Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Unemployment: The devil is in the details(2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:30 am   /   Comments

IMPLICITLY, the policy initiatives enunciated in the President’s 2012 Budget address reflect similar reasoning. Instead of simply funding pre-existing programmes, the Jonathan administration appears to be formulating its own distinctive approach to the unemployment problem.

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Unemployment: The devil is in the details

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:18 am   /   Comments

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HAPPILY, “Unemployment” was a major theme in President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Budget address, which he recently delivered to a Joint Session of both houses of the National Assembly.

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Politics without principles

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

A STRIKING feature of the Nigerian political landscape is the low visibility of ideas and principles in the conduct of party activity—particularly in the selection of candidates for public office.

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Extinuguishing the flames of waste (2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:10 am   /   Comments

COLLABORATION between private industry and the various levels of Government has, therefore, wrought substantial reductions in gas flaring—although how much is open to question.

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Extinguishing the fire flames of waste (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:46 am   /   Comments

GAS flaring is an act ofecoside and everyone should join us to demand that Shell stops this madness”.
….Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Friends of the Earth Nigeria; Chairman, Friends of the Earth International.

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A natural gas primer

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

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NATURAL gas is in the news again—ushered in on a new wave-crest of conflict and controversy, arising from the Federal Government’s extension of the deadline for extracting firms to end gas flaring to December, 2013.

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Celebrating Amaechi vs Omehia: Ceremony set in the future?(2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:52 am   /   Comments

THE way this story ended, is well known and also controversial. That’s because the Supreme Court didn’t just declare Amaechi the authentic flag-bearer of PDP. It removed Omehia, who had been sworn in since May 29, 2007, and replaced him with Amaechi.

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Celebrating Amaechi vs Omehia: Ceremony set in the future? (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:16 am   /   Comments

A CEREMONY is a formal occasion, on which an important occurrence is celebrated or solemnized. Its purpose is to underscore experiences that have survival value and store them in our collective memory.

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NLNG – a friend indeed! (2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 11:34 am   /   Comments

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THAT’S not all the LNG boys have done – not by a long shot. If you have doubts, ask the people of Abua, Ekpeye, Ogba, Ikwere, Okrika and Kalabari towns, here in Rivers State, where the company has built schools and supplied educational materials, including desks or the hospitals and equipment they have been running.

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NLNG: A friend indeed! (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

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I AM taking time off from the subsidy debate to discuss lighter matters. Lighter in as far as they do not evoke the same passions, but by no means are these matters less important. You see, I don’t understand why the removal of “subsidy” must equate to increase in fuel prices.

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Fuel subsidy: The Red Herring effect (2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:43 am   /   Comments

•An  Oando Filling Station that was also raided by the robbers.

WE will return to the government’s need to remove the subsidy later and the alternate ways it can spend the funds so people will see results rather than pepper. But first, let’s consider the issue from the vantage point of “the people”-or at least from the perspective of those who purport to speak for them.

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Fuel subsidy: The Red herring effect (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

‘RED HERRING” is a variety of smoked fish (“kipper”) that is eaten for breakfast or as a snack, in Britain and parts of the United States. But in public discourse, the term carries negative connotations. It refers to a diversionary argument or issue that distracts attention from matters of much greater substance.

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Divine kings, divided courts (2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 7:16 pm   /   Comments

DURING courtroom sessions, the magistrate is addressed as “Your Honour” or “the Bench”—not by his or her name. Other court functionaries are the “counsel for the defendant,” “the plaintiff,” “the prosecutor,” etc., instead of “Chuks,” “Boma” or “Musa”.

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Divine kings, divided courts (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

IN days of old, before the interlopers descended on Africa and imposed their own version of discipline and decorum, there were kings who claimed divine origin. Because of this, their subjects were not supposed to see them eating. Anyone who did, was promptly dispatched to his ancestors.

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Okonjo-Iweala- The romance and the reality (2)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:00 am   /   Comments

What I am really driving at is this: Okonjo-Iweala’s success or failure will depend much more on how much she has learned from her previous experiences in Nigeria, and how well she understands present realities, than her academic credentials or anything she may have achieved at the World Bank.

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Okonjo-Iweala – The romance and the reality (1)

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:55 am   /   Comments

Love,” in the words of Shalamar, one of my favourite groups growing up, “is better the second time around”. I’m sure you’ve heard this adage before—just as you are, no doubt, aware that some renewed relationships still end up on the rocks.

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Rivers State – Resurgent!!!

  /   in Tonye Princewill 12:33 am   /   Comments

Biologists tell us that playis serious business—a dress rehearsal for the real challenges an animal is likely to face later in its life. If they are correct, then a sports festival is something more than fun and games.

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