Sunday , 11 December 2016

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Goodluck Jonathan May Return In 2019 – Dele Momodu

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, may seek reelection in Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election, the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Mr. Dele Momodu, has said. Jonathan, who ruled Africa’s most populous nation from 2011 to 2015, lost his bid for reelection in last year’s presidential polls to President Muhammadu Buhari of the All …

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Hillary Clinton: 40 Years Of Hardwork And Thwarted Ambition

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She lost to Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries in 2008. Now she has been humiliated in her second bid for the presidency by political novice and former TV reality show host Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton will go down in history as a woman of frustrated ambitions. In February, a …

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Nigeria Is Not Worth The Sacrifice Of Life – Sam Okwaraji’s Family

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The brother of the late Sam Okwaraji, an ex-Super Eagles attacker, Pat Okwaraji, has said that the Nigerian government had not proven that the country was worth dying for by its heroes. Okwaraji, who spoke during the opening of Sam Okwaraji Memorial Football Competition at the Sam Okwaraji Stadium, Orlu in …

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World Savings Day: How Children can save money By MOSES AYOMIDE SAMUEL

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There is an adage which says “owo ti omo de ba koko ri eko ati akara ni o fi n je” but not true because not all children do spend money lavishly and most student do save their money. There are many ways of saving money, first and foremost I …

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Buhari Misused His Opportunity To Boldly Reform Nigeria – Chimamanda

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Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie says President Muhammadu Buhari has squandered the massive goodwill and support he had upon his inauguration as President and missed an opportunity to set Nigeria on the right path. “Mr Buhari ascended to the presidency with a rare advantage — not only did he have …

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Nigerian Army: Upholding The War Against Terrorism

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The 21st century experienced its first global melt down in the middle of 2007 when the world stock markets fell, large financial institutions collapsed and governments in even the wealthiest nations came up with rescue packages to bail out their financial systems. Within a short while, the world had serious …

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Taming the Excesses of PMB’s Gestapo Police; The Urgency of Now By Raymond Nkannebe .

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One of the major ideals that recommend democracy as a conventional system of government is the principle of Rule of Law as one of its cardinal pillars. British jurist and constitutional theorist, A.V. Dicey when he coined the concept at the end of the 19th century, described it as “one …

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Between Tinubu and Buhari: The Modern Day Afonja and Alimi

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  The present trials of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the colossus of the Southwest is not surprising to those who have vision. I saw it coming and that was why over two years ago, precisely on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, I wrote a back page op-ed on ThisDay newspaper titled ‘From …

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Hayford Alile Talks Economic Resuscitation

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  APOSTLE (Dr.) Hayford Ikponmwonsa Alile, pioneer Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Stock Exchange, NSE, served on the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, for six years after his 24-year-stint at the NSE. In this interview, the spiritual leader of St. Joseph’s Chosen Church of God, SJCCG, throws …

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James Faleke’s Tortuous Dance with Providence by Raymond Nkannebe

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Whatever your political persuasion or misgivings about him, truth is: Mr. James Faleke deserves our pity. But he also deserves our praise. Pity, because of the chain of circumstances that brought him face to face with providence and the blow it dealt him. A circuitous chord that has terminated adverse …

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How Did We Get So Hungry As A Nation?

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Also,a former Governor of the Central Bank and now Emir  of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, threw cold water on some of  the  assumptions used. His words: “When I was the Governor of the CBN, the economy was growing at 37 per cent. The oil sector was not adding anything to GDP …

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Spotting The Tell-Tale Signs of Dementia

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How to spot early tell-tale signs of Dementia. The first symptoms of dementia could begin as many as 12 years before patients are diagnosed, research shows. Forgetting to turn off the lights, mislaying objects around the home or coming back from the shops without something you meant to buy could …

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Employees And Extra Income Streams

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Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans’ health nationwide. And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money – not just those in lower income households. You can eliminate some of that financial …

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Making ‘Africa Rising’ A Reality In Nigeria

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Until a few years ago, Africa Rising was a dominant theme in conversations about the global economy. A lot of that enthusiasm appears to have since cooled, so that in newsrooms and think-tanks and conference panels around the world, the confident assertion of ‘Africa Rising!’ has been replaced by the …

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National Restructuring and the Ambivalence of a Nation by Raymond Nkannebe

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You will agree with us that since the early 80s, nothing has formed the subject of our national debates and engagements more than the chequered (mis) fortune of the word ‘Restructuring’. It has been accepted more than once as a friend; rejected as an enemy, and finally smuggled through the …

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‘Change’ Stole Our School Fees

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September is here. The holidays are over. It’s time for the ‘leaders of a tomorrow that never comes’, to go back to school. Parents with one child are having nightmares while those with more than one can’t even sleep. As for those with children studying abroad, the Lord is their …

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Postponed Edo Polls; Vintage Voice of Jacob and the Hand of Esau by Nkannebe Raymond

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Fellow Nigerians, it appears not too many of us seem to appreciate the degree of political fraud that was pulled off last week by the (mis)ruling party in Edo state− hence, the seeming cold acceptance that has greeted the “democratic coup” (in the words of Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose) …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (3)

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Now, to what you weren’t told about the new Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, which is based on my observation this last Saturday, you will be shocked to discover that there’s the likelihood of purchasing your ticket at the Kubwa sub-station especially, and still not be able to board the train. I’ll …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (2)

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Three hours later, at exactly 10:40a.m, I decide to try my luck one more time at the Kubwa Train sub-station. This time, as I alight from the okada that conveyed me to the station, an air of optimism enveloped me as the ‘mammoth’ crowd I encountered earlier that morning, was …

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What You Weren’t Told About The New Abuja-Kaduna Rail (1) By Ayodele Daniel

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By now, you must have heard about the Abuja-Kaduna Standard Gauge Rail line that is now the toast of most travelers along that route & “tourists” alike. There are those who have one business or the other to do in Kaduna or Abuja, who now have a choice between a …

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