moment in office

Kwara: Major takeaways from AbdulRazaq’s moment in office

BY ABDULLAHI AHMADIf there was any state where many commentators had expected instant roll back of certain actions or policies of the previous government, Kwara State probably ranked first on the list. And not only are there many things some people might rightly expect immediate 'punitive actions' on, the new Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has a huge political capital to pursue [...]

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    Nigeria, wake up before it’s too late

Nigeria, wake up before it’s too late

BY BENZAK UZUEGBY Rather than being our brothers’ keepers, we are our brothers’ killers. We have essentially become our worst enemies.I watched a fascinating video sent to me via WhatsApp a few days ago. Locked in battle in the Savannah plain were two male impalas in their prime. The aim was to win the right to mate with the females who [...]

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    Why the letter of Okorocha’s spokesman lacks relevance

Why the letter of Okorocha’s spokesman lacks relevance

BY EKENE BOB-EKECHUKWUI just read the piece dated 27/5/19 on the above subject written by Sam Onwuemedo the retiring Chief Press Secretary to the retiring Governor Rochas Okorocha. Ordinarily I wouldn't have commented on the write-up if it hadn't emanated from the author. Therefore, for the purposes of putting issues in the right perspective, I will comment.Brother Sam Onwuemedo who [...]

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    Open letter to Ihedioha

Open letter to Ihedioha

BY SAM ONWUEMEODOI write with Sincerity. Sincerity of purpose. I write with concern. I write with high sense of humility. I write with agape love. I write to you as an Imo man. I write as a media Practitioner. I am not writing as an Aronta man or as an Mbutu man, Or as an Mbaise man. I am also [...]

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    Fayemi: Continuing with the pre-primary issues

Fayemi: Continuing with the pre-primary issues

BY SAM OLUWALANAThere is no contest without a winner so says the popular saying. The governorship primary election of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) that produced the incumbent Governor of the state, Dr Kayode Fayemi, was one of the most contested primaries in the country going by the number of Aspirants that came out to participate in the exercise. It [...]

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    Concerns of her excellency, the wife of the president on Social Investments Programme

Concerns of her excellency, the wife of the president on Social Investments Programme

BY ISMAEEL AHMED The Social Investment Programmes is presently rounding off its First Phase of Operations, and the National Social Investment Office has been organising a series of programmes to highlight the achievements of the SIPs in the past three (3) years since its implementation 2016-2019.Just last week, we held a World Press Conference at the State House Auditorium where we, [...]

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    APC: Party of the Muslim, by the Muslim, for the Muslim?

APC: Party of the Muslim, by the Muslim, for the Muslim?

BY ODIDI OMOAKAIt is reasonable to conclude that whenever the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds up the mirror to look at itself, the image that comes up is that of a once-in-an-age progressive entity created to remedy our national defects. Hard evidence, however, declines to support this distorted image. By 11 June, if the ruling party’s desire comes to fruition, [...]

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    Adewura’s death: What’s the value of the Nigerian life?

Adewura’s death: What’s the value of the Nigerian life?

BY DAMILOLA FAUSTINOAfter social media messages surfaced on May 15 that beautiful and recent graduate of the University of Lagos, Adewura Lateefa Bello, had gone missing along the Cement/Iyana Ipaja axis of the centre of excellence, hundreds of Nigerians contributed their likes, retweets and comments to make the message go viral and it sure did.Sadly, social media has become a [...]

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    Had M.A Abubakar listened to  Dogara

Had M.A Abubakar listened to Dogara

BY TURAKI HASSAN“Our people have witnessed bad leadership, especially in the ‎last eight years. It will be a disaster if we do not save this situation.”These were the exact words prophetically uttered by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on December 10, 2015, when the outgoing governor of Bauchi State, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, visited [...]

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    Child rights law and our unsafe future

Child rights law and our unsafe future

BY TOPE AKINYODE“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” — Mahatma Ghandi.Because human rights belong to each person, one may hastily pontificate that child rights are subsumed in human rights. Although children are human beings, human rights [...]

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    Dapsy: A reporter’s encounters with a man of unusual courage

Dapsy: A reporter’s encounters with a man of unusual courage

BY WAHAB GBADAMOSIIt was a few minutes to midnight. Then, the folks who man the rail lines between Maryland and Washington had slammed the access to the train station against late night commuters. “WG," he said casually, "let’s go”. He picked his car key and a 40-minute journey was underway. Some not too disapproving smile panned the sitting room.What if [...]

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    At the death of meteors

At the death of meteors

BY FEMI KEHINDEWilliam Shakespeare, perhaps the greatest English poet and playwright, in his epic play- Macbeth, looking melancholic and distraught, as a result of the death of lady Macbeth, had soliloquized- “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools. The [...]

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