Editorial

#NotTooYoungToRun Bill: A Timely Intervention in the Chronicles of A Changing Nation

Share This: “The world, indeed, moves under the impulses of youth to realize the ideals of youth. It has youth for its beginning and youth for its end; for youth is alive, and progress is but the movement of life to attain fuller, higher, and more vivid life” –  Edwin P. Whipple, 1888. When Ban Ki-moon, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, said in a message delivered on the International Youth Day, on August 12,  2010,that: “Let us acknowledge and celebrate what youths can do to build a safer, more just world. Let us strengthen our efforts to include ...

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Of MMM, Citizens’ Intelligence and Government System (Part 3)

Share This: Read Part 1. Read part 2 Of a truth, global financial system has not been fair and favourable to world citizens. It only rewards the few and make selected few rich at the expense of others. Nigeria’s financial system has been the worst seen in history, hardly will you save with any of Nigeria banks and you get a return on your savings. Every now and then, you keep paying for maintenance charges, SMS charges even when they greet you on your birthday your money is going to be deducted. There is nothing that you do within the ...

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The Role of the Media in reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality for sustainable development

Share This: Akaoma Onyemelukwe Principal Consultant at Affinity Consulting Ltd For Nigeria’s development, the unwarranted deaths and needless pains of women, newborn and children must be halted. Nigeria in 2015 recorded 19% of global maternal mortality and is among the 18 countries with the highest maternal mortality rates globally. Currently maternal mortality ratio stands at 596 per 100,000 live births (WHO, 2015) while NDHS 2013, records MMR at 576 per 100,000. As the second highest contributor to maternal mortality and under five, Nigeria loses about 2300 under five years old and about 33,000 women annually; Nigeria achieved an average of 1.2% annual reduction ...

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Of MMM, Citizens’ Intelligence and Government System (Part 1)

Share This: Updated: Sometimes ago, I was watching the popular TV Quiz Series, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and being that I love to play game, so watching the show became a regular occurrence. And on this fateful day, Frank Edoho, the game presenter asked his audience a question, “What makes the world go round?” and among the options were money, heart, music and one other; so without looking at the options and without using my lifeline even when I was not on hot seat, I said, “music”. Alas! I was badly wrong, the answer is money. Anyway, the ...

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Why Almost Everybody Has a Mental Disorder

Share This: Akinwumi Akinola Suppose you are in a queue- say the ATM queue that has become unavoidable these days. Look at the next person to you, he looks okay and fine. Take a look at the next person to him- is he also fine? I bet you would say yes. Except that they may be a bit anxious to withdraw their money from the ATM. Now imagine that you cannot physically know if they are fine or not. As a matter of fact, every 4th person on that queue is not fine. He isn’t okay at all. He has ...

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Buhari, Learn from Malawian President, Joyce Banda

Share This: Ehi Ekhator The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari ought to lower his conscience and learn from the President of Malawi, Joyce Banda who has recently declared to sell her Presidential planes and 60 Mercedes Limousines. Her activity would imply that she would have none in her ownership and resort to flying commercial airlines, British Airways, and recovers the plane yearly running expenses of £220,000, a move extolled by a British bureau Minister, Andrew Mitchell. In the mean time Nigerian President has been contemplating on selling his planes over a year back. A nation right now in subsidence overseeing ...

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Governing Nigeria out of Recession (2)

Share This: Eze Onyekpere That we are losing export proceeds of about 700,000 barrels of crude oil a day due to the militancy in the Nigeria Delta could have been predicted by a layman who followed closely the hard rhetoric and the ethnic, religious, etc, cracks in our journey to nationhood that were exposed by the 2015 presidential election. Thus, the renewed agitation should have been foreseen by the President and his intelligence team and adequate preparations made to mitigate and nip it in the bud. There is still a window of opportunity to ensure that we produce and sell ...

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Recession is More Than a Word

Share This: There have been interesting arguments over Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun’s observation that “recession is just a word”, and NAN MD, Bayo Onanuga claiming that reports of hardship in the land is exaggerated propaganda. I think we need to break down the subject further from a layman’s perspective. Recession is a word, no doubt, but it is more than a word, it is an experience: the experience that the majority of Nigerians is going through. If you are at a significant remove from that experience, it may be difficult to know how it feels, and if you are an economist, you are likely to be ...

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Why Facebook’s Zuckerberg Should Intervene In Borno’s Humanitarian Crisis, By Christopher Godwin Akaba

Share This: As a first step, I would suggest that Facebook rolls out innovative packages and programmes whereby the more than one billion users of Facebook worldwide would be made to identify with the plight of the Borno IDPs through the use of #hashtags… Good day, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. Glad to know that you were in Lagos, Nigeria. Although as I write you this letter, you must have left Abuja and be busy attending to your other schedules. But despite your hectic engagements, I hope you will find time to go through this letter of appeal. Sir, as you might ...

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Why Facebook’s Zuckerberg Should Intervene In Borno’s Humanitarian Crisis, By Christopher Godwin Akaba

Share This: As a first step, I would suggest that Facebook rolls out innovative packages and programmes whereby the more than one billion users of Facebook worldwide would be made to identify with the plight of the Borno IDPs through the use of #hashtags… Good day, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. Glad to know that you were in Lagos, Nigeria. Although as I write you this letter, you must have left Abuja and be busy attending to your other schedules. But despite your hectic engagements, I hope you will find time to go through this letter of appeal. Sir, as you might ...

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