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5 Mar 2015
FINALLY, the PricewaterhouseCoopers Forensic Audit Report draws the curtains on the fifteen-month drama in which the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was docked in the court of public opinion.  The allegations that NNPC was not faithful to its fiduciary responsibility to the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria began like a child’s play. Initial steps taken to douse the issue including the inter-agency…
5 Mar 2015
IS the current Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola angling for a third term in office – or is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu planning to stage a comeback (not that he ever really went away)...      I ask this because eyebrows are being raised at the extent of these two politicians’ involvement in the current gubernatorial…
4 Mar 2015
NUMEROUS media reports have surfaced indicating that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) got N7 billion to enlist pastors to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan and campaign against the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), in the coming presidential election. The reports came in bits, and on the heels of…
4 Mar 2015
ON January 4, 1993, the Ogoni protest movement was launched under the leadership of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) with massive demonstrations in designated centres in Ogoni. Following the protests, Shell suspended operations in Ogoni three months later. Shell and the Nigerian government were held accountable by MOSOP for the…
4 Mar 2015
DEVELOPMENT of the transport sector is arguably one of the more interesting things happening in present-day Nigeria. It has taken various dimensions. One is the reconstruction of roads some of which, like the Benin-Ore road, the Abuja-Lokoja road and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, may be regarded as iconic highways of national significance. Another is the construction…
4 Mar 2015
“TO live is to change and to have changed often is to be perfect.” This is the belief of some people. Another common slogan today is: “Be the change you want to see in others.” The clamour for change is not new. People are generally bored with permanence and duration. Before Socrates, “change” was one…
3 Mar 2015
THE culture of wanting to induce the support of potential voters with gifts, dates back to the introduction of electoral politics in our polity.  One had observed, while growing up as a child, that politicians of the First Republic gave bags of salt to voting communities in anticipation of their support.  In my community, potential…
3 Mar 2015
THE 2015 theme for World Cancer Day (February 4) is ‘Not Beyond Us,’ which takes a proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that the solutions are available and accessible.   According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one-third of cancer is preventable, another one-third is curable and the last third can have good…
3 Mar 2015
THERE is certainly a lot of interest in the elections that are re-scheduled to take place in March and April judging from the abundance of reports, analyses and views from outside of Nigeria.     Although many African countries are holding elections in 2015, it is not likely that any of them will generate the massive…
3 Mar 2015
THOSE who were disappointed by President Barack Obama when he blocked Nigeria from buying arms to fight the Boko Haram insurgency now say there is more than meets the eye. To be fair to the duo of Obama and David Cameron of Britain, they may not be directly involved in plotting a regime change in…
2 Mar 2015
FRIDA KAHLO (1907-1954), the Mexican self-portrait artist said “Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” This classic saying is in tune with the biblical “It came to pass.” “And it came to pass” is a biblical phrase that occurs many times in the Old Testament. It occurs 396…
2 Mar 2015
A NUMBER of questions are pertinent at this point: Were the soldiers who prevented Governors Amaechi and Oshiomhole from entering Ekiti to monitor the elections, and those who escorted Chris Uba to the state not acting under orders? What duties, under the constitution, were the police minister and junior defence minister, in Ekiti to perform…

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On 5th November 2021, MTN and Airtel confirmed, through their social media handles, the Approval-in-Principle (AIP) by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for Payment Service Bank (PSB) license. The approval is a step towards fulfilling their long-standing wish. The telcos have never hidden their desire to get fully involved with financial services. The large…
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Ahead of the new year, the BBC has named Multiple Award-winning author and Feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie amongst its list of 100 inspiring and impactful women from around the world for 2021. Adichie is listed under the "Culture and Education" category, which consists of 31 women out of the 100 chosen. Under the post designated…
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The Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of the Congo told the Security Council on Monday that “a lasting solution” to the violence “requires a broader political commitment to address the root causes of conflict.”  NEW YORK, USA, December 07, 2021,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-Bintou Keita argued that, for stability to return to eastern Congo, “the State must succeed…
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 The latest global passport index has ranked Nigeria 103 out of 116 countries with the most powerful international passports in the world. Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world. The…
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