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Between a statesman and politician: The Obasanjo saga

Between a statesman and politician: The Obasanjo saga

Over the last three years, Chief Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo (rtd.), has been on a collision course with incumbent President Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR. Never in the history of our…

X-raying the implications of CBN’S closure of RDAS/WDAS on the economy

X-raying the implications of CBN’S closure of RDAS/WDAS on the economy

By Edwin Uhara Late February, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) closed two public auction structures popularly known as Retail Dutch Auction System (RDAS) and Wholesale Dutch Auction System (WDAS).…

Fighting corruption through technology

When the word corruption is mentioned, many point fingers at politicians and civil servants, leaving out a vast majority of the populace in other sectors of the economy. It is…

Learning from our elder statesman

To say that Nigeria as a nation has come to a cross-road in view of 2015 general election and insurgency is to say the obvious. The fourth  attempt at democratization came about…

For God, for country, for glory!

Adekoya Boladale There is a general saying, that as humans we are less appreciative of the science involved in having a peaceful sleep and waking up peacefully everyday. Most people…

Fulani herdsmen, Jihadists and imperative of State Police

By Polycarp Onwubiko It is abundantly clear that insecurity of lives and property has assumed a frightening and pervasive proportion in all parts of the country. Violent armed banditry reared its…

The new IMO and Ukanacho’s passion for a better society

By Chidi Emeagi   In governance unlike in Law, Judicial Process or Logic, passion is the key word. Passion in positive point is nothing but “one having very strong feeling…

When will Apo-Karshi road construction be completed?

Conspicuously displayed on the project signpost along the Apo-Karshi road, is a motto “Nigerians building Nigeria”, attributed to Mangrovetech Nig. Ltd (now Kakatar CE Limited) the ingenious company that was…

Of Election 2015 and the burning bread and butter issues

Of Election 2015 and the burning bread and butter issues

By Gil Muller    With the rescheduled general elections looking more and more overshadowed by concerns both over security and the ability of the electoral body itself to conduct it…

Indiscriminate siting of gas refill retail outlets in Akwa Ibom State

Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas), also referred to as simply propane or butane, are flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases used as fuel in heating appliances, cooking equipment, and vehicles. It is increasingly used as an aerosol propellant and a refrigerant, replacing chlorofluorocarbons in…

Opposition to Jonathan: The true story

Opposition to Jonathan: The true story

By Desmond Ojiakor   For those who have a profound appreciation of power and its most penetrating insight as well, the fact of the matter, as the Italians once succinctly…

Okotie’s peaceful engagements 

With the emergence of the 14 contestants vying for the office of President, come May 29, 2015, it is no longer news that the Fresh Democratic Party, FRESH, and Rev.…

Imoke’s concept of disgruntled politicians in Cross River

Imoke’s concept of disgruntled politicians in Cross River

By Utum Eteng   His Excellency, the outgoing governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke more out of frustrations and panic of the jet speed growth of the CRS…

The ‘St Valentine’s Day Campaign Against Homophobia’ 

Sir, as I write this on Ash Wednesday, I hope you shall find the need to publish it in the coming days. It is a duty of every child of…

Wake me up when the voting is over

Wake me up when the voting is over

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku On Thursday the 5th day of February, 2015 I was among those invited by the American Corner in Abuja to be part of the audience in…

Governor Obiano and the imperatives of democratizing Ihiala local government council

This is about the Eight (8) months since the final court judgment which ruled that based on every empirical evidence posited from the conduct of Ihiala local government area election,…

Combating the prevalence hearing loss

By Bilkis Bakare Helen Adam Keller, an American author and the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, once noted that while blindness cuts people off from…

The leaders we want

Bola Ogunrinade, mni   Most great leaders are powerful communicators. They do not expect to whisper their vision to a sleepy or distracted audience. Having been fired with a dream…

Goodluck Jonathan: The women’s champion

Goodluck Jonathan: The women’s champion

I have followed the president’s progress in the area of women empowerment for quite a while now. To some, my reason for doing so may not be far-fetched; I am…

Who are Nigeria’s ‘elder’ statesmen?

Who are Nigeria’s ‘elder’ statesmen?

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   At the point that this question struck me, I was asleep and in my dreams. I knew that for this question to have come at…

Nigerian youths and mindset that creates dream jobs

By Mfon Victor Ita    If you ask most youths that are in the higher institution of their desires when they come out of school you would get a response…

What you must do before you die

Death is an inevitable factor of life. Whatever way we tend to look at it, we are increasingly close to it with each day that passes by. We are destined…

Another NIS recruitment : Matters arising

March 15th 2014, will forever remain indelible in the history of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise which resulted in the death of 19 Nigerian youths while several were seriously injured.…

Jonathan can’t suspend or sack Jega

Jonathan can’t suspend or sack Jega

By Soyombo Opeyemi   We must never permit a situation of having to lock the stable door after the horse has bolted. The constitution is clear and unambiguous: the process…

How Abuja Discos cheat Mpape residents

Despite efforts by the federal government to ensure constant power supply in the country I must be honest to say that the power supply in most parts of the country…

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