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 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
1. Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria, was a teacher, political campaigner, women's rights activist and traditional aristocrat in Nigeria. 2. She was an avid traveler. She had traveled to many countries around the world. 3. Prior to Nigeria’s independence - specifically during the Cold War – she traveled to the former USSR, Hungary and China, where she met Mao Zedong – the communist revolutionary. 4. Her trip to countries in the Eastern bloc angered ...
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By: on March 26, 2019
In 2015 Buhari defeated a sitting president with 2.5 million votes, while it took 3.9 million votes to halt the ambitions of a former vice-president in 2019. At first glance, the 1.4 million increase in the gap between the two main candidates suggests a more definitive election. Dig deeper, and cracks appear in this theory. Voter turnout for the 2019 elections was the lowest since Nigeria returned to democracy. In 2003, 69% of 61 million eligible voters participated in the presidential ele...
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By: on March 7, 2019
Every revolution starts like a seed, it grows to become an oak tree,’’ these were the words of the 79 year-old Alhaji LAK Jimoh, the originator of the campaign slogan, “O To Ge”, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara. The septuagenarian whose LAK acronyms stand for Lazeez Ayinla Kolawole, spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on how he came about the wild fire campaign slogan, “O to Ge” which literally translates to “Enough is Enough’’. “O To Geâ...
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By: on January 28, 2018
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By: on December 8, 2016
As 2016 draws to an end, the hope of Nigeria being firmly on the road to recovery from economic recession this year has seriously dampened, as the economy continues to contract. The non-oil sector, which is the beacon of hope of the recovery, shrunk further in the third quarter. This does not even suggest a bright prospect for the incoming year. For Nigeria, the year 2016 was heralded by uncertainties in the overall economy. Nigeria’s economic outlook appeared gloomy, with many pundits sign...
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