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Fireworks: The Noisemakers Return

Fireworks

Lukmon Akintola Lagos There are several banned items in Nigeria, yet, one way or the other many still find their way into our markets. One of such items is fireworks more commonly called banger or bisco. Every year, as a festive period draw near, importers and sellers of fireworks get set for a business that sometimes last for weeks and ...

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Tithes: To pay or not to pay

church

The controversy surrounding the payment of tithes rages on with those for and those against  giving good arguments for paying or not paying. I’ll sit on the fence here: the payment of tithes is mentioned in the Bible, as a levy for the upkeep of the church and the clergy, but again so many other things are mentioned that require equal ...

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MR. PRESIDENT, WELCOME TO KANO STATE, YOUR POLITICAL STRONGHOLD

President

By Salihu Tanko Yakasai The long-awaited official visit of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to his most solid political base in the whole country, i.e. Kano State will become a reality anytime from now. It is expected that Mr. President will embark on a 3-day official visit to the most populous ...

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The Broken woman: Expect The Unexpected By Blossom Obi

Joy

“I’m not a boy, I’m a girl, your girl” I begged trying to shield my face, it didn’t even make him flinch at the fierce way he hit me and I became too weak to fight back or shield my face. “He’s a monster” I said to myself “never again” as I leaped quietly away. Ebuka and I met a ...

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NIGERIAN ELECTORAL BODY AND UNFULFILLED LIES OF CONTENDERS

ELECTORAL

By Sir Jude Ejiogu Lack of credibility in governance has no doubt hampered the necessary condition for achieving sustainable developmental democracy in the country. Interestingly, the crisis arising from previous elections vividly illustrate the crucial importance of credibility in the process of governance. This is why in developed democracies, election campaigns are not frivolous events; they are taken very seriously. ...

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Robert Mugabe Travails And The Lessons To Draw

By Jerome-Mario Utomi When one is favoured with longevity, says my grandfather, he must in the same vein contend with one out of the these two inherent probables. If the individual is not met with a flood of blessings, chances are that such a fellow may be visited with torrents of afflictions during this extra or ‘injury time’. But unfortunately, ...

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What The National Stadium Told Me

stadium

By Jerome-Mario Utomi That was a few days ago, I was invited to a religious programme at the National Stadium. When queried about the appropriateness of using a sporting facility for a religious function, my friend promptly told me that considering the number of worshippers expected, the national stadium remains the most suitable for the exercise. With this explanation given, ...

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Strengthening legislative practices in Lagos local government councils

government

By Mufutau Egberongbe Of course, Lagos is known and respected for scoring many firsts in policies, laws and ideas for the betterment of its citizens. In many instances, it has shown over time that having the right leadership at the helm of affairs is just what a society needs to become the envy of its neighbours. Yes, in the last ...

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Anambra: Peter’s Inglorious Dance into Oblivion By Ejimonu Udenka

Obiano

Like many others who saw leadership opportunities in the vast canvass of national politics that awaited former governor Peter Obi, I feel a sense of utter shame that he is sacrificing all that in pursuit of vendetta against his friend and incumbent governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano. The multiple rallies held across Anambra by the Peoples Democratic Party ...

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LACK OF ECONOMIC PLAN AND FAILURES OF GOVERNANCE By Sir Jude Ejiogu

economy

Election in a democratic setting is a drive of people’s behaviours in the negative or in the positive. Various gladiators are immune with political strength to get their way at all cost without anyone consciously or unconsciously considering the political nitty gritty of economic growth; every interested party wants the citizens to see him or her as a saint prior ...

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