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What manner of Army?

By Akin Owolabi   Nigeria is today confronted with the most daunting threat to its 100-year nationhood. It is very painful that the military might of the country called Nigeria…

Kudos to Okopi Alex Momoh, President, Idoma National Forum

Sir, the steps taken so far by the President, Idoma National Forum, Dr. Momoh to strengthen the relationship between Idoma and Tiv in the state (Benue) and beyond is a…

How united is Nigeria?

By Uzodinma Nwaogbe   The scramble for Africa was led by Goldie Taubman, referred to as ‘father of modern Nigeria.’ It was after him that Lord Frederick Lugard came on…

BVN will allow easier access to bank loans

As a businessman who has been frustrated several times when seeking for loans in banks, it was with great joy that I recently registered for the Bank Verification Number by…

Lesson for compromised electoral officials

The travails of the Electoral Officers for Osogbo and Obokun Local Governments of Osun State are a lesson to public servants who may wish to corruptly compromise their office. The…

Boosting literacy development in Nigeria

Boosting literacy development in Nigeria

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   September 8 is globally celebrated as International Literacy Day. It is a day set aside to draw attention to the importance and impact of literacy skills…

Boko Haram: Gaps in the Davis’ narrative

Before we proceed on the controversy that has trailed the statement by Dr. Stephen Davies over people he said were mentioned to him as Boko Haram sponsors, we need first…

Public Service of unrest

By Akin Owolabi  Nigeria is just smarting from a 55-day death dealing industrial action imposed by the national body of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). The country was buffeted by…

Much ado about NANS endorsement of Jonathan

With less than six months to the 2015 general elections, it has become a fashionable, if somewhat laughable, daily occurrence for various groups — some of them obviously put together…

#Bring Back Goodluck2015# shame revisited

By Joe Igbokwe It took the intervention of the US Newspaper The Washington Post to draw the attention of the world and President Goodluck Jonathan on the primitive and evil machinations of the…

2015: The frustration of ex-governor, Orji Uzor Kalu

By Clement Omenegor   Ahead of 2015 polls, the confused, desperate and demystified ex-governor of Abia State Chief Orji Uzor Kalu appears to be seeking for undue recognition, where there…

Towards proper political party structures and representation

The Nigerian Political system is gradually evolving and tremendous change has been made since the start of this Republic in 1999. The crucial aspect in which I intend to share…

Spare Anambra this hallucination

By Ifeanyi Afuba   In the third and fourth weeks of August 2014, the media was awash with stories of the demolition of a church building situated in the premises…

Much ado about NANS endorsement of Jonathan 

With less than six months to the 2015 general elections, it has become a fashionable, if somewhat laughable, daily occurrence for various groups — some of them obviously put together…

Much Ado about Okada ‘ban’ in Lagos

By Tayo Ogunbiyi One never really anticipates that the issue of the ‘ban’ of commercial motorcycles popularly called ‘okada’ in Lagos could become a major subject of discourse at this point…

Preventing Ebola virus in Ekiti

The spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease to Nigeria late July hthrown up new challenges to the government and people of Nigeria who are already grappling with various social,…

Who actually attempted rigging in Osun?

By Mike Ogundele   Democracy is a game of consensus in which competing elite groups offer differing ideas of how best to organise society. Their primary theatre of competition is…

Rejoinder re: Certificate Scandal Rocks Immigration Service

Please refer to your story: Certificate Scandal Rocks Immigration Service, as published in the Monday, September 1, 2014 edition of Daily Independent. The impression created by the story, that the…

The plight of house helps in Nigeria

By Tola Ojo The Rights of most Nigerian Children are far from being respected despite the country’s signing to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child since 1999…

Education: Abia and the WAEC result

By Mercy Ozuobi Even when some hired armchair critics who never see anything good in the present government in Abia State, since Governor Theodore Orji parted ways with his predecessor,…

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