Sunday April 19th, 2015
Sunday April 19th, 2015
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Where have the parents gone?

  /   in Special Report 12:24 am   /   Comments

With good governance, rights of these children would be guaranteed.

Charity begins at home. When a student of Redeemers University stabbed his father to death recently, that statement ran through the minds of many. It could not have been an isolated incident as no child drops from the sky. If this is the case, then there is one thing commercial sex workers, armed robbers, fraudsters, corrupt politicians, terrorists etc, have in common—parents.

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Parenting: We lost our values to foreign culture – Akinsola

  /   in Special Report 7:57 pm   /   Comments

Cross section of School Children during the 1st Parenting Summit in Nigeria in commemoration of ' 2011 International day of the African Child ' organised by Vanguard Media Limited in collaboration with Unicef and Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization [CBAAC],  held on Tuesday 14-6-2011, at Agip Hall ,Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos PHOTO; Remi Adebisi

Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola is the Vice Chairman, House Committee on Environment representing Ikorodu constituency 2 in the Lagos State House of Assembly. In this interview, she blames moral decadence on poor family values.

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The relevance of TAN in this democracy

  /   in Special Report 3:25 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan (2nd l) in a handshake with the  president, Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria, archbishop  Ignatius Kaigama, after mass preceding the bishop conference in  Abuja on Sunday (22/2/15). With them are, Archbishop of Abuja, John cardinal Onaiyekan (l), Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Augustine Kasujja (2nd r), and Senate President David Mark.

INFORMATION dissemination is key in any democratic dispensation. Lack of it creates rumour and disenchantment. This is why the media is a partner in progress, in any meaningful democracy. If government is doing what is expected of it, it is through effective dissemination of information that the citizen is made aware and if the reverse is the case, then, the government would be on its toes to redeem.

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Reading the card reader issue by Bola Tinubu

  /   in Special Report 3:49 am   /   Comments

APC leader, Bola Tinubu

DESPERATION surges within the presidency and PDP camp. Postponing the election to March 28, this group thought they had bought added time to alter the electoral equation in their favour.

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The best answer for Ajimobi’s court jesters

  /   in Special Report 1:44 am   /   Comments

*Gov Ajimobi

AJIMOBI’s political cum media spokesman should be pitied because he has turned his professional position to that of a glorified praise singer and lately a court jester blessed with the obsession to fabricate lies all in the name of providing service for his paymaster and seeking public attention.

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Media, politics and nation building

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President Jonathan with Ibanga Isine, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Deji Badmus & Ibrahim Sheme..during a presidential media chat today.

MEDIA, politics and nation building: I am honoured and quite pleased to be asked to give the lecture marking the establishment of Anambra Broadcasting Service. I am quite sure why Uche Nworah and his team targeted me for this role. I wonder if it is because I am an in-law, having been gifted with a very dear wife from Anambra, or because I was, as they say, the first non-Anambra person by birth to become a ‘member’ indeed a ‘founding member’ of the League of Anambra Professionals.

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Boko Haram: Convicted soldiers should be released

  /   in Special Report 10:46 pm   /   Comments

WITH the support of the multinational force drawn from neighbouring countries the Nigerian armed forces have carried out successful operations against the satanic Boko Haram sect in the last couple of weeks.

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Card Reader Test Review: Worries over failure rate in parts of the North

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INEC OFFICIAL CHECKING THE THUMB OF A PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED VOTER, DURING THE TESTING OF SMART CARD READER AT HORARE WARD AND JOGEL POLLING UNIT IN JAMA,ARE LGA OF BAUCHI STATE ON SATURDAY.

Despite the supposed good intentions of Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the much touted magic of the Smart Card Reader, SCRs, may have suddenly become a victim of the Nigerian syndrome. Whereas there had been clamour for Jega to use the Card Readers at previous elections (like Ekiti and Osun States) with a view to perfecting the use of the machines before this year’s more sensitive and strategic general elections, the INEC Chairman behaved as though every other opinion did not matter

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2015: Critical issues before the electorate

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PDP1

We have the honour to welcome you to this press conference, which we have called in furtherance of our continued genuine intervention in national affairs but particularly in the yet-to-be-held 2015 general elections in Nigeria. Only in January this year, we called a similar world press conference in Abuja to address certain critical national issues with regard to the 2015 general elections earlier scheduled to hold on February 14, 2015 but postponed to March 28 and April 11.

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Marital Infidelity Why do married women cheat?

  /   in Special Report 9:00 am   /   Comments

sexiest-women

When the Durex report was published, the question on the lips of many was why on earth would Nigerian women be the most promiscuous? The authenticity of the report has been queried and the question is, why should a sample of 29,000 people be used to make hasty generalisation for whopping populations of 36 countries when Nigeria alone has population of 160 million with half of them being women? Why would Nigerian women emerge the most sexually promiscuous?

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‘The making of the digital Almajiri’

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President Goodluck Jonathan flanked by Governor Aliyu Wammako and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar III while Governor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi ZState (l) and others watched during the official ceremony to commission the Model Almajiri school at Gagi, Sokoto State.

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, NOTAP, regulates the inflow of foreign technology into Nigeria. Its position is that Nigerians are consuming foreign technologies because they have no alternative.

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Illegality of Jega’s terminal leave

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  Prof. Attahiru Jega

BEFORE the simulated postponement of the general election scheduled to hold on February 14 & 28, 2015, Chief Edwin Clark and some ethnic champions had called for the removal of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega. On account of the closeness of the group to the Presidency not a few Nigerians believed that the Federal Government had decided to fire the INEC helmsman.

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Citizen Nigeria

  /   in Special Report 10:15 am   /   Comments

People demonstrate to press for the release of missing Chibok school girls in Lagos on May 12, 2014. Boko Haram released a new video on Monday claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. AFP

WHAT is the price of being Nigerian? Every U.S. citizen is proud of his country? How many Nigerians can say that they are proud to be Nigerian?

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Marital Infidelity: Are Nigerian women truely the most unfaithful?

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CLABAR-WOMEN

By CHIOMA GABRIEL How would a woman explain to her husband of over fifteen years that he is not the father of any of their four children? Worse still, how does she explain to him that each child has a different father? This is a puzzle facing a female worshiper in a pentecostal church in

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Where is Muhammadu Buhari?

  /   in Special Report 11:02 am   /   Comments

APC Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in a chat with newsmen. He is flanked by APC Chieftain, Senator Olorunnibe Mamora, APC Women Leader Hajiya Aliyu, Shehu Garba and others shortly after the arrival of General Buhari at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Friday, 6 March 2015

Yes, indeed. That is the question. Where is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)? The man left Nigeria in mysterious circumstances sometime between February 15 and 19. His manner of disappearing raised eyebrows across the country, for he suddenly melted into ether.

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A Twilight Impeachment in Ebonyi: Governor Martin Elechi’s sins

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Sam Egwu

THE impeachment notice served on Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi, less than three months to the end of his tenure, has long been anticipated since he lost control of the state House of Assembly.

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Ebonyi Assembly and the impeachment debate

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*Gov Elechi

The power of impeachment or removal from office of the governor or deputy governor by the state House of Assembly is provided for in Section 188 of the Constitution. According to the Constitution, “The governor or deputy governor of a state may be removed from office in accordance with the provisions of this Section. Section 188 (2) (a, b, c) and subsections (2 to 10) provided for the various steps that will be taken for legal impeachment of the governor or his deputy”

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Australia’s role to combat Al Qaeda, Boko Haram – Ambassador Richardson

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Richardson

We have fared well in diplomatic context. For example, during the visit of President Jonathan to Australia, we had a bilateral meeting. That was in 2011. We also initiated high level talks between our two foreign ministries which happen on annual basis. We have expanded our development cooperation; we have a number of development scholarships, we are into training Nigerians from the public sector, developers from the private sector; giving them post graduate studies and other short term training courses in Australia in the areas of agriculture, mining, government regulation and infrastructure.

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Kehinde Young-Harry And Daughters – Walking the talk!

  /   in Allure, Special Report 4:49 pm   /   Comments

Tabia, Kehinde-Young Harry and Helen

Anchor of the famous news feature programme, ‘Newsline’, on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Kehinde Young-Harry, was one of the most famous TV hosts in her days of TV. For years, she kept viewers glued to their TV sets for the ever-intriguing Sunday tonic, Newsline, which brought true life experiences and some times, weird stories to the fore.

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I want to have an impact on people’s lives – Tabia Princewill

  /   in Allure, Special Report 9:54 pm   /   Comments

Tabia Princewill

Tabia holds a B.Sc. in Journalism from the Sorbonne University and an M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.Growing up literally in the NTA newsroom, Tabia linked her early start in journalism to her admiration for her mother’s job. Although writing is her first love, she soon discovered that a lot of Nigerians are easily influenced by what they see on television, a thought which I want to have an impact on people’s lives – Tabia Princewill Tabia Princewill gave birth to ‘Walk The Talk’, a talk show on TV. The programme focuses on reaching a wide audience while providing a means of expression for the new talk show. For Tabia, a former editor of ‘Guardian Life’ magazine and now Executive Producer of ‘Walk the Talk’, the show is dedicated to promoting positive mindsets with intent to use its upbeat,personally affirming message to inspire the lifestyle of everyday Nigerians.

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I have learnt to be grateful for all I have – Helene Ibru

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*Helen Ibru

Helene Ibru, a lawyer of Nigerian and French parentage, obtained her first degree in Paris, where she also earned her Master’s degree. She worker for some years in France, then decided that it was time to return to Nigeria.The mother of four, who changed careers at different times in order to be available for her children, is co-host of ‘Walk the Talk’, and older sister to Tabia.

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These days, broadcasters fake accent – Kehinde Young-Harry

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Kehinde-Young Harry

Several years after the news and off the scene, Kehinde Young-Harry settles in as a proud grandmother who takes delight in watching her grand children evolve.

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Jonathan, perception and the war against corruption

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Jonathan

THE general perception amongst Nigerians, wrongly or rightly is that President Goodluck Jonathan’s government is not fighting corruption with adequate vigor. As worrisome as such negative perception amongst Nigerians is, re -echoing such sordid views on corruption in Nigeria by foreign media organs amounts to double jeopardy not only for President Jonathan and the ruling

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Boko Haram: Inside liberated territories!

  /   in Special Report 1:03 am   /   Comments

•Troops with a dismantled Boko Haram flag

The six weeks postponement of the polls the security forces demanded to enable them flush out Boko Haram fighters from occupied territories in the North-east states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa appears to be paying off. Military sources claimed that many of the towns captured by the Islamist group had been liberated.

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I hate war but love covering it – Prof. Don North

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*Prof. Don North (2014)

Don North, professor of journalism, is so many things rolled into one. He is the Director of Northstar Productions, Inc., Virginia, USA, a communications expert, teacher, writer, documentary filmmaker and above all, a veteran war correspondent having covered the wars in Vietnam, Borneo, Cambodia, Afghanistan, El- Salvador, Egypt, Israel, the Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq. He has worked for ABC News and NBC News.

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2015: X-raying the gains, losses of postponed polls

  /   in Special Report 1:34 am   /   Comments

Jega-Buhari-GEJ

AMID overwhelming suspicion that the readjustment of Nigeria’s general election calendar by the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, was done to sway political momentum in favour of a political party, an in-depth analysis, reveals that the aftermath of the decision has so far been characterised by profound gains and losses in some key areas. IT was

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If I were Jonathan, I ‘ll crack Nigeria – Agbakoba

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Agbakoba

Ex-President of the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights activist, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, in this interview with Saturday Vanguard maintains that Nigeria is a sick patient in the accident and emergency ward which requires an orthopedic President who will crack the structure and heal it just as he berates the two major political parties, APC and PDP for not providing an answer to this dilemma

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Experts see improvement in industry, trade

  /   in Special Report 12:26 am   /   Comments

Cement being loaded from ship into silo before being bagged at Dangote Cement Plants, Onne, Port Harcourt

By Omoh Gabriel, Business Editor The Federal Government’s policies on industry, trade and investment activities are yielding modest results, according to industry stakeholders GIVEN the slowdown in economic growth globally as a result of the 2008 financial melt down from which various governments across the world are beginning to retool and realign their economic policies, towards

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Nigerian diplomatic missions out to attract investments — Teneilabe

  /   in Special Report 2:37 am   /   Comments

Geoffrey Teneilabe

AMBASSADOR Geoffrey Teneilabe is the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Atlanta, with jurisdiction over 17 Southeastern States of the United States of America.

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Sambisa Forest: Blow-by-blow account of the assault against Boko Haram

  /   in Special Report 8:00 am   /   Comments

Army-war

The emergence of Boko Haram in 2009, with base in Maiduguri, Borno State capital and the late Mohammed Yusuf as the leader, has become an issue of serious concern not only to the people of the North-east and Nigeria but also the world at large.

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Boko Haram: Why military offensive is yielding results – Dasuki

  /   in Special Report 12:47 am   /   Comments

National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki,rtd

IN the last seven days, the Nigerian military has been recording series of victories against Boko Haram insurgents, recapturing towns after towns from the terrorists in the Northeastern part of the country.

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2015 elections: How to make Nigeria the winner by Abdulrahman B. Dambazau

  /   in Special Report 8:13 pm   /   Comments

85 year old Chief Michael Iwoba, a pensioner being accredited to vote at Eri Primary School, Aguleri.

THE theme “2015 Elections: How to make Nigeria the Winner” appears simple, but I found it very complex and thought provoking. Certain assumptions could be made with regard to our theme today: first, that although most of the elections conducted in Nigeria in the past had presented some serious challenges, the 2015 elections are likely to present much more serious challenges that could jeopardize national security interests unless plans are made to ensure hitch-free elections.

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