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26 Jan 2015
WILLIAMS Owodo is 36 years old. Out of that 36 years, he spent 17 of it in prison as a death row inmate. His story is heart-rending as it is incredulous.      He was barely 16, when he was picked up in Police raid at Ajegunle while returning from a football training.     …
26 Jan 2015
THERE is no doubt that both the Bar and Bench will have to collaborate to enhance the justice delivery and minimize delay”. These are the word of a Lagos based lawyer, Mr Layi Babatunde while reviewing the judiciary in the last one year.  He said that there are lots to do to aid effective justice…
Election-s
26 Jan 2015
AS Nigeria matches forward to the 2015 general elections, it is imperative that the youths grasp and understand the political intrigues, permutations and facts about the country for future benefit. The youths make up over 60 per cent of the electorate; hence they participate actively in the politics of electing their leaders and representatives in…
25 Jan 2015
IF there is anything the average individual, especially those trusted with the common wealth of all should guardedly treasure and jealously work towards; it is the sort of legacies one bequeaths to oncoming generations. In fact, leafing through the pages of history, the legacies that still resoundingly echo the life style, beliefs and conscientious examples…
JEGA
25 Jan 2015
THE most noticeable feature of the history of elections in Nigeria has been that they have had reoccurring integrity challenge. The results are often unacceptable to all the parties as the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeks new ways of conducting the exercise every four years.      Despite these efforts, however,…
OYEDELE-NEW-PIX
25 Jan 2015
“A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.”– Dave Ramsey THE 2015 Budget of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) was presented to the National Assembly on 17 December 2014. Described as “A Transition Budget”, the focus will be on “managing the revenue challenge in a manner that…
Safety
25 Jan 2015
THE deployment, by Nigeria’s political actors, of various media platforms (online, offline) connecting with the electorates ahead of the February 14, and 28, 2015 General Elections has further underscored the significance of media as an institution so strategic not only to the deepening of democratic culture, but also the overall well being of the society.…
Ambode-KK
25 Jan 2015
IN this season of upswing electioneering campaigns, media platforms have become veritable outlets for political parties and their candidates to reach out to the electorates. In conveying their messages through the media, political parties and their candidates  devise several gimmicks that they feel could successfully attract  citizens to their side.   Unlike the political rallies,…
OLATUNJI-ROTIMI-KK
25 Jan 2015
THE  Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU) has appointed Dr. Rotimi Williams Olatunji, as the Acting Dean, Adebola Adegunwa School of Communication. He succeeds Professor Lai Oso, who had served as Dean meritoriously for two terms (2011-2014).     Olatunji is an expert in Integrated Marketing Communication, with a strong bias towards Advertising as Communication. He…
25 Jan 2015
SEASON 3 of Baileys Boutique radio show kicked off on Beat 99.9 FM last Friday, December 12. The show, which airs every Friday between 8.30pm and 9.00pm, is hosted by Stephanie Coker. It also introduces Fade Ogunro, both renowned fashion icons. It is produced by Hauwa Mukan, a radio personality and celebrity stylist.    The…
25 Jan 2015
AT a time many are clamouring for the revival of indigenous languages and other values, a new Yoruba newspaper called IROYIN OWURO has been unveiled.    With a seasoned librarian/journalist, Asafa Salam, as its editor, the weekly publication hit the newsstand last December.    According to its publishers, it is a general-news medium with a…
25 Jan 2015
IN order to come up with strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the Freedom of Information Act, Over 100 civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the country working on issues relating to the freedom of information will hold a three-day meeting in Abuja from January 27 to 29, 2015.    Put together by Media…

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