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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…

Being begged to contest elections

By Maurice Chukwu   We beg them to run, contest, and re-contest, to continue ruling us forever. Some have been ruling us even before the days of Methuselah, some since…

Chibok girls: Ezekwesili’s demand for truth

Chibok girls: Ezekwesili’s demand for truth

By Chris Nonyelum    As with the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of truth is itself gratifying whereas the consummation often turns out to be elusive.   –Richard Hofstadter   There is…

Ethnicity and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

Ethnicity and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye, a public affairs analyst, argues that the logic of continued states creation in Nigeria, purportedly to bring government closer to the people and achieve national development is…

Job creation: Wonders of SURE-P

Job creation: Wonders of SURE-P

Amidst the uproar that followed the partial removal of fuel subsidy in January of 2012 came the announcement that a new federal government programme would be created to ease the…

Let’s sweep our world of challenges

By Samuel Ufot Ekekere   In sub-Saharan Africa where brooms are still part of everyday life, it is common place to find brooms being used as cleaning facilities. It’s such a…

No letting up fight to end polio

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   At a time the Ebola virus is fast spreading to other climes, with a recent case detected in Texas, it is apparent that Ebola is now…

Imposition: Threat to local government autonomy

By Philip Ifechukwude    Quite recently, the politics of local government autonomy gradually crept back into the lips of all and sundry. This was after it became a sing song…

Equipping the youth for leadership

By Bilkis Bakare   The cliché: ‘Youths are the leaders of tomorrow’, is a popular one. But the youths whom the line opines to target no longer fancy it because…

Boko Haram and Gideon Orkar’s dream

Boko Haram and Gideon Orkar’s dream

By Akin Owolabi    Major Gideon Orkar of the Nigerian Army made history in the military President Ibrahim Babangida’s era, not just as one of the heyday coup makers but…

Obama and the limitation of rhetoric

Obama and the limitation of rhetoric

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   When American President, Barrack Obama, began his campaign for the presidency, his slogan, “Yes we can”, was about hope and change. His campaign managers promoted him…

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