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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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