Thursday , 27 October 2016


Buhari Misused His Opportunity To Boldly Reform Nigeria – Chimamanda


Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie says President Muhammadu Buhari has squandered the massive goodwill and support he had upon his inauguration as President and missed an opportunity to set Nigeria on the right path. “Mr Buhari ascended to the presidency with a rare advantage — not only did he have …

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Nigerian Army: Upholding The War Against Terrorism


The 21st century experienced its first global melt down in the middle of 2007 when the world stock markets fell, large financial institutions collapsed and governments in even the wealthiest nations came up with rescue packages to bail out their financial systems. Within a short while, the world had serious …

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Taming the Excesses of PMB’s Gestapo Police; The Urgency of Now By Raymond Nkannebe .


One of the major ideals that recommend democracy as a conventional system of government is the principle of Rule of Law as one of its cardinal pillars. British jurist and constitutional theorist, A.V. Dicey when he coined the concept at the end of the 19th century, described it as “one …

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Between Tinubu and Buhari: The Modern Day Afonja and Alimi


  The present trials of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the colossus of the Southwest is not surprising to those who have vision. I saw it coming and that was why over two years ago, precisely on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, I wrote a back page op-ed on ThisDay newspaper titled ‘From …

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Hayford Alile Talks Economic Resuscitation


  APOSTLE (Dr.) Hayford Ikponmwonsa Alile, pioneer Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE, served on the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for six years after his 24-year-stint at the NSE. In this interview, the spiritual leader of St. Joseph’s Chosen Church of God, SJCCG, throws …

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James Faleke’s Tortuous Dance with Providence by Raymond Nkannebe


Whatever your political persuasion or misgivings about him, truth is: Mr. James Faleke deserves our pity. But he also deserves our praise. Pity, because of the chain of circumstances that brought him face to face with providence and the blow it dealt him. A circuitous chord that has terminated adverse …

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How Did We Get So Hungry As A Nation?


Also,a former Governor of the Central Bank and now Emir  of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, threw cold water on some of  the  assumptions used. His words: “When I was the Governor of the CBN, the economy was growing at 37 per cent. The oil sector was not adding anything to GDP …

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Spotting The Tell-Tale Signs of Dementia


How to spot early tell-tale signs of Dementia. The first symptoms of dementia could begin as many as 12 years before patients are diagnosed, research shows. Forgetting to turn off the lights, mislaying objects around the home or coming back from the shops without something you meant to buy could …

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Employees And Extra Income Streams


Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans’ health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower income households. You can eliminate some of that financial …

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Making ‘Africa Rising’ A Reality In Nigeria


Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. A lot of that enthusiasm appears to have since cooled, so that in newsrooms and think-tanks and conference panels around the world, the confident assertion of ‘Africa Rising!’ has been replaced by the …

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National Restructuring and the Ambivalence of a Nation by Raymond Nkannebe


You will agree with us that since the early 80s, nothing has formed the subject of our national debates and engagements more than the chequered (mis) fortune of the word ‘Restructuring’. It has been accepted more than once as a friend; rejected as an enemy, and finally smuggled through the …

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‘Change’ Stole Our School Fees


September is here. The holidays are over. It’s time for the ‘leaders of a tomorrow that never comes’, to go back to school. Parents with one child are having nightmares while those with more than one can’t even sleep. As for those with children studying abroad, the Lord is their …

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Postponed Edo Polls; Vintage Voice of Jacob and the Hand of Esau by Nkannebe Raymond


Fellow Nigerians, it appears not too many of us seem to appreciate the degree of political fraud that was pulled off last week by the (mis)ruling party in Edo state− hence, the seeming cold acceptance that has greeted the “democratic coup” (in the words of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose) …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (3)


Now, to what you weren’t told about the new Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, which is based on my observation this last Saturday, you will be shocked to discover that there’s the likelihood of purchasing your ticket at the Kubwa sub-station especially, and still not be able to board the train. I’ll …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (2)


Three hours later, at exactly 10:40a.m, I decide to try my luck one more time at the Kubwa Train sub-station. This time, as I alight from the okada that conveyed me to the station, an air of optimism enveloped me as the ‘mammoth’ crowd I encountered earlier that morning, was …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (1) By Ayodele Daniel


By now, you must have heard about the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail line that is now the toast of most travelers along that route & “tourists” alike. There are those who have one business or the other to do in Kaduna or Abuja, who now have a choice between a …

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Information Nigeria Digital Marketing Training – August Edition


  Information Nigeria’s one-day training on digital marketing was a well-attended crash course on the rudiments of digital marketing. Among the facilitators were some of the leading experts in SEO, content as well as content marketing. Technology and the internet has changed the way we do business as well as …

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Photos From The Cinderella-Themed Wedding of Kunbi Oyelese and Lanre Tomori


From the pictures, you’ll agree Kunbi Oyelese has definitely found her Prince charming. And her beau, Lanre Tomori can’t just take his eyes off his bride. Here are some few photos from their Cinderella-themed wedding shared by the couple’s wedding planner 2706 Events and captured by Jide Odukoya Photography.

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Opportunities present themselves during recessions By Abiodun Aderibigbe


Nigeria is in a recession. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) is expected to confirm this in less than two weeks when it releases the country’s second quarter (Q2) GDP results. The economy had contracted by 0.36 in the first quarter and it could not have done better in the …

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In Nigeria, older banks now lead in innovation By Eyiuche Chukwuweike


After spending six years as a regional bank, Wema Bank has stepped up to compete at the national level, and not even the current economic crisis can stop it from winning, it seems. In 1945, as the Second World War grinded to a bitter halt and much of the world …

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