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Scary news from South Africa

Scary news from South Africa

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   The images were frightening and at the same time mind-boggling. If not for the credibility of the cable news platform where one was viewing the image,…

ASUP mourns Senator Uche Chukwumerije

ASUP mourns Senator Uche Chukwumerije

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is devastated by news of the passage of Senator Uche Chukwumerije, the Chairman Senate Committee on Education. Senator Chukwumerije was a national icon…

Government vs community property

Government vs community property

Most times I wonder why some Nigerians vandalize government property and why some show this nonchalant attitude when it comes to protecting government infrastructure in their community. Aren’t some of…

An open letter to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

An open letter to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

Congratulations. As you transit to lead our great country, the Almighty will grant you wisdom, courage, and strength. Before you won the election, there is no doubt in my mind…

Establishing Nigeria’s thanksgiving Day

Establishing Nigeria’s thanksgiving Day

By Bola Ajibola The Thanksgiving has been known to be a reverently celebrated holiday in the United States of America. The U.S. is a country whose rich republican union should…

Condemning the SA xenophobic attacks

Condemning the SA xenophobic attacks

The South African government has disappointed the entire black race and it is time for countries to start considering their relationship with the Jacob Zuma led administration. One would have…

The Chief Servant Nigerians don’t know

The Chief Servant Nigerians don’t know

By Israel A. Ebije    As Dr. Mu’azu Babangia Aliyu prepares to bid Niger State people a meritorious farewell after serving as 2 term Governor, it is instructive to intimate…

PFA problems with retirees and expectations

PFA problems with retirees and expectations

I respectfully hereby appeal to PENCOM to be holding periodical-meetings with Retirees on their problems,observations and the way forward;in-order to be able to debrief the Federal Government on lapses in…

Clear campaign posters, pdp, apc!

Clear campaign posters, pdp, apc!

Sir,   I write to use this opportunity to ask the Ministry of the Environment to call on the party leaders of the PDP and APC to ensure that they…

Re: Dying for nothing

Re: Dying for nothing

Hello Mr. Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye, I just went through your write up entitled, “Dying For Nothing” (Daily Independent, Tuesday, April 14, 2015) which made a very interesting reading. How dare you…

An open letter to governor-elect Akinwunmi Ambode: Lift the ban

An open letter to governor-elect Akinwunmi Ambode: Lift the ban

To begin with, I congratulate you sir on your “democratic selection” to the office of the Governor of Lagos State. It is quite an ideal resolution the inhabitants of the…

The Buhari Presidency: The prospects for Nigeria

The Buhari Presidency: The prospects for Nigeria

Akin Ajose-Adeogun One cannot help but recall Jawaharlal Nehru’s historic speech [‘long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny; and now the time comes when we shall redeem our…

Cry not for the Igbo

Cry not for the Igbo

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” –Martin LutherKing,…

Where are our national records?

Where are our national records?

Carrying out some research, I decided to search the official website of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Education concerning data for mortality rate, infant mortality,…

On “Obasanjo’s belated distaste for corruption”

On “Obasanjo’s belated distaste for corruption”

Dear Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye, Greetings.  I read through your piece captioned “Obasanjo’s Belated Distaste For Corruption” (published in Daily Independent, April 7, 2015 and reproduced on another platform). Personally, I would want to rate…

Lagos and the emerging political order

Lagos and the emerging political order

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Like life itself, politics is very dynamic in nature. Sometimes politics could be both dynamic and dramatic. In politics, things happen in swift and remarkable fashions…

Use the NYSC to develop Nigerian youth

Use the NYSC to develop Nigerian youth

I write to draw the attention of the Nigerian Government to take a second look at the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Programme. We cannot continue to do the same…

Lessons from 2015 general elections

Lessons from 2015 general elections

By Emmanuel G. Onofua   The 2015 general elections have come and gone, the contests have been won and lost, the victors are doing their victory dances while looking forward…

Failure of power equipment in Kaduna 330kv substation

Failure of power equipment in Kaduna 330kv substation

Power equipment in the 330kV Transmission Substation, Kaduna, failed this morning, causing the tripping of Kaduna – Jos and Jos – Gombe 330kV transmission lines. As a result, customers of…

Nigerian Citizens: The game changer for democracy and good governance

Nigerian Citizens:  The game changer for democracy and good governance

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje   There was no doubt about the victory of General Mohamadu Buhari, the APC opposition candidate in the country’s Presidential election held on March 28, 2015.…

Buhari: In search of masters of propaganda or public communicators?

Buhari: In search of masters of propaganda or public communicators?

By Taju Tijani   Doyin Okupe tried! Reuben Abati tried! Reno Omokri tried! In their capacities as media hounds for President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan they all raised dust and hell…

5 days of general orientation programme, possible only in the University of Ibadan

5 days of general orientation programme, possible only in the University of Ibadan

This is important and worthy of note because it beyond the program speaks of intellectual quality and delivery. It may be understandable when a new University hosts her new students…

Buhari and Boko Haram

Buhari and Boko Haram

By Terfa Naswem   When the Boko Haram insurgency became much intensified in 2012, so many Nigerians especially the supporters of President Jonathan accused Buhari of supporting Boko Haram and…

CDLF mourns its Chairman, Oronto Douglas

CDLF mourns its Chairman, Oronto Douglas

The Community Defence Law Foundation, CDLF, a grassroots based, non-profit, non-governmental organization, with the sole aim at developing the youth in education and bequeathing the youths with leadership skills, has…

Bring them back now

Bring them back now

It has been nearly a year since the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from their school in the town of Chibok in northern Nigeria on April 14,…

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