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Nigeria: A nation in reverse separatism

CALLS for the rebirth of the defunct Republic of Biafra have been increasingly heard on the streets of Nigeria in recent times. Following the reunification of Nigeria and Biafra in 1970, the world looked forward to a new Nigeria without the ethnic-tinged political injustices that had alienated one of the most important ethnicities in Nigeria – the Igbos and their near-kins- to the point of seeking a country of their own by force in 1967.

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Cellphones: More harm than good?

ARGUABLY, mobile phones have become a necessity for mankind. In today’s technological world, it may be hard to imagine life without mobile phones. While the device comes with innumerable benefits to the user, it also has disadvantages which might not be known to the user. Most people sleep with their phones beside or under their pillows and others keep their phones at arm’s length when in bed.

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The Ekiti knowledge city project: Nigeria’s Stanford/Silicon Valley

I HAD the advantage of reading the write-up by Nseobong Okon-Ekong from the interface Dr John Kayode Fayemi, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, had with some Journalists on his Second Missionary Journey, a privilege not granted many. I am particularly thrilled by Governor Fayemi’s dream and vision of wanting to build a Knowledge City, among other laudable developmental efforts, in his attempt “to …shoot the state into the limelight with its emerging economy and attract investors as well as tourists”.

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Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari’s rendezvous with history

In governments the world over, leaders have devised strategies to ensure that the divergent tendencies which affect hitch-free delivery of governance are streamlined. Recent history has shown that Presidents, Prime Ministers and Heads of Government have used the office of the Chief of Staff to achieve harmony, stability and effectiveness.

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Why it’s easy for pastors to rape

SERIOUSLY, we are indeed in the end of times. Many strange things are happening almost on a daily basis. If there’s anybody still doubting the reality of end-times, that person must be in another world and far from reality. The height of wickedness and irresponsibility is what would make a pastor to descend so low that his church member could be taken undue advantage of, to inflict harm in a bid to satisfying his inordinate sexual urge.

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Why not keep it simple

A RECENT news report quoted the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Alhaji Mele Kyari, as saying that selling petrol at N145 per litre was no longer sustainable. This again adds to the uncertainty surrounding the price of petrol in the country, and you begin to wonder why we keep going round in circles.

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AfCFTA President Muhammadu Buhari;

AFCFTA: Beyond the glitz and glamour

AT the launch of the operational phase of the 54-member nation African Continental Free Trade Area, AFCFTA, agreement in the Nigerien capital, Niamey early this month, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mousa Faki Mahamat, described it as a “historic moment” and added that “the speedy entry into force of AFCFTA has been a major pride to all of us”.

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