Opinion

Evolution, Revolution And Disruption, A Requiem For Crude Oil Outside The Box

By Alex Otti “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” – Albert Einstein Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. He propounded the theory of evolution which has become a very important, albeit controversial contribution to science. In his theory, he reached a very important conclusion; those species that cannot adapt to change, face ...

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Memory Lane Of A President’s Memory Losses

By Casmir Igbokwe He gave us enough signals that he would be an unaware President. But we did not realise it on time. Prior to his inauguration as Nigeria’s President in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari had claimed he was not aware of the temporary ban imposed on Africa Independent Television (AIT) to cover his official functions. He said nobody consulted or informed ...

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Open Letter To The New Inspector General Of Police

By Adeola Austin Oyinlade I want to congratulate you on being named the new Inspector General of Police. I want to believe that fate has been kind to you, by coming first in the criteria used in appointing the new IGP. The feelers around are also confirming that your appointment is well deserved considering your experience and competence.  Please accept my ...

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Why My Mission To The US Matters

By Atiku Abubakar It has become pertinent for me to speak about my ongoing visit to the United States of America, where I met and I am still meeting with US administration officials and business leaders. I travelled to the United States of America because I had a mission and my mission is to create the right economic atmosphere for ...

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Xenophobia Is Worse In Nigeria

By Casmir Igbokwe We are very good at pointing fingers. But while we point one, the other four point back at us. We are also very good at not learning from history. We expect change especially at the political front, yet we don’t do things that will bring about that change. For instance, the Oba of Lagos recently dabbled in ...

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Fighting Corruption Is Possible

By Patrick Okigbo III ….. Book Review: “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines” by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala ….. Reading “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous” by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala provides a window into what it takes to reform Nigeria’s public service. It is not a glamorous game; in fact, it is a contact sport and people can get hurt. People ...

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Before Mbaka’s 2019 Prophetic Stones

By Casmir Igbokwe Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo used this phrase “prophetic stones” in January 2009. In an advertorial titled “The power of the prophetic stone,” Ashimolowo urged Nigerians to join him in his church and be the first to be launched into favour, breakthrough and excellence that year. Those who would join him in his church, he promised, would be the ...

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Blame Game And Bleak Christmas

Casmir Igbokwe Recently, Oluoma gave birth to twins – a boy and a girl. A bundle of joy you might say. Yes. But this young woman cannot feed her babies. Her breast milk is not the problem. Money is. She desperately needs financial assistance. On a regular basis, I receive calls from known and unknown people who need such help. ...

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Budget 2019 Is Fundamentally Flawed

By Atiku Abubakar President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 Budget Proposals to the Joint Session of the National Assembly on Wednesday 20 December 2018. Its key aim is to, according to the President, ‘further place the economy on the path of inclusive, diversified and sustainable growth in order to continue to lift significant numbers of our citizens out of poverty’. ...

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Isabel dos Santos And The Economic Empowerment Of African Women

By Haley Thompson At a United Nations debate in New York, Isabel dos Santos, who is currently the richest woman in Africa (https://bit.ly/2Gxf9aw), spoke of the economic empowerment of African women as a key to transforming society. This and many of her other hopeful and encouraging messages have inspired many citizens in African countries, mainly young women, to pursue their ambitions in ...

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