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10 Apr 2015
THE desire expressed the other day at a Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa by some African leaders for increased ownership of the African project and integration was quite assuring and may have presented the continent with another opportunity to break away from a seemingly incurable lethargy.
Justice-Mahmud-Mohammed
9 Apr 2015
THE assurance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed, that the judiciary ‘will not be swayed or distracted from the course of justice in any election matter that is brought before the justice system’, could not have come at a better time than now. Given the rancorous, indecorous campaigns that preceded the presidential election, which, mercifully, ended peacefully, it is left for the judiciary to remain a real Temple of Justice.
8 Apr 2015
IF there was one other thing the March 28 election and its aftermath have proven, it is that there is indeed nothing wrong with Nigeria that cannot be corrected by what is right with Nigeria.
7 Apr 2015
IF there ever was any doubt about Nigeria’s capacity for self-renewal and the people’s desire to stay united in the pursuit of justice in a prosperous nation, the election of March 28 was the answer. Defying all predictions of Armageddon and prospects of the nation shattering to smithereens, the election held largely peacefully.
6 Apr 2015
AGAINST the backdrop of the high number of women who die daily while giving birth, the World Health Organization (WHO) has once again, raised the alarm and called on policy makers to, increase universal access to reproductive health services for women. This is a call that must be heeded immediately by all. That many women…
6 Apr 2015
IT was a monumental tragedy the other day when Germanwings Flight 9525 took off from Barcelona, Spain, headed for Dusseldorf Germany and halfway through its flight, came down in the mountains of the French Alps near the town of Seynes les Alpes. With 150 passengers dead, the crash was ghastly beyond comprehension. As the world…
5 Apr 2015
NIGERIANS celebrate today Easter Sunday. For Christians the world over, the weekend marks the conclusion of the forty-day period of Lent and celebrates the central mystery that defines the Christian faith - the suffering, death and resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ the Son of God. It is from the miraculous event of the Resurrection of Christ that Christianity draws its essence and inspiration.
3 Apr 2015
EMERGING from a momentous and breathtaking presidential and national assembly elections, Nigerian Christians are today joining others across the globe to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the One upon whose life, death and resurrection, the Christian religion is founded.
2 Apr 2015
LAGOS being the commercial and industrial nerve-centre of Nigeria, with a population in excess of 20 million, a vehicular traffic unmatched on the African continent, it is common knowledge that the air over the city is polluted. What is unclear is the extent of air pollution.
1 Apr 2015
AS the elections progress, it is important for Nigerians not to forget the miseries of the weak, helpless and disadvantaged, especially the many tractions of violence in the northeastern region of the country and the predicament of children in that region
Jonathan-politics-
31 Mar 2015
WHEN President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange the other day, he struck all the right notes when he said that his administration would carry out a proper study of the capital market with a view to issuing guidelines and incentives for major companies in the oil and gas, telecommunications and power sectors to list on the NSE. He expressed the desire to grow the capital market to the size that is proportionate to Nigeria’s new-found ranking as the largest economy in Africa.
30 Mar 2015
AMIDST declining expectation that the abducted school girls of Chibok would be found, the visit to the Chibok community the other day by the Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, expectedly stirred controversy and justifiably called to question the government’s priorities. The minister had during the occasion compounded an already tense situation when she announced government’s plans to rebuild the Government Girls Secondary School razed by the insurgency group Boko Haram as well as resettle some of the displaced inhabitants. Rebuild the school? For the yet-to-be found girls? Or the ones who escaped the gruesome onslaught of Boko Haram?

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