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[OPINION] Why President Jonathan’s Continuity In Power After 2015 Could Spell Doom For Nigerians

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[Source Withheld] You don’t have to read this if you’re one of those #GEJtill2015 bigots or #BringbackJonathan campaigners because you won’t find the next few lines friendly. This column is neither meant to appease the proponents of Buhari, but it’s a school of thought meant to trigger open minds into ... Read More »

How To Stop Road Accidents In Nigeria

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Road Accidents has been a certain predicament to Nigeria. Writer Femi gives his opinion on steps to ameliorate the crisis. Remember April 2013. That dreadful Month road crashes stories flooded the media. In one of many events of that black month, a Tanker, Truck and Luxury bus had a terrible ... Read More »

When A Leopard Bequeathes Its Spots

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By Lucky Alade The political sphere in Nigeria is now an open arena where hardcore politicians, like Athenian Gladiators, display salvage cruelty, amid the cheer and glee of their supporters, in a bid to satisfy their selfish political intents. In a country like ours, where political power equates supreme power, ... Read More »

2015 Presidential Election: Forces Of Change vs. Forces Of Status Quo

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  By Bayo Oluwasanmi   The emergence of General Muhammadu Buhari as the All Progressive Congress (APC) Party candidate for the 2015 presidential election rang out with traditional fervor and glad thunder of applause. President Goodluck Jonathan is the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. Certainly, the race for Aso Rock ... Read More »

Igbo Presidency: Ohanaeze Must Negotiate With Jonathan Now  

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By Rev Obinna Akukwe President Jonathan had come again for Igbo votes ahead of the emergence of successful All Progressive Congress (APC) Primaries which picked General Muhammadu Buhari as flagbearer. With the emergence of Buhari as APC candidate, it is obvious that it is no more tea party for the PDP, ... Read More »

Oil, Nigeria’s Economy And The Future

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By Toks Ero   The purpose of leadership in any organized form of government is to have an order for harnessing all resources for the benefit and welfare of the citizenry. Leadership comes with responsibilities to the followers; responsibilities to have and pursue a vision that guarantees the peace and ... Read More »

How The Construction Industry Can Savage Nigeria’s Economy Woes

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’Laja Fanimokun, Writing from Lagos.     The Nigerian economy has in the past few weeks experienced some serious bashing, caused by the recent fall in the demand for crude oil which has led to the drastic fall in its price. Crude oil as we know is literally the oil ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Plight Of Internally Displaced Persons

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  By Toks Ero    When one is faced with two evils, it is natural to focus attention on the greater evil. The evil of Boko Haram is perhaps unarguably the greatest evil Nigeria has to confront at this time. However, Boko Haram is a course that has rippled effects ... Read More »

Nigeria: Divided Nation, Breakup Inevitable

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  By Bayo Oluwasanmi   The possible breakup of Nigeria brings on the bone-shaking shivers doctors call rigors. Many writers have detailed how Nigeria is bursting at the seams with ethno-religious, political and economic problems waiting to explode. However, the apostles of one Nigeria have repeatedly denied or dismissed the notion ... Read More »

What Happened When I Visited First Consultants Hospital After Patrick Sawyer

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By Joy Ehonwa   I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wasn’t ready for what I got. I had been looking forward to visiting First Consultants Medical Centre again, but having moved far away from that vicinity, I needed a good reason. A second pregnancy was what I had ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Review Of Military Expenditure And Strategy

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By Toks Ero    Pertinent questions must be asked concerning Nigeria Federal Government and the military’s handling of Boko Haram insurgency. From inception of incidence of bomb blasts to outright seizing of territories, Boko Haram is defiling the Nigerian government/military and violating Nigerians. No meaningful growth and development can be ... Read More »

Tambuwal: God Bless The Police written by Adekoya Boladale

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The news on the defection of the outgoing speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) has become a matter of national discuss in the past few weeks, with analysts and commentators jumping in to share a ... Read More »

WHY US GOVERNMENT REFUSED TO ASSIST NIGERIA WITH TECHNOLOGY TO FIGHT BOKO HARAM

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 written by Obinna  Akukwe Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Prof Ade Adefuye suggested recently that the United States deliberately refused to assist Nigeria with technology to fight Boko Haram. Adefuye made it known to members of the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday that   “The Nigerian leadership… are not ... Read More »

Reps-prescribed life pension and its inherent crassness by Ugochukwu Ugwuanyi

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magine that a man diligently serves the fatherland for 35 years, contributing a specified sum out of his salary to become his pension when the feebleness of old age sets in. Yet, at the end of the day, he gets pittance out of such accumulated life saving. It even eludes ... Read More »

Omenka Gallery Presents Power and Powers Exhibition Supported By Nikon

Omenka Gallery is proud to present Power and Powers, an exhibition of recent photographs by leading contemporary Nigerian artist, Uche James‐Iroha. Supported by Nikon, the exhibition calls for a self-examination and invites the audience to an introspective of 54 years of epileptic power supply in Nigeria.  According to the artist, ... Read More »

Top five quick facts about Boko Haram

Written by Femi 1) They Recruit Fighters at a prime age Human rights watch dog revealed that the Islamic group recruits young children from age 11 above, and they undergo clandestine Military training in unknown camps. 2) Group despises Christians- Although their primary aim is to create a Muslim caliphate, ... Read More »

TERRORISM AS A GLOBAL PHENOMENOM: THE AFRICAN, c*m NIGERIAN SPILL OVER by Nkannebe Raymond

When few years ago, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in an address, referred to ‘Terrorism’ as a “global phenomenon, which has come to stay”, the media went agog if not frenzy with the report and pundits including this writer, vilified him for such uncouth statement least expected from a leader who ... Read More »

To Divide Or Remain United: Should Nigeria Follow Scotland’s Example?

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Today Scotland decided against independence through a historic referendum to remain in the 307-year-old union with the United Kingdom. Opponents of independence won 55 percent of the vote while those who want self-rule for Scotland won 45 percent with all 3.6 million votes counted in a record 85 percent turnout. ... Read More »

The Wages Of Impunity – Wole Soyinka

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The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on the internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of September 11 – most appropriately. Shekau’s danse macabre was surpassed by the unfurling ... Read More »

Shocking Revelations: Maitama Sule, Inuwa Wada, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai And Chidi Odinalu Speak In Wepicturrenigeria Series

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WTN Business and Technology Solutions and Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) presents, the first episode of a new documentary series titled “WePictureNigeria” which features interviews of Founding Fathers, Leaders, and Influencers focusing on Nigeria’s history pre and post-independence. This episode features Alhaji Sule Maitama, Inuwa Wada, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai and Chidi ... Read More »