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The NOI Polls and a resurgent Jonathan

By Chukwuka Ezendiaru President Goodluck Jonathan has taken quite a few knocks. That is the unalloyed truth; Boko Haram; the Chibok girls abduction; an unenviable record as the first President in Nigeria…

The outcome of the jogging acts in Edo

By Smart Osagiede A young man in his mid-thirties ventured into food business and experienced instant success in patronage and financial income. He became a household name as people from far…

Ebola, CAF and Nigeria

By  Tayo Ogunbiyi It is no longer news that the deadly Ebola virus is plaguing West Africa.  With several reports of Ebola infection in the West African sub-region, countries such as…

APGA and Obi’s defection

APGA and Obi’s defection

By Charles Ezechukwu   “A man can counterfeit Love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, But it is very difficult to counterfeit humility”-DL Moody “Simplicity…

Of poverty-induced infant mortality in UCH

By   Sunday Saanu   Nigeria is indeed a country of huge contradictions and contrariness, constantly parading a paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty. Unarguably, it is a country…

Ambode and APC primaries

By   Jide Akinlabi   It was an informal conference of sorts at the Seminar Café, the refreshment rendezvous inside the sprawling premises of the Lagos Television (LTV8), Agidingbi, Ikeja, four…

Politics and national response to HIV/AIDS challenge

Politics and national response to HIV/AIDS challenge

ADAMS ABONU , a media strategist writing from Abuja, believes there is need for the government to insulate the fight against HIV/AIDS from distractions of the politics of the day…

Suntai: A cabal’s winning streak

By Akin Owolabi   Interestingly, politics has always thrown up actors whose proclivity and orientation converge in the classical characterisation of capitalism as having arisen from the naivety of some…

Edo conflict: Oshiomhole and paradigm shift

By Tamuno West-Greene   In recognizing governors as the chief security officers of their states, the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria expects that they will use their…

Buhari and APC’s N27.5m nomination forms

Buhari and APC’s N27.5m nomination forms

Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye, a public affairs analyst, condemns the high price tag placed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on its Presidential nomination form, insisting that it exposes their candidates to…

Still on Fresh Party deregistration

Still on Fresh Party deregistration

By Ololade Wasiu   When Justice G. O. Kolawole of the Federal High Court 5, Abuja Division said, “The concept of deregistration of political parties is strange to the 1999…

Lagos’ Horn Free Day: Matters arising

Lagos’ Horn Free Day: Matters arising

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   Recently, the Fashola administration enjoined Lagosians to observe a horn-free day in Lagos state. The whole essence is to emphasise a noise-free atmosphere with a view to…

Government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling

The government should enact laws on pet bottles recycling because it is seriously affecting our aquatic life. A visit to our seaside will show that the rate of pollution and…

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (2)

Questions about terrorists and terrorism (2)

In this concluding part of an abridged version of his analysis on terrorists and terrorism, Tunde Agara, a Lecturer at the Centre for Strategic and Development Studies, (CSDS) Ambrose Alli…

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

2015: Nigerians are again hearing sugarcoated manifestoes

Nigerian politicians are hyping 2015 with many of them recently picking up forms for different elective positions from their different political parties. This move is being laced with many of…

Cross River 2015 guber race

By Dan Amor   Much of the significant critical issues in the Cross River State 2015 governorship contest would most likely be centred on the pedigrees of the contestants. This…

Climate change is national security

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku   There’s a lot of second-guessing going on concerning the climate change problem. The result is that there is a lot of listlessness on it by…

Stomach Infrastructure as food-for-thought

By Ayo Oyoze Baje “You can put a tar on the road, but if I don’t have a car and I am hungry, that tar is  meaningless” -Gov. Ayodele Fayose   The recent…

Nigerians and the fraud in Pentecostalism

Nigerians and the fraud in Pentecostalism

By ‘Swill Mavua   In my yet to be published book titled Pentecostal Jargon – a critique of sort – I tried to postulate that there is monumental fraud in…

NAFDAC and Orhii’s Transformation Agenda

NAFDAC and Orhii’s Transformation Agenda

By Johnson Momodu   There is a widespread perception that Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are hotbeds of slothfulness and inefficiencies. Indeed, so prevalent is this view that many…

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