2023 Presidency: Using your votes to reconstruct, reshape Nigeria

By Michael Owhoko, Ph.D– As Nigerians file out to elect a new president on February 25, it is imperative to remind electorate that a country’s future and destiny are shaped by choice of personality they elect as president.  Entrusting a country’s leadership and resources to someone with impaired vision and dubious national disposition will be a tragedy. 

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FirstBank’s DecemberissaVybe 2022: Beyond excitement

By Farouk Mohammed: The 2022 edition of “#DecemberIssaVybe” by FirstBank, Nigeria’s premier financial institution, has stood the test of time as it yet again created exciting opportunities for individuals and families to come together to celebrate the end of the year. The listed events promoted by the Bank birthed memories that will be hard to fade off one’s mind for many years.

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Buhari at 80: Tribute to the finest officer and gentleman of our time

By Suleiman Adamu — Today marks the 80th Birthday of the charismatic Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  Typical of his nature, this is one very important milestone in his life that he would rather mark privately, only with deep reflection and prayers, devoid of any fanfare. 

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Africa’s icon of democracy, anti-corruption at 80

By Boni Yayi– Africa’s undisputed Icon for Democracy and Anti-Corruption marks his 80th Birthday on December 17th, 2022. Although Muhammadu Buhari’s initial rise to power, almost four decades ago, was as the military leader of Nigeria – Africa’s most populous nation – he has transformed, over the years, into an earnest advocate for democracy and constitutional order.

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Aba Saheed: Arodan and the wild goose chase

By Tola Adeniyi– The British imperialists and my people have so many things in common: wickedness, unforgiving spirit, vengeance-seeking, brutality and selfishness. But the most outstanding commonality is Deception. Deception is our breakfast, our lunch, our dinner and our supper. We breathe deception. We dream deception. It is our way of life; our mantra.

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FirstBank Decemberissavybe: If your December is not vybing, you aren’t in December

By Bolaji Israel– In Nigeria, the first day of December ushers in the advent of the festive season which runs through the month progressively till early January when businesses and official duties resume fully again. December, in the world’s most populous black nation, is characterised, with fascinating scenery, by shops, streets, offices and homes getting decorated with twinkling lights and dazzling ornaments.

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Electioneering as a blindfold

By Tola Adeniyi– Just close your eyes for a minute and imagine with your mind’s eye, a community of slaves which is oblivious to the chains and shackles on them; imagine a pack of lunatics in a Mental Asylum who are living their life without a care in the world; imagine a people in a dilapidated house which is an inch close to collapsing and they are dancing Buga; imagine a people being robbed at gunpoint and they are embracing their traducers; just keep imagining all the horrors of this world staring a people in the face and they are preparing for the rituals of an annual festival…just imagine. That is Nigeria and its idiotic serfs for you. A country blindfolded by her politicians who have put a huge spell on her and the entire citizenry. 

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Why the 2023 population census must be postponed

By Michael Owhoko– Without prejudice to extent of preparations, has government genuinely evaluated reasons for dispute and rejection of previous census results in Nigeria before proceeding to organize another headcount?  Results of census conducted in 1962, 1963, 1973, 1991 and 2006 were all marred by anomalies and controversies allegedly engendered by manipulation and falsification of figures.

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The imperative of regulating water resources sector in Nigeria

By Sampson Ikemitang– “There has been repeated researchers’ findings that Nigeria is at the risk of experiencing devastating earthquakes in the foreseeable future. These probable earthquake magnitudes were as high as 6.0 in the year 2020, 6.5 between the years 2021 and 2022, 7.0 between the years 2025 and 2026 and 7.1 in the year 2028. The probability that these events will take place in the forecast year is 36.79 per cent,” as reported by The Guardian Newspaper of December 9, 2021.

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