By: on September 3, 2019
Nigerian Governors, as custodians of the people’s mandate at the state level, have so much expectations placed on their shoulders. These range from policy formulations to execution of sustainable projects targeted at improving the lives of citizens. Admittedly, governance is a daunting task, especially in the face of lean resources. But even in the face of these huddles, some helmsmen have shown exceptional capacity to better their societies while others have appeared as laggards. The deba...
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By: on September 2, 2019
Ibadan the Political Capital of Yorubaland is a city built on Eight Hills. The Seven Hills are: 1. Oke Padre 2. Oke Ado 3. Oke Bola 4. Oke Mapo 5. Oke Are 6. Oke Sapati 7. Oke Mokola 8. Oke Ibadan But Ibadan is not just a City of Hills. It is also a City of 'Bottoms'. Loosely translated, 'idi' means bottom or the backside. Several people have attached sexual innuendoes to the names. However, the actual translation indicates that some of the 'idis' were connected with how ...
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By: on August 19, 2019
1 Ojota Ojota used to be a military settlement in the late 18th century and soldiers practised their shooting there. The area had several gun firing spots and became known as “Oju Ota” in Yoruba which means “Bullet spots”. It later metamorphosed into Ojota which it is called now. 2. Abule Egba This area is on the outskirts of Lagos and got its name from the early settlers who were Egba people from Abeokuta. The area was first called “Abule awon egba” in Yoruba, which means “Village of Egba ...
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By: on June 30, 2019
As ride-hailing apps proliferate the globe, the year-old An Nisa Taxi in Kenya is one of the standouts in Africa. Developed by 33-year-old Mehnaz Sarwar, An Nisa is run by women and serves female passengers and children exclusively. Ms. Sarwar sought to overcome two obstacles: limited job opportunities for women in a male-dominated industry and the reluctance of women to hail taxis, because physical abuse from drivers—including sexual abuse—is known to take place. “An Nisa Taxi’s priority...
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By: on June 30, 2019
Insecurity is about the biggest challenge facing the Nigeria of today, that is not to say education, health, and other germane sectors are less important and unconventionally, bad roads all across Nigeria have been an unsolicited tool in the hands of daredevils that have ruptured our fragile unity. But insecurity has hampered the growth is all other sectors of the country. Insecurity as a compound name for sleeping with your two eyes opened may not drive the point home, but kidnapping, banditry,...
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By: on June 30, 2019
The idea of the single currency for the West African region was first mooted almost 30 years ago in the hope of boosting cross border trade and economic development. Leaders of the member states of the Economic Community of West African States, known as ECOWAS, formally agreed on Saturday to name a planned common currency the "ECO". The 15-member group announced at the end of a summit in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, that "ECO was adopted as the name of the ECOWAS single currency." The ide...
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By: on June 30, 2019
A new study has found that one in every three ladies have gone on a date with a guy just to get a free meal. The research was conducted by Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig of Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced, and published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science on Friday. The study, titled a “foodie call”, is a process whereby a person sets up a date with someone they are not romantically interested in, but for the purpose of getting a free meal...
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By: on June 30, 2019
In Nigeria, where a majority of cases of sexual violence go unreported, social media has brought the issue into the open. “Kill me, kill me, you people should just kill me.” Those were the words of an unidentified woman as she was being gang raped by five men and her ordeal was filmed with one of their mobile phones. The crime is believed to have taken place at a private off-campus hostel near Abia State University, Nigeria, in August 2011. The video of the rape, uploaded onto the Internet,...
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By: on May 28, 2019
If you’re going to advertise in Nigeria (and you should), it makes sense to spend your advertising money where you get the most results… Radio! Here are ten reasons why radio is your best choice for advertising in Nigeria 1) Radio sells with immediacy. Research proves that radio regularly reaches consumers within two hours of their largest purchase of the day especially during the Xmas period.Can there be a better time to reach customers than on their car radio while they are driving to do ...
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By: on May 5, 2019
DO YOU REMEMBER HIM? Exactly 32 years ago today, the notorious bandit who terrorised Benin City and old Bendel State the 80s , Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini A.K.A. "Ovbigbo" or "the Law" and some members of his gang were executed by firing squad after being convicted by the defunct Bendel Armed Robbery and Firearms Tribunal presided over by Justice James Omo-Agege Anini was born in a village about 20 miles from Benin City in present-day Edo State. He migrated to Benin at an early age, learned...
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By: on May 5, 2019
On December 23, 1985, the Vatsa family had just concluded plans to travel to Calabar because, usually, they spent the yuletide in the Cross River State capital, (Sufiya is Efik), the Id-el-Fitri in Minna, Niger State (Vatsa is Nupe) and the Id-el Kabir in Kaduna. After the necessary packing for the trip, the family waited for the return of General Vatsa from the Armed Forces Ruling Council, (AFRC), meeting he had attended. He returned home late, so the trip was postponed till the following day. ...
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By: on May 5, 2019
THE significant disparities between rich and poor in Nigeria no longer invite much comment or analysis: poverty, despite political rhetoric, is more or less accepted as the capitalist norm and many have been content to watch the middle class gradually disappear, squeezed into in-existence by systemic corruption and economic inefficiency. Interestingly, in other West African countries which haven’t had the Nigerian experience of military rule (Senegal and Ivory Coast, for example), the middle c...
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