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The Centenary City Project and Free Zone Disparity

Monday, August 10, 2015
The recent shameful ranting by some failed politicians led by Dr. Cairo Ojougboh against the Centenary City Project and their caustic political mudslinging against the champion of the project 39;s well-planned development in the person of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SG ...

Reps-Prescribed Life Pension And Its Inherent Crassness

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Imagine that a man diligently serves the fatherland for 35 years, contributing a specified sum out of his salary to become his pension when the feebleness of old age sets in. Yet, at the end of the day, he gets pittance out of such accumulated life saving. It even eludes him at other times as he ...

Another look at the distribution of new Polling Units by INEC

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Have you heard the scream? It must have got to you since the yell which emanates from the south-east reverberates even in the remotest part of Kano State. By the scream, I'm referring to manner in which parts of the country gained and were cheated in the distribution of additional 29,129 polling uni ...

How public-serving is the reintroduction of the N65 ATM fee?

Saturday, August 30, 2014
It is unfortunate that in a matter of hours, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, would have made good its earlier notice of reintroducing charges on ATM withdrawals. Since over a fortnight ago (Wednesday 13th of August 2014) when the plan was made public, I had deliberately stayed my comment on it bec ...

Before we widely accept animals as our 'mate'

Sunday, August 24, 2014
These are indeed weird times in our country. An era which appears to have joined us in courtship with strange and unbelievable occurrences; emanating from us happenings we had earlier taken to be the exclusive preserve of those of other climes. It now seems as if the upsurge in unfathomable news is ...

The fuss that attends a party living out its slogan

Sunday, February 23, 2014
I hope you wouldn't mind this attempt to exhume issues surrounding the engagement of a U.S. firm by APC to help it win future elections. The report has been buried by the suspension of Lamido Sanusi as the CBN governor. Nonetheless, it is auspicious to bring this story back to life since it wasn't a ...

The Dividend Of The Court Of Public Opinion Trial Of NNPC

Sunday, February 9, 2014
So overwhelmed are we by the non- remittance of some petrol-dollars to the Federation Account between January 2012 to June 2013 that we've failed to spare a fraction of our time to consider what NNPC must be doing in the wake of its exposure. Whether business as usual still applies or it has lear ...

The need for pragmatism in addressing cattle grazing squabbles

Sunday, February 2, 2014
Last Wednesday, we heard that thousands of Benue youths took to the streets of Makurdi to protest what they termed endless massacre of their people by some blood-thirsty herdsmen in the state. That same day, we got the news that the Abia State government is about establishing modern grazing reserves ...

Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of CMC, the odds notwithstanding

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Crowther Memorial College, CMC, the first secondary school in what can be described as a substantial part of present day Kogi State turned 50 last Friday, January 24, 2014. The commemoration was marked with a Thanksgiving Service at Crowther Memorial Church with Most Rev. E. A. S. Egbunu, the Archbi ...

Whose national dialogue is it?

Sunday, January 19, 2014
When I learnt of what they resolved from their one day Youth Round Table Dialogue that had the theme: Our Stake, Our Representation and the National Conference, I hurriedly checked to know if the percentage of the population of Nigerian youths had deflated overnight. But to my dismay, it was still ...

Assertions the community development efforts of corps members make

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Someone should please tell governors and local government chairmen that the ground for them to celebrate the sinking of boreholes has been removed from them. Not that sinking of boreholes shouldn't be a part of their agenda nor should they take their minds off providing it for their people. The poin ...

The deprivation and collusion in the ban of fish import

Sunday, January 5, 2014
Happy new year beautiful people and welcome back to our rendezvous. Permit me to allow fish engage our attention today. It seems the creature is angered by our letting goats, cows chickens and turkeys steal the spotlight as if it never existed. As if it wasn't what we relied on for our animal pro ...

The Winnings Of BON's Boycott Of 100 Artistes' Songs

Sunday, December 15, 2013
One of them said: ''why is the House of Representatives such a killjoy? Just when we were waiting in anticipation for the December 15 deadline, with virtually all of us rejoicing over the much-needed exposure the days following that date will bring our way, the green chamber waded in with a resol ...
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