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Stemming the tide of child abuse

Stemming the tide of child abuse

Against the backdrop of recent reports on child abuse in Nigeria and indeed the Continent of Africa, Tayo Ogunbiyi a Public Affairs Commentator wants continuous enlightenment by relevant authorities and…

What is your trade mark?

Have you observed the Trade Mark™ or the ®logos on brand packs? You will alwaysfind statements such as “this logo and name is registered trademark of so and so company”…

Resuscitating Golden Guinea breweries

By Uche Nwosu  Sooner than later Golden Guinea Breweries, Umuahia will start production once again.  This is coming after the once sought-after blue-chip company stopped production and other commercial activities as…

How corrupt is Nigeria?

By Kolawole Olaniyan How corrupt is the government of President Goodluck Jonathan? The answer may vary depending on who is interpreting the latest global corruption index from Transparency International. According…

Economic self-sustenance: Time to learn from Lagos

By Sylvester Udeaja Two different, yet somewhat related reports in the national media struck me in the last week of November. The first report quoted the Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswan,…

We’ll work for sustainable gains, not quick fixes – Jonathan

We’ll work for sustainable gains, not quick fixes – Jonathan

By Onche Odeh Acting Editor “I will give my all. I will not let you down. I will not fail the PDP. I promise, I will not fail our great…

It’s time to rebuild Nigeria – Buhari

By Sola Alabadan News Editor Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, emerged the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and will represent the party at the 2015…

Adeboye, PVC and the political process

By Tayo Ogunbiyi The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, is hardly known for making political statements or getting involved in undue controversies. He has,…

Why delay marriage and enjoy sex?

By Odeyele Ayodeji Joseph A friend of mine after reading my last paper, sent me a message via Facebook. “Congratulations, Hay, after school, what next?” I calmly replied: “Marriage of course”…

Nigeria’s technological backwardness: A challenge to the youths

By  Mfon Victor Ita There are several reasons tabled over the years for the unenviable status we have as an underdeveloped country. We got independence on the note that we…

Okupe’s comedy of errors

Okupe’s comedy of errors

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts   Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday, December 16, condemned the merger of opposition political parties on the…

Akpabio, Udom, OBA and the quest for greater Akwa Ibom

By Jackson Udom Like typical African stone tripod used to cook meals in local settings and often praised for its ability to safeguard the soup pot from tripling, Akwa Ibom…

Obiano and the task of transforming Anambra state

By Ejike Anyaduba The end may have come for the dismal look cities of Awka and Onitsha. Both cities suffered near total neglect in the past, and were almost given…

Revisiting 2011 fallen Youth Corps heroes

By Odeyele Ayodeji Joseph   Tomisin, 24, was posted to Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for his primary assignment after the…

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

By Ahmed Omeiza Lukman   Nigeria is not the worst country in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption perceptions index. It is rated 136 out of 175 and score’s 27/100, on a…

Ensuring security of 2015 General Elections in FCT

With the recent lifting of ban on political activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), activities on the political scene have heightened up with politicians of different persuasions shunting…

Remembering Fela: United in fear; united in defeat of Ebola

By Kingsley Ogbeide-Ihama   We may not have taken time to draw a connection between the ‘fear’ Fela Kuti saw and talked so much about of Nigerians, and how the…

2015 Election: The looming pregnant cloud

2015 Election: The looming pregnant cloud

OLAMIDE BAKARE, a Lagos based public affairs analyst, cautions that increasing attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and threats of violence by Niger Delta militants if the 2015 general election did…

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

By Ahmed Omeiza Lukman Nigeria is not the worst country in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption perceptions index. It is rated 136 out of 175 and score’s 27/100, on a par…

Obasanjo: The man, the book and the law

Obasanjo: The man, the book and the law

By Alex Atawa Akpodiete   In the Nigerian political landscape, there is an individual that some believe to be larger than life. Whether he is a septuagenarian or octogenarian, is…

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