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Job creation: Wonders of SURE-P

Job creation: Wonders of SURE-P

Amidst the uproar that followed the partial removal of fuel subsidy in January of 2012 came the announcement that a new federal government programme would be created to ease the…

Equipping the youth for leadership

By Bilkis Bakare   The cliché: ‘Youths are the leaders of tomorrow’, is a popular one. But the youths whom the line opines to target no longer fancy it because…

Boko Haram and Gideon Orkar’s dream

Boko Haram and Gideon Orkar’s dream

By Akin Owolabi    Major Gideon Orkar of the Nigerian Army made history in the military President Ibrahim Babangida’s era, not just as one of the heyday coup makers but…

Still on PVC and continuous voter registration exercise

Still on PVC and continuous voter registration exercise

 It is sad watching events as they unfold on the above subject matter. Just before the 2011 elections, Nigerians trooped out to register, ready to vote in that election. Despite…

Police, FRSC and worsening traffic gridlock in Awka

There is palpable fear about a possible suffocating traffic gridlock in Awka Capital territory as Christmas festivities are drawing near. Given this scary scenario, it has become imperative for the…

As Nigeria marks World Toilet Day

By Agbo Agbo   The statistics by the United Nations (UN) is scary; 34 million Nigerians do not have access to toilets! This is part of a 2.5 billion (40%)…

Mass failure in the Bar examinations

Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   I have met some very brilliant lawyers in my time who have dazzled me with their intellectual derring-do. But for the two who would blind you…

Ochei at Wadata Plaza: Matters arising

If inanimate objects could speak, perhaps the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Headquarters (Wadata Plaza), located along Michael Okpara Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja would have verbally acknowledged Thursday, November 6,…

UI at 66: Prospets and challenges

By Sunday Saanu From its initial humble location at the abandoned 56th General Military Hospital, Eleiyele to its current permanent site along Oyo Road, University of Ibadan (UI) has ever…

PDP thorn between Wike and the rest

When one considers the happenings in Rivers PDP, it portrays the national organs of the party as lame or ineffective. There is no doubt that Nyesom Wike, the immediate past…

Alison-Madueke and dynamics of the oil sector

By Hamisu Abubakar ‘Knowing where you are going is the first step to getting there’ – Ken Blanchard To many Nigerians, Diezani Alison Madueke’s name may not have been found in…

Naira’s dithering: Nollywood and agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian currency

Naira’s dithering: Nollywood and agriculture can aid ebbing Nigerian currency

By Emeka Chiakwelu   Naira the fickle currency of Nigeria is quite sensitive to the depressing oil price in the international market.  Nigeria receives 75-80 percent of her foreign exchange…

Amnesty: Lessons from abroad

The disclosure of the reasons for the training of some ex-Niger Delta militants abroad by Nigeria’s Presidential Amnesty Office takes us back to the age-old maxim that travelling is part…

Elections: Why not adopt Indian approach?

Nigerian electoral history is filled to the brim with malpractices, irregularities, thuggery, and rigging. This is so because, in Nigeria, political power is seen not as a means to an…

Reconstructing Ahiara Catholic Diocese Bishopric imbroglio

By Ifeanyi Alia   These are really trying moments for the Church of our time. The impasse and protracted crisis concerning who should be the right Bishop of the Ahiara…

When will Nigerian youths lead?

By Nwobodo Chidiebere “I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday”. –Abraham Lincoln   For months, I tried to avoid commenting on…

Is AU still relevant?

The era of anti-colonial movement in Africa was in fact an era of African renaissance. The pre-colonial and colonial periods saw to the rekindling of African values, ethos and mores. During the…

60 tablets for pains in pursuit of truth

60 tablets for pains in pursuit of truth

By Femi Akintunde-Johnson   It is true what they say that we are mere circumstances of our birth. You are not born a Christian, Moslem, Traditionalist, Atheist or what have…

Re:Rivers PDP governorship aspirants’ mega rally

Re:Rivers PDP governorship aspirants’ mega rally

It was a cordial relationship and exhibition of good showmanship among Rivers State governorship aspirants under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) at the mega rally, which took…

Consumers need meters, not high estimated bills

November 1, 2013 to November 1, 2014 is exactly one year after the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) took over electricity distribution in Nigeria. The issue of non-supply of pre-paid and…

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