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5 Feb 2015
WHEN people call Nigeria the giant of Africa, I laugh as the statement is a hyperbolic expression and distortion of reality. But, the truth is Nigeria has the potentials to become the true giant of Africa given its vast human and material resources.   After gaining political freedom in 1960, Nigeria has not realised its…
4 Feb 2015
Continued from yesterday ALLOW me a small segue, as I mention fertiliser. In 1976, Lt General Olusegun Obasanjo - our then military overlord - launched Operation Feed the Nation with great fanfare. The idea was increase food production in Nigeria by encouraging both large and small-scale farming and harnessing the irrigation potential of damming Nigeria’s…
3 Feb 2015
“Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”  ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IT is often assumed there is no ideological divide in Nigerian politics today. And the upcoming 2015 Presidential Election isn’t really cast as a battle…
PETROL-DISPENSER
2 Feb 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, in his goodwill message to Nigerians on Sunday, 01 January, 2012, established the factors that necessitated the decision of his administration, to initiate the Fuel Subsidy Removal Scheme, a decision which attracted criticisms from various movement groups and acclaimed progressives in the country.   The subsequent dividends of the scheme, as witnessed by…
1 Feb 2015
GOING by the INEC election timetable, we are just a couple of weeks away from the February 2015 general polls. Campaigns across all levels have reached feverish pitch, with candidates putting finishing touches to their programmes. Everything in the country has been overshadowed by the forthcoming elections.   Discussions and plans on issues critical to…
NYSC-kkkkk
29 Jan 2015
THE youth constitute critical elements in societal development. Whatever the human and material resource endowments of any geo-political entity, no serious government can afford to neglect or overlook the youth, who indeed are the foundation for the future.    For a long period in the Nigerian experience, the youths (18-35 years age bracket) did not…
28 Jan 2015
“Let not your mind be troubled” ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you…” -John chapter 14 verse 1-2 The above reference, no doubt, contrasts sharply with the untrustworthy, unreliability and insincerity of an average politician as well…
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…
22 Jan 2015
THE body was still dressed in the arsenal jersey he was wearing before he was shot. Drenched in blood, rumpled and half covering his torso, revealing more blood all over his body, mouth partly opened, with his left arm flung lifelessly over his head. The sight of Muhammad Sulum’s body was too sad to behold,…
FUEL-MACHINE
21 Jan 2015
FELLOW compatriots, we should leap for joy and scream in excitement, shouldn’t we?  Our dear President Goodluck Jonathan just launched a rocket on an Open Secret mission into our political space. What a great achievement that is – a decision that defies all logic! Surely the President deserves a medal of honour for this 11th…
NigerianYouth
20 Jan 2015
HOW many times have you heard a youth say ‘politics is dirty’ or ‘change in Nigeria is some difficult Herculean task that will take years to accomplish’ or ‘politics should be left to the politicians’. I occasionally hear these statements and get angry almost to a point of frustration with the people who say them. …

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Gunmen on Tuesday set ablaze the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ogidi, Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State, destroying non-sensitive materials for 2023 general elections. The Commission disclosed this in a statement by its Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoye said that the…
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The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, permission to apply for an order of mandamus to compel the Department of State Service (DSS) to allow him unfettered access to medical care. In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2341/2022, Nnamdi Kanu, through his legal team…
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