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Of communal crisis and GOC’s peace mission, By Sagir Musa

Of communal crisis and GOC’s peace mission, By Sagir Musa In line with the Chief of Staff Nigerian Army, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai’s disposition to have a professionally responsive Army in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen Adamu Baba Abubakar, had in the early hours  of Monday, May 15, 2017, led some...... more

My trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling, By Folu Olamiti

My trip to Vegas, the city of allure, sin and gambling, By Folu Olamiti I’m a Christian, a firm believer in God and His majestic power to order the affairs of man on this plane of existence according to His perfect will. It, therefore, goes without saying that I’m also a firm believer in providence, which Wikipedia describes as “the foreseeing care and guidance of...... more

El-Rufai: A reformist in the saddle, By Emmanuel Ado

El-Rufai: A reformist in the saddle, By Emmanuel Ado Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State can safely be declared a reformist, going by Macmillan Dictionary definition of a reformist as one “wanting to change and improve society or an institution”. Nothing has been the same since he became governor, every sector – from the public service to the agricultural sector...... more

Question marks on Gen. Buratai’s coup alarm and need for caution: Intersociety

Question marks on Gen. Buratai’s coup alarm and need for caution: Intersociety The leadership of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) wishes to urge all Nigerians and their international friends and partners to be very cautious and careful over the recent public warning by Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (COAS) of possible plans by “some politicians” to stage...... more

Amaechi: The quintessential leader and his endless persecution, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze

Amaechi: The quintessential leader and his endless persecution, By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble Today, in the politics of Nigeria, the only major assignment of most politicians as they strategise for the 2019 general elections is how to either castigate or fabricate lies to run down Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the erstwhile governor of Rivers State and incumbent Minister of Transportation of the...... more

Okonjo-Iweala: And another feather adorns her cap, By Daniel Osofisan

Okonjo-Iweala: And another feather adorns her cap, By Daniel Osofisan Fortune, a part of the TIME network, recently released a list of 34 world leaders who are changing health-care globally and, interestingly, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the chair of Gavi as well as CEO Seth Berkley, made the list. While receiving awards and recognitions may seem like second nature to the former...... more

5 WAYS to protect your devices from WannaCrypt ‘pandemic’

5 WAYS to protect your devices from WannaCrypt ‘pandemic’ With the world reeling from the WannaCrypt attack – an ongoing cyber-attack of the WannaCry ransomware computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system – fears are rife that the viral attack may soon spread to Nigeria, with dire implications for individuals and businesses whose devices are compromised. Described as unprecedented...... more

Salient issues in Houston Launch of Bayelsa/Oloibiri Roundtable, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson

Salient issues in Houston Launch of Bayelsa/Oloibiri Roundtable, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson The recently concluded Oil and Gas Trade Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas, United States of America, was an exciting engagement with industry tradition of regularly reviewing and enhancing operational standards and development. For the Nigerian delegation – consisting of the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, and top government officials, CEOs of multinational oil companies, including the Managing Director and Country Chairman of...... more

Nigeria: Gas-flaring continues to poison the air, kill crops

Nigeria: Gas-flaring continues to poison the air, kill crops At the 10th Annual Sub-Saharan Africa Oil and Gas Conference held in Houston, Texas, US, recently, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) said that Nigeria lost approximately $850 million to gas-flaring in 2015. Odimegwu Onwumere notes that loss of money, health, energy and environment to gas-flaring -  which pumps up greenhouse gases into the environment,...... more

Gains of cooperation in oil marketing, distribution among ECOWAS nations, By Prof. Chijioke Nwaozuzu

Gains of cooperation in oil marketing, distribution among ECOWAS nations, By Prof. Chijioke Nwaozuzu Prospects for economic growth are driven by energy consumption, which is dependent on availability, accessibility and affordability of the energy sources/resources. Statistics have shown that sub-Sahara African countries are projected to grow in number at an average rate of 1.2 per cent, leading to a population of about 500 million in...... more

The Audacity of Peterside as a Leader: His stewardship as NIMASA DG, rise as Africa’s No. 1 Maritime Administrator and his 2019 politics

The Audacity of Peterside as a Leader: His stewardship as NIMASA DG, rise as Africa’s No. 1 Maritime Administrator and his 2019 politics Preamble Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian general and influential military theorist noted famously for his military treatise Vom Kriege where he stated and I quote, “If the leader is filled with high ambition and if he pursues his aims with audacity and strength of will, he will reach them in spite...... more

As Eze goes to troubled South Sudan, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

As Eze goes to troubled South Sudan, By Emmanuel Onwubiko In Nigeria, finding a genuinely credible philanthropist is as difficult as seeing a white falcon. Falcons are generally rare.  Although, as an African society, Nigerian communities are deeply rooted in African traditional cultural value systems. At the core of these African traditional values is the virtue of hospitality and humanitarianism. It was...... more

Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions a judicial disaster — Intersociety •Plus: 6 questions Justice Nyako and FG must answer

Nnamdi Kanu’s bail conditions a judicial disaster — Intersociety •Plus: 6 questions Justice Nyako and FG must answer It is incurably defective and socially disastrous when a post SSCE student who scores 100 in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board exams is admitted into the university to study a law course, for instance, with another student who scores 250 in the same exams. The former with lower mark and...... more

Ikoyigate: Why Osibanjo’s probe panel should be disbanded — Intersociety

Ikoyigate: Why Osibanjo’s probe panel should be disbanded — Intersociety It is the observation of the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law that the appointment of the VeePee Yemi Osibanjo’s civil probe or fact finding team to look into the 12th April 2017 alleged discovery of a total of over N13.3billion in a flat apartment in Osborne Towers...... more

REVEALED: How Anambra Govt. blew N.56b on Silver Jubilee Celebration

REVEALED: How Anambra Govt. blew N.56b on Silver Jubilee Celebration  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) identified nine core characteristics covering nine key urban issues with which to measure good governance with the roles each plays in the process. These include (1) Participation- All men and women should have a voice in decision –making, either directly or through legitimate intermediate institutions that...... more

Reflection on healthcare services and challenges of medical tourism, By Chike Okafor

Reflection on healthcare services and challenges of medical tourism, By Chike Okafor As a fundamental right of any individual, healthcare is expected to be at the heart of every government’s main responsibility to its citizenry, as it is critical in ensuring longevity and effective and efficient productivity. However, most governments have relegated health care provision to the back seat: this can be clearly...... more

Open Letter to Imo Governor: Okorocha, worst advert for governorship

Open Letter to Imo Governor: Okorocha, worst advert for governorship The leadership and members of Imo Youths for Good Governance and Democracy (IGGD) cannot hide their disappointment on Governor Ethelbert Anayo Okorocha, aka Rochas Okorocha, over his recent reply to the letter written to him by former Governor Ikedi Ohakim. For the benefit of those who did not read the letter, Ohakim had,...... more

SPECIAL REPORT: Buhari’s many atrocities — How he has turned Nigeria into a land of blood and tears, By Intersociety (Pt. 2)

SPECIAL REPORT: Buhari’s many atrocities — How he has turned Nigeria into a land of blood and tears, By Intersociety (Pt. 2) The Return of Jihadism and Persecution of Christians in Nigeria  Christians and the Christian faith are also gravely endangered in Nigeria particularly under the Buhari Administration, which has been accused of running an Islamist government and policy in the country. According to the Christian Open Doors International, in its Report of...... more

CLO to sue South East Governors, predecessors •Exposes Obiano’s lies

CLO to sue South East Governors, predecessors •Exposes Obiano’s lies Under the Democracy and Governance Project of the CLO, the South East Zone of the CLO has decided to be more assertive in monitoring activities and political actions in the zone in order to ensure good governance.  Without shying away from the traditional activities of advocacy in issues of human rights protection, we...... more

SPECIAL REPORT: Buhari’s many atrocities — How he has turned Nigeria into a land of blood and tears, By Intersociety

SPECIAL REPORT: Buhari’s many atrocities — How he has turned Nigeria into a land of blood and tears, By Intersociety Emergence of M. Buhari as Sixth Civilian President of Nigeria Retired Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as sixth civilian President of Nigeria follows the conduct of highly divisive and tension-filled Presidential poll on the 11th of April 2015, in which over 12 million registered voters dominated by Southern registered voters were...... more

Africa’s Troubled Giant: Reflections on economic recession in Nigeria, By Chike Okafor

Africa’s Troubled Giant: Reflections on economic recession in Nigeria, By Chike Okafor Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to have been availed this opportunity to share my thoughts and insights on the primary concern of the economic recession we are currently faced with in Nigeria. I will like to start here by saying that I am a strong believer in the entity called...... more

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate showing the way forward, By Emmanuel Ado

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate showing the way forward, By Emmanuel Ado “A pension is nothing more than deferred compensation” —  Elizabeth Warren. The perennial problem with pension administration in Nigeria is not solely that of availability of funds, though very critical. The real challenge, especially under the Defined Benefit Scheme, was the appalling lack of records of pensioners - a credible database. This...... more

Health Management Organisations and N350b Fraud, By Emmanuel Ado

Health Management Organisations and N350b Fraud, By Emmanuel Ado The Health Management Organisations (HMOs) are very powerful, rich and well connected. They are the new mafias, though they hate being likened to the oil subsidy cartel that held Nigeria hostage for years - getting paid for premium motor spirit they never imported. The Health Management Organisations are right to a...... more

Magu’s EFCC of lies and rough hand tactics, By Emmanuel Ado

Magu’s EFCC of lies and rough hand tactics, By Emmanuel Ado For Ibrahim Magu, the embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the words of Ashly Lorenzana – “Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone in -  are apt, and will hopefully guide his future conduct....... more

Kwara 2019: The Lola Ashiru phenomenon!

Kwara 2019: The Lola Ashiru phenomenon! With crude legislative malpractices in the upper house of the National Assembly on the increase, Nigerians have mounted a frantic search to identify credible and competent candidates to be sent to the National Assembly in 2019. The search has become inevitable in view of the apparent mistake that was made when,...... more

Kenneth Okonkwo’s letter to Governor Ugwuanyi: How not to seek attention

Kenneth Okonkwo’s letter to Governor Ugwuanyi: How not to seek attention This is a season of letters and ‘leakages’ of letters that otherwise were supposed to have been delivered in confidence. At the national level, we are still chewing the memo written by Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, to President Muhammadu Buhari, and how it miraculously leaked and found its way...... more

Concern over silence on pathologists/lab scientists battle in hospitals

Concern over silence on pathologists/lab scientists battle in hospitals Giving an insight into the severity of his illness on returning from his medical vacation, President Muhammadu Buhari revealed that he had blood transfusions and several visits to the laboratories. This gives some insight on the indispensability of the clinical laboratory in healthcare delivery, especially in critical care medicine. President Buhari...... more

Executive’s contempt for legislative motions and resolutions, By Benjamin Atu

Executive’s contempt for legislative motions and resolutions, By Benjamin Atu The worst nightmare to an arms dealer is for a government to make move for a peace deal. The same is true with importers. And today, that has become the case of the executive arm of the present administration. The move by the National Assembly to do their legislative business has suddenly...... more

UCH Ibadan: The wonder of Anenih Geriatric Centre for the Elderly, By Folu Olamiti

UCH Ibadan: The wonder of Anenih Geriatric Centre for the Elderly, By Folu Olamiti Though the processes of growing, maturing and dying are natural phenomena, yet, the fear of managing old age marks the beginning of wisdom, for many mortals. And the fear is not misplaced. Growing old is indeed scary. With my experience seeing my beloved parents growing old, and with me also climbing the age ladder gradually,...... more

Let’s use what we make, make what we use, By Bola Tinubu

Let’s use what we make, make what we use, By Bola Tinubu It is more than gratifying to mark my birthday in this good way. To all of you – many who have travelled great distances – I am honoured that you joined me today. Though the event banners speak my name, this gathering is not about me. It is about that which a...... more

 

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