Opinion

Why Re-Order Elections?

By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu The expression of leadership in the current dispensation, from local government levels up to the federal government level, simply say one thing –that the bandwagon effect of the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 was a disservice to Nigeria. With that effect, Nigerians fell for the lure of the centre. That lure gifted us with the ...

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Nigeria In A State Of Emergency: A Wake-Up Call

By Kester Ezuma Youths’ inability to take a stand has been the major reason of failed nations. Corruption has held us back so much to the extent that our gullible leaders have the audacity to tell us monkeys and snakes are swallowing money. United Peoples Congress (UPC) was created by divine mandate to salvage a decayed Nigeria and make it ...

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Obiano’s 2nd Term And His New Team

 By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu Like him or hate him, Governor Willie Mmaduaburochukwu Obiano would be sworn in for a second term in office this Saturday, March 17th, 2018. I congratulate him. I was not part of his fans for re-election. I wanted him out for not performing as I expected and having surrounded himself with people without his interest and ...

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Parleying With NLNG On Nigeria Prize For Literature

Uzor Maxim Uzoatu The venue was the poolside of Sheraton Ikeja, Lagos. The literati paid no heed whatsoever to the so-called “African Time” by arriving promptly on the dot of 12 noon, Wednesday, March 14. There was no need for introduction of the gathered tribe by any high titles. The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company has reputedly hit the ...

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Nine Lies Of Solomon Dalung

By Mark Longyen 1. Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, falsely claimed that it was the Yakubu Gowon Way, which stretches from the Plateau State Specialist Hospital Round About and terminating at TAEN OIL Junction on the Jos-Bukuru Expressway that was renamed by Governor Simon Lalong as the new Muhammadu Buhari Way. However, the new Muhammadu Buhari Way, actually starts from TAEN ...

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Ekiti 2018: Taming The Brute-Coward Called Fayose

By Segun Dipe Mark Lawrence may have had the accidental Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, in mind when in his award-winning book, ‘Prince of Fools’, he wrote that “It is often said that cowards make the best torturers. Cowards have good imaginations. Imaginations that torment them with all the worst stuff of nightmare, all the horrors that could befall them. ...

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A Hidden Face Of War

The impact of conflict is rarely seen through the prism of reproductive health. Yet women and girls routinely face sexual and gender-based violence during war and its aftermath, maternal mortality is endemic in conflict-affected areas and amplifying women’s voices is critical to removing risks to their well-being. Isabelle Arradon A few years ago, a woman in her sixties outside Banda ...

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Ekiti 2018: 25 Reasons Ojudu Will Declare On March 9, Win Primaries On May 5 And Fly APC Flag On July 14

By Segun Dipe Barring any last-minute hitch or glitch, and God forbid it, Senator Babafemi Abdulganiyu Ojudu, an indigene of Ado Ekiti, will on Friday 9 March 2018 be sandwiched between cheering mammoth crowd in his home town, Ado Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti State, Southwest of Nigeria, where he will declare his intention to seek the 2018 All ...

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Goodbye, Dana Airline

By Patrick O. Okigbo III. In the famous words of George W. Bush: “There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Between 2010 and 2011, when I worked as an aide to Goodluck ...

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Female Genital Mutilation:  Tradition At Its Worst

By Diana Ebai An African adage has it that old wine is better when mixed with new one. But this adage does not hold true in all cases as in the case of traditional beliefs versus modern day values. Such is the case with the inhuman tradition of female genital mutilation which has not only taken away thousands of lives, ...

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