Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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    The first place to fight corruption in Nigeria is at the airports

The first place to fight corruption in Nigeria is at the airports

BY SAMUEL GETACHEW I was recently in Lagos to attend an event hosted by The Tony Elemulu Foundation. It was my first-time visiting the continent’s most populous nation and one of its most important. Nigeria, like a number of African nations, suffers a perception that is corrupt and sadly and something that is in its “national culture” as prominent American General Colin [...]

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    This disappointment called President Buhari

This disappointment called President Buhari

BY JONAH OBAJEUN In December 2014, yours sincerely consulted its archive to reel out his creative prophesies about the crumbling house of clay of the PDP and the sweeping effect of the just amalgamated opposition – APC.In the preamble to that archival literal resurgence, I wrote that the treatise was premised on the threshold of APC’s amalgamation – a conglomeration of angry [...]

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    2019: Will Plateau return to Egypt?

2019: Will Plateau return to Egypt?

BY SUNDAY THOMASThese are very auspicious times. For states under induced violence and killings, there is every need to tramp with caution, because the political scavengers are back. They are on the prowl, enriched in more tricks and deceptions in the quest for power.Leadership of any state in Nigeria is quite difficult. It has enormous responsibilities. Governors battle seen and [...]

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    Budget: No Mr. President, blame yourself not national assembly

Budget: No Mr. President, blame yourself not national assembly

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    WAEC noise over, those behind certificate saga should craft another tale

WAEC noise over, those behind certificate saga should craft another tale

BY EDE-ANYA GEORGEThere has been much fury in the clan of PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition. Drily voices vibrated in consuming chants; there were ruckus hullaballoos or inexplicable excitement in the opposition camp everywhere. They were demanding President Muhammadu’s Buhari’s secondary school certificate. So, tongues meaninglessly wagged in haughty ambience.Similarly in 2014, when President Buhari as the then main opposition presidential [...]

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    Rex Onuorah on building homes for diaspora-based Nigerians

Rex Onuorah on building homes for diaspora-based Nigerians

BY MITTERAND OKORIEOne of Nigeria’s most promising real estate company, Asilarex Properties, has simplified life for many Nigerians in the diaspora with respect to owning properties back home. Founded and owned by Rex Onuorah, Asilarex Properties, although headquartered in Enugu, operates from its Europe and American offices. In this enthralling interview, Rex offers rare insights into the Nigerian real estate [...]

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    Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

BY CHINEDU ASADUIn September 2015, the global community agreed at a United Nations general meeting to set up the 2030 global agenda as a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 global goals otherwise known as the sustainable development goals have a timeline of fifteen years for [...]

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    Obasanjo’s Caesarist tendencies

Obasanjo’s Caesarist tendencies

BY GBADEBO ADEAGBOHistory holds three approaches. The good and fascinating approach. The bad and cruel approach and Infact the most irrational- conjectural approach. The topic of the essay looks gloomy because, the event of Olusegun Obasanjo as a military warlord who has metamorphosed himself into political and economical relevance coincides with the late Roman empire war lord Julius Caesar. Even [...]

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    Many lies of the opposition against Buhari

Many lies of the opposition against Buhari

BY CHUKWUDI ENEKWECHIIn a bid to garner public support ahead of the 2019 general elections, some opposition elements have descended to the level of peddling lies against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. While it appears that the reason for denigrating the office of the President is to win the support of voters during elections, yet it is outright irresponsibility for the [...]

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    Celebrating Africa’s Fintech genius, John Obaro, at three score

Celebrating Africa’s Fintech genius, John Obaro, at three score

BY BEKEME MASADE For a man who would neither toot his own horn nor pay a trumpeter to sing his praises, it is not so surprising that John Obaro, Nigeria’s Fintech tycoon, recently reached the diamond age of 60 without creating a fuss about it. Obaro, the ‘Consummate Innovator’ who has used his ingenuity in software development to set Nigeria on [...]

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    Climate change: Are oil industries and fossil fuel to blame?

Climate change: Are oil industries and fossil fuel to blame?

BY ANNA KUCIRKOVAGlobal warming. Climate change. These terms are often used interchangeably. However, they have differing, distinct meanings. Global warming is the increase of mean temperatures on the Earth. Climate change affects ecosystems, habitats, and plant and animal life.As scientists have been searching for ways to combat both and one source of environmental change keeps coming up: the use of oil and [...]

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    In North Kivu, Ebola outbreak tests global emergency preparedness

In North Kivu, Ebola outbreak tests global emergency preparedness

BY RIDWAN SORUNKEWith two major outbreaks in 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak four years after a similar outbreak occurred in West Africa. The current outbreak — in DRC’s North Kivu Province — started days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an end to the outbreak in DRC’s Equateur Province. At 185 confirmed cases and 107 [...]

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    2019: Is the church for sale?

2019: Is the church for sale?

BY MONDAY AKOGWUI am a strong advocate for the unity of churches in Nigeria. This much I have highlighted in many forums in recent times. I am of the opinion that the church has a critical role to play in the entrenchment of good governance in any given society, Nigeria inclusive because everyone desires and talks about a change in [...]

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    Much ado about Buhari’s certificate

Much ado about Buhari’s certificate

BY PHILIP AGBESEElections are around the corner again. Politicians and political parties are scheming on how to take over power or how to retain power in places where they are in charge, and therefore political shenanigans, propaganda, lies, outright falsehoods and even hate speeches are all on the increase at this time.These are not the best times for those who [...]

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    Adeboye and FRCN: So, what was the conclusion?

Adeboye and FRCN: So, what was the conclusion?

BY IK MUOI wish to start with an apology to everybody in general and to nobody in particular. The apology is because I am exhuming something that had been settled last year but we all know that nothing is settled until it is rightly settled. That ‘something’ relates to the retirement or sacking of Pastor Adeboye sometimes ago, the sacking [...]

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    Peter Obi and the south-eastern Twitter

Peter Obi and the south-eastern Twitter

BY AYODELE OBAJEUNClassical historians are quick to point to the heartbeat of politics when spins are thrown up for political discourse. It is a settled fact, politics is organic with biological growth pattern – stunted, normal or stagnant. The dimensions in Nigeria which has grown into the Twitter space, is making fair political appraisal somewhat skewed depending on what feeds [...]

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