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Energy challenge and renewable energy

The demand for energy is rapidly growing worldwide. Countries and regions lacking fossil energy and reliable electricity grids need adequate supply of energy to meet their socio-economic needs. It is…

Time to feature more women in politics

By Paul John It was around 2am when my team was invited by the doctors on duty at the Accident and Emergency Unit of our health facility. On reaching there,…

Seven ways to end loneliness

As Christmas approaches, not everyone will be among loved ones but individuals and authorities can all do their bit to help In the run-up to Christmas most of us make…

An open letter to the Hon Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment

We the people of shoreline/coastal communities and fisher persons of Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State who are predominantly fishermen and farmers, use this opportunity to appreciate the effort of…

Ogun State’s ‘Golden Years’ according to Soyombo

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “I think of a writer as a river. You reflect what passes before you.” Natalia Ginsburg One is always thrilled by the concept of keeping…

Individual potentials: Solutions to world problems

There is no doubt that every human being has God-given potentials and these potentials are to be used to solve some of the societal problems we find around us. The…

Africa telecoms forecast to 2018

By Samantha James   Mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure sharing and market liberalization, are expected to reshape the telecommunications landscape. Communication markets will become more liberal, especially in countries where governments…

In search of an Afrocentric ideology

By Ayodeji Ogunjobi “The Democratic experiment” as was imported from America with its capitalist ideology is obviously not working in Nigeria. Democracy has proved in the past 16 years to…

Corruption: The face of terrorism

The nonchalant attitude of our leaders to the continuous loss of lives and property in the country, especially the North-eastern region, is a cause for concern. They sit back and…

April kidnapping of school girls in Nigeria

By Dan Squires Dear Mr. Adefuye, I today read an article on Allafrica.com describing your recent speech to the US Council on Foreign Relations. In this speech, you apparently remarked that…

Stop harrassment of okada riders

Sir, the hassling of motorcyclists (Okada Riders) across the country, all in the name of thwarting Boko Haram from using motorcyclists to carry out their bombing and killing activities is…

The Nigeria Auto Policy:  Another scam?

By Ade  Haruna   We have been through this road before. Have we learnt our lessons or is this just another scam? Are we trying to do the same thing…

Is Jonathan Kongi’s prey? 

Is Jonathan Kongi’s prey? 

By Desmond Ojiakor   In a feat of acerbic verbal tantrums, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka Tuesday December 2, attacked President Goodluck Jonathan and likened the Nigerian leader to Nebuchadnezzar,…

Politicisation of declining oil prices

Over the past few days, I have read and listened to various discussions about the state of the Nigerian economy, and it is disheartening to see some supposed opinion leaders…

Remembering Justice Muhammed Bello

By Abdulrasheed Ibrahim   On the 4th day of November 2004, the world , particularly the legal community in Nigeria got the shocking news of the passing away of Hon.…

Nigerians in South Africa and gun violence

Nigeria is called the giant of Africa. But is Nigeria truly the giant of Africa? Perhaps, Nigeria is the potential giant of Africa with clay feet and spindly legs. We…

Camouflage: Disrespecting the Nigeria army

Camouflage: Disrespecting the Nigeria army

From my hometown, Ile-Ife to Abuja, if I am not mistaken, there should be more than 12 Army check points, though there are other check points mounted by other uniformed…

Boko Haram and our ‘glorified’ men in power

Boko Haram and our ‘glorified’ men in power

By Ademola Orunbon   Boko haram has always been with us only that they were of a different name, form, agenda and influence. As did militancy that we suddenly realized…

Obasanjo and Presidential conduct

By Law Mefor The number one task of leadership is bringing sides together and this is what is clearly lacking in the nation’s leadership process. The nation faces the ruination…

Ogun won’t  return to Egypt

Amidst euphoric celebration last Thursday in Abeokuta, the incumbent Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, was officially declared the standard-bearer of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress,…

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