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28 Apr 2015
PRESIDENT-ELECT Muhammadu Buhari is in many conceptual configurations a nascent novel and creative innovation in Nigeria’s political clime. His personality and political history alone as adulterated by a prime television’s documentary about his military and service career are not enough to advertise his victory in the last presidential election and his coveted, but, classically re-inventing place in the nation’s political consciousness.
27 Apr 2015
ESTABLISHED in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organisation, (WHO), World Malaria Day is commemorated on every 25th April.
27 Apr 2015
AFTER several months of waiting for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to make up its mind on whether it was going to appoint Stephen Keshi or someone else as coach of the Super Eagles, Keshi has now been unveiled as the substantive coach of the Eagles.
27 Apr 2015
IT was not so much an electoral defeat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its government than a wholesome repudiation of a social vision and world view that has persisted in the nearly two decades of the return of civil rule in1999.
27 Apr 2015
SIR: The recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, especially against fellow Africans, is unfortunate, regrettable and condemnable. History will no doubt remember these killings, and the perpetrators will never be forgiven. This is because Africans, especially Nigerians, played a very vital role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria has spent a lot and accommodated a lot of South Africans in the spirit of brotherhood and Africa’s liberation. Now it is South Africans that are attacking their fellow Africans, killing them and looting their properties. It is an awkward and irrational pay back gesture.
27 Apr 2015
IN his seminal work, Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (1971), Robert Dahl proposed a new understanding of democracy typically encapsulating the maxim that democracy requires not only popular participation, but also popular competition (or, contestation as he would have it)
27 Apr 2015
THE absence of primary kobo coins in our currency profile has become accepted as the norm by both the public and our monetary authorities who, curiously, don’t seem to also care.
27 Apr 2015
27 Apr 2015
THE just-abating xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans by their South African hosts are not only barbaric, but also destructive to the ties that bind brothers and sisters across the continent.
27 Apr 2015
SIR: The challenges facing Kogi State have been a source of concern for the people since its creation in 1991. The state ranks as one of the most backward in terms of human development and critical infrastructure, hence the state needs a vibrant, visionary, focused, articulate and dynamic person to take it to optimal level of development.
26 Apr 2015
THE rainbow nation as conceived by the vision of the late Madiba Nelson Mandela was to be one that will be free from discrimination and a leveler for all to attain the acme of success through a platform that creates equal opportunity.
26 Apr 2015
AFTER every paragraph, the chorus to this piece is: “By Any Means Possible.” “By Enemies Possible.” In Africa, both the past and the present are pestilences on the future. South Africa is one country that exemplifies this evil tripartite alliance on the lives of the people.


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• Salem University Lokoja gets accreditation for seven courses Given the poor performances of students in English Language and Mathematics, the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC), yesterday, commenced a five- day training programme for teachers in the two core subjects in Ilorin, Kwara State. The 116 participants at the training programme were drawn from…
13 mins ago
Entries for the 18th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for secondary school students in Nigeria have opened. The closing date is June 2. The topic for this year’s competition is ‘Nigerianisation of Nigerians: A look inwards.’
15 mins ago
Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved N459 billion to facilitate completion of projects in the Ministry of Transportation and construction of barracks for personnel of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
16 mins ago
FCMB Group Plc has announced the issuance of N20.68 billion perpetual 16 per cent fixed rate resettable NC5.25 additional tier 1 capital subordinated bond as part of its N300bn debt issuance programme.
23 mins ago
The Chartered Institute of Administration (CIA) has inducted the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Chrisland University, Prof. Babalola Peace, as a fellow of the institute.