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AS IN GAMBIA, AS IN RCCG?

Share This: By Ebun-olu Adegboruwa The emerging trends of events in The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, in the past 24 hours, is beginning to give cause for serious concern. Very recently, elections were held in The Gambia and the opposition was declared the winner. The incumbent President called to congratulate the winner and conceded defeat. But before the President-elect could be sworn in, President Jamel recanted and has now thrown the West African nation into crisis. On Saturday, January 7, 2017, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, told all ministers gathered at the Annual Ministers Conference, that the Church now has ...

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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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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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#Viewpoint: Bonjour from France by Tony O.Elumelu (CON)

Share This: I am writing from Paris, at the grand opening session of MEDEF Summer University 2016, where I’ve just led a lively discussion around the France-Africa relationship alongside Gary Coombe, President/CEO of P&G Europe, and Pierre Gattaz, President of MEDEF. My contributions to the panel emphasized the need for stronger commercial and business partnerships between France and all of Africa – not just the Francophone region but expanded to Anglophone Africa. The 21st century approach to development prioritizes trade and investment, and France as a longstanding friend of Africa, should be at the forefront of this movement. Africa’s demographic ...

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Buhari’s administration and the future of maritime in Nigeria

Share This: Corruption has made Nigeria to make less profit from the maritime industry. People, especially supporters of the new administration headed President Muhammadu Buhari, known for his aversion to corrupt tendencies, believe that there are better times ahead for Nigeria. All sectors and industries in Nigeria are set to enter a new phase, with the majority of voters believing that the new administration is the hope for Nigeria. How will the maritime sector fare? Maritime sector experts believe that by making sure transparency and accountability in operations of maritime and oil & gas sectors of the Nigerian economy, revenues lost to negative ...

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Please African leaders, die in your countries!

Share This: Just a few days after Zambia celebrated her 50th independence anniversary last month, their president, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital, where he had been admitted with an unspecified illness. A lot of attention has been paid to the man who has succeeded him, Guy Scott, a white man, because of his skin. Few people have noted the embarrassing irony of leaders of ‘independent’ African countries dying in the lands of former colonial masters, 50 years since independence. Eleven African leaders have died in office since 2008 and majority of them it was in a hospital abroad ...

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From Disneyland to Wasteland: The Curse of the Black Gold

Share This: By: Zaid Shopeju I have always known Nigerians to be very optimist people even in the face of untold hardship and suffering. The late music legend Fela Anikulapo once sang of the “suffering and smiling” syndrome of the average Nigerian. We are stoic in the face of adversary, always objective even when all logical conclusions point to the other direction; and we are quick to retort to our normal mantra ‘e go beta’ (everything will be alright). Little did I know that this is not a generally shared belief in Nigeria as there are people out there whose ...

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The cost of Anambra governorship election

Share This: By Eze Onyekpere  – In the run up to the Anambra State governorship election, the parties and candidates deployed a lot of human and material resources. Like the other aspects of electioneering, the Electoral Act governs, sets limitations and prescribes permissible human and financial conduct while declaring others illegal. In all the analyses so far, the overall concern has been about what happened on the day of the election and the issues so far raised include a voter register that seemed to be adulterated, logistic challenges related to supplies of materials, late commencement of accreditation and polls and ...

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One Oil Barrel at a Time! By:Zaid Shopeju

Share This:   Few minutes after my last presentation at the main campus of Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, and having a light lunch with a long time Facebook friend Austin Gege (a South African social activist) who I was meeting physically for the first time; we were informed that there was a last minute presentation to close the conference I was attending. We went back into the auditorium where the last day of the conference was being held, to find some young lads setting up microphone and slide presentation on the projector, before it dawned on me that ...

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The Death Of An Itinerant Revolutionary – A Tribute In Memory Of Baba Omojola By Denja Yaqub

Share This: It was a sad moment for progressive activists not just in Nigeria; and not limited to the African continent, when news broke out that one of the most revered leaders of the movement had died soon after making a presentation to the National Dialogue Committee in Akure, South West Nigeria. Born July 13, 1938 in Ipetu Ijesha, Osun State, Babarinde Adewole Omojola Ajibola, popularly known as Baba Omojola, a renowned development economist; first class graduate of the famous London School of Economics (1958 Class); a Marxist socialist; consummate revolutionary; selfless and trusted mobilizer of people and resources; a ...

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