Saturday, September 22, 2018

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    No, el-Rufai, you got it wrong on 8th senate

No, el-Rufai, you got it wrong on 8th senate

BY DEMOLA REWAJUThe Governor of Kaduna State, Elrufai , was recently quoted as saying that the 8th senate under the leadership of the Dr Bukola Saraki, is the worst in Nigeria. But before we dispel those allegations, let us give a background to this recent comments by the Governor.I mean it is not news that the Governor and one of [...]

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    Patrice Lumumba @93: A model leader and martyr Africa needs today

Patrice Lumumba @93: A model leader and martyr Africa needs today

BY FRANCIS OBORJI“For this independence of the Congo, although being proclaimed today by agreement with Belgium, an amicable country, with which we are on equal terms, no Congolese worthy of the name will ever be able to forget that it was by fighting that it has been won, a day-to-day fight, an ardent and idealistic fight, a fight in which [...]

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    Ending female genital mutilation is an advocacy for all

Ending female genital mutilation is an advocacy for all

BY EKENE ODIGWEIsatu grew up in Lagos but originally is from Maiduguri. The parents are of middle class but the grandmother who regularly visits is of the opinion that because Ahmed (the son) married an uncut woman (Marian), their generation is cursed and that Isatu will never marry or be fruitful, therefore at the age of 15 due to family pressure, [...]

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    Leadership by consensus: Legacy of Tambuwal as speaker, house of reps 

Leadership by consensus: Legacy of Tambuwal as speaker, house of reps 

BY ANSELM OKOLO Dateline: June 5, 2011. Location: Presidential Villa, Abuja and Wadata House headquarters of the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. A final nod had just been given on what the leadership of PDP, thought was a water tight marshal plan to usher in its anointed candidate, Hon Mulikat Akande from Oyo state as the 12th Speaker of the [...]

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    The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

The UN obsession with Nelson Mandela and not Winnie?

FRANCIS ANEKWE OBORJI“When I turn on my radio, when I hear that negroes have been lynched in America, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when I turn on my radio, when I learn that Jews have been insulted, mistreated, persecuted, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when, finally [...]

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    Election by numbers: What the data says about #EkitiDecides2018

Election by numbers: What the data says about #EkitiDecides2018

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUThe 2018 Gubernatorial election for Ekiti state was conducted on July 14, 2017, with Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) winning the election ahead of Kolapo Olusola (Eleka) the incumbent deputy governor of the PDP.The election was particularly tensed as the theatrics of the outgoing governor Ayodele Fayose with claims of intimidation was [...]

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    Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

Vulnerability and the art of conversation: Between a SARS arrest and a street fight

BY TOYE SOKUNBILagos is often depicted as a lawless city of faceless crimes on the front pages. And don't get me wrong, Lagos is scary. But that's because everything is transactional, so everyday interactions seem to be plagued with the potential for gain and the fear of loss.What the news won’t tell you is that the possibility of getting [...]

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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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