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UNREC chiefs, Dambazau and false illicit small arms figures

UNREC chiefs, Dambazau and false illicit small arms figures The war of statistics between non Nigerian-born UN and ECOWAS/AU research statisticians and Nigerian-born UN figure brandishers over the actual number of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALWs) in circulation in Africa, ECOWAS and Nigeria is a clear attestation of the fact that Nigerian intellectual industry is terminally sick. This...... more

In all her glory, By Esther Chizaram Ngele

In all her glory, By Esther Chizaram Ngele As the depression was slowly setting in by the frustration of having written JAMB for the fifth time without making the cut-off mark, Vera knew she had to wait for another year of her youthful life at home. Her friends, who had already got admitted to tertiary institutions, would always come...... more

Remembering my mother, late GoldCoast Dickson (Part 1), By Moses Oruaze Dickson

Remembering my mother, late GoldCoast Dickson (Part 1), By Moses Oruaze Dickson A gust of nostalgic emissions enveloped my mind, as I flipped the pages of my childhood and I am forced to admit that change is perhaps the only permanent phenomenon in life. New paragraphs and chapters on the history of life are written for posterity as days and years roll by....... more

Fast-changing Arctic and North Atlantic conditions bring route risk

Fast-changing Arctic and North Atlantic conditions bring route risk Climate change is impacting ice hazards for shipping, freeing up new trade routes in some areas, while increasing the risk of ice in others. There was another milestone for Arctic shipping in early 2018 when a specially-designed LNG tanker became the first commercial ship to travel the Northern Sea Route in...... more

Appraising US university’s $250,000 e-learning investment in Abia Poly

Appraising US university’s $250,000 e-learning investment in Abia Poly The advancement in technology has affected every sphere of human endeavour. And education is not exempted. Individuals and organisations are jostling to catch up with this trend to avoid falling by the roadside. This has compelled Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, to “think outside the box” by exploring areas that could integrate it into this...... more

Beyond oil spillage in Niger Delta

From 1970 to 2018, the Niger Delta region recorded over 10,000 oil spillages. Between the Federal Government and joint-venture partners, most of the affected communities were neither compensated nor an early clean-up effected, ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE writes Since 1956 when crude oil was first found in Nigeria by a joint operation of Royal...... more

The sickness that killed Senator John McCain and why most people don’t survive it

The sickness that killed Senator John McCain and why most people don’t survive it The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 23,000 cases of malignant brain or spinal cord tumours will be diagnosed this year. The overall chance of developing one during your lifetime is less than 1 percent-but 17,000 people will still die from it each year. Glioblastomas are the most common malignant...... more

Meet Gboyega Oyetola, a man set for a productive leadership in Osun State, By Adetayo Adesokan

 Meet Gboyega Oyetola, a man set for a productive leadership in Osun State, By Adetayo Adesokan Leadership in tough times requires men with clear vision and a rare sense of service that will add values to the populace and for the good of all.At this point in Osun State, the choice of Gboyega Oyetola, a certified insurance broker, entrepreneur and politician as the gubernatorial candidate of the...... more

To Samir Amin, a personal tribute, By Edwin Madunagu

To Samir Amin, a personal tribute, By Edwin Madunagu The year 1982 began with a revolutionary upheaval in Ghana: a group of young and radical military officers—some retired, others still in service—appeared to have seized power! It soon became clear, however, that what took place—or was taking place—in Accra was not a classical military coup d’etat, but a popular armed...... more

Attention LASTMA, LASG: Impunity of a traffic warden, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Attention LASTMA, LASG: Impunity of a traffic warden, By Olalekan Waheed Adigun On Monday August 13, 2018, I had an urgent call to see my project supervisor at the University of Lagos, Akoka. Because I had other previously-scheduled appointments for the day, I had to defy the heavy rain to see my supervisor in other to meet my other appointments. So, I joined one of...... more

Igbo Land may not survive environmentally in the next 50 years •Govt. watches as ‘crusaders of Christ’ run riot

Igbo Land may not survive environmentally in the next 50 years •Govt. watches as ‘crusaders of Christ’ run riot Igbo Land may not survive environmentally in the next 50 years. Trees and other leafy creatures as natural and sole suppliers of oxygen for human living and survival and absorbers of harmful human and industrial emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are facing total extinction in Igbo Land. Igbo...... more

Why you need to invest in real estate, By Lansar Aghaji

Why you need to invest in real estate, By Lansar Aghaji Before the world became profit-conscious, humans were not really concerned with the acquisition and maintenance of a landed property. The complete integration of capitalism into our way of life means everything has to be viewed from the perspective of profit and loss, as we gradually became seriously concerned with accumulating wealth. Ever...... more

DDoS attacks via IoT devices threaten the ongoing development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

DDoS attacks via IoT devices threaten the ongoing development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that use Internet of Things devices are a significant threat to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the potential it brings to revolutionise productivity and people’s lives in general. This was proven during the late 2016 DDoS attack largely ascribed to the Mirai botnet, which, unlike...... more

Pains of infertility and miraculous birth at 62

Pains of infertility and miraculous birth at 62 To some couples, infertility is a death sentence. To others, it can end if they persevere in seeking medical help. ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE captures the testimony of a 62-year-old woman who gave birth after 38 years of childlessness, even as he highlights some of the causes of infertility and proffers solution. Many families are...... more

Ahaneku, Umeogu set agenda for Igbo renaissance

Ahaneku, Umeogu set agenda for Igbo renaissance Matching words with action, the maiden Ohazurume Igbo festival was organised together with fund-raising and awards ceremony at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. At the event, the foundation for the Directorate of Igbo Village and Centre for African Civilisation (IVACAC) was laid. The construction of the centre will cost N696,376,088.50. Speaking recently during...... more

Imperatives of leadership restructuring, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Imperatives of leadership restructuring, By Jerome-Mario Utomi Each time one ponders over the marriage of two unwilling brides who had no say in their forceful union – amalgamation of the Northern and the Southern protectorates by Sir Fredrick Lugard on February 14, 1914, a day (believers in Valentine) set aside to celebrate love all over the world –...... more

SARS Reforms: 20 questions that must be answered

 SARS Reforms:  20 questions that must be answered Comprehensive and acceptable Police or Police SARS reform(s) in Nigeria being demanded by our organisation and other well-meaning Nigerians must critically and comprehensively address the following twenty questions: 1.       Why must torture especially physical impairment be used by Police SARS operatives and the NPF generally to extract confessional statements from custody...... more

Peter Obi’s education model pays off again, By Esin Suji

Peter Obi’s education model pays off again, By Esin Suji “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. — Madiba Nelson Mandela A few days ago, August 9, millions of Nigerians got the cheering news that one of nation’s high schools – Regina Pacis [Queen of Peace] Secondary School, Onitsha – had won the prestigious...... more

Peter Obi’s leadership resonates in Regina Pacis girls’ victory

Peter Obi’s leadership resonates in Regina Pacis girls’ victory In recent months, particularly in the wake of the utter chaos in the country, I have found myself going back again and again to the all-important question of leadership. Why is Nigeria plumbing the depths of retrogression? Why is the country descending into anarchy even as the leaders continue to fiddle?...... more

At last, science prevailed, By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu

At last, science prevailed, By Edel-Quinn Agbaegbu The greatest global challenge today, especially in Africa is how to make our food more sustainable by 2050. In Nigeria, as in many other African countries, food security and nutrition remain a critical challenge. Production constraints like inversion of insects/pests and diseases, inadequate rainfall and poor quality of agricultural input are...... more

Boko Haram attacks 3 nations in 1 week; slain officer buried without army’s admission of casualties

Boko Haram attacks 3 nations in 1 week; slain officer buried without army’s admission of casualties In the preceding month of July, Boko Haram unleashed some of its highest series of attacks in 4 years with multiple attacks in the countries of Nigeria as well as in Chad and Niger. In Chad, 18 people were killed, several wounded and 10 abducted on a Thursday in mid-July. In...... more

Amaechi’s 2nd term as Presidential Campaign DG and Buhari’s chances in the 2019 polls

Amaechi’s 2nd term as Presidential Campaign DG and Buhari’s chances in the 2019 polls Preamble Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi a humanist, an administrator par excellence, visionary, egalitarian, radical, respected pragmatist and exemplary leader. A Nigerian of Ikwerre extraction and the immediate part Governor of Rivers State, he is a recipient of the prestigious national award of Commander of the Order of Niger (CON), and an...... more

How Peter Obi laid the foundation for Regina Pacis, Onitsha, to rule the world

How Peter Obi laid the foundation for Regina Pacis, Onitsha, to rule the world When we received the news of the giant strides of students of Regina Pacis (Queen of Peace) Secondary School, Onitsha, Nigeria on their winning the World Technovation Award hosted in New York, USA, we were overcome with joy on this epochal attainment. Within the framework of this euphoria, I had the...... more

Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths Since its appointment in July 2016, the Hadiza Bala Usman-led management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has drawn ceaseless attention to itself. Readers would recall that at her appointment, criticisms about her youthfulness and lack of experience in the maritime sector were rife. However, Bala Usman and her team comprising Executive...... more

The joy and thrills of Asaba 2018, By Jackson Ekwugum

The joy and thrills of Asaba 2018, By Jackson Ekwugum Except for crass opportunism, blatant mischief and sheer dishonesty, it is unthinkable that any well-meaning Nigerian would dismiss the just- concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship, a.k.a Asaba 2018, as a failure the way Reuben Abati did in an article circulating online. Aside from the fact that it is unfair and...... more

OPERATION DELTA SAFE and the quest for security in the Niger Delta

OPERATION DELTA SAFE and the quest for security in the Niger Delta The dynamic security needs in the Niger Delta is the justification for various strategies adopted by the military to protect oil infrastructure in the region. The Joint Task Force (JTF) deployed to the Niger Delta christened “Operation Pulo Shield” was terminated in June 2016 and renamed “Operation Delta Safe.” The JTF hitherto headed by...... more

Appraising Abia interventions on child labour, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Appraising Abia interventions on child labour, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Child labour, according to Wikipedia, is the“employment of children in any work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful.” This practice is considered exploitative by many international organisations. Child labour is now a common...... more

Buhari addresses UN General Assembly Sept. 25

Buhari addresses UN General Assembly Sept. 25 President ession of the high-level General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Buhari would deliver Nigeria’s National Statement on the first day of the general debate of the General Assembly high-level events. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that...... more

Unveiling Intersociety at 10: How we came, what we have done and our challenges — Intersociety

Unveiling Intersociety at 10: How we came, what we have done and our challenges — Intersociety Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law had two days ago (Sunday, 30th July 2018) released a special birthday message, dedicating it to victims of crimes against humanity and war crimes or genocide in Nigeria. See this link for full details: http://www.intersociety-ng.org/component/k2/item/356-special-statement-on-intersociety-at-10. We had also in the special birthday message expressed deep sadness...... more

Saraki, APC messy divorce is a case of a bitter side chick, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Saraki, APC messy divorce is a case of a bitter side chick, By Fredrick Nwabufo Senate President Bukola Saraki was never a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). His membership was in name, but not in character. Though he played a pivotal role in bringing the APC to power, his contributions were never fancied. After the APC breasted victory in the 2015 election, the two...... more

 

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