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APC’s utterances as threat to Nigerian democracy

APC’s utterances as threat to Nigerian democracy

By Nwobodo Chidiebere   “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetence”  –    Isaac Asimov After introspecting on the echoes of war and anarchy emanating from the APC, especially Governor…

Merits in President Jonathan’s declaration (2)

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Economy When the World Bank earlier this year described Nigeria’s economy as the largest in Africa with a GDP of $510 billion compared to South…

Ouagadougou as a metaphor

Ouagadougou as a metaphor

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   After 27 years in the saddle, former Burkina Faso’s imperial ruler, Blaise Compaoré, was recently forced out of power by a popular uprising against his aspiration…

Villains and victims of the Nigerian society

The inability of those controlling political power to create conducive atmosphere for socio- economic growth and progressive development of the Nigerian state has impressed upon the citizenry a lingering feeling…

Delta State Gubernatorial ticket and the political gladiators

Delta State Gubernatorial ticket and the political gladiators

Ikem Admiorah, a veterinarian and public affairs analyst based in Asaba, undertakes an assessment of some frontline Delta State Gubernatorial aspirants and their prospects in the 2015 elections…     …

Democracy and the rule of law must be restored to Thailand

Democracy and the rule of law must be restored to Thailand

By Verapat Pariyawong   The murders of two Britons have focused international attention on a broken justice system with which Thais are all too familiar It has been two months…

Where has Governor Amosun gone wrong?

Where has Governor Amosun gone wrong?

By Ademola Orunbon   Ever since the attentive world rose to its feet to applaud Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s virtuoso performance in 3 years after in office, the dogs of war…

Security Operatives: An effective tool for impunity

Security operatives are not in any way supposed to be partisan in carrying out their duties. It’s unfortunate that security operatives are now an effective tool to carry out unlawful…

Nigeria’s next presidential election

Nigeria’s next presidential election

By Chiedu Uche Okoye   Can Nigeria get it right in the next presidential election? Will a man of probity who has patriotism and leadership qualities become the next occupant…

2015 and echoes of anarchy

2015 and echoes of anarchy

Law Mefor, National Coordinator, Transform Nigeria Movement (TNM), Abuja, warns the present crop of Nigerian politicians to halt the trend of inciting remarks, intolerance and violence in the build up…

Letter to American Ambassador in Nigeria

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku Dear Mr. Ambassador, I would have loved to write this letter to you in pidgin, and on my company’s letterhead and mail it to your embassy.…

On Fashola’s treatise about uniformed voluntary clubs

Tayo Ogunbiyi Recently, the Lagos state government commemorated the fifth year anniversary of the re-launch of Uniformed Voluntary Clubs in Lagos’ public schools. It will be recalled that in 2009,…

The beer factor in human nutrition: Facts over fiction

The beer factor in human nutrition: Facts over fiction

While taking a critical look at the health benefits of lager beer, as canvassed by nutrition experts at the first-ever  Beer and Health Symposium in Nigeria, Mr. Ayo Oyoze Baje,…

Kogi West leaders demand rotation of Senate seat among Lokoja-Kotonkarfe, Kabba-Bunu-Ijumu, Yagba

Kogi West PDP Leadership Forum has demanded the right to choose their representatives based on established procedures and existing realities. The demand was contained in a communiqué signed by some…

Kumuyi on national transformation

It has pleased the mind of God to send his indubitable vessel in this trying period of our national life to stage a world class crusade in Ilorin and it…

2015: Leaders not Promises!

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje Indeed, Nigeria is not in a situation where it can simply rest on its democratic laurels, either economically or politically since the return to civil rule…

U.S.-West Africa links aid the fight against Ebola and other threats

By Faure Gnassingbe The recent saga of unrest and instability in West and Central Africa is a sobering reminder of the threats to peace and security that we face. Those threats…

Presidency: Will the Ijaw ever support Ndigbo?

By  Jerome Igwebuike In a famous article deservedly syndicated in the Nigerian newspapers as well as social media entitled “Ndigbo and support for Jonathan”, C. Don Adinuba, a respected public…

Addressing workers’ housing challenges in Abuja

By Rogers Edor Ochela Apparently aware of the degeneracy in the housing sub-sector of the economy, the then President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001 constituted a 15-man committee on Urban Development and…

Super Eagles: The coach we do not need

By Dele Akinola   Out-going (?) Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, might have effectively made a tacit admission: his February, 2013 African Cup of Nations victory came only through sheer…

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