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2015: No election in Ogun, but…

By Soyombo Opeyemi When you have only one candidate standing for an election, I don’t know how appropriate it is to still term such an exercise an election. If people have…

What does Fani-Kayode really want?

What does Fani-Kayode really want?

By Jude Ndukwe   Femi Fani-Kayode has been in the news in recent times not only because of his role as Director, Media and Publicity of PDP’s Presidential Campaign Organisation,…

Birb Flu containment, in Ogun approach

Birb Flu containment, in Ogun approach

The outbreak of the Avian Influenza Virus (bird flu) about a week ago has posed a great threat to many Nigerians especially poultry farmers. The virus which is primarily a…

Why Nigerian oil prices have remained static

I want to address this issue from two perspectives, the moral and the economic. I want to wonder how Nigerians think.  First of all when prices go up do people…

Buhari: From Pillar to Post

Buhari: From Pillar to Post

By Chika Onuora   With initial momentum on his side, promoters of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, touted him as the man who will emerge…

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

Gov. Obiano reconstructs the bearing of Igbos in Nigeria

The Igbos, Southeast of Nigeria, are no less deserving of the wisdom of hindsight than any clan whose estimation of the future bears any positive inclination. The experiences of Igbos…

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Advising Governor Dickson and ex-militants

Reading through the Sunday newspapers of January 25, 2015, I was shocked that Governor of Bayelsa State, Dickson Seriake, assembled the Niger Delta ex-militants at the government house hall for…

Election 2015: When a public mistake requires an old fashioned apology

By Magnus Onyibe.   The title of this article is adapted from a piece by Ron Ashkenas,managing partner of Schaffer Consulting and co- author of The GE Work-Out and The…

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

Adoption of written address and PDP’s dance of shame

It was a drama of absurd on Friday January 23 when the Peoples Democratic Party’s supporters went to town jubilating over a phantom victory of the declaration of their candidate…

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

Post-Jonathan Igbo politics

By Richard Anyamele   Before Independence in 1960, the Igbo nation was one of the three majors in Nigeria. The two others are the Hausa-Fulani and the Yoruba with the…

Fayose’s adverts: In whose interest?

It was with shock the nation woke up to the adverts sponsored by the Governor of Ekiti state, My Ayo Fayose against the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate General…

That sponsored cartoon on Buhari

Though I am still undecided on which candidate to vote for in the  upcoming Presidential election, I was bemused by a full-page cartoon I  saw on January 8, 2015 in…

Keeping the Nigerian ship afloat 

Keeping the Nigerian ship afloat 

By Rasak Musbau Former President of United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, once said:  ‘I like a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a…

Your name as your brand

By Idris Katib Everyone has an identity. Every locality, every city, every country and every continent have their identities. Our voices, our faces, our aura, our character(s), our families, our schools,…

Hammer the harmattan

I had a chat with a senior citizen on issues of climate change and the effect of human actions on our environment. While I listened to him, he reminded me…

Buhari: What manner of change?

By Desmond Ojiakor   They were all members of a departed era, apostles of a dying generation- a generation that raped Mother Africa to this pariah and prostrate status. Members…

Why overrule the rule of law

Why overrule the rule of law

By Lucky  Alade   The great Greek philosopher, Aristotle once declared in simple and plain terms that ‘law should govern’. Nothing else on earth can really accentuate the influence and authority of the…

The National Universities Commission (NUC) suspension of Medical Lab Science

From critical point of view, if the NUC decision is not political or due to set of professional selfish interest to kill the profession, I see no reason why the…

Why mentoring matters

Confidence is a precious thing in business. Having the confidence to succeed, the belief in yourself that your ideas will work and the drive to turn those ideas into reality…

Religion: Hot issue for 2015 (2)

By Basil O Ezegbu   There is little doubt that in the weeks leading to the election, a number of attempts would be made to scrub Buhari’s anti-Christian image and…

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