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Why parents in Myanmar are holding fake funerals for their children

Why parents in Myanmar are holding fake funerals for their children Mandalay, Myanmar - Sitting in a monastery in Mandalay, a city in northern Myanmar, Ake Xi* watched his family scatter flowers on his freshly dug grave, via Skype. On the other end of the call, his twin sister held the camera in focus so he could see the picture they had placed at...... more

How Mele Kyari plans to run NNPC

How Mele Kyari plans to run NNPC Mele Kyari’s selection to head the NNPC was roundly cheered – his colleagues in both the state-run corporation and global oil industry, as well as other stakeholders connected with the industry, had reasons to celebrate his choice as the new helmsman, and now, he is faced with the job of moving...... more

Governor Ugwuanyi’s smooth sail from a Good Man to an Iconic Leader, By Ike Ezugwu

Governor Ugwuanyi’s smooth sail from a Good Man to an Iconic Leader, By Ike Ezugwu HIS EARLY BEGINNING Hon Ifeanyichukwu Lawrence Ugwuanyi, fondly known as Gburugburu, was born on March 20, 1964 to the family of late Chief and Mrs. Lawrence and Veronica Ugwuanyi of Ohom-Orba in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The young Ugwuanyi was the first child of his parents, with four...... more

My voyage on the (River) Niger, By Jibrin Baba Ndace

My voyage on the (River) Niger, By Jibrin Baba Ndace                                                               ‘Everyone needs a strategy...’                                ...... more

Another Ponzi scheme berths in Nigeria, By Tony Ademiluyi

Another Ponzi scheme berths in Nigeria, By Tony Ademiluyi Charles Ponzi was an Italian-American who was fascinated by life in the United States when he first arrived. He was taken in by the American dream and vowed within himself to be part of the wonderful way of life. The 1920s proved to be the ripe time for him to strike....... more

30 reasons why Prince Madumere should serve as a Minister, By Mbazuigwe Asikogu

30 reasons why Prince Madumere should serve as a Minister, By Mbazuigwe Asikogu Someone travelling on a once busy road that suddenly became lonely should know that there is danger on the road. My man, prior to this time, your unmarketable Uche Nwosu and Rochas Okorocha had over 10,000 new media supporters, but since few months ago, you can rarely find a supporter of...... more

Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer, By Charles Aniagwu

Okowa: 60 garlands for an indefatigable performer, By Charles Aniagwu “Greatness lies not in ruling a people, it lies in being the cause of happiness in their lives.” ― Abhijit Naskar   As Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa celebrates his Diamond jubilee, today (July 8, 2019), all attention is focused on a man who has given his all to create peace,...... more

South-West security and our governors’ dilemma, By abiodun KOMOLAFE

South-West security and our governors’ dilemma, By abiodun KOMOLAFE Osun Economic and Investment Summit is reportedly put on hold! Earlier scheduled to take place between 25th and 27th June, 2019, reports had it that the postponement was not unconnected with the security situation across the country from which Osun State is not isolated. If this is the true position, then, the decision...... more

Busola vs Biodun: Engaging the real issues in the rape allegation, By Grace Ketefe

Busola vs Biodun: Engaging the real issues in the rape allegation, By Grace Ketefe The issue of rape as a prevailing social scourge in Nigeria once again took the front burner of public discourse in the past one week, on the heels of disclosure by Busola Dakolo, wife of the talented musician, Mr Timi Dakolo, that she had been raped by a popular cleric, Pastor...... more

Abia: Worries over rumour and propaganda, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Abia: Worries over rumour and propaganda, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Rumour and propaganda are serious antithesis to the development of a place. They are instruments usually deployed by unscrupulous elements to achieve selfish ends. While rumour manifests in unfounded and unsubstantiated claims, half truths, and outright lies, sometimes, propagandists manipulate these instruments to change and influence people’s beliefs, attitudes, perspective on...... more

Day Oguta stood still for Ugboma

Day Oguta stood still for Ugboma Thursday, June 13, 2019, marked a new beginning in the annals of governance and representation in Imo State. It witnessed the inauguration of the 9th Imo State House of Assembly. The Assembly came to life, following a proclamation by the Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, represented by the...... more

ICPC on a second road to Pinnacle flogging: Case Review By Garba Tanko

ICPC on a second road to Pinnacle flogging: Case Review By Garba Tanko As the ICPC’s embarrassing entanglement with Pinnacle Communications Limited over NBC’s duly approved DSO payment of N2.5 billion approaches the end of the road, it has been dragged to a new road leading to further flogging via Pinnacle Communications Limited’s earthquaking N 1 billion suit filed at another Federal High Court,...... more

My five-year agenda for CBN — Emefiele

My five-year agenda for CBN — Emefiele Before I begin my remarks, please permit me to thank the Almighty God for giving me the opportunity to continue to serve our country again. I would also like to thank President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for not only re-appointing me, but also for his support and confidence in the leadership of...... more

Jibrin: Undisputed kingmaker of Nigeria’s House of Reps, By Idris Omolabake

Jibrin: Undisputed kingmaker of Nigeria’s House of Reps, By Idris Omolabake The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila, will be incomplete without adequate mention of the exploits of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, an influential member of the House of Representatives from Kano State. Jibrin has succeeded in “installing” two different speakers of the House of Representatives...... more

Tribute to Aturu, Ubani and other comrades, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Tribute to Aturu, Ubani and other comrades, By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu Part of the irony of life is that villains appropriate the glories of the exploits of brave men. Even when these men fight wars so that there will be no wars, and shed their blood so that there will be no further blood-shed afterwards, little or nothing is heard about them....... more

Dennis Osadebay: Unsung Premier of Mid-Western Region

Dennis Osadebay: Unsung Premier of Mid-Western Region When in November 1945, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe invited Dennis Osadebay, then a Customs Officer – to be the Master of Ceremonies at the first lecture to be delivered by Prince Abyssinia Akweke Nwafor-Orizu who just returned from the United States, at Glover Memorial Hall, Lagos – little did he know that...... more

Projecting the Nigerian Narrative: The Role of the Media, PR and Politicians, By Hadiza Bala Usman

Projecting the Nigerian Narrative: The Role of the Media, PR and Politicians, By Hadiza Bala Usman I want to thank the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations for giving me this unique opportunity to challenge our minds on the future of our country. I also congratulate you on your Annual General Meeting. It gladdens the heart that organisations like yours, which if you permit...... more

In the lion’s den: My June 12 story, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Esq

In the lion’s den: My June 12 story, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Esq On June 10, 2019, the Bill to amend the Public Holidays Act was assented to by the President, effectively replacing May 29 as democracy day, with June 12 of every year. The President was yielding to the demand of Nigerians over the years, for the official recognition of the electoral mandate...... more

Leadership lessons from Gov Makinde, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu

Leadership lessons from Gov Makinde, By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu   The governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, came to power with some panache. He won election on a new wave of populism which swept the reins of power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) thus breaching the plan to keep all south west states within the ranks of APC....... more

Dusk: Dangerous time to be female in Nigeria, By Rommy Mom

Dusk: Dangerous time to be female in Nigeria, By Rommy Mom The periodic indiscriminate arrest of women in Abuja has a history. Whenever there is a push-back, either from intensive advocacy or the courts, there often is a lull for a period; then, a return to the indiscriminate arrests again, with more intensity after a while. The current situation is playing to...... more

Unity Schools: How I shocked Education Minister, others; got whisked away from Abuja meeting, By Dr. Modestus Ezenwa

Unity Schools: How I shocked Education Minister, others; got whisked away from Abuja meeting, By Dr. Modestus Ezenwa For asking what appears to the officials of the Federal Ministry of Education a hate-filled question, I was asked to leave the venue of the 19th Stakeholders Meeting on Unity Schools/Colleges. The order came in such an uncharitable, direct and malevolent manner! It matched the same venom that gave vent to...... more

The Igbo Nation is 2,550 years older than the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria. A reply to the Ooni of Ile-Ife

The Igbo Nation is 2,550 years older than the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria. A reply to the Ooni of Ile-Ife The Igbo Nation is indisputably 2,550 years older than the Yoruba Nation in Nigeria. This is in terms of age of existence and settlement. It is further an established fact that no other ethnic nationality out of Nigeria’s current 386 ethnic nationalities is the age mate or rival to the Igbo...... more

Ebie: A Reformer takes charge of Okowa’s Govt’s ‘engine room’, By Austyn Ogannah

Ebie: A Reformer takes charge of Okowa’s Govt’s ‘engine room’, By Austyn Ogannah A few hours before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State formally announced his unexpected appointment as Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie was lounging at home reflecting on the past four years and relishing what is now a short break from the daunting task of governance, policy and politics. His...... more

Fr. Madubuko: A man of science turns 72, By Fr. George Adimike

Fr. Madubuko: A man of science turns 72, By Fr. George Adimike Hardly does a tribute begin with a ‘mea culpa’ yet it is fitting that this begins with a confession of failure and repentance. I must confess our failure as the students of this sage for not getting out his thoughts for the next generation. Thought of this nature is hardly inconsistent...... more

As Ekiti honours Obiano today, By James Eze

As Ekiti honours Obiano today, By James Eze Today in Ado-Ekiti, the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, and his beautiful wife, Dr Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, shall be honoured with chieftaincy titles by the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe in his palace. Governor Obiano will be conferred the title of Aare Amuogun of Ado-Ekiti while his...... more

Amazing developmental strides in Boko Haram’s Bornu birthplace

Amazing developmental strides in Boko Haram’s Bornu birthplace Every time I have reason to travel to Maiduguri for an assignment, my family members become prayer warriors, and clarifications are sought around my dreams at such periods to check for what might be portents, while safety measures are devised against any possible untoward development.  As the birthplace of Boko Haram,...... more

High expectations as Ihedioha gets set to begin tenure as Imo Governor, By Ikechukwu Amaechi

High expectations as Ihedioha gets set to begin tenure as Imo Governor, By Ikechukwu Amaechi Emeka Ihedioha will take the oath of office as the sixth democratically elected Governor of Imo State on Wednesday, May 29, a dream come true both for himself and for Imolites who have suffered for long. Expectations are high, from the ruling class and from the masses. Imo presently plumbs the...... more

Ending ‘environmental terrorism’ in Bayelsa the Dickson way

Ending ‘environmental terrorism’ in Bayelsa the Dickson way According to Sheikh Zaki Yamani, the stubborn Arab strategist, and one-time Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources from 1962-1986, “The Stone Age did not end for lack of stones, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.” The compelling logic of this position...... more

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Dear IGP Adamu, begging bandits is not a security strategy, By Fredrick Nwabufo Dear Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu, You cannot tackle the atrophic security threat assailing the country by pandering to the whims of the antagonists. Of course, being a sterling security professional, you know this; hence my befuddlement by your statement at the meeting in Kebbi State on Friday. At the indaba with...... more

Importance of press freedom in a democracy

Importance of press freedom in a democracy Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press ; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Introduction From the dawn of...... more

 

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