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Presidential Amnesty Programme: More Openness Please! By Ezekiel Daminabo

Just as one bad turn ruins an otherwise fine trip, so do tendencies of misguided presumptions and attendant indiscrete responses, account for the less than optimal corporate governance practices, in the leadership circles of not a few organisations - at least in the Nigerian public space. The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) - judging by its recent history, suffers from an integrity surfeit courtesy of a hangover of past regime of compromised corporate governance, during the tenures of some of its immediate past leaders. Details

 

Kannywood, Struggle and Resuscitation of Cinema in Kano. By Muhsin Ibrahim

Kannywood film industry faces an existential threat from many fronts. A leading Hausa film scholar, Prof. Abdullah Uba Adamu declared last year that “by 2016, the Hausa film industry had literally crashed” and, therefore, major actors in the production, marketing and distributing its films had pulled out and ventured into other more propitious businesses. Details

 

Curbing Late Budgets: Moving Beyond Rhetoric. By Monima Daminabo

For those who think that delayed budgets for the country’s fiscal life do not matter, they are standing the truth on its head. For indeed, hardly can they have treated the country with a worse act of disservice. Even as space will fail this piece to delve into the wider implications of delayed budgets, suffice it to be declared that any delayed budget remains a dispensation that is dead on arrival. Details

 

Nigeria’s 2019 election: Background and setting. By  Edwin Madunagu

The self-determination group, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has not, by force of arms, contested any part of the Nigerian territory. And none of the various armed groups in the Niger Delta region has, since the days of Isaac Boro, raised the banner of secession. These four regions—the Northeast, the Middle Belt, the Southeast and the Niger Delta—have been the main areas of threats to the territorial integrity of Nigeria since May 1999. But the “status quo ante” has been maintained.  Details

 

Sustainable Development Stories:   Accepting A TRUST. By Abdulwarees Solanke

Granted that many Sub-Saharan African countries were slow in catching up with modern civilization, this pejorative perception does not in any way do justice to the vast opportunities and resources of the continent, the very reason for which western nations invaded Africa to access raw materials to feed their factories during the industrial revolution. Details

 

Plato, Machiavelli and the Qualities of Good Political Leadership. By Okachikwu Dibia

Thus for Nigeria to progress, it needs leadership that has integrity, intellectualism, patriotism and fear of God. Applying these qualities on Nigerian political leadership, how many Nigerian leaders qualify to lead the country since independence in 1960? An attempt will show that over 90% of Nigeria’s past and present political leadership has no business in leading the country and that is the chief reason the country has remained underdeveloped since 1960. I will prove this very soon. Details

 

 

Poverty In Africa Not Rooted In Ethics Integrity Or Laziness. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Imported finished goods and services will never liberate you. Your destiny is in your own hands. Until we have an African country bold enough that other black countries can look up to throughout the world, we will continue to wallow in poverty, lose best brains and our leaders that want to be like their colonial masters, even as great grandchildren of slaves, will continue to sell us out for pittance. Details

 

Buhari 2019 Campaigners: Lying to Sell a Truth. By Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia

As the rest of us are waiting for explanation or at worst a mum, I m particularly disappointed at the kind of things coming from the Government and her social media campaigners. Last week, for example, many newspapers bore various headlines like, ‘Good News: FG Declares Tuition FREE At All Federal Universities In Nigeria’, ‘Beware that tuition fee is now illegal in Federal Universities’, etc. My God! As someone who has been in a Federal University for almost a half of my short life I know that tuition has been free in Federal universities from the beginning. My parents did not pay for me and I m not paying for my children. My students are not paying. Why then present the issue as if tuition fees were being paid and the Government of the day is now banning it?Details

 

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N1.6 trillion idle pension funds

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Killing of seven cops in Abuja

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NEDC should take off immediately

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Saraki's acquittal: Our judiciary truly working--Buhari

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Killings: Miyetti Allah rejects calls for service chiefs’ sacking

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APC, R-APC ; Saraki imbroglio : 2019 permutations likely to be altered

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PDP demands Adeosun’s immediate sack, arraignment over NYSC scam

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Presidential Amnesty Programme: Empowering young Niger Deltans

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Security meeting: Gov. Masari expresses disappointment over colleagues’ absence

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Court Orders EFCC to Release Seized London Properties of Aiteo Boss

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Assassins kill Zamfara monarch

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Police confirm killing of Zamfara district head by gunmen

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Dangote Refinery sets 2020 for petrol, fertilizer export begins this year

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CBN: At 57.0 PMI, Manufacturing Sector Expanded in June

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NNPC Again !!!

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Nigeria loses N300bn yearly on malaria, others – Obasanjo

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Food prices soar as herdsmen killings hamper farming

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FG can't shut my mouth - Sen. Abaribe

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Oshiomhole dismisses members of R-APC

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Shehu Sani replies critics on his intending defection

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Nigerians Reject Reformed-APC

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PDP demands Adeosun’s sacking, trial for alleged forgery

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R-APC N’Assembly members plot mass defection July 31

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Saraki, APC and The Future of Nigeria

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Where is the Book, Mr President?

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Time for Reason

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In Defence of the Fulani in Our Midst

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

...Not too young to rule, but...

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

Today’s youth sustain power in them to raise and cure the political, social and economic issues and bring the change they wish to see in the nation. The generations coming forth have the capabilities, ideas, strength, and knowledge to develop and implement innovations within all the sectors required for a balanced society. They are the roots of the economy on which a strong tree stands. An active and major participation could only unfold the hidden potential lying beneath the veils of stereotypes and prejudices. Details

 

 

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I-C-I-Nigeria; good deeds without politics

 

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For a nation that proud itself as being secular and embittered by two faiths fighting a popularity war, one wonders where good deeds has traveled to. Details

 

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Light no dey...the matter pass N16bn

 

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16bn Power Saga; Obj, Buhari generate more heat than electricity, this headline by Blueprint Newspaper sums it all up, in the same week that we were told it would take 15 years to solve the nation’s metering problem. Then I ask…who exactly did this to us, are our ancestors just collecting kola and aromatic schnapps and not doing anything about our situation. Details

 

 

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

Inadequate transmission oyel to pump Nigeria's Economy

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In recent months and as the General Elections draw nigh, President Buhari and his team has insisted that economic growth under his presidency “is better than it has been in many decades,” it has equally stood by the old lines like a Trump that “the Economy is raging at an all-time high, and is set to get even better,” and “It has been many years that we have seen these kind of (economic) numbers.”...If not for the last reckless administration we would have been TRANSMITTING better. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Nigeria; her women and mothers (Proverbs)

 

If you marry the woman you met on the dance floor, she will someday go off with a drummer; in its raw Yoruba dialect this proverb is a delight. Its basis however is not far from my grief on Nigeria today because of her leaders that are behaving like a woman that was so picked by a man. It’s sad that Mr. Buhari and his APC cohorts almost 4 years into this misadventure has left his countrymen who gave him this change charge and away he is dancing to the drumbeat of doom. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Buhari versus Buhari...them and us

We at most, talk, write and discuss the Nigerian myth, one which is leadership, with a sense of fatalism. If everyone thought as much as I did about justice and fairness, life would be better. I am critic, but I am also the critics’ critic, the unrepentant believer that the best way to keep government on its toes is to keep harping on their flaws so they can improve. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. ...Playing perpetually with fire; Nigeria

We may blame government for all we can, but really is there an enabling environment for job creation and are we creating jobs at the rate at which we are churning out grads-half baked, unbaked or badly cooked. The statistics for a nation that cares less about figures is frightening a case of playing with fire. Details

 

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D. Lazy Nigerians; Laifi'n babba, rowa, laiii'n yaro, kiwuya

To the ordinary man, it’s about the basics, not free things, but available things. Usman mai doya buys water, has a small 'I pass my neighbor power generating set'. Add that to the quasi-private school his children go to, the money he pays on healthcare, yet he pays some form of tax to government and he still is a government on his own, having to provide security through payment of some sort to some vigilante. Details

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