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Nigeria struggles with a government of “body language”

By Oshiokpekhai Utu-Orbih As the administration of General Mohammed Buhari suddenly draws close to the end of its honeymoon (first 100 days in office), it is becoming clearer that Nigeria is threading a new part of nationhood. Technically, the new

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The dangers of looking behind

Written by Onwuasoanya FCC Jones One of the most inspiring stories I have read from the Bible is the story of Lot’s wife, who was turned to a ‘pillar of salt’ when she looked back, while she and her family

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“Es tut so weh”: It is hard to say good-bye, Kinglsey

Written by Uzoma Ahamefule Death is the inevitable entity, the end that must come, because we all must die one day. But if there is an option for one to choose when to die, if there is an option to

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President Buhari, crack the whip now! By Godwin Onyeacholem

Of Buhari’s presidency so far, one thing is clear: the pace is inversely proportional to the quantum of public anger bred by decades of horrible post-colonial leadership. And at no time is this sense of indignation and cynicism more intense

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The Place of 2015 General Election On Nigeria’s Economic Diplomacy: An Overview

Written by Assoc. Prof. Madu Magnus Emeka   Columnist: People perceive economic diplomacy from different ways because nations have various economic and political targets, perceived challenges, national interest, capabilities and instruments available to them in pursuit of economic interests. Consciously,

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Teachers challenged to use emerging technologies as a key to facilitate learning in the school

Written by Okwudili Ugwu While Governments adequately fund education and Provide basic procurements for full utilization by conventional and distance learning institutions , stakeholders in educational sector in Nigeria has been enjoined not relent their efforts geared towards total acceptance

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Nigeria yet to showcase a global brand product from its indigenous knowledge and industrial effort – Engr. Bandir

Written by Okwudili Ugwu   In terms of sustainable development it has been observed that since independence, despite Nigeria endowment with a large population and abundant natural resources, the nation has disappointingly failed to provide the world with global technical

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Is Gen. Buhari a true leader? By Uzoma Ahamefule

Taking cognizance of the above headline the question arose; who is a true leader? For me a definition of a true leader is like the definition of a rich person. In my philosophy of life, a rich person is not that person

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Jonathan and Buhari: The choice we make today is the Nigeria we will see tomorrow – Uzoma Ahamefule

Jonathan and Buhari: The choice we make today is the Nigeria we will see tomorrow – Uzoma Ahamefule   Give us Jonathan – Nigerians in Austria   “Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted,

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Ka Rochas Okorocha puo, part two

I have told you the story of Ali Baba of Imo State before. Situation demands that I say it again. Ali Baba is a character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and

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Nigeria, history and the clear and present danger

By Chido Onumah   Opinion – These are perturbing times. On the eve of what promises to be Nigeria’s fiercest election, one that has set the country on edge, it is important that we sound alarm bells. Even though we

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Have You Heard The News? Nigeria Is Pregnant By Uzoma Ahamefule

Consult the gods of thunder -Amadioha and Sango, advised Dr. Warning   According to the result of Dr. Warning’s pregnancy test carried out early morning today, Nigeria is pregnant, and “dangerously in coma,” announced a nurse. When the nurse broke

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The brutality and intimidation meted out on journalist Greg Okey Nwadike in Imo State

The Youths for Rights Protection And Transparency Initiative (YRPTI) and the Youths Against Human Rights Violation And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) hereby condemn the barbaric and provocative assault the Imo State Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development and son in-law to

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Opinion: Falsehood as transformation, deception as change and lessons from afar

By Jaye Gaskia   As the 2015 general election rapidly approaches, and the tempo of war drums increasingly gathers momentum, it is pertinent that we once again remind ourselves of certain truths, while we draw inspiration from other climes. Let

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African Union deploys 50-man team to monitor Nigeria’s February elections

By Ugonnabo Ngwu Chairperson of the African Union Commission, AUC, Dr Dlamini Zuma, has appointed a former president of Mozambique, Joaquim Alberto-Chissano, to lead a 50-member team to monitor Nigeria’s general elections slated for February 14 and 28, 2015. The

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2015 elections: The easy choice before Nigerians by Chido Onumah

I do not think Nigerians have a difficult choice to make when they go to the polls on Valentine’s Day. It’s either they return the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan, or replace him with the candidate of the main opposition party,

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OPINION: IMO STATE AND BIKO HARAM (PART 1) BY KENNETH UWADI

A look at the socio-political and economic environment in Imo State today reveals a horrifying picture. There is massive corruption, staggering poverty, unemployment, poor state of education due to lack of funds for schools, deteriorating infrastructures and general degree of

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OPINION: WHY I CALLED GOVERNOR OKOROCHA’S CHIEF OF STAFF (JUDE EJIOGU) A THIEF – KENNETH UWADI

Opinion – I told you before that as a young man one of the artists I followed his music is the late legendary Afro-beat maestro Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela did a lot of songs, most of which are about the

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Nigerians Are Not Mindless Robots

Written by Iyoha John Darlington, Turin , Italy   Opinion – Reports reaching us here in the Diaspora say times are hard in Nigeria. Recently, there has been a campaign of calumny against President Jonathan by the opposition. Secret and

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Nigeria: Divided Nation, Breakup Inevitable By Bayo Oluwasanmi

The possible breakup of Nigeria brings on the bone-shaking shivers doctors call rigors. Many writers have detailed how Nigeria is bursting at the seams with ethno-religious, political and economic problems waiting to explode. However, the apostles of one Nigeria have

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2004 Madrid Bombings In Retrospect

Written by Iyoha John Darlington   Sometimes in 2004,no fewer than 191 people were reportedly  killed and over 2,000 were injured when 10 bombs exploded on four trains at three railway stations in Madrid as many were either going or

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As another civil war looms

By Chido Onumah   Forty-four years after the end of the Nigeria-Biafra War, Nigeria finds herself on the brink of another civil war. Nigerians have waited in vain in the last five years for those who should know to show

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Beyond Obiano’s Poll Court Victories

(Democracy & Good Governance: Onitsha Nigeria, 4th October, 2014)-On 14th February, 2014, the leadership of our organization (International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law) issued a public statement titled “Processes of Filing and Determining Election Petitions’ Matters

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Opinion: Bring Back Ikedi Ohakim (Part 3) By Kenneth Uwadi

For the poor and working people in Imo State there is nothing cheerful in the plans of Governor Rochas Okorocha to re contest governorship in  2015  . Just like this his present regime, if he is allowed to win again,

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The Kind of Technology that is Appropriate for Africa’s Development Needs 2

Written By MADU Magnus Emeka, PhD.  Continue from “Strategic Advice to President Barak Obama from African Perspective” > here Dr. Madu Magnus Columnist – The kind of technology Africa needs are those that creates the most wealth, and the understanding of how

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Strategic Advice to President Barak Obama from African Perspective

Written By MADU Magnus Emeka, PhD.   Continue from “AFRICA AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY: ISSUES, IMPLICATIONS  AND THE  WAY  FORWARD” (click > here) Dr. Madu Magnus Columnist – The Rise of African global leaders Kofi Anan, Collin

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THE TYPE OF LEADERSHIP NIGERIA NEEDS NOW BY DR. MADU MAGNUS EMEKA 1

Dr. Magnus Madu COLUMNIST – When I compare Nigeria with most Euro-Asia and American countries and ponder how it is endowed with conducive climate, abundant natural resources “milk  and honey”  manifesting in crude oil, gas and other thirty three (33)

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In Every Generation There Is Moses: Ambassador Jerry Ugokwe, A True Leader By Uzoma Ahamefule

In Search of Aviation Minister The vacuum created in the Nigerian Aviation Ministry by the resignation of Mrs. Stella Oduah as the Minister and the politics of who now will occupy her position from Anambara State has necessitated this piece.

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What Ambassador Abel Ayoko Told Nigerians In Austria By Uzoma Ahamefule

Immediately after the centenary celebration of Nigeria on 18.01.2014 organized by the National Association of the Nigerian Community Austria (NANCA) in the Methodist Church, Sechshauser Straße 56, 1150 Vienna, Austria, Nigerian ambassador, His Excellency, Abel Adelakun Ayoko led Nigerian ethnic

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Enterprenuership Development In Emerging Markets: What Are The Lessons For Nigeria? 0

Written by Madu Magnus Emeka, PhD (Department of Political Science, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil. Kano State, Nigeria) and Godwin Vaaseh, PhD (Department of History & Inter. Studies, Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil. Kano State, Nigeria) Economist Jim O’Neill proposed the idea ofBRIC countries –

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