Opinion

Ensuring Effective Media Coverage Of Elections

By Sola Imoru An election involves a chain of activities which include voter registration, primary election, campaign, voting, collation and declaration of election results, and post-election issues. For an election to be credible, each of these activities has to be transparent and credible. Lack of credibility and transparency accounted for the wobbling profile of the post-independence elections in Nigeria. At each ...

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Rochas And The “Generational Curse”

By Patrick O. Okigbo III I have always known that political patronage is a terrible thing. What I didn’t realise was that it came with a “generational” curse. This is until I read the 2017 research by Guo Xu**, a professor at Berkeley Haas School of Business. Guo Xu spent three years studying the nature of political appointments under the ...

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Weeping And Wailing For Benue Part II: A Conspiracy Of Silence

By Paul Angya Never before in my life have I experienced this depth of frustration and helplessness. With all my innate sense and knowledge of what is right and wrong; with all my experience as a Lawyer of International repute for the last 33 years and experience and extensive contacts in the Federal Civil Service for the last 19 years ...

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Buhari’s 2019 Bid And Matters Arising

By Garba Shehu The country is gearing itself up for the General Elections in February next year and with President Muhammadu Buhari announcing that he will bid for the governing Party, APC’s ticket to run for a second term, all hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp. A joke on WhatsApp last week was about the ...

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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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