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Between Performance And Fake News

Monday, September 17, 2018
Between Performance And Fake News By; Jerome-Mario Utomi Among other teachings received as a student of media and communication studies, I was specifically told that information is the life wire of every business/governance. That to manage a business is to manage its information, and managing its ...

Nigeria; Na dem dey rush us, abi na we dey rush dem?

Sunday, September 16, 2018
If lice are not completely gone from one 39;s clothing, one 39;s nails will not be free of blood. (If the causes of one 39;s problems are not removed, the problems will persist.) These days in addition to professional comedians, I listen to our leaders, X-ray our contestations, burrow narrativ ...

From Accidental Discharge to Accidental Operations

Friday, September 14, 2018
In the past three weeks, we have been discussing the Charley-Boy republic where everything is possible. One of the symptoms of this queer republic is that people are no longer shocked or scandalized because, before the ink with which one bizarre incident is reported dries up, another, higher-order b ...

Revisiting ‘democracy and dictatorship’

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Let us begin by quickly recalling two bits of Nigeria rsquo;s recent history. First, at the close of 1983, a military junta overthrew and supplanted the elected civilian government of Shehu Shagari, the first and only president of Nigeria rsquo;s Second Republic (1979-1983). Then, early in 1985, in ...

Has Boko Haram Become A Money Spinner For The Army Brass?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Last week, while the rest of Nigeria was busy with the politics of 2019 and Abba Kyari rsquo;s alleged Toyota Hilux scam, Boko Haram attacked Zari village, located 30 kilometres from the town of Damasak, in northern Borno State, on the border with Niger, and seized it briefly after a fierce battle. ...

Restructuring: It is High Time Advocates Faced Realities. -

Monday, September 10, 2018
There is need for advocates of restructuring to put forward, without semantics and verbiage, what it intends to obtain by retooling the Nigerian federation. At different time in different fora, we have heard and read of 39;true federalism 39;. What is true federalism? Is there anything between go ...

When Sports Is Not Profitable In Cross River State

Monday, September 10, 2018
In this report, Odimegwu Onwumere unearths the tall dream for those who had hope in Obudu International Mountain Race once regarded as World-Class Mountain Race ldquo;The 10thedition of the annual Obudu International Mountain Race and the 6thAfrican ...

Do you know the meaning of Iberiberism?

Sunday, September 9, 2018
One dies according to one rsquo;s weight; the robin does not die and make a resounding noise ldquo;on hitting the ground. rdquo; Let me start from my awkward position of non-political conformity, governance illiteracy and say in the voice of Samuel Babatunde Obafemi, ldquo;But wha ...

2019 Presidential Election: Assessing The Possibility Of Electoral Fraud

Saturday, September 8, 2018
After about thirty years of stern military rule, Nigeria re-embraced democracy in 1999 and five elections have produced Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo (two term), Umaru Yar rsquo;Adua, Goodluck Jonathan and the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari. 2019 ushers in an opportunity for Nigerians to elect another pr ...

Purchase of Forms For Buhari: Thisday Newspaper And Its Fake Interpretation of T

Thursday, September 6, 2018
This day Newspapers has made a subtle allegation of breach of section 91(9) of the Electoral Act, 2010 (As Amended) against NCAN and its leadership. According to the Newspaper, expression of interest and nomination of forms purchased is a clear infraction of section 91(9) of the Act which provide ...

Between Buhari’s National Interest and the Universal Rule of Law

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
ldquo;Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest rdquo; ndash; Thomas Sowell Recently, during his address to lawyers at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari had alarmed not onl ...

Saraki and senate leadership

Monday, September 3, 2018
SINCE the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government in 2015, the executive-legislature relationship is more or less cat-and-mouse with copious turbulences. The brawls began from the election of principal officers of the Senate. Calculatedly, embattled ...

Nigerian Youths:not Young But Too Poor To Run

Sunday, September 2, 2018
Over half of Nigeria rsquo;s population is made up of youths. And just as we all know, democracy is a game of number. The majority would always have their way while the minority would only have their say on any national issues. This axiom, to a large extent, puts the Nigerian youths at a greater adv ...
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