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Okupe’s comedy of errors

Okupe’s comedy of errors

By Yemi Adebisi, Acting Head, Literary/Arts   Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, on Tuesday, December 16, condemned the merger of opposition political parties on the…

Akpabio, Udom, OBA and the quest for greater Akwa Ibom

By Jackson Udom Like typical African stone tripod used to cook meals in local settings and often praised for its ability to safeguard the soup pot from tripling, Akwa Ibom…

Obiano and the task of transforming Anambra state

By Ejike Anyaduba The end may have come for the dismal look cities of Awka and Onitsha. Both cities suffered near total neglect in the past, and were almost given…

Revisiting 2011 fallen Youth Corps heroes

By Odeyele Ayodeji Joseph   Tomisin, 24, was posted to Giade Local Government Area of Bauchi State by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for his primary assignment after the…

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

By Ahmed Omeiza Lukman   Nigeria is not the worst country in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption perceptions index. It is rated 136 out of 175 and score’s 27/100, on a…

Ensuring security of 2015 General Elections in FCT

With the recent lifting of ban on political activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), activities on the political scene have heightened up with politicians of different persuasions shunting…

Remembering Fela: United in fear; united in defeat of Ebola

By Kingsley Ogbeide-Ihama   We may not have taken time to draw a connection between the ‘fear’ Fela Kuti saw and talked so much about of Nigerians, and how the…

2015 Election: The looming pregnant cloud

2015 Election: The looming pregnant cloud

OLAMIDE BAKARE, a Lagos based public affairs analyst, cautions that increasing attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and threats of violence by Niger Delta militants if the 2015 general election did…

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

Corruption and insecurity in Nigeria

By Ahmed Omeiza Lukman Nigeria is not the worst country in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption perceptions index. It is rated 136 out of 175 and score’s 27/100, on a par…

Obasanjo: The man, the book and the law

Obasanjo: The man, the book and the law

By Alex Atawa Akpodiete   In the Nigerian political landscape, there is an individual that some believe to be larger than life. Whether he is a septuagenarian or octogenarian, is…

Energy challenge and renewable energy

The demand for energy is rapidly growing worldwide. Countries and regions lacking fossil energy and reliable electricity grids need adequate supply of energy to meet their socio-economic needs. It is…

Time to feature more women in politics

By Paul John It was around 2am when my team was invited by the doctors on duty at the Accident and Emergency Unit of our health facility. On reaching there,…

Seven ways to end loneliness

As Christmas approaches, not everyone will be among loved ones but individuals and authorities can all do their bit to help In the run-up to Christmas most of us make…

An open letter to the Hon Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Environment

We the people of shoreline/coastal communities and fisher persons of Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State who are predominantly fishermen and farmers, use this opportunity to appreciate the effort of…

Ogun State’s ‘Golden Years’ according to Soyombo

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “I think of a writer as a river. You reflect what passes before you.” Natalia Ginsburg One is always thrilled by the concept of keeping…

Diversifying the Nigerian economy

Diversifying the Nigerian economy

Eze Onyekpere, a public affairs analyst, is of the view that Nigeria can leverage on the declining oil prices to revamp the Nigerian economy…    Plummeting oil prices and the…

America’s double standard on the Boko Haram insurgency

By Chika Onuora   In Africa there is a saying that no matter how confident the hen gets, the time comes when a mighty gust of winds exposes its rump.…

Chibok girls: Lessons from America

Chibok girls: Lessons from America

By Chris Nonyelum   It took the American government more than a month to admit the failure of US Commandos to rescue Luke Somers, an American freelance photographer who was…

Individual potentials: Solutions to world problems

There is no doubt that every human being has God-given potentials and these potentials are to be used to solve some of the societal problems we find around us. The…

That attack on Ekweremadu’s medical mission

That attack on Ekweremadu’s medical mission

  Raymond Ekeji, a public affairs commentator, condemns the recent attack on Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s Ikeoha Foundation Free Eye Treatment Project mission by alleged hired thugs, noting that the losers are ultimately the masses of Enugu…

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