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24 Jan 2015
The Convener, Doing Democracy Movement and a member of the Transition Monitoring Group, Mr. Anyakwee Nsirimovu, told KELVIN EBIRI in Port Harcourt that INEC should dispel suspicion by being simply transparent.    INEC had reportedly contracted the printing of the ballot papers to a third party. Won’t this affect the integrity of the election?  …
24 Jan 2015
AS irreplaceable components of any democratic dispensation, elections are the periodic accountability instruments used by the people to conduct a referendum on the leadership of their country. In the case of Nigeria, the general elections, which get underway with the February 14, 2015 Presidential poll have been enveloped by an atmosphere of uncertainty. One of…
24 Jan 2015
THE 2015 general election is just a few weeks away. One of the issues that have dominated the campaigns is insecurity. In the last few years, there have been huge challenges of insecurity as a result of insurgency in the North East and parts of the North West; and armed robbery and kidnapping across the…
24 Jan 2015
FEBRUARY 14 and 28, 2015 has been set aside by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the dates for the conduct of the presidential/National Assembly elections and Governorship/State Assembly polls.     INEC, which announced these dates in Kaduna, at the end of the commission’s stakeholders meetings with the National Commissioners and all the…
21 Jan 2015
A SPICE commonly used in curry could help erase bad memories, according to a study.   Curcumin, a bright-yellow compound found in the root of the Indian spice turmeric, prevented new fear memories being stored in the brain, and also removed pre-existing fear memories, researchers found.   It is hoped that the findings will help…
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…
17 Jan 2015
IT all began as a “friendly gift” when the then government of Midwest State, 41 years ago, gave some buildings to the budding University of Benin. Things, however, went sour about two weeks ago. “Unannounced and without notice”, bulldozers, accompanied by armed policemen and suspected thugs swooped down on 16 bungalows along Edo Osagie Avenue…
17 Jan 2015
BOROKIRI is an important area in oil-rich Port Harcourt. It is situated at the southern part of the old Government Reservation Area (GRA) and is bordered by Ahoada Street, Okirika Island and Aboturu Creek. It houses residential, commercial and recreational buildings.    Regrettably, there is only one route to the area. The road, which would have…
17 Jan 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria’s capital, is adjudged the fastest growing city in the country. The reason is obvious: power is concentrated at the centre, and nothing really moves unless approval comes from Abuja. This is quite unlike China where the land mass is distributed into provinces, and states assume some level of autonomy. And each, to some…
17 Jan 2015
ONDO State House of Assembly has passed into law the bill to establish Ondo State University of Medical Sciences. After its first reading at the floor of the house, it was subsequently committed to the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology headed by Banso Adeyinka at the plenary sitting.   Co-opting the House Committee on…
17 Jan 2015
GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has approved the appointment of Dr. Christian Osuegbu, as the pioneer Provost of the newly established Imo State College of Education (IMSCOED), Ihitte Uboma.    According to a statement signed by Okorocha’s principal Secretary, Dr. Paschal Obi, Osuegbu’s appointment is with immediate effect.   Among other roles, according to the…
17 Jan 2015
MUCH has been said on this topic by psychologists, psychiatrists and religious thinkers, and because it is such an important issue, it bears another look. If there is a relationship between thought and health, as research and academic studies show, it becomes imperative to identify what type of thought is beneficial or predisposes to good…


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For the first time in the country’s history, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), yesterday, voluntarily resigned from office, citing health grounds...