Friday May 22nd, 2015
Friday May 22nd, 2015
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Sanusi’s misreading of forensic report

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Lamido Sanusi

The article by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN and the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, published last week in the Financial Times, made fascinating reading not least because of his amazing ability to reach conclusions totally at variance with those reached by the writers of the forensic report themselves, Pricewaterhouse Coopers. This is a trait that has sadly followed the former Governor of the CBN.

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On the falsification of Nigerian history: A response to Prof Kayode Oyediran and Adetowo Aderemi

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Awolowo: Founded Action Group and Azikiwe: Succeeded Macaulay as NCNC president

By Obi Nwakanma My attention was drawn just recently to a response to aspects of my Orbit column published in Sunday Vanguard. The said response was co-authored by Professor Kayode Oyediran, Political scientist and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, and Mr. Adetowo Aderemi, publisher of Nigeria: A complete fact finder in which they

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Buhari presidency and northern Nigeria

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Buhari

In a matter of days, on May 29, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will once again take over the leadership of the country, this time around as a democratically elected President. He was Nigeria’s military Head of State between December 31,1983 and August 31,1985.

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Your View: My producer believed in me – Morayo Afolabi Brown

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Morayo Afolabi-Brown

Anchor and Director of Programs on Television Continental Morayo Afolabi Brown, had a vision and brought it to life, the Political Scienec graduate always had a flair for broadcast journalism and with this great fascination she put together a team of vibrant and intelligent ladies to create the phenomenal “Your View” Tv program.

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Life is a learning process – Yeni Kuti

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Yeni Kuti

Famously known as an entertainer and daughter of Fela, the Afrobeat king, Yeni is however showcasing her other interesting side on the show “Your View”.
As an entertainer, she brings to bear her professional and, sometimes, witty disposition to the topic of the day.

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Meet the Dynamic Presenters of “Your View”

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TVC 'Your View' crew

“Your View” is Television Continental’s morning chat-fest with a repeat broadcast late at night. It features a team of seven dynamic young women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds,
discussing the most exciting events of the day. These seven ladies with varying views about life: Morayo Afolabi Brown, Yeni Kuti, Osayuwamen Peace-Saleh, Olajumoke Olubunmi Olaode-James, Tope Mark Odigie, Nyma Akashat Zibiri and Sandra Eze, have become regular fixtures in the lives of television watchers every day on TVC Lagos, with the show currently rated the third most watched show on television.

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Are you our brother’s keeper?

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Igbo-men

This troubling question has been on our mind every day over the last two and half years that God has granted breath and life to us: Where on this earth is our brother, Emenike Ihekwaba? We have not given up and would never, at least not until we have logical answers to our inquiry. We have cried, we have prayed, and we are still full of hope, because we are believers and much as Jesus the Christ had admonished us. Like Mary had asked on that faithful morning of resurrection day, as recorded in the Book of John 20:15, so we ask: “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

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Constitution amendment: The noise, the threat and the u-turn

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Senate President, David Mark; President Jonathan and House of Reps Speaker, Tambuwal

About N4 billion may have gone down the drain in the process of amending the 1999 Constitution. The National Assembly went round the 360 federal constituencies across the country to conduct public hearing on the constitution amendment which representatives of the Federal Government attended.

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Death of baby smashed on the ground: My story, by Katsina, Oyo State police boss

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Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina,

Following the story of the six-month old baby, Azeem Wahab, sent to his early grave amid the violence that erupted in Irawo in Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State between Wahab Idowu and loyalists of Ajoriwin of Irawo, Oba Musiliu Ademola, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Katsina, has vowed to unearth the circumstances surrounding the killing.

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Jonathan’s shrinking presidency

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jonathan office

In the run up to the presidential election on March 28, 2015, figures obtained from the protocol department of the Presidential Villa indicated that more than two thousand visitors visited President Goodluck Jonathan on the average in a week. This figures do not include visitors that met with the president in his official residence in the Villa. Neither do they include those he met outside the official residence but within the precincts of the Presidential Villa. It was perhaps the number and quality of people who thronged to the Villa on daily basis and the assurances they gave the president during the run up to the presidential election that informed the confidence he displayed as the election drew nearer that he was going to win.

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Good governance as catalyst for development in Nigeria: The Delta State experience

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Uduaghan

By Emmanuel Uduaghan IN accepting to come here, I wish to use it to also bid you farewell, as this will be one of my last public lecture outside Delta state before handing over on May 29th to my successor, an alumnus of this university. I am sure this university is proud to have trained

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Apapa Gridlock: Awaiting the Buhari Formula

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NO ROAD!—Motorists and residents continue to groan under the unending traffic chaos at the Mile 2 end of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway caused by petroleum tankers. The road, yesterday, as captured by Joe Akintola, Photo Editor.

The new job naturally brought joy to Mr. Ufot Essien and his family. He had been jobless since September last year, when he was relieved as the production manager of a manufacturing company at neighbouring Agbara, Ogun State. But the new job came with its own peculiar challenge: the company is located at Apapa, Lagos.

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10 years of purpose driven intervention of Ekitipanupo

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ekiti

By Seye Adetunmbi Over the years, the common trend was for any interested group of Ekiti indigenes home and abroad to constitute various rallying points to serve kinsmen within those constituencies while a few others were established to serve narrow interests as evident in their activities and priorities. With the advent of technology that has

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Dynamics of Change: The Amaechi years (2)

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Gov Amechi

In continuation of review of the book “Dynamics of Change-The Amaechi Years’ by Chidi Amuta and Yemi Ogunbiyi, the Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka in his forward painstakingly defines courage in leadership in a more appropriate and understanding way. While he expounds on those hard facts that are often swept under the carpet, he used Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi turbulent political career to draw some points

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Capt Bob Hayes, Nigeria’s first pilot, turns 80 today

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Capt Bob Hayes

Nigeria’s first ever pilot, Capt. Robert Emmanuel Hayes, turns 80 today but has chosen to celebrate it quietly, only with a church service, in London, where he is currently based, to mark the day.

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PDP: From Ruling to Opposition Party

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PDP-DEFECTION

WHEN a former Tea Party leader, Jack Kimbal, emerged the Chairman of Republican Party in Newhampshire, expectations were high that he was going to boost the party’s bid of making Barack Obama a one term President.

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The post-election prize Jonathan deserves – Abubakar Audu

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Abubakar Audu

The secret of any success is hard work and that has always been my contention. We worked very hard and time will virtually tell the story and time has told the story. People were given the opportunity to compare and contrast between my administration and the successive administrations of the PDP since I left office. I governed the state between 1999 and 2003 and PDP rigged me out using all manner of forces that have never been seen in any democratic sector. They brought soldiers from the air force and the barracks in Lokoja which harassed and killed. For the first time I saw military personnel carrying ballot boxes. That was how they rigged us out in 2003. They brought in a governor that spent 9 years and has not commissioned one single project.

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PDP: Muazu, the govs and the war within

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Fayose and Muazu

IT is no longer news that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after 16 years in government, lost the March

28 presidential election to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

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My tortuous election journeys — Buhari

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•Buhari: Decked out

From 2003 to 2011, he showed faith and resilience. For three consecutive times, he contested the presidential election but the outcomes remained the same: failure. But he perceived his loss as human induced and went to the courts to seek redress. There, he got the bitterest bashing of his life.

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Jonathan govt, PDP was all about filling their stomachs – Keyamo

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Jonathan

The first thought that would have come to many Nigerians on reading the newspaper headlines on Thursday, April 30, must have been to wonder if their president actually said those words or if he was quoted out of context.

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The multi-billion Naira Constitution Amendment, a wasted effort?

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Jonathan

AS controversy continues to surround the ongoing constitution amendment process where several billions were spent but with no hope if it will be a reality going by its rejection by the presidency, the questions on the mind of many Nigerians is has it become a wasted resources and efforts.

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Senate President: APC must avoid pitfall

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THE eighth Senate will be inaugurated by June 4, 2015 and all eyes are already on the hallowed chamber regarding who will emerge the number one Senator in the country under the new dispensation. Right from 1999 when, against all odds the late Senator Evan Enwerem emerged the Senate president to other Senate presidents that emerged after him like late Senator Chuba Okadigbo (1999 -2000), Anyim Pius Anyim (2000-2003), Adolphus Wabara (2003-2005),

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The military strategy that cleared Sambisa forest

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Sambisa

By the time we capture Sambisa forest completely, we will be able to find out where the Chibok girls are, because as it is now, anybody you ask in the captured territories so far, they say they did not see them; that they are not there”.

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Echoes of Chibok girls’ rescue trails freedom for 687 hostages

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Sambisa

The founding of Boko Haram in 2009, with base in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, by the late Mohammed Yusuf, was a matter of serious concern not only to the people of the region or the country, but also the world at large.

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Elective positions: Why Nigeria records more women losers than winners

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The gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Taraba state Aisha Jumai Alhassan would have made history in the last gubernatorial election in the state as the first woman to scale the hurdles of electioneering campaign and break the jinx that has befuddled Nigerian women over the years from emerging successful at the polls as governors.

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Memo to President-elect on fire disasters

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*Fire fighters battling the raging fire

THE purpose of this memo is to bring to the attention of Your Excellency the failure of previous administrations to take fire prevention and fire-fighting seriously, in spite of their awareness that Fire Service delivery is a vital component of internal security.

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Another approach to the South African attacks by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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People take cover from a stun grenade and tear gas after a skirmish between locals and foreign nationals as thousands of people take part in the "peace march" against xenophobia in Durban, South Africa, on April 16, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on April 16 appealed for the end of attacks on immigrants as a wave of violence that has left at least six people dead threatened to spread across the country. In the past two weeks, shops and homes owned by Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians and other immigrants in Durban and surrounding townships have been targeted, forcing families to flee to camps protected by armed guards. AFP PHOTO

THE destructive attacks in South Africa on Nigerians and other sub-Saharan Africans are tragic and mindlessly wrong. The assaults sorely bruise the objective of inter-African harmony. They also put an eraser to the idyll of progress and domestic tranquility many people saw when gazing at South Africa.

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NNPC Act gives it a ‘Blank’ cheque to spend without limit or control – PWC

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Jonathan

Total gross revenues generated from FGN crude oil liftings was $69.34bn and not $67 billion as earlier stated by the Reconciliation Committee for the period from January 2012 to July 2013. Total cash remitted into the Federation accounts in relation to crude oil liftings was $50.81bn and not $47bn as earlier stated by the Reconciliation Committee for the period from January 2012 to July 2013. NNPC has provided information on the difference leading to a potential excess remittance of $0.74 billion (without considering expected remittances from NPDC).

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Suicide trip to Europe by road: Uncovering fatal attraction among Nigerian migrants

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Rescue operation on one of the African migrant boats that capsized .

Mummy, Festus is likely to be among them,’’ Promise Okorodion casually told her mother upon learning about the migrant shipwreck in the coast of Italy.
Seeing that her statement prompted a worried change on her mother’s countenance, Promise added: ‘’ Mummy, you are wasting your time over that senseless boy. It would even be good if he is one of them; that should at least be the reward for his stubbornness.’’

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Senate Presidency: A case for equity and competence

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AS Nigeria awaits the inauguration of the eighth National Assembly, the political space has understandably become awash with speculation about who will be Senate president and, therefore, chairman of the National Assembly.

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Xenophobia: When hard work, entrepreneurship, romance ignite hatred

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Xenophobia

He moved down there in 2006 in pursuit of the proverbial greener pastures, and he found success. A profitable business dealing in computer accessories, a comfortable apartment, a smart car, a Nigerian wife, his girlfriend whom he had returned to Nigeria to marry in 2010, and taken with him back to the rainbow nation, and who has given him two lovely kids: the good life.

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Why Nigeria deserves a new deal, Agbakoba writes Buhari

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Presidfent-elect, Buhari

NATIONAL order and constitutional reform: Nigeria is in utter chaos and disorder. This greatly affects the nation. The disease of disorder has eaten deep into our national fabric. The absence of order has badly damaged the national psyche.

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