Opinion

What Governments Can Do To Address Cancer

Share This: While much work remains to find a cure for cancer – the good news is we know that many forms of cancer are preventable. On World Cancer Day, a moment when the global community comes together to reflect on those lost to cancer, as well as the advances we need to make to find a cure,  it’s important to remember that there are actions that governments and individuals can take to prevent cancer. In fact, governments hold many levers that can actually address this leading killer. For example, governments – both at the national and municipal levels – ...

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Electoral Reform In Nigeria: Setting the Record Straight,

Share This: We have to accept the truth. Our electoral fortunes in the last 22 months have been a mixed bag of little successes and grave disappointments. We may decide to apportion blames to one agency or another; to particular individuals or circumstances, but the reality is that this is a collective indictment on every Nigerian. Our democracy came with a steep price. Sadly in the last 17 years, it appears that politicians have thrown every destructive antic at this democracy to further personal interests at the expense of our collective good. We need to wake up to the urgency ...

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Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria – Fayose

Share This: Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts. Governor Fayose, who hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, urged the panel to be mindful of delay tactics by the same people who wrote frivolous petition to impugn on the integrity ...

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A thought for the Nigerian Army

Share This: Bukky Shonibare Updated: I’ve been so deeply saddened by the death of Lt. Col. Muhammed Abu Ali. The insurgents had tried to take Mallam Fatori but were repelled, though lives gave, including that of Lt. Col. Abu Ali, the Commanding Officer of the 272 Task Force Battalion at Mallam Fatori, Borno State. I mourn! While I know that in war times, casualties are inevitable, the percentage of deaths of our men can be drastically reduced, by say 90%, should they be adequately equipped for this war. Nigeria must go beyond just having a ‘Schedule of Equipment’ (SoE) for ...

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Of MMM, Citizens’ Intelligence and Government System (Part 2)

Share This: Read part 1  ] Read Part 3 Recently, I have seen online, group and paper adverts in magazines, programme books and host of other means of advertizing, publicizing the so called, MMM. I did not even mind because I believe it is one of those multi-level marketing and networking programmes which ask people to invest and at the same time bring another two other people as referrals. However, I became curious when people who I had come across started showing me evidences of being paid thirty percent on their investment. This led me to getting more information about ...

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Edo Election: Election Between Lycan and Vampire

Share This: Ehi Ekhator The election in Edo State between the two major contenders, Mr. Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can best be described as an election between lycan and vampires, Ehi Ekhator, Editor in Chief, Naija Center News writes. There is no much difference between the PDP and APC in the state as the current administration led by Adams Oshiomhole is a product of the PDP connection. Oshiomhole was desperate to become the governor that he sold his soul to the then ruling party, and the Igbinedion family. This is why ...

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Police, DSS Undermining Our Democracy And The Independence Of INEC

Share This: The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) condemns the call for the postponement of the Edo Governorship election scheduled for September 10, 2016. We believe the purported call is aimed at undermining the independence of the electoral commission. The call reeks of interference on the part of the Nigerian Police and Department of State Security (DSS) who are members of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES). The unilateral decision taken by the Nigerian Police and DSS without due consultation with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suggests a deliberate and well-orchestrated plot to rubbish the ...

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Reflections from the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth’s visit to Nigeria

Share This: Rotimi Olawale I was elated when I learnt that Ahmad Alhendawi, the the UNSG’s envoy on Youth, be visiting Nigeria for three days. I knew it would be an opportunity to put youth development at the front burner of national discourse in Nigeria and amongst development partners, especially the UN. I was pleased to be invited to a few of the events where I joined a few other colleagues in planning meetings as well as speaking on a panel, addressing migration and security during the dialogue with some youth leaders. The envoy, as part of his official visit, ...

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The Digital Rights and Freedom Bill: Laying the Foundation for Nigeria’s Digital Future

Share This: by Hon. Chukwuemeka Ujam[1], Titi Akinsanmi[2], ‘Gbenga Sesan[3]  Something exciting is brewing in Nigeria. Just coming from a period that saw national outcry against the Frivolous Petitions Bill, popularly known as the “Anti-Social Media Bill”, and the arrest of another blogger, it offers great hope for the future of the country that a new and citizen-friendly bill, the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill (HB. 490) passed second reading in the Nigerian House of Representatives on Wednesday, June 22. As citizens found an avenue to freely express their opinion through online platforms and through digital tools, there was a trend of new ...

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#Opinion: Advice by Pastor Adeboye is the absolute truth…says Oluseun David Onigbinde

Share This: Don’t cook for your husband. When he comes home, just face Pokemon Go or change African Magic Channels. As a man, also do nothing. Just loaf around, wearing uneven Ankara looking for ludo partner. The Man of God said don’t marry a woman that cannot cook, I advise you too, don’t do it. I remembered one ex-girlfriend served Seye (my brother) and I white rice and stew, we looked at each other and passed a long message – Toh. Well, not because of food it did not work out with her but believe me, it was an unanswered ...

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