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Governor Obiano’s treasures

Governor Obiano’s treasures

By Ifeanyi Afuba   Emperor Valerian intensified the persecution of the Church in 257 AD.  He arrested and later ordered the beheading of Pope Sixtus II. Consumed with a thirst…

Merits in President Jonathan’s declaration (2)

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   Economy When the World Bank earlier this year described Nigeria’s economy as the largest in Africa with a GDP of $510 billion compared to South…

Ouagadougou as a metaphor

Ouagadougou as a metaphor

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   After 27 years in the saddle, former Burkina Faso’s imperial ruler, Blaise Compaoré, was recently forced out of power by a popular uprising against his aspiration…

Democracy and the rule of law must be restored to Thailand

Democracy and the rule of law must be restored to Thailand

By Verapat Pariyawong   The murders of two Britons have focused international attention on a broken justice system with which Thais are all too familiar It has been two months…

Nigeria’s next presidential election

Nigeria’s next presidential election

By Chiedu Uche Okoye   Can Nigeria get it right in the next presidential election? Will a man of probity who has patriotism and leadership qualities become the next occupant…

Letter to American Ambassador in Nigeria

By Bob MajiriOghene Etemiku Dear Mr. Ambassador, I would have loved to write this letter to you in pidgin, and on my company’s letterhead and mail it to your embassy.…

On Fashola’s treatise about uniformed voluntary clubs

Tayo Ogunbiyi Recently, the Lagos state government commemorated the fifth year anniversary of the re-launch of Uniformed Voluntary Clubs in Lagos’ public schools. It will be recalled that in 2009,…

Super Eagles: The coach we do not need

By Dele Akinola   Out-going (?) Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, might have effectively made a tacit admission: his February, 2013 African Cup of Nations victory came only through sheer…

Being begged to contest elections

By Maurice Chukwu   We beg them to run, contest, and re-contest, to continue ruling us forever. Some have been ruling us even before the days of Methuselah, some since…

No letting up fight to end polio

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   At a time the Ebola virus is fast spreading to other climes, with a recent case detected in Texas, it is apparent that Ebola is now…

Imposition: Threat to local government autonomy

By Philip Ifechukwude    Quite recently, the politics of local government autonomy gradually crept back into the lips of all and sundry. This was after it became a sing song…

Obama and the limitation of rhetoric

Obama and the limitation of rhetoric

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   When American President, Barrack Obama, began his campaign for the presidency, his slogan, “Yes we can”, was about hope and change. His campaign managers promoted him…

Godfatherism and meddlesomeness in politics

By James Febebebo   Time and again, there have been contentions in political circles over godfatherism and its meddlesome impact in Nigerian politics. Over time, there have been political disagreements…

Telecom revolution and the threat of phone jamming device

By Tayo Ogunbiyi   It’s no more knowledge, the giant strides the GSM revolution has made over the landscape of this nation. When this technology rode itself into Nigeria, I…

Merits in President Jonathan’s declaration (1)

By Ayo Oyoze Baje   “I am determined to leave behind a better Nigeria, which all can be proud of. To do so, I must make sure that we have…

The politics of automatic tickets

By Chris Nonyelum   The grave consequences and dangers inherent in granting automatic tickets to some highly placed and privileged politicians, blackmailers and diehard opportunists seeking to actualize their selfish…

E-commerce as ripple effects of telecoms sector

By James Unogwu   The e-platform has been the toast of the advanced economies since the dying days of the last century. Here in Nigeria however, it is just berthing,…

The North after Boko Haram

By Tyokumbur That the Boko Haram is an aberration in the culture and religions of the people of Northern Nigeria is not in doubt. For it has been rejected, ostracized…

Anambra politics and odious influences

By Okechukwu Anarado It is Morning Yet on Creation Day. So, Chinua Achebeunderscores hope for a people whose acts and thoughts subsist under gnawing imperial influences. In this title, Achebe…

Africa’s hope at Brisbane G20 Summit

By Emmanuel Nnadozie   The 2014 annual summit of the group of 20 developed and emerging economies comes up from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16 in the Australian city of…

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