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Knowledge based Economy: What do we learn from the legacy of Chief Nelson Oyesiku (Nelson I)?

Nigeria’s pioneering millionaire, Candido Da Rocha of Water House, Kakawa Street, Lagos is a prime example. He made his money from selling “clean, clear” water from his borehole and the first water fountain on Lagos Island. Sensing the inevitable municipal necessity of potable water, he was also instrumental in the establishment of Iju Waterworks, the first public “clean water” enterprise in Nigeria.

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EdO guber election: Test case for INEC

Edo State is reputed to be the heart beat of the nation and very influential in national politics. I do not know how to categorise it now, but after the Ogbemudia administrative era, successive military administrations so messed up the place that criminal elements, including the Aninis of this world, held sway for some time.

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United States Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) Muhammadu Sa'ad Abubakar during his visit to his palace in Sokoto, on August 23, 2016.
Kerry, who is on a three-nation tour is in Nigeria to discuss counterterrorism efforts, the Nigerian economy, the fight against corruption, and human rights issues. / AFP PHOTO

Open letter to President Buhari

Last year, when you assumed office, the chant of “Change”, your campaign slogan, ushered you into the Presidential Villa. Today, cries of “hunger” could be heard across the length and breadth of our vast country. Nigerians hunger, not only for food, but also for good leadership, for peace, security and justice. This letter is to appeal to you to do something fast, and, if you are already doing something, to redouble your effort.

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Buhari’s proposed emergency powers and how not to kill a nation

It is a season of the absurd. Nigeria is hemorrhaging uncontrollably, left for too long to bleed and now in near-comatose situation. Truly, she is in dire need of urgent attention as she suffers from economic asphyxiation on the treatment table while she is abandoned to writhe in avoidable pain. Suddenly, it seems her doctors are just realizing exactly how bad the situation is and they are now very desperate to do everything to save her, or so it seems, from total shut-down.

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Lagos: The big difference a small bus-stop makes

I left my office on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos around quarter to 6pm on Thursday, August 23 and, by 6pm, I was already at the base of the bridge at Iyana-Oworo. I was pleasantly surprised that we could descend the 3rd Mainland Bridge again at such a record time. When this started happening a couple of weeks back, I thought it was a fluke but it has happened over and over again.

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TSA Countdown: Where is SystemSpecs in the mix?

When the gains of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration are counted, the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy will make the list. Before the policy, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) operated thousands of questionable and poorly monitored bank accounts. This bred systemic corruption, compromised revenue remittances and deposit dormancy.

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This file photo combination shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton(L) on April 4, 2016 and Republican challenger Donald Trump on February 16, 2016.
November's US presidential election is taking shape: Republican billionaire Donald Trump and Democratic power player Hillary Clinton look set for an ugly battle for the White House after a bruising primary season. Trump knocked out his only serious challenger Ted Cruz on May 3, 2016 in Indiana's key primary, winning 53 percent of the vote against 37 percent for the Texas senator, who raised the white flag and surprisingly pulled out of the race.
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Road to White House getting nastier

The gloves are off, folks. With about 73 days to the U.S. presidential elections, Donald Trump is trying to do to Hillary Clinton what he successfully did to Jeb. During the GOP Primaries, he repeatedly mocked Jeb Bush as a man with “low energy.” Bush played the gentleman and didn’t hit Trump back. By the time he woke up, the race was over – neither the Bush dynasty nor his millions of campaign funds could revive his campaign.

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Delta @25: Sustaining the bond of unity

Delta state is today celebrating her 25th year anniversary. Created on the 27th of August, 1991, with its capital located in Asaba, the state had as her first Military Administrator, Group Captain Luke Chijoba Ochulor. The creation of the state by former Military President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida was however greeted with mixed feelings as the various ethnic groups that made up the state were divided. While the Urhobos, Ijaws, Isokos and Itsekiris felt that they were given a state without a capital, the Ndokwas, Ikas and Aniocha/Oshimilis argued that they were given a state capital without a state.

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