19 Jan 2015
IT is that time of the year. The signs are everywhere: dry skin (because of obvious loss of moisture), cracked lips, sole of the feet and even the skin itself. Some cracks even become ulcerated. The rooms become unusually cold, people dive under the cover of otherwise neglected warm duvets. Indeed, duvet referred to…
18 Jan 2015
PERHAPS, the world has not felt the pangs of terrorism in recent times than it is experiencing currently. From the weekly massacre of innocent civilians by the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, to the hacking down of journalists, police personnel as well as civilians in Paris, the world has had a very bad share of…
15 Jan 2015
Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro is the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). A Professor of Animal Science, he has over 45 scientific publications in journals, periodicals and conference proceedings in addition to a rumen fermentation model as scientific innovation. He spoke with journalists about the Fund and how it has impacted on tertiary institutions in…
15 Jan 2015
CONTINUEDFROM YESTERDAY Industrial revolution takes shape Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Olusegun Aganga, observes that until President Jonathan launched his industrial revolution plan in the country, Nigeria was merely a consumer of finished goods. Under the Jonathan administration, Aganga reports, the nation’s economic management team has carried out 62 economic and industrial reform programmes. …
14 Jan 2015
“AN exciting transformation is taking place on the continent of Africa,” said Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in an October 8 address to the Atlantic Council. Under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s administration, Nigeria is leading that transformation. “In the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, we saw an Africa that was heavily indebted,…
10 May 2010
BEING a text of a piece by Bashorun J.K. Randle, OFR , Chairman & Chief Executive JK Randle Professional Services (Chartered Accountants).WE are back at the Bay Tree Hotel, in sleepy Burford for a retreat, which was previously scheduled to hold at Balliol College with Jamaican-born Prof. Peter Blair Henry as the Guest Speaker.Unfortunately, he…
10 May 2010
Nigeria, together with over 120 countries in 2006 made an historic commitment to scale-up the national response towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. But while HIV prevalence and new infections are declining, cries of stigma and donor fatigue are threatening hard earned development gains, writes BEN UKWUOMA.THE cries of discrimination…
25 Dec 2009
Main "freedom fighters" in the Niger Delta, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), and stakeholders dispute veracity of warning strike in Rivers State CONTROVERSY is brewing if indeed, the self-styled freedom fighters in the Niger Delta, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), actually attacked a Shell/Chevron crude oil pipeline in River State at the weekend, which could put to test the amnesty and it's peace.
25 Dec 2009
Being a piece PRELIMINARIES THERE are no preliminaries to my presentation because I want you to remember just four catch phrases: Critical Competencies; Compassion and Integrity; Communication; and Critical Contingencies.
25 Dec 2009
Being the concluding part of the inaugural lecture delivered by Prof. Omololu Soyombo, professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Lagos, Nigeria, at the University of Lagos Main Auditorium on Wednesday, June 10, 2009.. Corruption as an Impediment The time-honoured core values of Nigerians are now in short supply. Nigeria shares the company of the most corrupt countries in the world today. The country is 157 among 170 countries in contrast to Ghana which is number 70 in ascending order among the most corrupt countries in the world4. Our country has earned a despicable reputation for all manners of fraudulent practices. A recent report suggests that N4.6 billion naira was lost to robbery and fraud in the banking sector alone in 20065. Nigerians are suspects anywhere around the world unless they prove that they virtuous travellers due to 419 and the atrocities of the Yahoo boys and may be girls!!
22 Dec 2009
Health professionals, concerned about the high mortality rate of mothers in the labour ward from preventable causes, last week brainstormed on how to reduce the incidence, at least, in the three-catchment states bordering Kwara State.
20 Dec 2009
Virtually every country seems fed up with illegal Nigerian immigrants and are deporting them in droves. At the last count, no fewer than 15,000 have been deported to Nigeria in the last one year. And the number is growing daily. TOBOR, 20, was asked by the father to relocate to Italy through Libya last year for which the agent charged N300,000. He and other ZmigrZs spent over three weeks traveling through the desert until they arrived the border of Libya.