Thursday, 29th September 2022
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24 Sep 2015
Continued from yesterday THE symbolism of this episode in the life of Abraham and his son Ismael therefore is in the attitude – a willingness to make sacrifices in our lives in order to stay on the Straight Path (“l-sirata l-mus’taqima” Faatiha: 6). Each of us makes small sacrifices, giving up things that are fun…
24 Sep 2015
PROFESSOR Atahiru Jega, our immediate past Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, was a participant at the 2007 Conference in Germany referred to above, and this is what he had to say about the succession of leaders in Nigeria: “With very few exceptions, our crop of so-called leaders have essentially been self-serving rulers, some even…
24 Sep 2015
EVEN though the mantra of change of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seems to be denuded of transformational impetus, it would not be a surprise if President Muhammadu Buhari brings some innovations into governance. Such innovations are very much welcome in so far as they would improve the lot of the people who have for many years suffered pulverisation at the hands of their political leaders.  But part of such…
24 Sep 2015
24 Sep 2015
SIR: The 100-day phenomenon refers to the point at which we look back at the occurrence of an event and assess what has happened. When a political leader enters office, his 100th day is a significant mark; the point at which we first formally examine how they have fared in their role. President Muhammadu Buhari…
23 Sep 2015
EZE Goes to School by Onuora Nzekwu and Micheal Crowther is a popular recommended text of the elementary school in the 70s.
23 Sep 2015
SUCH a declaration necessarily dispenses with the need for proof by oral evidence of such a custom and/or tradition. A validly registered Declaration in respect of a recognised chieftaincy is the admissible and subsisting declaration and should prevail until amended.
23 Sep 2015
AS a process, the 2015 Elections started soon after the conduct of the 2011 National and State Elections, with the litigations and court rulings that resulted in the discordance we now have in the electoral calendar of a number of states, including Kogi and Bayelsa
23 Sep 2015
THE Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha offers an opportunity for both the Muslim and Christian communities all over the world in general and Nigeria in particular to learn a bit more about the religious duties (Ibadah) they share in common.
23 Sep 2015
23 Sep 2015
SIR: Following the demise of Ooni of Ife, Nigerians were regaled with the story of Abobaku of Ife, who in accordance with ancient custom, was supposed to be buried with Oba Okunade Sijuwade who recently transited to meet his ancestors.
23 Sep 2015
HE Nigerian Army’s reinstatement of 3,032 soldiers the other day is instructive of the institution’s commitment to justice even in the light of strict military operating rules of engagement which prescribe unquestioning obedience of orders.


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The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday disclosed that 300 corporate exhibitors would be participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF). Director-General, ACCI, Victoria Akai, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the event is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The 17th AITF is scheduled…
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*Says he is a true culture ambassador The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has described the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, as a true cultural ambassador of Nigeria. The CDS made the remark when he received in audience a delegation comprising the executive members of…
18 mins ago
NEW YORK, USA, 29 September 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The UN chief on Wednesday paid tribute to the hundreds of victims and their families, of a 2009 stadium massacre in the capital of Guinea, as some of the ringleaders allegedly responsible for the gruesome death of more than 150 people that day, went on trial. Alongside the deaths, during…
49 mins ago
*Vows to ensure that 20% of Nigeria’s budget goes into funding education Accord presidential candidate, Professor Christopher Imumolen, has laid out his blueprint for the total revolution of Nigeria's seemingly comatose educational system if he gets elected as president come 2023. The successful entrepreneur laid out his plans during the convocation ceremony of the Joint…
2 hours ago
IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva met with Malawi's President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Thursday and committed to provide support to the country, as it faces economic challenges and "unsustainable" public debt.