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Retaining a strong pedigree

The whole essence of corporate organizations is to remain focused on maintaining strong adherence to ethical standards and superior service delivery. Most corporate organizations especially the ones in the insurance sector need to remain vibrant and dynamic to instil public confidence. This is the view of the apathy that trails insurance practice in Nigeria.

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Senate presidency and north-central zone’s mystique

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority seats in the Nigerian Senate – at least 62 so far of 109. It is therefore set to produce the Senate president when the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated in June. A proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari, after he must have been sworn in on May 29, will specify the exact date and time of the inauguration.

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Finding homegrown solutions for our problems

It has become imperative for us as a people to sit down and consider the myriad of problems confronting our nation and start looking at new ways of solving them. According to an analogy espoused by a friend, as an individual, you constantly listen to criticism and regularly evaluate your actions with a view to improving yourself and doing better in life. It follows that if you make an error in a certain situation today; you are not likely to repeat the same error tomorrow when faced with the same situation.

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Locational franchise and the Igbo question in Lagos

On February 23, 2019, some hoodlums  in Lagos attempted to disrupt voting in the neighbourhoods of Lagos that are occupied predominantly by Igbos. By the way the definition of “Igbo” is any man or woman whose tribe is indigenous to the South East and South South regions of Nigeria, so that for the average Yoruba a man from Akwa Ibom is as much “Omo Ibo” as the woman from Enugu. Those involved or who sympathise with this policy of political exclusion argue,  that Yorubas do not attempt to influence the outcome of electoral contest in the Igbo states; that Lagos being Yoruba territory, only people of Yoruba extraction should determine the direction of the votes and that allowing Igbos to participate in the determination of electoral contests will bolster the claim by certain Igbos that Lagos is a no man’s territory developed by many. Some Yorubas were so bold as to file out with placards that  demanded that Igbos should move out of Lagos and go back to their homes of origin.

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Final meltdown for the Saraki hegemony

When the results of the senatorial elections began to appear, three weeks ago, and it became obvious that Bukola Saraki had been utterly defeated by his old nemesis, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, many of his social media rats, as well as even editors of mainstream Nigerian media establishments, launched a pre-planned offensive. Their approach was a systematic dis-information project that was desperate, even at that late hour, to convince the Nigerian public, that their “walking-bank-balance”, was winning the elections.

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Abia 2019: Testimony of Ikpeazu’s leadership

The peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections in Abia State, from the Presidential/National Assembly to the Governorship/State House of Assembly polls, without any rancour or record of loss of any human life, is a testimony to quality leadership, and has shown the character, courage and competence of Okezie Ikpeazu Ph.D, not just as a governor, but also as a leader who cares so much about the lives and property of the people  whose mandate he holds in trust, while relying on God’s grace and guidance, and paying little or no attention to his personal political or material gains

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Buhari’s reelection and matters arising

PRESIDENTIAL candidate of All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 11,262,978 ballots in the 2019 presidential poll. Resultantly, Buhari was declared President-elect by the umpire. The poll ran concurrently with that of the Senate and House of Representatives. By implications, Buhari’s ‘Next-Level’ package has gathered momentum.

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Boko Haram

Boko Haram Terrorism in Context

In the last couple of years, there have been so many commentaries about Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad basin. A lot of these efforts have focused on the causality of the conflict on the one hand and the response of the military on the other. However, proportionate attention has not been given to the context of Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency. In other words, a framework within which analyses of Boko Haram insurgency and the resultant counterinsurgency could be organized has not fully emerged.

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