Obazee, FRC code and the GOs

Jim Obazee knows accounting like his palm.  His command of the subject gives him a measure of self-confidence that borders on arrogance. Accountants are trained to live with the slogan: “Don’t doubt, but verify”.  They do not trust anybody – not even the “men of God” who run the business centres with the toga of Pentecostal churches. As More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Murray makes winning start

World No 1 Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday. The top seed had been expected to make short work of Ukraine’s Marchenko, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Fifty-one years after Sardauna

It is generally established that time changes everything; but a long span of time was completely incapable of transforming the mentality and political viewpoints of some Nigerians. As a result, the unfortunate events More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Thomas equals 54-hole PGA record

Justin Thomas equalled the 54-hole record on the PGA Tour as he extended his lead at the Sony Open in Hawaii to seven shots with a five-under-par 65. It was the third successive day Thomas, 23, had entered the record More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Churches and their monikers

I was born into an orthodox church named Baptist. My fellowship with that denomination continued beyond my infantile churchmanship. I had my primary and post-primary education in a Baptist system… first at Kumasi, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Dogara at 49: Strength of a youth, wisdom of an elder

The morning of Monday, December 26, 2016 was dry and windy, as the north east trade wind visited Abuja, accompanied by a hay of dusty clouds. At about 10 am, I got a call from a close friend and a brother who is More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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UEFA bans Partizan from European competitions

Partizan Belgrade have been banned from the Champions League and Europa League for the next three seasons because of unpaid debts, says UEFA. European football’s governing body said the 2015 Serbian SuperLiga More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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SIP-CCT: Resource sharing and not wealth creation

After much dithering by the government of the day, and battering from critics, the former has finally begun its own form of social security programme, the Social Investment Programmes Conditional Cash Transfer, More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Sharapova to return after drugs ban

Maria Sharapova will make her professional comeback at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on 26 April after her 15-month doping suspension. The 29-year-old former world number one was given a two-year ban in March More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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The many contradictions of 2017 Appropriation Bill

The 2017 Appropriation Bill is an unprecedented spending plan.  The federal government plans to spend N7.3 trillion in 2017.  Aside from the historic figure, the entire budget estimate is a monstrous caricature More...

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