Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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    The bare-faced lies, fallacies against Osinbajo

The bare-faced lies, fallacies against Osinbajo

BY ORITSEWUMI ADOLORI started following Vice President Osinbajo closely in my last year in University before I returned home in 2016. His speech at the 50th Anniversary of the civil war that I listened to on YouTube. It convinced me that we have a leader in him. Whenever a news item comes up on him, I investigate it. I have [...]

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    The implication of server controversy on Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The implication of server controversy on Bayelsa, Kogi elections

BY MOSHOOD ISAHBarely four months to the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states and with the controversy of over the usage of server hovering over the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the commission may just remain in a fix on possibility of using a server for the upcoming Governorship elections. Although the court has taken a decision on permission [...]

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    Can Mr President speak English?

Can Mr President speak English?

BY SEHINDE OMONIYIThe on-going Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to observers of the events since the 2019 elections and its fall-out, has not in any way come short of the dramatics that has now become an integral part of the country’s democracy. The intrigues are as varied as the different dramatis personae involved in the matter.Keeping to the schedule of the [...]

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    Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

Green architecture and sustainable economic growth in Nigeria

BY SAMER  ZODYou don't need a green roof, a vertical garden or a green wall to live in a green building. Climate change will not destroy the Earth. The planet will go on for millions of years, long after human life has expired but climate change, however, can destroy the species of life on Earth that cannot adapt fast enough to [...]

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    Ruga settlements: Our hope, our fear

Ruga settlements: Our hope, our fear

BY GIDADO YUSHAU SHUAIB Incontrovertibly, the recently suspended Ruga Settlement project was an initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The rationale behind such project was to help eliminate the age-long practice of open grazing of cattle by Fulani pastoralists, which has been the cannon fodder for farmer-herder clashes. Shortly after the announcement of the program, different shades of opinion sprout into the [...]

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    Expanding the tax base in Nigeria

Expanding the tax base in Nigeria

BY TUNDE ESANA constant refrain of tax administrations in Nigeria is the low tax to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio of approximately 6.1% as opposed to the 44.6% obtainable in France, 39% in the United Kingdom and 11.5% in “lowly” Burkina Faso.It is constantly a source of lamentation that tax revenue should contribute such low figure to the revenue basket [...]

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    The promised land of Ruga: A time bomb

The promised land of Ruga: A time bomb

BY MIRIAM SHEHUFor those familiar with the Holy Scriptures, the idea of a Promised Land was a significant component of the migration of the Jews from the land of Egypt. It was a migration anchored on the promise of a land flowing with milk and honey. For the promise of this land to materialise, it simply meant that the previous [...]

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    Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

Nigeria’s enlightenment era should start now

BY NDIDI UWECHUE   Given all the killings, terrorism, violence and insecurity happening in Nigeria, and add to it systemic corruption, I have taken it upon myself, as my patriotic duty, to guide citizens, particularly young people, so that they can make the best choices at this time of increasing chaos and turmoil.Citizens ought to develop an interest in the way [...]

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    Christianity in Nigeria: Irrelevance looms

Christianity in Nigeria: Irrelevance looms

BY ZIKEYI JOHNChristianity in Nigeria, on the evidence of filled church pews and mega-crusades, each heaving with millions of worshippers at any given time, appear to be in rude health. The perception of the faith being in robust health finds expression in statements such as “the Devil is a liar”, “the gates of Hell shall not prevail” and “the Kingdom [...]

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    A freedom from hate

A freedom from hate

BY NUHU RIBADUI thank the management of the Pace-Setters College Abuja for the opportunity to interact with the graduating students and other students of this College.It is in conversations between generations like this that the young ones benefit from the experience of the aged. And it is said that the old are only wise because they have lived the life [...]

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    A welcome end to Unilorin ASUU crisis

A welcome end to Unilorin ASUU crisis

BY KUNLE AKOGUNAccord Concordia! That’s how the flamboyant Second Republic politician, the bombastic K. O. Mbadiwe, of blessed memory, would have described Wednesday, July 3rd 2019’s landmark move towards resolving the almost 20 years old feud between the University of Ilorin Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Union’s national body. Following series of fruitful consultations between [...]

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    Re: Makinde’s populism and sustainability

Re: Makinde’s populism and sustainability

BY LATI ABAYOMIThe piece by Yinka Olaitan opens by referring to Governor Seyi Makinde’s victory in the recently concluded 2019 governorship election in Oyo State as a stroke of luck, driven mainly by the fact that former governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi “stepped on sacred toes.” However, the margin of victory suggests otherwise.To understand this point further, one needs to look [...]

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    Rwanda on a path to the top

Rwanda on a path to the top

BY NOSA IYAMU Twenty-five years after Rwanda lost over a million lives in genocide, the East African country is on a fast track to the top, rising above its challenges and rebuilding both its economy and its pride as a nation.Just two and a half decades after witnessing one of the world’s most devastating atrocities, Rwanda is on the path to [...]

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    Buhari’s cabinet and youth inclusion

Buhari’s cabinet and youth inclusion

BY IBRAHIM FARUK Over the past five years, youth inclusion in democratic processes has gained global attention, buoyed largely by the emergence of young leaders across the world. In Nigeria, the Not Too Young To Run Movement addressed a major impediment to youth inclusion in the electoral process with the passage of the Not Too Young To Run (age reduction) bill. [...]

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    El-Rufai wrong on south developing while north is backward

El-Rufai wrong on south developing while north is backward

BY BABAFEMI OJUDUI love reading my friend Mallam El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State. You may not always agree with him. You may not like his style. Some even think he talks too much. But here is a man who is passionate about Nigeria, and about governance. He fears no foe and he says and do what he believes in.I [...]

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    Why doctors are leaving Nigeria and how the problem can be fixed

Why doctors are leaving Nigeria and how the problem can be fixed

BY OLAYINKA STEPHEN ILESANMI Brain drain is a major challenge facing the Nigerian health system, leading to a dramatic reduction in the number of doctors in the country. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Nigeria is one of the three leading African sources of foreign-born physicians.Doctors leave for a variety of reasons depending on where they are in [...]

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