Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Teenage female hysteria and the Tivs’ traditional beliefs

Teenage female hysteria and the Tivs’ traditional beliefs

BY BLESSING OLADUNJOYE Hysteria is a behaviour exhibiting overwhelming or unmanageable fear or emotional excess which could be anger, joy etc.It is more of a psychological disorder. The word 'hysteria' has its origin from the Greek word 'hysterikos', from hysteria womb, a notion that hysteria was peculiar to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus. It is generally believed that [...]

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    Defence of capital controls

Defence of capital controls

BY ADE ILEMOBADE ''Pragmatism is the view that considers practical consequences or real effects to be vital components of both meaning and truth. More simply, something is true only insofar as it works. It argues that the meaning of any concept can be equated with the conceivable operational or practical consequences of whatever the concept portrays'' -PhilosophybasicsPragmatic economic management can be define [...]

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    Maritime University: A tool for national development or prebend?

Maritime University: A tool for national development or prebend?

By Franklyn A. Nlerum Government is not synonymous with an administration or regime although in popular parlance, there is that assumption. Whereas administrations, in a democracy, can change in consequence of an election, a government remains the vehicle for driving the purposes of a state (country). In this wise, government is a continuum. Consequently, change of administration should not without more result in change in policy direction or [...]

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    What happened to one kobo?

What happened to one kobo?

By Emeka Chiakwelu The most effective indicator for measuring and evaluating the state of a country’s economy apart from GDP is the currency of a nation. Most countries of the world keep their foreign exchange reserve in dollar. United States dollar is the global currency of transaction and business dealings due to its effectiveness in retention of value and its ready convertibility.Nigeria has the ambition and [...]

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    The Boko Haram ‘founder’ in the midst of progressives

The Boko Haram ‘founder’ in the midst of progressives

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye "It is dangerous for politicians to joke with enemies while preparing for electoral contest. Enemies in politics plot evil against their opponents. Always be ahead of your opponents in evil. In politics, when you take an electoral decision and your opponents kicks, just know that the decision is detrimental to their interest. Maneuver your opponents, destroy them [...]

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    The futility of Buhari’s oil diplomacy

The futility of Buhari’s oil diplomacy

BY EMMANUEL UCHENNA UGWU President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to reconcile himself to the extant post-oil world order. He is yet to attune his sense of reality to the fact that ‘oil-rich’ nations no longer have an insured future of fortune. That mono-product, import-dependent petro states now have an existential curveball challenge of locating their prosperity outside petrodollar windfalls.Even though the [...]

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    Fiscal federalism a solution to Nigeria’s economic woes

Fiscal federalism a solution to Nigeria’s economic woes

BY OLUDAISI OMOKUNGBE Nations are now turning to true fiscal federalism to enhance the devolution of responsibilities and powers so as to improve and strengthen the performance of their public sectors and institutions. The scope of true fiscal federalism is majorly centred on the allocation of government resources and spending activities of various tiers of government to enhance shared responsibilities, good governance, [...]

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    Understanding the Buhari approach to the exchange rate

Understanding the Buhari approach to the exchange rate

By Baba Grumpy As an individual of Ekiti origin, I bristle at dishonesty and arrogance. I believe legend has it that the Ekiti man will rather suffer than kowtow to the rich man. Of course, many Nigerians will beg to differ considering how Stomach Infrastructure contributed to the election of the current governor of the state.I benefited immensely from the Nigerian [...]

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    NTIC Foundation: Touching lives in Nigeria

NTIC Foundation: Touching lives in Nigeria

By Joshua Ocheja Foreign capital typically finds its place among the most promising market indicators, as transnational investors constantly seek maximum returns on their investments. But for the First Surat Group Company, it is obviously not all about the bottom line.The First Surat Group is the parent organisation of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges (NTIC). These institutions have been operating in [...]

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    Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

Re: A prayer for Aregbesola, the impatient reformer

BY KIKIOWO ILEOWO In my few years of sojourn on earth, I have encountered diverse people, but of all them, Nigerians stand out!Nigerians are a special breed of people. Our ability to stay satisfied with underdevelopment and even crucify those who dare change the status quo is unprecedented.I read with amusement, an article put together by a citizen who heads an [...]

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    PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

PIB: A melting pot for national assembly

By ABU QUASSIM Penultimate Monday, while receiving a delegation of the International board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, articulated what many had suspected to be the position of both chambers of the eighth National Assembly on the controversial Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).Dogara said [...]

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    Amendment of Procurement Act: Using ‘made in Nigeria’ to jump-start the economy 

Amendment of Procurement Act: Using ‘made in Nigeria’ to jump-start the economy 

BY BAMIKOLE OMISHORE With the continuous fall in the value of the Naira against other currencies in the world market, it is gradually becoming imperative for Nigerians to come to the realization that it is time to focus on patronizing locally-manufactured products. It has indeed dawned on many of us that the economy will not improve except we take pride and [...]

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    NDA cadets, the military and Citizen Sunday

NDA cadets, the military and Citizen Sunday

BY GODWIN ONYEACHOLEM The memory of a widely transmitted gory video of a gang of iniquitous cadets of the Kaduna-based Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) literally tearing a young man apart will not fade away as long as Nigeria exists. Indeed, in the narrative of recurrent, systematic brutalization of Nigerians by men and women who wear the varying assorted uniforms and emblems [...]

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    Will Ondo fare better after 2016 governorship election?

Will Ondo fare better after 2016 governorship election?

BY OLUBI OLASOGBA Of the states in the South West Region, attention will be shifted towards Ondo state this year as the governorship election is scheduled to hold there in October. The two-term tenure of the incumbent governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, will lapse and a new chapter in the life of the state would be opened. Ongoing alignment and realignment within [...]

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    A prayer for you, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

A prayer for you, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

BY OLUWATOMILOLA BOYINDE It is of no necessity to remind you what you went through to regain our "stolen" mandate and to retain that 'not-of-present' an enviable seat for another four years. It was neither a "Kiriji" nor was it a "Jalumi", but it was a battle, a fierce one you fought, and like "Agbogun Gboro" who liberated your forefathers from [...]

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    Supreme Court of injustice

Supreme Court of injustice

By Godwin Onyeacholem President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the sympathy of the multitude of Nigerians and foreign friends who want him to succeed, the multitude yearning for the change he earnestly promised, that change the country can’t wait to see and which his administration has consistently insisted would be faithfully delivered.And he alone, no one else, would determine the destiny of this [...]

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November 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
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