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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…

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,…

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…

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…

America’s double standard on the Boko Haram insurgency

By Chika Onuora   In Africa there is a saying that no matter how confident the hen gets, the time comes when a mighty gust of winds exposes its rump.…

Chibok girls: Lessons from America

Chibok girls: Lessons from America

By Chris Nonyelum   It took the American government more than a month to admit the failure of US Commandos to rescue Luke Somers, an American freelance photographer who was…

Why Nigeria needs programme for youths in agriculture

By  Olukayode Oyeleye We are paying the huge price for the predominant focus on our oil-led economy to the abandonment of agriculture. Our population is too big to continue to…

Hypocrisy of Obasanjo’s book of vengeance

By Nwobodo Chidiebere After reflecting on the intents and motive of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s book tagged: “My Watch”, I was tempted to ask the following thought-provoking questions: what does…

Austerity measures and Christmas

By  Bobson Gbinije  “That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from their uncertain events of the future” Anatole France (1844-1924) Procurator of Judea   The reason for…

How to make Smoke-free Law work in Nigeria

By Oluwafemi  Akinbode   There is no doubt that Nigeria got it right with the way the Ministry of Health swung into action to nip the spread of the Ebola…

Introduction of PHCN Easy Payment Solution

By Chinelo Chukwu   Power supply in Nigeria has been a nightmare since 1898 when the first power generating plant was installed in Lagos. The major contributory factor to the…

Ikpeazu, the story of a street sweeper

By Godwin Adindu    “He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifted up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes and to make them…

African excursus on democracy

By Asikason Jonathan   `One serious danger, which looms large for democratizing Africa, is the daunting task of operationalizing the principles and values of democracy in historical conditions that are…

When saving is illegal

When saving is illegal

By Issachar Odion   I am no economist. Then again, neither are a whole lot of the people who have written or spoken in recent times on the economic issues…

Curbing the abuse of drugs in tertiary institutions

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   The increasing menace of the abuse of drugs by undergraduates in tertiary institutions was the bold topic that came to the fore recently at the…

That tranquilizing drug of gradualism

By James Ogunjimi   In the height of the civil rights movement and historic push for equality between blacks and whites in America, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of…

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