Monday March 30th, 2015
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UPU, Ogboru and Emerhor

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THE philosophy that gave birth to Uvwiamuge declaration was applauded as sound thinking by many within and outside Urhobo land and envied its originators. But with time it suffered illusion due to poor interpretation on the whims and caprices of individuals because of political bias and the undue presence of money. It led to many

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I also messed up Nigera

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AS many that will read the above title, some will be shocked to stupor; many will say it is impossible while others will retrospectively ask the question how? Every reaction is to be expected knowing the kind of man I have grown to be.

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Making a mockery of anti-corruption war

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Many politicians are out in the field cajoling the electorate for votes using anti- corruption messages. They have correctly read the mood of the electorate and understand how anti-corruption message resonate with them. Now, every politician who fancies his chance to win an elective office sings the anti- corruption song.

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Otti: The future Abia wants

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Alex Otti

Saturday March 7, 2015, opposite Afaraukwu Junction by Aba Road Umuahia, a crowd in village merrymaking emerged from Afaraukwu Village.

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Uduaghan, Ali Baba and the Forty Nobles

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Uduaghan

In the Nigerian political folklore, no politician or political leader has impacted the entertainment industry more than the governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, a medical doctor-turned-politician.

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Okotie’s Message for Jonathan & Buhari

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ChrisOkotie

As we await the result of the presidential election, let us continue to sound it loud and clear, as Rev. Chris Okotie did in his Facebook piece, titled, A Message for Jonathan and Buhari, that the two political gladiators should accept the verdict with equanimity.

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Deconstructing the Delta Governorship Debate

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

The Delta gubernatorial debate, which held on the 24th of March, 2015 turned out to be one of the strangest events in the build up to the Governorship elections thus far. It was an event that had long been anticipated by Deltans across all three Senatorial Districts with the organizers having gone the extra mile in sensitizing the electorate on the importance of the debate.

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2015: The choice before Deltans

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In many ways, Delta state is a microcosm of Nigeria. Just like Nigeria, it is an ethnically diverse state with different ethnic nationalities and many languages spoken. Similarly, Delta state boasts of immense natural and human resources. Apart from producing 35% of the nation’s crude oil, the state is blessed with abundant natural resources such as arable land, rich rain forest, and a sprawling coastline that is a goldmine for the fishing industry. In addition, Delta state is one state that has the potential to develop different deep sea ports in Warri, Koko, Sapele, Bomadi, and Burutu. In short, Delta State is a state of limitless possibilities, an investors’ haven waiting to be explored.

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How not to treat an industry leader

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Emotions, very strong ones at that, have dominated public reaction to the 20 per cent hike in subscription rates of various bouquets announced by MultiChoice, the country’s leading pay-TV provider.

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Real change will come

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CHANGE is one thing that is inevitable in life. From birth to death, man continues to change, either for good or for bad. If he grows up to imbibe the fear of God in his ways, he lives well, but where he adopts to live by his own ways, he lives at his own peril. When man refuses to accept change, change forces itself on him. It is same with the life of any nation and Nigeria appears to be on the brink of a big change.

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Sanusi Lamido and his twisted ‘missing $20 billion’ tale

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ADOLF HITLER’S propaganda minister in Nazi Germany, Paul Joseph Goebbels stated in one of his popular submissions: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

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Abia and threat of violence

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ABIA State is not known for political violence since its creation, though it witnessed such during the immediate past administration between 1999 and 2007. It was obvious to Nigerians then that the political violence that rocked the state was orchestrated by the government of the time to divert attention from its non-performance.

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Anambra South and the Andy Uba candidancy

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IT is always an easy and simple task to write about Sen. Andy Uba. The man who represents Anambra South in the Senate of the Federal Republic has left clear and positive prints on the sands of time and the paths which lead to his many accomplishments are uncomplicated and straightforward.

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Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda: the NEXIM bank example

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THE President Goodluck Jonathan Transformation Agenda which has become a household name is intended to permeate a wide spectrum of the nation’s everyday life, ranging from housing, industry, energy, entertainment to the whole gamut of every facet of our social life. The present government is credited for the turnaround being experienced in many of the country’s productive sectors.

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Solve electricity theft to save the power sector

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The FG has taken vital steps in resuscitating the electricity sector – from privatisation, intervention funds, meter procurement, and investment in new power plants to mention a few.

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Will rebranding of Buhari work?

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

IN a few days from now, the Presidential election will be held in all thirty-six (36) States of Nigeria plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). All observers will admit that this is the closest Presidential polls since the return to democracy in 1999. We held subsequent elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, with the Peoples Democratic Party winning convincingly with landslides.

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Tales of the unexpected at NNPC and CBN, By Atedo Peterside

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Atedo Peterside

A foreign correspondent first called my attention to it. We were at the same party in Lagos. He leaned forward and whispered in my ear, in a tone that suggested conspiracy and/or gossip, asking if I had heard about the missing $49.8 bn at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). There was a glint in his eye. A knowing look and a half smile that said: “after all this is Nigeria and so we love to give headline coverage to the negative – theft, corruption, sleaze etc.” I pointed at the glass in his hand and asked him if he had been drinking a little too much.

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RIVERS STATE: Wike, public spirit and leadership

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Nyesom Wike

The K-LEG Act informed the rest of Nigeria and the world that in Rivers State the Nigerian democratic project has been privatized, solely owned by tyrant Obasanjo and Co.

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2015 and the Doubting Thomases

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DOUBTING Thomases is the plural of a doubting Thomas. It refers to an incredulous or habitually doubtful person who is sceptical and refuses to believe something without proof.

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When will the Igbo presidency be? (2)

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Nollywood-igbo

The Nigerian nation (1960-1966) was wallowing in the labyrinths and crypts of unthinkable corruption, indecent opulence, ludicrous antics, ethno bigotry, Political farrago and social gallimaufry…

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Where will the pendulum swing to

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THE 2015 elections are here. It is time for politicians to receive rewards for their stewardship. It has been a year of bruising campaigns, all parties have fought well. No matter the outcome of the elections, one thing is sure, the country’s polity will never be the same again. No more will our politicians take the people for a ride, our democracy is deeply enriched.

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Rape of equity, justice and fairness in Delta South

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IF Hon. James Manager wins in the forthcoming general elections to represent the people of Delta South Senatorial district in the ‘Green chamber’, equity, justice and fairness would have lost their true meaning to the aggrieved Itsekiris and Isokos of the same senatorial district. Amidst deafened protest in 2013 against Manager’s second term in the place of an Itsekiri candidate whose turn it was to represent the district at the senate, Manager was imposed on the people.

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‘Cloudpreneur Project’ targets 100 Nigerian start-ups

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There appears to be better days ahead for young entrepreneurs in Nigeria as the Microsoft Cloud Start-Up academy also known as the Cloudpreneur Project will train 100 Nigerian start-ups and provide 20 of them with mentorship to manage and sustain their Cloud-based businesses.

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NDIC and depositors’ protection

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Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, acting Managing Director/Chief Executive NDIC

To meet the objectives of approximating to international best practices, the expectation of stakeholders is that, by the time NDIC participates in the 8th Regional Workshop of IADI on “Assessment of Compliance with the Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems” holding in Pristina, Kosovo, next May, the National Assembly would have passed the proposed amendments so the Nigeria will hold her head high for her implementation of a credible Deposit Insurance Scheme, DIS.

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Election: Disenfranchisement of voters, bad as rigging , By Edozie Okeiyi

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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.

The much talked about 2015 Elections are only a few days away. The frenzy is unprecedented. The stakes are obviously high this time around, so no one is actually  surprised. One thing we all agree on is the need for a free, fair and credible exercise. A credible exercise would not only serve as a

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The changing nature of leadership

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Centenary-leaders

For centuries we have been obsessed with leaders and with identifying the characteristics required for effective leadership. A core issue for some time has been, whether or not leadership should focus on personality or behaviour. This in turn has implications in terms of strategies for developing leadership capabilities.

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Political power not for sale

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THERE are so many novelties in the present political dispensation in the country. First, this is the first time since independence that elections, especially at the federal level will be a keen contest between the ruling party and the main opposition.

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Are nursing educators becoming endangered species?

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For the last 15 years, Nigeria and other African countries have been struggling to answer the increasing demand for skilled healthcare professionals, and the deficit looks set to continue for the foreseeable future.

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That unpresidential outburst

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

THE latest outburst by General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), if anything, has cemented the well founded concern that the former military strongman is too unstable to be president of Nigeria. Buhari let go his emotion, which was a doomsday wish for the nation, as is his nature, during a rally of the APC in Kaduna last week.

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Elections 2015 and Nigeria in distress

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Voters being accredited before the postponement last Saturday

IN eight days time, we will vote to decide who leads us for the next four years, and that decision may choose which way we head to as a nation; whether we will continue to grow, or slip into confusion that may consume the nation. Thank God, for the Shift in date for who knows where we would have been by now, with our level of unpreparedness, in spite of the deception by the elections umpire!

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Spice this democracy with equity, justice and fairness

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Couple of days ago, one of the national newspapers published what it headlined: S’South Got Lion’s Share Of PTF Projects Under Buhari, struggling as it were to give an account of the stewardship of former head of state and Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, retired General Muhammadu Buhari in his four years as Chairman of the defunct Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund.

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Analysing the chances of Ikpeazu’s candidature

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IN 1991, the administration of Major General Ibrahim .B. Babangida created additional states including Abia State, God’s Own State. Administrators were appointed to run the state’s affairs until 1993 when Dr. Ogbonnaya Onuh became the first democratically elected Governor of the state. He couldn’t complete his term because of ministry intervention.

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