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What DSS report says about Oshiomhole, By Fredrick Nwabufo

What DSS report says about Oshiomhole, By Fredrick Nwabufo The depth of filth in the APC primary election can contain a tsunami. The “inglorious” exercise and its resulting attrition betray the anti-corruption sloganeering of the Buhari administration. A lot has been said about the alleged involvement of Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, in the corruption shin-dig.  But what is the...... more

Averting crisis through effective communication

We are living witnesses to various crises in the country triggered by ethno-religious conflicts and socio-political sentiments, which could have been prevented through crisis communication strategies. At a recent training workshop organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, it was discovered that there is no way one can talk...... more

How NEMA DG Maihaja Embezzles N33bn Emergency Fund — Full NASS Report

 How NEMA DG Maihaja Embezzles N33bn Emergency Fund — Full NASS Report   REPORT OF INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON THE VIOLATION OF PUBLIC TRUST IN THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NEMA) SUBMITTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS.  HR 52/2018   1.0   PREAMBLE The House of Representatives in Plenary on Thursday, 15th February, 2018, mandated the Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness...... more

Oshiomhole lives to run away another day‎, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Oshiomhole lives to run away another day‎, By Fredrick Nwabufo Adams Oshiomhole is like an over-indulged child who cries and throw tantrums to get a piece of candy. And when he gets it, he cavorts and prances until another craving. I watched Oshiomhole on ‘Tuesday Live‎ with Cyril Stober’ in the heat of a labour protest in 2003. At the time,...... more

Stop worrying, By Gabriel Agbo

Stop worrying, By Gabriel Agbo “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace - which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as...... more

Minimum wage meeting resumes Sunday — Ngige

Minimum wage meeting resumes Sunday — Ngige Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, says conciliation on the national minimum wage will continue on Sunday despite the court injunction restraining organised labour from embarking on strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Industrial Court had on Friday ordered the organised labour not to...... more

PSIN: Implementing strategic plan of the civil service, By Ekaete Umo

PSIN: Implementing strategic plan of the civil service, By Ekaete Umo The Economic Reform and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government has placed a huge demand on every sector to put in place action plans towards achieving rapid economic recovery of Nigeria. The public service with its huge manpower, saddled with responsibility to interpret and implement government policies must therefore be...... more

DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies

DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to employ against DDoS attacks. This was a noteworthy finding...... more

Okowa’s 317 roads and other matters, By Barth Ozah

Okowa’s 317 roads and other matters, By Barth Ozah If there is one area in which the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has excelled, it is in the development of road and physical infrastructure in Delta State. The robust momentum in this sector received further boost in the 2019 budget proposals presented by Okowa to the Delta State House of...... more

The Peter Obi I know, By Chief Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna

The Peter Obi I know, By Chief Joseph Chukwuma Ikunna I have known Peter Obi since 1989 when he lived in Church Street in Willesden and I lived in Harlsden and worked in Cricklewoon before working in Shepherds Bush, and eventually Nottingham. By 1997, we were both trading independently at the famous OKE ARIN market, in imported branded food and beverages,...... more

How Gov. Okowa is advancing democratic dividend through enterprise development in Delta

How Gov. Okowa is advancing democratic dividend through enterprise development in Delta Across developing countries, including Nigeria, it has been empirically established that certain economic sectors and activities hold the greatest potentials for job and wealth creation. These include agriculture, agribusiness, agro-based industries, agricultural value chain services, vocational skills-based microenterprises, cottage enterprises, small and medium enterprises as well as public works such as...... more

Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider

Five steps to evaluating a DDoS managed service provider The news that the Southern African Department of Labour was recently able to foil a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on one of its external facing servers in early September reminds us that businesses and governments must remain vigilant at all times http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/media-desk/media-statements/2018/the-department-of-labour-acknowledges-an-attempted-cyber-attack-on-its-website. While this DDOS attack was unsuccessful, a...... more

Nigeria’s fluctuating oil revenues: Economic implications for governance, business, By Chijioke Nwaozuzu

Nigeria’s fluctuating oil revenues: Economic implications for governance, business, By Chijioke Nwaozuzu Oil revenue has been the mainstay of the national economy and is likely to remain so for a long time to come, as it currently provides the bulk of government revenue and most of the foreign exchange earnings. At present, crude oil exports account for about 90 per cent of foreign...... more

Nigeria at high risk of violent explosion — US-based group

Nigeria at high risk of violent explosion — US-based group Justice for Jos Project of the Washington, USA-based US NIGERIA LAW GROUP recently conducted a fact-finding mission to Nigeria. “One of the objectives was to investigate the June massacre in Plateau that claimed more than 230 lives inter alia. However, due to the violence that erupted in Jos while we were...... more

Missing General: My 28 hours behind bars — PUNCH Correspondent, Friday Olokor, detained with 36 others by soldiers

Missing General: My 28 hours behind bars — PUNCH Correspondent, Friday Olokor, detained with 36 others by soldiers Whenever it said that journalists are endangered species, I now know that the statement is just a euphemism. The truth is that journalists are always in war zones. And to effectively practise in a very dangerous zone like Plateau State demands prayers. From what I have seen and reported since I...... more

As applications open for Youth Global Forum 2018, By Ekene Odigwe

As applications open for Youth Global Forum 2018, By Ekene Odigwe The Igbo ethnic group strongly believes in the philosophy: Igwebuike - k’anyi dozie obodo-anyi. It is a model that translates: “Together we can achieve more, so let’s rebuild our land.” Kenyans have the Ubuntu way of life and it simply translates: “I am, because we are.” The Ubuntu philosophy explores Africans’ interconnectivity, kindred, and oneness. These existing systems are the exact things...... more

Day Delta Central stood still for Okowa, PDP

Day Delta Central stood still for Okowa, PDP It was a show of strength and dominance at a mega political rally held at the Ughelli Township Stadium, last week Wednesday by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta Central Senatorial District. The 10,000-capacity stadium was filled to the brim as enthusiastic supporters of the PDP gathered to drum support for...... more

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

 

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