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Boko Haram: Time for decisive action

Boko Haram: Time for decisive action

The greatest challenge to Nigeria’s corporate existence is not ongoing intrigues and subterfuge attendant with the impending 2015 presidential poll; on the contrary it is the Boko Haram insurgency. There’s…

James Onanefe Ibori: A birthday tribute

James Onanefe Ibori: A birthday tribute

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye ichietiko@yahoo.com  0805-410-3468  (sms  only) About three weeks ago (exactly August 4), I rushed down to the village to spend quality time with my ailing sweet mother. I…

NFF’S revolving door of treacherous back-biting

NFF’S revolving door of treacherous back-biting

There are several aspects of the melodramatic impeachment movie scripted, produced and directed by a caucus of government officials and mutinous members of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football…

Ekiti 2014: Perils of ‘Physiological Discounting’

Ekiti 2014: Perils of ‘Physiological Discounting’

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye ichietiko@yahoo.com  0805-410-3468  (sms  only) Africa has been largely castigated – by critics both within and without – for the debilitating sit-tight syndrome ravaging the continent’s political leadership.…

Hon. C. C. Odedo: There’s God o-o-o!

Hon. C. C. Odedo: There’s God o-o-o!

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye ichietiko@yahoo.com  0805-410-3468  (sms  only) His full name is Charles Chinwuba Odedo and he is the only member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Anambra State in…

Nigeria is the world’s least corrupt nation…

Nigeria is the world’s least corrupt nation…

Tiko Emmanuel Okoye ichietiko@yahoo.com  0805-410-3468  (sms  only) Shame on Transparency International – that busybody global organisation that has traditionally tried to rubbish Nigeria’s image by ranking it among the top…

BringBackOurGirls: Timely reality check

BringBackOurGirls: Timely reality check

By Tiko Emmanuel Okoye The federal government had hoped to use the just concluded World Economic Forum-Africa (WEF-A) it hosted to attract global attention on the nation. Well, it certainly…

What Mark & co told Jonathan?

What Mark & co told Jonathan?

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye Following concerns expressed by senators last week Wednesday, during a debate on the abduction of over 200 female students of Chibok Government Secondary School in Borno state,…

Gov. Akpabio: God’s will or man’s chicanery?

Gov. Akpabio: God’s will or man’s chicanery?

 By  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye What’s in a name? Plenty or nothing, depending on your orientation and mindset. One school of thought contends that a rose is a rose…is a rose…and…

Nigeria: What manner of leadership

Nigeria: What manner of leadership

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye Many, many years before I ever encountered its English version, my highly illustrious father taught me an Igbo adage that says, “When you eat a man’s food…

Financial Reporting Council: Taming the shrew?

Financial Reporting Council: Taming the shrew?

To say that prior to outgoing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s run in with the Goodluck Jonathan administration only very few people outside the accounting profession…

Ekiti PDP Primary: Ayo ‘Teflon kid’ Fayose

  Tiko Emmanuel Okoye ichietiko@yahoo.com  0805-410-3468  (sms  only) Former Ekiti State Governor Ayo Peter Fayose last Saturday was declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries and will…

NIS recruitment: One wasted life too many

Last weekend, the entire nation was overwhelmed by news reports of the mayhem that occurred several major cities when armies of jobless graduates stormed venues where a nationwide recruitment test…

National Conference: Let the jaw-jaw commence!

National Conference: Let the jaw-jaw commence!

 By Tiko Emmanuel Okoye I have remained deeply sceptical about the national conference since President Goodluck Jonathan unveiled his plans, sometime last year, to convene a national conference. I guess…

Once upon a CP Joseph Mbu

Once upon a CP Joseph Mbu

  By Tiko Emmanuel Okoye No matter the spin his known and unknown backers and sponsors want to put on the story the important thing is that at long last…

CBN Governor Sanusi’s ‘coming and going’

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, seems hell-bent on rubbishing yet another popular myth. It has been said that it is not the same energy that…

Ogun State’s re-election war of attrition

There are many reasons why power brokers in the All Progressives Congress (APC) must strive to nip the burgeoning political crises in Ogun State in the bud. For one, the…

A president’s ‘Paw in the Bottle’

A president’s ‘Paw in the Bottle’

 By Tiko Emmanuel Okoye James Hadley Chase was a renowned English writer. His 90 titles, about 50 of which have been made into blockbuster movies, easily earned him the sobriquet…

Enigmatic prophecies of Primate Theophilus Olabayo

In an exclusive interview granted the Saturday Newswatch last weekend, the founder and presiding priest of the Evangelical Church of Yahweh Primate Theophilus Olabayo unveiled key components of his predictions…

2014: Saga of ‘Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained’?

2014: Saga of ‘Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained’?

  By Tiko Emmanuel Okoye Today is 1st January, 2014. It is the beginning of a new year. While thanking God for enabling us to see this day let me…

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