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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…

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…

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…

Godfatherism and meddlesomeness in politics

By James Febebebo   Time and again, there have been contentions in political circles over godfatherism and its meddlesome impact in Nigerian politics. Over time, there have been political disagreements…

Telecom revolution and the threat of phone jamming device

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   It’s no more knowledge, the giant strides the GSM revolution has made over the landscape of this nation. When this technology rode itself into Nigeria, I…

Merits in President Jonathan’s declaration (1)

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “I am determined to leave behind a better Nigeria, which all can be proud of. To do so, I must make sure that we have…

The politics of automatic tickets

By Chris Nonyelum   The grave consequences and dangers inherent in granting automatic tickets to some highly placed and privileged politicians, blackmailers and diehard opportunists seeking to actualize their selfish…

E-commerce as ripple effects of telecoms sector

By James Unogwu   The e-platform has been the toast of the advanced economies since the dying days of the last century. Here in Nigeria however, it is just berthing,…

The North after Boko Haram

By Tyokumbur That the Boko Haram is an aberration in the culture and religions of the people of Northern Nigeria is not in doubt. For it has been rejected, ostracized…

Anambra politics and odious influences

By Okechukwu Anarado It is Morning Yet on Creation Day. So, Chinua Achebeunderscores hope for a people whose acts and thoughts subsist under gnawing imperial influences. In this title, Achebe…

Africa’s hope at Brisbane G20 Summit

By Emmanuel Nnadozie   The 2014 annual summit of the group of 20 developed and emerging economies comes up from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16 in the Australian city of…

Delta Guber: The Eagle has landed

By Amaechi Udemba   The eagle, one of the most attractive birds in the World is renowned for its power, intelligence and courage. The Americans in 1782 adopted it as…

Synagogue inquest: Oh what a tangled web Lagos weaves

Synagogue inquest: Oh what a tangled web Lagos weaves

By Marelise Van Der Merwe   Recent revelations have left questions about the credibility of the witnesses at the Lagos State government inquest into the Synagogue building disaster accentuated rather…

Illegal clampdown on BTS sites

By Nwobodo Chidiebere   Nigeria’s telecoms sector has witnessed astronomical growth in telephony access and data penetration in recent time. Today, active telephony lines are well over 130 million with…

Letter to the Ngwa Nation (2)

By Godwin Adindu   My people, this is an emotional letter, a kind of love letter. Though I have not set out to woo a bride, I have set out…

Gov.Akpabio and the ‘Nest of Champions’

By Ayo Oyoze Baje “God creates a space For the man who knows his way” -Anonymous   Now we know the stuff that champions are made of. These include; the Will…

Social pollutants in national development

By Ikem Adimorah   In any society where men and women play their normal and natural roles as home and nation builders, such societies experience peace and sustainable development. No…

Now that Jonathan has agreed to run, what next?

Now that Jonathan has agreed to run, what next?

By Edwin Uhara   In a meeting with the leadership of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Good Luck Jonathan officially informed them of his…

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