Opinions

ASUU Strike: Negotiating Through the Barrel of the Gun

ASUU Strike: Negotiating Through the Barrel of the Gun By Issachar Odion The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has overstepped the bounds of reason. To say that most discerning Nigerians are angry with the union is an understatement. Whoever anticipated that ASUU’s show of shame would last this long? At first, we all sympathised with the pedagogues, thinking they …

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Total E&P, SME-DN Centre Launches its Small Business initiative

 Total E&P, SME-DN Centre Launches its Small Business initiative    TOTAL E&P, SME-DN CENTRE LAUNCHES ITS SMALL BUSINESS INITIATIVE IN OBITE CIVICS CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY 23rd   In furtherance of commitment by to develop Small and Medium Scale Enterprises as a panacea to fight poverty, unemployment, and idle-induced crimes in the society, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, TEPNG in …

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Kudos to Uncle Jona on the Hydroelectric Power Project

KUDOS TO UNCLE JONA ON THE HYDROELECRIC POWER PROJECT by Emmanuel Arinze  As part of the Transformation agenda of the Jonathan-led government, the co-coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, in company of the power minister recently signed an agreement worth approximately $1.293 billion on power project with a group of Chinese companies. The project, …

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The Truth About Government’s Position on ASUU Strike

The Truth About Government’s Position on ASUU Strike*OKONJO-IWEALA IS NOT THE ISSUE Contrary to some recent media reports, the Federal government has not adopted a take-it-or-leave-it approach in its negotiations with ASUU. Rather, the approach is focused on positive engagement and achieving sustainable solutions to the challenges facing higher education in the country. That is why President Goodluck Jonathan recently …

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Ex Militants Call for Kingsley Kuku’s removal as Amnesty Chief

Mr. Kingsley Kuku

Ex Militants Call for Kingsley Kuku’s removal as Amnesty Chief.TIME TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST KINGSLEY KUKU’S FRAUD We the leaders of the Second Phase of the Presidential Amnesty Programmer (PAP) have been very patient, considerate and unbelievably understanding with the current handlers of the amnesty programme, headed by, Hon. Kingsley Kuku. Our inviolable consideration stem from the fact that the …

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Kingsley Kuku Under Attack By Leaders of Okoloma Ikpangi, Urhobo MEND Others

Mr. Kingsley Kuku

Kingsley Kuku Under Attack By Leaders of Okoloma Ikpangi, Urhobo MEND Others   …As Ikpangi Leader Demand For Weapon Return For Halting Amnesty Payment Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, and President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Niger Delta, Mr. Kingsley Kuku has once again come under intense tongue lashing with call for his immediate removal and extensive probe of …

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The New PDP struggle continues—Baraje

Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje

The New PDP struggle continues—Baraje  The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) under the leadership of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has carefully studied Friday’s ruling by the Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by His Lordship, Justice Elvis Chukwu, which declared the National Working Committee (NWC) headed by Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the authentic leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). …

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House of Deceits

House of Deceits (Poem) Written by Orjiekwe Onyedikachi There lies the missing mark No one is inexcusable No one is exempted Holy pretenders are we all In place of worship seated, wearing false smiles Different looks they wear As their feet kiss the place of worship Holy walk, holy pleasantries Warm smiles, there come the wolves in sheep clothing Hearts …

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A nation, not a tribe

A nation, not a tribe BY FEMI FANI-KAYODE I was born on October 16, 1960 and consequently I celebrated my 53rd birthday last Wednesday. It was a quiet low-key affair in which, as is customary with me, I spent most of the day in fasting, prayer and sober reflection, surrounded by my loved ones, thanking the Lord for granting me yet …

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National Conference is a waste of time-Babatunde Ayodele

The General Overseer of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Babatunde Ayodele,  has said the proposed National Conference is a complete waste of  resources  and time and suggested the project should be abandoned. According to Babatunde Ayodele “The National Conference is a mere waste of resources and time because nothing good will come out of it. Even when decisions are taken at the end of …

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