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Totally Real with Ikechukwu Amaechi

In 2020, Glo leads the way

Globacom, poverty

TO many Nigerians, 2019 was not a year they shall look back with undiluted pleasure just like the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, moaned on November 24, 1992. It was their own annus horribilis (horrible year), just like 1992 was for the Queen.

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UBEC, Ihedioha, herdsmen

As Ihedioha exorcises corruption spectre in Imo

SEVEN months ago, Imo State was the butt of all national jokes. Introduce yourself as an Imolite at any gathering and people would chuckle, borne out of pity. Today, a lot has changed. The Eastern Heartland is regaining its pride of place in the comity of Nigerian states. Ennobling stories are coming out of Imo, one good news after another, and Ndi-Imo are walking on the moon, literally. What a difference good and purpose-driven leadership makes.

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Nigeria is losing a whole generation to unemployment

Nigeria and Awolowo’s 33-year prescient prediction

SHORTLY after overthrowing Muhammadu Buhari’s military junta on August 27, 1985, Ibrahim Babangida set up what he called the Nigerian Political Bureau. The 17-member panel inaugurated on January 13, 1986, with Samuel Cookey, a professor of political science, as chairman was charged with the responsibility of refocusing Nigeria’s political trajectory by chiseling out a new socio-political order. 

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Henry Boyo, the economic howitzer, takes a bow

MARTINS Oloja, former editor of The Guardian, pulled me aside as I stepped into Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, on Tuesday, November 19 for the seventh anniversary lecture of Realnews magazine and asked if I heard any news about Henry Boyo. It wasn’t an unusual question. All of us are members of the League of Nigerian Columnists, LNC, and interact regularly.

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