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Still on PDP’s pyrrhic victory

Adigun My fascinations with political parties and elections started when I worked as a polling clerk, in a ward at Itire (in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state) during the 2003 general elections which gave me insights into the ...

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NIMASA’s quest for economic prosperity

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the zenith regulatory and promotional maritime agency charged with the responsibility to grip, handle and clench all maritime related matters for the overall interest of Nigeria. The agency was created from ...

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PMB and the limits of endurance

When President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) entered the presidential race in 2015, he might not have appreciated, as a fact, that he was taking his luck too far, given his age and, more importantly, his health status. Recall that he had ...

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Senate and anti-graft war

By Chuks Okocha Some Nigerians are quick to jump into conclusion that the Senate, indeed the National Assembly, is not supporting the anti corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. In fact, the Attorney General of the Federation ...

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Restructuring and the common man

True Restructuring should start from our ‘homes’ – states and LGAs. State Governors should free funds meant for local councils and spend their FAC allocations transparently for the common good of their states, while the local councils should spend their ...

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The cry for restructuring

By Odurombi Onabanjo I was at the newspaper stand opposite the University of Ibadan school gate, some days ago to read the day’s news reports. Th ough I get to read many newspapers online, I always fi nd the arguments ...

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Gov Abubakar’s harvest of honours

By Musa Bala In the complex scene and act of leadership failures and imperfections have become the order of the day, taking the center and critical stage in coterminous descriptions of the au courant leaders and their characters and perceptions ...

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Enugu APC crisis and Buharism

By Ben Nnadozie I was shocked to read in a recent media interview where an APC party stalwart in Enugu State and Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Chief Osita Okechukwu said that the current crisis in Enugu State was ...

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Jigawa plantation and land compensation

I am very keen about real-sector development as engine of growth. When the idea of huge foreign private investment in Jigawa’s agricultural landscape was fi rst muted in 2012, I followed the policy-syntax and dynamics and read other documentations there ...

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Challenges for new ALGON executives

By Salis Muhammad Moriki Th e Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) was established with the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999. Th e association provides a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas and experiences for local ...

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Scourge of domestic violence

By Rasak Musbau In both rich and poor nations of the world, democracies and dictatorships, domestic violence is clearly making the headlines across the globe. In Nigeria, for instance, such headlines include: ‘Judge sentences man to death for killing wife’, ...

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No controversy over Peace Corps Bill

By Rabiu Garba “One lie built on another is like a thatched house, and before long, it will soon rain through” -African Proverb It is increasingly becoming clearer by the day that some misguided elements are getting more desperate and ...

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World’s 4th leading killer

By Rufus Adedoyin It is a known fact that chronic diseases (CDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. While efforts are directed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in advanced nations, prevention of CDs and other chronic non-communicable ...

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2019: Atiku versus Arewa agenda

By Zubairu Jakara So just who is Arewa’s most suitable candidate for the 2019 elections? Th is question may seem premature or even unnecessary depending on your concern for Arewa 2019. But when we observe the alarming level of discord ...

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UniCal VC’s double laurels

By Sunday Attah University leadership anywhere in the world is a serious business. Much as it appears good for all intellectuals, but strangely, it is only for the gifted in human resource management. A politician can fail in leadership, but ...

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Uja’s innovative leadership at NCPC

By Celestine Toruka Rev. Tor Uja assumed office as Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) at a very critical time of a challenging economic environment in the country. He was appointed on May 23, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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Option to election boycott

By SKC Ogbonnia Th e Biafran project is once again widening in scope with charismatic fi gures, such as Nnamdi Kanu, Asari Dokubo, and Femi Fani-Kayode as echo chambers. Th e beef, however, remains the unspeakable bad governance in Nigeria ...

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Paris Club refund and Kwara govt

By Haliru Dantsoho Mahmud I have read lots of displeasing reports in respect of the Paris Club refund released to states to enable them settle the outstanding salary arrears of civil servants with particular reference to Kwara state. You will ...

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Dankwambo: A brand of Nigeria’s leadership

By David J. Joseph In all sense of human idiosyncrasies, there are banded and collective conceptions that leadership traits are ensconced in chivalrous, liberal, courageous, competent and dedicated leaders and eminent statesmen. Th ese are not acquired by chance but ...

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Bagudu’s reality governance

By Muhammed Yunusa Saleh In its vital and flourishing principle, democracy as a system of governance vests virtually all the powers of decision making on the people for the betterment and development of their living standards. Here, the people and ...

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Jigawa: Towards effective health care delivery

By Sunusi Usaini Madobi Health is wealth, is a common adage and it is on this note that the present administration in Jigawa State introduced numerous programmes aimed at enhancing effective, functional and qualitative health care delivery. The Jigawa State ...

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2017 Budget: In defence of Osinbajo

By Abdulmumin Jibrin Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made what, in my opinion, was a harmless remark when he observed that the National Assembly has no powers to introduce new projects in the budget. In the same statement, however, he admitted ...

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Nigeria Police, so far, so good

By Ayuba Ahmad No one else but the most nefarious and most wanted criminal in the recent history of crime, the cold-blooded Chukwueubem Onwuamadike, alias, Evans, admitted that indeed, “The Nigeria Police is no longer like before”. In apparent reference ...

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Dousing ethnic agitations

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Recent political developments in the country have further accentuated our diverse faultlines and confirmed even to the outside world that the chord of our so-called national unity is yet fragile, very fragile. Regionalism, ethnicity, tribalism, nepotism, favouritism, ...

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Ogbadu: An impression at NABDA

By Esther Okpabi A few Nigerians manning leadership positions are striving extremely hard to prove that Nigeria can indeed work again. Professor (Mrs) Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, Director General/Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO), National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), is one among the ...

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El-Rufai and 77 districts: Matters arising

By Muhammadu Shehu Tijjani After a careful consideration and inputs by various stakeholders, the Kaduna State Government has upheld the recommendations of its Committee on the Restructuring of Districts and Village unit Heads across its 23 local government councils. Before ...

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Kebbi: The quest for democracy’s dividend

By Mukthar Bala In Nigeria, the relationship between the electorate and the elected is dangerously skewed in favour of the latter. Since 1999, successive governments have been consistent in raping the nation and the masses of their shared patrimony. Cronies ...

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Nigeria at crossroads

By Chiedu Uche Okoye Is Nigeria not in a pit of national underdevelopment? Nigeria is a backward country, technologically, industrially, and economically. That Nigeria is the giant of Africa is a hyperbolic expression. The truth is, Nigeria is a potentially ...

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Paradox of education and graduate unemployment

By Ibrahim M. Hadejia Individuals’ credentials galore are the main obstacle confronting Nigeria’s education and learning outcomes. I had the privilege, in 2010, to work with a team of freelance researchers to launch empirical investigation into post-secondary school education ‘outcomes’ ...

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Army varsity: Novel initiative, striking location

By Jessica Angula Fifty-seven years after independence and three months to go, Nigeria would celebrate its first Nigerian Army University (NAU). Located in Biu local government area of Borno state, NAU is the first conventional, but uniquely specialized military university ...

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The case for LG autonomy

By Seun Folaranmi Granting the local government autonomy has been an agitation received with mixed feelings in the polity. Many are wondering why the 774 local government councils in the country should be managed by the state governments. Indeed, the ...

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Emefiele: 3 years of impressive scorecard

By Oyetunji Isiaka Mr. Godwin Emefiele marked three years in office on June 3, 2017, as the helmsman of the nation’s apex bank. Prior to his appointment, there were squabbles between the bank and the fiscal authority, which led to ...

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