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February 14, 2015: A peace accord and its question marks

BY NASAMU JACOBSON Just recently, I saw a large campaign billboard of the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gen. Charles Airiavbere and Barrister Johnson Abolagba, in the Edo…

Nigeria: Our legislature, our democracy

By Okechukwu Anarado One of the most popular figures in the history of America’s legislature, Senator James William Fulbright who represented Arkansas for three decades, described a legislator as an…

Osun parliamentary elections

By Yinka Olatunbosun   Come February 14th and 28th 2015, the people of Osun State will join the rest of Nigerians to cast their votes for the candidates of their…

Okorocha’s free education: The deceit and academic crisis

Okorocha’s free education: The deceit and academic crisis

By Dr Austin Uganwa   During the inauguration of his government on May 29, 2011, Governor Rochas Okorocha hinted Imo indigenes of his plans to embark on free education policy…

Counting the cost of Nigeria’s absence in AFCON 2015

By Sola Ogunmosunle   As the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations gets underway in Equatorial Guinea, it is no longer news that our national team, the Super Eagles,…

Wanted: A Nigerian President

By Igboeli Arinze   As Nigerians prepare for the 2015 general elections, who they might be convinced, lured, forced or tempted to vote for one of the candidates or none…

Obiano, Ozoemizina and the political leadership of ndi Igbo

By Ejike Anyaduba   Sometime in 2013, shortly before the Anambra governorship election, I had the opportunity to sit in conference with a former governor of one of the Southeast…

Baga andParis: A tale of two terror attacks

Baga andParis: A tale of two terror attacks

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Without a doubt, terrorism has become a major global concern. There is hardly any part of the world that has not tasted the bitter pills of…

2015: Defining moment for Nigeria

2015: Defining moment for Nigeria

By James Febebebo   In the country’s forthcoming general elections, there is already a gale of political forces at play, each trying to outmanoeuvre the other. In the already charged…

The manufacturing sector beyond 2015

By Alex Agbo   One would agree that the manufacturing industry in Nigeria has been in comatose for decades because of the unnecessary bureaucratic tardiness of previous regimes, from the…

Developing the solid minerals sector

Developing the solid minerals sector

By  Okwudili Uzoka With the obvious crash of crude oil and the progressive rise in the value of various solid mineral commodities in the international market, I am quite disheartened…

Charlie Hebdo: Islam, the West and its double standard

By Abdulateef Abiodun The attacks on Charlie Hebdo last week has generated much reactions from all concerned. But if one critically look at the event, one will see the exposed…

The 2015 presidential campaigns: Looking forward, looking back!

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje   Regrettably, the presidential candidates of the APC and the PDP are engaged in a desperate fight for their political life in an election which just…

New political culture of rule of law

By Ikem Adimorah   With the massive defection of many politicians to the opposition party recently at the national assembly, the ruling party PDP seems to be losing a lot…

Delta 2015: Okowa’s march with destiny 

Delta 2015: Okowa’s march with destiny 

By Jolomi Egharevba   For Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, January 13, 2015 marked a watershed in his march to Unity House which he aspires to occupy in May as the…

Falling oil price: Is agriculture the panacea?

By Poyo  Faith Oduofomayo   Of course, it’s a bitter truth that the recent tumbling of the crude oil price has really attracted some mixed feelings in our dear nation…

2015 electoral debate: My personal view

2015 electoral debate: My personal view

By Fayese Kayode Isaac   In a democratic system of government, the winner of an election is deemed the peoples’ choice.  Surprisingly, the people who drum up support for their…

Surviving the harmattan    

By Bilkis Bakare   The use of face- masks, hitherto confined to the hospitals and other medical facilities, have now become fashionable on the streets of Lagos, thereby widening the…

 Lagos 2015: Ambode’s winning edge

Ayo Oyoze Baje ayobaje@yahoo.co.uk, 0805 797 1776 As the two-horse race for the political jewel of Alausa Government House intensifies, between   the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s…

Imoke’s call for state police is premature

By Utum Eteng At a recent book presentation in Calabar, the outgoing Governor of Cross River State Liyel Imoke publicly called for the establishment of state  police in Nigeria and…

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