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For a girl, whose name we do not know

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The news of the discovery and rescue of one of the Chibok girls yesterday brought back to our national psyche, an issue we have, it seems, made a concious effort to forget. Today, I stumbled upon the new TV ad by TBWA\Paris for GMF, titled “We stand for those who”.  What caught my attention, apart from the beautiful story-telling, [...]

Otti: I will run Abia like a business

Otti: I will run Abia like a business
By Sunday Okobi A governorship aspirant in Abia State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Mr. Alex Otti, has condemned the zoning of political positions in the country, calling for it to be stopped, “because it brings problems, confusion, and does not serve any purpose politic [...]

Abia 2015 – Who Succeeds Orji?

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RECENTLY, the murky water of Abia politics wasstirred by rumours that Governor Theodore Orji had endorsed one of his officials, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as the state’s next governor. But the government swiftly denied the allegation before it got out of hand. The denial came given the horde of aspirants on the prowl. There are atleast 20 pe [...]

Deceit, incompetence, corruption prev...

Deceit, incompetence, corruption prevent $530m Aba power project
The story of how Geometric Power has been prevented from lighting up Aba contains the usual suspects of vested interests, crony capitalists, an inept bureaucracy putting up barriers to doing business, graft, incompetence and murky dealings that can be traced to the very top of Nigeria’s political class. The successful plot to stop Geometric [...]

Oby Ezekwesili’s speech at the ...

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THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH OF ELUSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- NIGERIA’S CENTURY OLD FAILURES AND PROSPECTS FOR A NEW NIGERIA Protocols: Good afternoon, chieftains and members of the Action People’s Congress. Thanks for inviting me as your Keynote Speaker at your Unveiling of Road Map Summit. I do not know how you decided to take this high risk o [...]

Memories

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I remember growing up, I thought I’d stay young forever Like Peter pan in Neverland Because the more things changed, The more they didn’t. But that was a child’s fantasy. Because the more things changed, The more they did. Memories. Like TV time. Rainbows on full display every day at 4 Humming a tune of happy times ahead. Like The games we al [...]

Federal government releases details o...

Mr Jonathan and his administration must man up and take responsibility for the nation they need.
The Federal Government on Thursday unveiled the modalities of the National Confab, disclosing that a total of 492 delegates will partake in the dialogue which would be named National Conference. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, gave the modalities to journalists at a press conference in his office in Abuja. Mr. [...]

Political Situation in Nigeria Grim, ...

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar Monday described the political situation in the country as “grim,” saying Nigeria had never witnessed such a crisis as it was doing now since the civil war. Atiku, who was responding to questions when he featured as a guest in the personality programme of the Kaduna-based Liberty Radio, said the situat [...]

Bola Tinubu: The APC is Government in...

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Today, history again beckons. It beckons to all of us that are witnesses to do something to continue to promote the Yoruba cultural tradition. The Yoruba remain till today the most sophisticated of all the peoples and this is with great validation and justification. Our culture and tradition are rounded, grounded and well rooted. Our culture [...]

UPDATE: New Service Chiefs

Goodluck Jonathan - Nigeria's new democratic 'dictator'.
President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked all the service chiefs, who are statutorily the heads of the nation’s military apparatus. This was contained in a Facebook post by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, on Thursday. No reason was given for the changes. The post read, “President Goodluck Ebele Jona [...]

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