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Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

Fashola’s boost for Lagos night economy

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Various people view night time from diverse angles and perspectives.  While some see the night as a period associated with danger, immorality or something sinister, others see…

Just before you thumbprint

On March 28 2015, Nigerians will make a statement. A strong statement that they know true leaders. They will jettison dictators, shenanigans and propagandists. The ecstasy will be like that…

Ogun: The politics of PVCs

Permit me to use this medium to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to redress the current inexplicable imbalance whereby Zamfara State has recorded almost 100% PVC collection…

CONFAB report and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

CONFAB report and the politics of state creation in Nigeria

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye   There have been continuous calls for more states in Nigeria. The agitators for more States argue that States creation will bring development closer to the doorsteps…

 Can Amosun be trusted to steer the ship of Ogun State in the next four years

 Can Amosun be trusted to steer the ship of Ogun State in the next four years

By Odion Orumen   As the clock ticks and each day passes in Ogun State, the mission to rebuild, premised on a solemn oath and passionate bond, is almost four years…

Dissuading money politics in Nigeria

Dissuading money politics in Nigeria

Elections the world over are not cheap ventures. It requires time, human capital and intellect while money is required to reach out to the electorate. For this reason, politicians focus…

Still on Lagos governorship race

Still on Lagos governorship race

By Ayodele Ayoola To all intents and purposes, the coming days in the life of Nigeria will be very interesting, and Lagos, being the country’s economic nerve-centre, will surely not…

Nigeria after March 28, 2015

The Nigerian economy and all other sectors are practically on hold, due to the upcoming election idiosyncrasies. So much speculation and uncertainty, the real question everybody keeps asking is, what…

Tackling the scourge of unemployment through economic empowerment

For Jimoh Dolapo, 35, after roaming the streets for years looking for job that was not there, enrolling for the just concluded Expanded Economic Empowerment Programme of the Lagos state…

An open letter to Kwara state government

One of the hallmarks of a genuine leadership is the willingness and ability to keep to its words. It is this and many other features that distinguish a sincere government…

Ndigbo, Fani-Kayode and 2015 presidency

By Jacob Nwaezeorah There is no doubt that the only way the Igbos, apart from political accident, can produce the president in the country is by zoning. If not for…

Why NDIC needs more powers to protect depositors

Why NDIC needs more powers to protect depositors

By Bashir Ibrahim Hassan   With total banking assets in excess of N22 trillion ($110 billion), Nigeria simply has the largest financial system in sub-Saharan Africa. Such a huge asset…

NLC deserves hearty congratulation, but there are great tasks ahead

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) deserves a hearty congratulation from all progressive and democratic elements in Nigeria over the successful conclusion of its 11th Convention on Saturday 14th March, 2015. The atmosphere of geniality, camaraderie and…

Elections: Mama Peace and her legions

Elections: Mama Peace and her legions

By Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele   Mama Peace, as Dame Patience Jonathan is fondly called by admirers, remains an enigma due to her passion to canvass for peace across the length…

Restrategizing and repositioning Nigerian literary scene

Some time ago, the country lost a great literary icon and star of first magnitude T.M. Aluko who wrote landmark works like ‘one man, one wife’, ‘Wrong Ones in the…

Femi Fani-Kayode and the burden of hypocrites

Femi Fani-Kayode and the burden of hypocrites

By Jude C. Ndukwe    The All Progressives Congress (APC), in reference to the numerous press releases and statements made by the Director, Media and Publicity of the People’s Democratic…

Adedibu Ojerinde’s anti-corruption style in JAMB in focus

The Oyo State born University Don, Professor Adedibu Ojerinde has changed the integrity-demeaning image of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to grandeur. Before the emergence of Ojerinde as…

 Celebrating Peter Obi’s Legacies

 Celebrating Peter Obi’s Legacies

By Prof. Pat Uche Okpoko    Leadership is the pivotal element in any development equation. Whether for a small unit, conglomerate or geo-political entity, the quality of management will largely determine the nature andextent of progress [or regress] attained.…

Water, water nowhere in Benin…!

I write to use your good offices to draw the attention of the Edo State government to do something about the very sorry state of potable drinking water in Benin…

Government institutions and opposition narratives

The 2015 elections have thrown our country into an arena of accusations and counter accusations, especially between the ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the main opposition party,…

On Nigerian government officials and corruption

For President Jonathan to say that stealing is not corruption does not go down well with many people. Supporting his position, ironically, is the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices…

Abia guber 2015: Okezie can never be a stooge

 By Chinyemike Torti   In spite of the huffing and puffing of certain cash and carry analysts, who view the Abia political scenario from a blinkered perception, pundits are unanimous…

Spice this democracy with equity, justice and fairness

Couple of days ago,one of the national newspapers published what it headlined: S’South Got Lion’s Share Of PTF Projects Under Buhari, struggling as it were to give an account of the…

Gender equality: Let’s make it happen

Gender equality: Let’s make it happen

By Olusanya Oluwole Sheriff “Gender equality is a shared vision of social justice and human rights” –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director.   The 8th of March is the International Women’s…

Jega’s ousting would be retrogressive for Nigeria’s democracy

First and foremost, I wish to employ this medium to commend the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed for his recent and bold affirmation that any attempt to oust the…

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