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3 May 2015
THOUGHTS are intangible, invisible and invincible. On the other hand, performance is tangible, visible and can be vanquished. Yet there exists an intricate and intriguing linear relationship between thoughts and actions.
19 Apr 2015
YESTERDAY, it was exactly four years that the unthinkable happened to some corps members caught in the all-consuming post-election violence up North. I was a victim.
11 Apr 2015
IT’S been more than 365 days that over 200 innocent girls were unceremoniously kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria by the shadowy and ISIS-affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram.
5 Apr 2015
We could also reflect on the personality of Jesus and why the Jews rejected him even though he was not an alien. This confirms the teaching of Jesus that “a man's enemies will be the members of his own household” (Matthew 10:36) and “a prophet is not honoured among his people" (Mark 6:4).
15 Mar 2015
What is the inspiring myth of the U.S. – anyone can be anything – a land of opportunities. Why do our children not think we can do the same here? Many fathers, like me, have been unable to convince their children not to seek dual nationalities. There are over 100,000 doctors; 100,000 lawyers and engineers of Nigerian descent, that is, Nigerians. We have become like Palestine with more qualified people outside the country than within it.
7 Mar 2015
THE last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of that debate, it was clear…
28 Feb 2015
He who gains victory over other men is strong, but he who gains victory over himself is all-powerful  — Lao-tse.  LEKE dropped out of school at Junior Secondary School (Class Three) due to gang activities. From there he proceeded into thuggery and robbery, which were his financial and social bases for acquiring political power. Umaru…
21 Feb 2015
AS history affirms time and again, certain existential phenomena are true for all time. One of the obvious cases is the corruptibility of persons entrusted with public office. Abuse of public trust is a wide and complex topic; therefore, this article is limited to one aspect of the topical subject: misappropriations, or theft of public…
14 Feb 2015
THESE are truly ecstatic times. The political space or terrain is adorned in bright, ornate colours. Characters, events and the general setting bespeak enthusiasm, gaiety, pomp and pageantry.  At the deep level meaning, however, the whole atmosphere embodies moral religious, political and personal significations.  The efforts of the flag bearers of political parties are beginning to…
7 Feb 2015
WHEN the leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone decided to form the Mano River Union (MRU), they were formalising a relationship between countries that are intertwined in geography, history, ethnicity, culture and cuisine, held together by the Mano River like an umbilical cord that weaves through them.  Health issues were not paramount and so…
31 Jan 2015
DURING a chat recently with a friend, he expressed his concern about the inability of the elderly to stay out of active politics in Nigeria. Why are they not retiring from active politics to the ranks of respected non-partisan statesmen? I laughed and asked him to think again. My friend did not realise that in…
24 Jan 2015
POLITICS is the perpetual struggle for the control of common resources (both human and material) that can be found in all spheres of human existence - from the family stage to the world stage. It is supposed to be directed at the greater justice, peace and prosperity of all the stakeholders; with tangible evidence of…


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Renewed investors’ appetite in the shares of MTN Nigeria (MTNN) and 20 stocks aided the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) to stage a rebound in the last trading session of the month of November as capitalisation increased by N183 billion.
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As scarcity of the premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, continues to spread across many states in the country, as a result of drop in supply by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited
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Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said it is championing moves to ensure its enabling Act is reviewed by the National Assembly (NASS).
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Webb Fontaine has set up a cargo tracking system for use by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Apapa port, Lagos, to monitor containers and prevent diversions from specified movement itineraries as well as loss and theft of cargo.
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The Chief Financial Officer of APM Terminal Nigeria, Courage Obadagbonyi, has said Nigeria has to find creative ways to unleash private sector participation in port rehabilitation and development instead of depending on government funding through borrowing.