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5 Apr 2015
EFFORTS aimed at realising a truly workable union in the West African sub-region are still a matter concern to governments and persons in the sub region. The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) will be 40 on May 28, but a comprehensive execution of the ECOWAS treaty of 1975 and how that translates to better life for people is still work in progress, far from what it ought to be.
29 Mar 2015
The grand old man Lee Kuan Yew, who passed on last week at 91, has to be correctly seen as a global seminar figure. He was statesmanlike. He had vision and courage. He was an inspirer, and above all, he was a step ahead of his society. Once a leader has these abilities and/or gifts, then all else that nations needed to become great would fall in place.
Buhari-Jonathan-posters
22 Mar 2015
ON Sunday, March 15, 2015, Nigerian newspapers were awash with an obviously syndicated news report of an opinion poll purportedly conducted by Eurasia Group, predicting victory for General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
15 Mar 2015
CONSTRUCTION of roads, bridges and other infrastructure for community use at the local, state and federal levels ought to be the exclusive responsibility of the government. But sometimes, when government is unable to fulfill its side of the social contract, the responsibility falls on operators in the private sector to intervene in the form of company social responsibility to the host community. But when that too fails, the responsibility usually falls heavily on the people to seek self-help
7 Mar 2015
THERE was always going to be something different about the proceedings of the day; and the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos (UNILAG), was already animated when the guests walked in. They were the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Babajide Alo, Public Affairs analyst, Dr. Femi Aribasala, Representative of Ford Foundation, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma…
Cholera-2
28 Feb 2015
USUALLY, the dotting of the map of Africa with marks that depict areas of rich mineral resources presents a picture of potential wealth. However, the continental canvass is currently being painted negatively in six different countries by cholera, a devastating water-and-food-borne scourge that is yet to be tamed. It has claimed lives in these countries. …
Engineer
14 Feb 2015
WHEN Engineer Richard Otobrise was leaving Nigeria for Golden Tulip, Ghana to assume the position of Chief Engineer, he was very optimistic. As somebody who was exporting his skill to that land, he was ready to give his best and not disappoint those who recommended his movement from Golden Tulip, Nigeria to the Gold Coast…
Immigrants
24 Jan 2015
• It Is A Function Of Societal Dysfunction — Experts IT is a well-known fact that many Nigerians are daily migrating abroad in search of the proverbial greener pasture. Usually, the reasons prompting this act range from economic to sheer adventure. Interestingly, this fact has come to be accepted as the inevitable fallout of the…
elder-2
17 Jan 2015
WHILE some young people do not want to have anything to do with old people, because of the peculiar challenge they pose in terms of care, Wunmi Cosmas, a mother and humanitarian, has thrown her weight behind them, giving them shoulders to lean on with her Hope For The Old organisation, which brings together these…

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