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Articles, Opinion pieces, Thoughts on various issues.

[OPINION] Why Todays Graduates Has Remained Unemployable And Unemployed By Cornel Osigwe

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The reason today’s graduates has remained unemployable and constantly unemployed can be likened to the story of the four characters: “Sniff” and “Scurry, and the two little people, “Hem” and “Haw” in the Newyork Times best selling business book- Who Moved My Cheese written by Dr Spencer Johnson.   According ... Read More »

[OPINION] Give Me Change Lest I Die! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope and delusive phantom of hope, that all is well even when nothing is happening to make all well. Hence, we are apt to shut our eyes against the painful truth, that there might be nothing to hope for ... Read More »

[OPINION] The Election Worth Of Calumny Campaigns By Amir Abdulazeez

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  “We never do evil so effectually as when we are led to do it by a false principle of conscience.” - Blaise Pascal Normally, one would take a political campaign as some series of planned activities executed to sell a particular candidate to the electorates without violating any law or ... Read More »

[OPINION] Prelate Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche: A Prelate For Hire By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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The robust defense of President Jonathan’s inept and corrupt administration by the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Rev. Samuel Chukwuemeka Uche reminds me of mourners for hire. “Women who mourn at funerals” refers to women who were paid to attend funerals and cry out loud. The practice of ... Read More »

[OPINION] Ohanaeze In Secret Talks At Aso Villa; Endorses Jonathan’s Presidency 2015 By Obinna Akukwe

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo met with Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Villa on Wednesday and endorsed his plan for re-election in 2015. The meeting between President Jonathan and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was to assure the President that the people of the South East were behind his re-election plans. The ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why Overrule The Rule Of Law By Lucky Alade

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The great Greek philosopher, Aristotle once declared  in simple and plain terms that ‘law should govern’. Nothing else on earth can really accentuate the influence and authority of the rule of law more than those clear and understandable set of words. Little wonder will it suffice to surmise that those ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why I Endorse The ‘Clueless’ President For A 2nd Term By Uzochukwu Okafor

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I have been thinking seriously on why President Jonathan is constantly being derided and abused by a few but vociferous individuals. The most recent being that emanating from President Obasanjo’s latest book. But what now propelled me into contributing to this debate is the article written by Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, ... Read More »

[OPINION] The Figures That Convince Me President Jonathan Is The Man For 2015 By Adeyemi Johnson

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Recently, some APC stalwarts principally the party’s chairman claimed that Nigeria has deteriorated under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan and that APC offers a better solution, but is that true ? Rather than make subjective claims, it is better to examine the facts by global verifiable standards. The most ... Read More »

[OPINION] General Buhari’s Scary History And Those Who Are Wilfully Blind By Shaka Momodu

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Thirty years ago, he faced the cruel and ignominious fate of being tied to the stake and a hail of bullets from marksmen ended his precious life. That person was Bartholomew Owoh (26) who alongside others, Bernard Ogedengbe (29) and Lawal Ojuolape (30), were executed by firing squad after being ... Read More »

[OPINION] General Buhari’s Quest And The Short-Long Way By Nwobodo Chidiebere

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My fellow Nigerians, 2015 is not only ringing a bell in the nation’s polity because of the general elections associated with it, but would present a golden opportunity to redefine and reshape the destiny of this great nation of Africa. The emergence of two major candidates: Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP ... Read More »

[OPINION] “Every Child Deserves The Goodluck Opportunity”: 5 Quotes From Pres. Jonathan’s Ibadan Rally By Segun Odeleye

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At the Ibadan campaign rally of Pres. Goodluck Jonathan, members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took turns explaining why the country would be better served by sticking to the Goodluck Jonathan-Namadi Sambo combination than giving their votes to the opposition candidates. The PDP and APC have been campaigning in ... Read More »

The Curious Case Of Zahra Buhari, Gen. Buhari’s Daughter

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We are barely weeks from knowing if President Goodluck Jonathan will remain in office or a new Candidate would be sworn in. In the typical Fashion, the political parties participating are uprooting misdemeanor to advantage. It’s not unusual. In the United States, the Republican Party, who are almost in the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Open Letter To General Muhammadu Buhari By Chika Onuora

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Since I heard that the All Progressives Congress (APC) voted you in as its presidential candidate, I have been worried about so many issues, some of which I will mention, but others I will raise at other fora. To start with, as a woman, I am pained that you will ... Read More »

[OPINION] Enugu International Airport Scam: Another 419 On The Igbo Nation By Obinna Akukwe

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The Enugu International Airport also known as Akanu Ibiam International Airport is another 419 on the Biafran Igbo citizens of Nigeria because there is yet nothing international about the airport. It is instructive to note that late President Umoru Yaradua was the one who in 2008 approved the upgrading of ... Read More »

[OPINION] Dear President Jonathan, You Can Not Win This Election By Force! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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Permit me to use this medium to extend my sympathy to the victims of last weekend’s fierce attack by the violent sect- Boko Haram, on Baga- a town in Borno State, North East Nigeria, where about 16 villages were reported to have been burnt to the ground.  I have no ... Read More »

[OPINION] General Buhari Is NOT The Messiah, President Jonathan Needs To Be Re-elected By Toks Ero

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Who will win next year’s Presidential election and assume the position of President come May 29, 2015 is no doubt the most important issue to Nigerians at this time. Nigerians are hopeful for a President that will stem the tide of Boko Haram and provide lasting solutions to the long ... Read More »

[OPINION] 2015 Election: Why I Am Supporting President Jonathan By Ohimai Amaize

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There is so much to write about why I am supporting President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. It is said that the only thing permanent about life is its sheer impermanence. Given the foregoing, change is thus a constant of human existence. Nonetheless, I am not one of those who would ... Read More »

[OPINION] Rethinking Charlie Hebdo: The Right To Freedom Of Expression Vs The Duty To Respect The Beliefs Of Others By Nwala, Ijeoma

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#JeNeSuisPasCharlie In the wake of the events of 7th January, 2015, the world is still in shock and pain. Most of us are really afraid for we do not know what the future holds for our dear “right to freedom of expression”.  Before going further, I would like to state, ... Read More »

Nigerians: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago?

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By Bayo Oluwasanmi During the American Presidential Debate in 1980 with the incumbent President Jimmy Carter, President Ronald Reagan pointedly asked Americans: “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Ever since, the now famous quote features prominently every four years in the American political dialogue. That ... Read More »

Nigeria: Our Culture Of Bottling Up (Suffering And Smiling)

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By Didi Nwala Nigerians suffer in silence, and we are proud. May be we are ‘prouder’ in folding our hands and watching things slip by. We are proud because behind our ‘sincere’ smiles are broken pieces of our lives. In fact, bottling up is one right we know how best ... Read More »