Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    My thoughts on the American election 2016

My thoughts on the American election 2016

By Baba Grumpy My interest in American Politics dates back to the George Bush Snr. Vs. Michael Dukakis election.  I was instinctively in support of the Democrats what with Apartheid and the stance Ronald Reagan and his American administration had taken on that issue.Courtesy of my knowledgeable Uncle, I had taken a very keen interest in global politics in my pre [...]

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    Many lies about Pay-TV pricing in Nigeria

Many lies about Pay-TV pricing in Nigeria

BY OLALONPE AKINTEYE In life, making decisions based on wrong information, almost always, leads to wrong conclusions and dire outcomes.In the media, where I worked for quite a while, relying on wrong information is a basic ingredient for production of embarrassingly inaccurate or outright false reports. This may not be because the journalist is a fabulist by nature, but because he [...]

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    Let’s Change

Let’s Change

BY JUBRIL ADISAGod is for us but we are against ourselves. All the facts underscore this imperative. We haveone of the world’s biggest reserves of natural resources across the breadth of this country, and we possess the most important factor of all – human resource, in multiple millions. What more goodwill can a people get? Yet we squander our luck every [...]

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    The lies and excuses behind child marriage

The lies and excuses behind child marriage

BY NANA AISHA SALAUDEEN Child marriage prevents teenagers from fornicating. Child marriage is permissible as long as the child is mature and consents.I rebel against the above statements that have become everyday debate points for the advocates of (forced) child marriage. The inbuilt prejudice of such assertions seem invisible to many of the participants – who overlook the damaging consequences that ascend [...]

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    Hillary Clinton’s defeat and what it means for girls across the world

Hillary Clinton’s defeat and what it means for girls across the world

BY OSASU IGBINEDIONIt’s now old news that Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady of the United States of America, lost the 2016 U.S Presidential Election to Donald Trump, a business man with zero political experience. Albeit narrowly clinching the popular vote, Clinton conceded the electoral college vote to Trump, making her the first Presidential candidate since [...]

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    Terrorism and demands of patriotism in Nigeria

Terrorism and demands of patriotism in Nigeria

BY BUKAR RAHEEM Much of the initial mysteries which beclouded Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operations in Nigeria have been cleared. It is now in the open how the deadly terror group acquires arms and ammunition, how it recruits, its funding, its agents and links to other international Jihadi terror sects around the world.BHTs permeation of all segments of the Nigerian society, [...]

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    Sacrifices and the burden of appreciation

Sacrifices and the burden of appreciation

BY OKANGA AGILA The dead from the latest Boko Haram ambush on Nigerian troops have been buried. Emotions spilled over and tears flowed freely at that burial. Even the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai teared up remarkably when one would have expected that years of being battle hardened would have made him incapable of such expression. Tears from [...]

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    Why we must allow our fallen heroes rest in peace

Why we must allow our fallen heroes rest in peace

BY SANMI OLA The death of Lt Col. Muhammed Abu Ali and six other troops cast a pall on the nation, opening the month of November on a sad note. Those deaths were preceded in September and October by some other casualties in the war theatre. Before them other gallant soldiers had paid the supreme price in the war to rid [...]

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    The rise of unethical reporting

The rise of unethical reporting

BY ABIODUN ISRAELThe pressure on sustaining media organizations has increased tremendously in recent years. Worldwide, the growth of new media and distressed national economies has all but rendered media outfits comatose, non-profitable, or simply closed operations once their owners finally accept the reality of how it has become impossible to survive.Media organisations that had gone under in the past [...]

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    7 things we should know about the draft MTEF currently before the Nigerian Senate

7 things we should know about the draft MTEF currently before the Nigerian Senate

BY ENYIOMA MADUBUIKEOn Thursday November 3, 2016, the Nigerian Senate faulted the draft Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) forwarded by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning for being incomplete. There are however key takeaways from the document currently before the Senate.The Fiscal Responsibility Act makes it mandatory for the Federal Government to prepare a Medium Term Expenditure Framework every [...]

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    The Nigerian Army and its challenges

The Nigerian Army and its challenges

BY PHILIP AGBSESE  The Nigerian Army (NA) is facing one of its worse moments in the history of its existence in the country. It is confronted with the difficult and unenviable duty of quelling internal insurrections across the country.Those conversant with the core mandate of the army would agree that such domestic assignments are outside the gamut of its original [...]

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    Understanding the Hizmet Movement in Nigeria

Understanding the Hizmet Movement in Nigeria

BY JOSHUA OCHEJA‎This topic is probably one of my best in recent times because it is as a result of real life encounters. And somewhat a response to a certain Huseyin Oztunc, who has been spreading outright falsehood on the Hizmet movement in Nigeria.For starters, Mr. Huseyin Oztunc is not a Nigerian, and his recent outburst is an affront [...]

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    Nigeria High Commission London: The real definition of bureaucracy and inefficiency   

Nigeria High Commission London: The real definition of bureaucracy and inefficiency  

BY LAWAL IDRIS YUSUFI had repeatedly seen online videos of Nigerians embittered by their experience at Nigerian embassies and high commissions abroad and never really appreciated the frustrations and difficulties they went through to access services meant to be readily available to bona fide citizens of Nigeria. Unfortunately, this is the reality of many Nigerians and the sad nature of [...]

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    De-risking Nigeria’s electricity market for increased energy access

De-risking Nigeria’s electricity market for increased energy access

BY OKAFOR AKACHUKWUIt may not currently be the best time to invest in Nigeria but the risk of investing in Nigeria may be worsening – possibly worse than as reported in the World Bank Doing Business 2017 report. Nigeria was ranked 169 out of 190 countries, reviewed from her 170th position in the 2016 report. Of the ten (10) indices [...]

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    Setting the record straight on PTF probe

Setting the record straight on PTF probe

By Fatima Mohammed Dala I write to respond to the article written by one Aisha Abdullahi from Malaysia titled: ‘Re: Aisha Buhari: The designer first lady who fooled my people’, published in the Cable of the 29th October, 2016.She was reacting to an earlier article by Umar Sa’ad Hassan on the same topic published a week earlier. Ordinarily, I would not have [...]

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    Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso: All those who left PDP must return

Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso: All those who left PDP must return

BY DEJI ADEYANJUSometime in November 2013, five governors elected on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was an unprecedented move in Nigeria’s political history and formed the foundation for APC’s victory at the 2015 general elections.The governors who led their supporters and political structures to APC were Governors Abdulfatah Ahmed [...]

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