Opinion

Why I Accepted To Serve Buhari

By Festus Keyamo  Just yesterday, my appointment as the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation was made public. In that capacity, I would be the Official Spokesperson of the President’s campaigns for the 2019 Presidential Election. Let me put it on record that I was indeed consulted before the announcement. Upon the offer, I wholeheartedly and proudly ...

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How Okezie Ikpeazu Won 2017 Governor Of The Year Award

John Okiyi Kalu While campaigning at Boys Technical College (BTC), Aba, in December 2014, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu promised the enthusiastic crowd of Aba residents that he would resume at Aba on his first day of work as Governor of Abia State to commence the task of fixing the city. According to him, “Only an Aba boy can fix Aba for ...

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We Live In The Age Of Internet Insecurity

By Michael Joseph Ever wondered how a laboratory rat feels when everybody is staring at him – how he eats, plays and excretes. As a human being, just imagine a camera everywhere you go, including when you are on the toilet and when you’re having sex. Picture using your electronic device, i.e. Laptop, phone and it automatically becomes a spying, ...

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The Professor And Sexual Chaos

By Valentine Obienyem The story of sexual harassment in our institutions of higher learning is no longer news. The one coming from Obafemi Awolowo University, involving a Professor Richard Akindele and his “harassed” student is presently trending. Since creation, man does the unthinkable to satisfy his sexual desires and drives. In the past, Diogene, that lovable apostle of pleasure, saw ...

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Dear President Buhari, How Was Lagos?

By Felix Oboagwina Your Excellency, On behalf of our state’s estimated 20 million residents, let me say congratulations on a safe and uneventful trip in and out of Lagos. Alhamdulillah! How is Hajia Aisha? Some folks here were wondering why she did not make the trip; she was most probably baby-nursing Yusuf, who is still recuperating from injuries sustained from ...

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Gates, Obi And The Nigerian Development Imperatives

By Esin Suji Two of the acknowledged hallmarks of effective leadership are the ability & courage to identify & harness available human and material resources or assets to fulfil its mission, role or mandate – and these assets include constructive criticisms designed to help improve the quality of results. The basic assumption here is that the leadership has a programme of action; ...

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Fighting Corruption Corruptly

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu One thought that Nigeria had gotten past the stage where the Federal Government pronounces accused persons guilty even before they are found guilty by a court, or even charged before any court. We had the first of this sort in 2004 when President Olusegun Obasanjo, in his zealousness, rushed before the national television and before the world, ...

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Ekiti 2018: Still On Why Fayemi Should Not Run

By Segun Dipe “The first duty of a man is to think for himself” -José Martí In his classic, A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches, Martin Luther King Jr. writes: “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” ...

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The Worldview On Nigeria And What We Know

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, left Nigeria with harsh words. While the Nigerian leadership was still ruminating his unkind words, he returned to the United States of America to the waiting arms of CNN. He was interviewed by David Mckenzie, an international correspondent of CNN. CNN called Gates Nigeria’s “silent partner” because of his spending $1.6 billion on ...

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Averting Demographic Disaster In Nigeria

By Joel Nwokeoma The startling and scary conclusions of a study on Nigeria released last week by the British Council should ordinarily provoke every responsible government into deep introspection and action. Though not entirely novel, yet the study’s findings that the country is on the “cusp of a demographic disaster” unless its stagnant economy rapidly expands to support its teeming ...

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