Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

El-Rufai and the choice of his running mate

BY AMIRU HALILU"Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves." - George Gordon ByronA vigorous discourse about the nomination of Dr. Hadiza Balarabe by Governor Nasiru el-Rufai as his running mate has totally and completely dominated public sphere; aroused all sorts of extraneous debate about her faith by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat: A winning combination for Lagos

Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat: A winning combination for Lagos

BY FUNKE PHILLIPSOn November 4, 2018, Babajide Sanwo-Olu officially announced Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, a former Lagos Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, and earlier contender for the All Progressive Congress Lagos ticket, as his running mate for the 2019 Lagos Gubernatorial elections. The announcement birthed a strategic dream team equipped to usher Lagos into a new dispensation worthy of its [...]

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    The APC still remains the best option for Nigeria

The APC still remains the best option for Nigeria

BY VICTOR OBANOR OSAGBOUWAPresident Muhamadu Buhari has asked aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last conducted primaries to be faithful to the party. In the last few weeks, the president and the APC leadership met with governorship aspirants and aspirants for the House of Assembly in the APC. His message has been clear on why the [...]

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    Tinubu’s silence on LAUTECH crisis

Tinubu’s silence on LAUTECH crisis

BY SIKIRU AKINOLA Many would have thought the crises ravaging the Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, would have ended, especially with the appointment of former Lagos governor and national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as chancellor of the institution jointly owned by Osun and Oyo States. Many people, including students and staff of LAUTECH heaved [...]

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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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