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Much Ado About Christmas, Reflections

Though there are arguments for and against the observance of Christmas day, each one of them somewhat logical, somewhat convincing, and somewhat commands followership and adherents; what cannot be denied and I think should not be denied is the fact that if it makes sense to celebrate the birth of mortals, much more so should the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ be. Convincingly even to his detractors is the fact that his personality is the most topical universally – from BC to AD. It is clear that mankind…

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Buhari At 76: Why We Love This President

“That’s him, that’s him,” the two old women, wrinkled and bent with age, exclaimed. You could see wonderment and fulfillment in their eyes. And as if on cue, they both began to cry. It was in Bauchi earlier this year. President Muhammadu Buhari was visiting to commiserate with the people on the ravages of windstorm, which had destroyed many homes and other property. As he waved at the tumultuous crowd, the two women saw him, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And so great was their satisfaction, their…

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SERAP To FG: One Day Won’t Win Fight Against Corruption

As the world marks Anti-Corruption Day, President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to revolutionize his anti-corruption fight and raise his game in his government’s efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption, poverty, and underdevelopment, writes Timothy Adewale On December 9, Nigeria will join 185 other nations to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, the 15th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. It is important to raise awareness about the harm caused by corruption, demonstrate the progress made by the international community to unite against corruption, and reaffirm the urgency of…

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Buhari’s Major Principles On Climate Change By Garba Shehu

This year’s annual conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is currently taking place in Katowice, Poland. It opened on December 2nd and will run until the 14th. There are about 22,000 delegates from 200 countries at the conference, including President Muhammadu Buhari who joined other world leaders for the high-level meeting on December 2 and 3. As an aside, the choice of Katowice by the Polish hosts of the conference is a deliberate one, aimed at bringing home the lessons of the devastation…

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AITEO Cup Victory: Divine Intervention, Enugu Rangers And Asaba ‘Miracle’

By Emmanuel Jonathan, JP. The 2018 Aiteo Cup (otherwise known as the Federation Cup) may have come and gone but the drama and miraculous manner with which the Rangers International Football Club clinched the Cup would remain a story that would be told and referenced while discussing issues relating to the power of possibilities in every circumstance of life and human endeavour. Stephen Keshi International Stadium Asaba was the venue for the 2018 Aiteo Cup finals between Kano Pillars and Rangers International Football Club. The stadium was filled to the…

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Poultry Farm Now Made Easy For Every Family

It may surprise you how limited or distorted the average Nigerian knows about the processes involved in egg production before it gets to the supermarket or neighbourhood kiosk. Recently, a friend of mine strongly insisted that commercial chickens globally are chemically induced to produce eggs, after all, how else would a hen lay eggs without being mounted by a cockerel. Obviously we need a lot of education and enlightenment to correct various errors and distorted views. I also strongly suspect that there are many with distorted views like my friend, who…

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PMB At ICC: Proud To Be Nigerian

I’ve seen him address the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Seen him speak at AU (African Union) summits. Seen him address the European Parliament at Salzburg, France. Watched him speak to the world a number of times at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). And on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, he stood ramrod straight to address the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands. It was a time one felt tremendously proud to be Nigerian. I have been on the entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari to scores…

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Ekiti Election: Question Marks On Democracy

The Ekiti State governorship elections recently concluded, won and lost, not only ushers a new Governor into the Government house on October 15, 2018; but raises salient questions on Nigeria’s democratic path so far uninterrupted since 1999. Interestingly, the newly elected Governor Kayode Fayemi will be returning to the Ayoba villa, the posh government house built towards the end of his first tenure reportedly for N3.3billion, but largely unused by his successor,  out- going Governor Ayodele Fayose. It seems on reflection, that fate might have been  keeping the mansion for Fayemi ‘unspoilt’…

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Nigeria And Challenge Of Leadership

The greatest challenge facing the Nigerian nation is not restructuring, insurgent militancy, corruption, economic recession, youth unemployment, or energy crisis, but the dearth of selfless and visionary leadership. There is a crisis of bad governance. All myriads of problems the nation is facing are the effects of poor quality  of leadership that has failed over the years to transform the national wealth to commonwealth. It is obvious, that bad leadership seems to be plaguing Nigeria with each cycle of election raising hopes, and dashing expectations; translating into bad governance at all…

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Tributes: South Africans Hail Hero Winnie Mandela

South Africa on Tuesday paid heartfelt tributes to Winnie Mandela, who died aged 81, as politicians hailed her as an inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner and defended her often controversial record. The former wife of Nelson Mandela died in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday, mourned by many who praised her as one of the most charismatic and energetic activists who fought white-minority rule. Her convictions for kidnapping and fraud, and her reputation for overseeing brutal gang violence in black townships, were largely brushed aside by eulogies of her bravery, independence and integrity….

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