By Olu Obafemi (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thursday, June 30, 2011
In the next two weeks or so, I shall tell the story of Cuba—the Latin American island country of slightly over eleven million people with a unique revolutionary history. I shall tell this story outside of the text-book; away from the known Western, especially American propaganda and a previous Eastern European (Soviet Union) perspective. I shall tell it from a lived experience of an unforgettable fortnight, which confirms to… Continue
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By Femi Adeoti Thursday, June 30, 2011
So soon, so sad. It’s a great disappointment. It is a complete let down. It is hurtful and horrible. This is not what they promised. We were not told it will be so bad, it is too early to be true. Do they have short memories?
The way governors canvass for fuel subsidy removal is both amazing and amusing. Their reason is both lazy and lame. Very uninspiring. Very bogus, empty and ambiguous. It lacks sound reasoning and creativity. It is a… Continue
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ByAlvan Ewuzie email@example.com, 07082020392 Thursday, June 30, 2011
The impression is that President Goodluck Jonathan is generally reticent. He is not garrulous, which is why you hardly catch him in verbal gaffe. He probably knows this and thus speaks in few words. When he told the South West about the rascally nature of their leaders, discerning people know he was merely throwing a political jab. It was a weak one, with little effect as evidenced in election results in the… Continue
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By Nosa James-Igbinadolor Thursday, June 30, 2011
The intelligence he gathered is alleged to have been a significant factor in Israel’s success in the Six Day War.
The Special Branch Department of the Nigerian Police was at its height a pretty good service nipping most threats to state security in the bud either at the planning stages or before they became operational.
The Special Branch was so well entrenched and pervasive that it successfully infiltrated most… Continue
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By ABDUL RAHOOF ADEBAYO Thursday, June 30, 2011
The association formed by the Nigerian Governors (otherwise known as Governors’ Forum) was in the news last week. They sought to intimidate or blackmail or use President Goodluck Jonathan as a cannon fodder for their indifference and complicity against the payment of 18,000 Naira minimum wage the Bill of which Mr. President has signed into law.
They advised Mr. President to withdraw fuel subsidy as the only condition for them… Continue
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Condemnation continues to trail the recent calls by the Governors Forum for the removal of petroleum subsidy as a pre-condition for payment of the N18,000 minimum wage, NDUBUISI ORJI writes
The Nigeria Governors Forum stirred the hornet’s nest last week when it called for the removal of petroleum subsidy as a pre-condition to paying the 18, 000 minimum wage to workers in its employment. Several State governors have been on war path with their… Continue
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A top Russian astronomer claimed Monday that humans will encounter extraterrestrial life by 2031.
"Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years," the scientist Andrei Finkelstein said,according to the Interfax News Agency.
The astronomer added that 10 percent… Continue
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By Emeka Aginam
There may be no end in sight to street trading in the Nigerian ICT markets despite ban by the Lagos State Ministry of Environment even as street urchins collect N300.00 daily from hawkers.
A close monitoring of market activities in the largest African ICT market, the Computer Village Ikeja last Monday in Lagos showed that hawkers along the major streets in the said market pay N300.00 daily from Monday to Wednesday while Thursday through Friday attract… Continue
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BY FEMI OKUNNU
OUR national newspapers have been awash in recent times with reports about the salaries and expenses claims of our Senators and Representatives in the National Assembly.
We have been told that a Senator in the last Assembly earned N15.18 million per month, while a Representative earned N10.59 million monthly in salaries and allowances. A United States Senator earns only N2.175m monthly, and a British Member of Parliament’s monthly salary is N0.8 million. In… Continue
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By Rotimi Fasan
THE Boko Haram attack on the Nigerian Police headquarters, Louis Edet House in Abuja, came with an urgency that demanded that the matter be addressed here immediately.
Inevitably, it threw news of the arrest and trial of former House of Reps speaker, Dimeji Bankole, off the front pages. A week before, this column had directed attention on the Bankole issue, generating much debate on the Vanguard Talking Point blog among readers.
The Bankole… Continue
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Written by Cinderella Amos Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Two guys in the Big Brother Amplified have been evicted in one week and the girls in the House are to blame
If you call it “the conspiracy of the girls,” you will be right, for they were behind the untimely exit last week of Danny Kassa, one of the two members of the Big Brother Amplified House.
The fact was unknown to Kassa himself. When he was called up to the stage and asked if he could gues who nominated him… Continue
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Written by Cinderella Amos Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Women are uncomfortable with more men taking to professions meant for them and are resenting the trend
Christopher Paul, 30, is a caterer, whose friends and family initially frowned over his choice of career because of their perception that it is a woman’s job. But, Paul was undeterred. He believes women’s claim to catering is not because they are better at the job than men but because, according to statistics, women… Continue
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Written by Ishaya Ibrahim Tuesday, 28 June 2011
One is in Lagos, the other in Kaduna, but they bear the same name and share similar characteristics
They are two densely populated areas that are alike in character and even bear the same name but located far away from each other. They are both called Obalende. One is in Kaduna, North-West Nigeria, while the other is in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city. The two Obalendes are places where people of all ages visit to drink,… Continue
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Written by Chimdalu Nikky Onyemelukwe Tuesday, 28 June 2011
It is not only lawyers that need to know their rights in the world we live in today. As a Nigerian, you should be able to identify when your constitutional right is being encroached on
It is not only lawyers that need to know their rights in the world we live in today. As a Nigerian, you should be able to identify when your constitutional right is being encroached on.
In this edition, we are going to discuss… Continue
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Written by Pita Ochai Tuesday, 28 June 2011
For the past 10 years, many sectors of the national economy have experienced some positive impact which a revolution in the telecommunications sector has brought about
The most common sights on Nigerian streets since the revolution in the telecommunications sector started are business centres also known as call centres. They are characterised by umbrellas, kiosks, and shops painted with the colours of any of the service… Continue
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Written by Anthony Akaeze Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Civil servants in almost all states of the Federation are preparing for a showdown over the insistence of their state governors not to pay the new national minimum wage
Until May 11 when the announcement was made, Abiola Ajimobi, the Action Congress of Nigeria gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, was still savouring and basking in the euphoria of his electoral success. Having earlier been declared winner of the April 26… Continue
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Written by Tobs Agbaegbu Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Ramatu Bako, sacked staff of the British Council in Nigeria, fights in court to regain her job she claims she lost last year through racial prejudice
Legal fireworks are billed to commence in earnest in two weeks time, in the alleged case of racism brought against the British Council in Nigeria and Ben Fisher, a Briton, by Ramatu Bako, a Nigerian lady, whose appointment with the council was terminated under controversial… Continue
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Written by Victor Ugborgu Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Fidelis Orafu, 83, cries out for compensation for the death of his son, an NYSC member, killed in a religious crisis in 2004 in Kano
Felix Orafu, 83 year-old retired cleric of the CHRIST True Mission Church of Nigeria, has been a sad man in the past seven years. He has remained traumatised by the sudden disappearance of Chukwunwike, his first son, who was posted to Kano State for the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in 2004,… Continue
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Written by Chris Ajaero Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Frank Odita, retired commissioner of police and security consultant, speaks to Chris Ajaero, deputy general editor, and Dike Onwuamaeze, principal staff writer, on state of insecurity in Nigeria. Excerpt:
Newswatch: What is the implication of the recent bomb blast incident masterminded by Boko Haram for the national security?
Odita: Well the issue of Boko… Continue
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•Says PDP zoning must be reviewed
From MODESTUS CHUKWULAKA, Abuja Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Elder Ken Emechebe is an engineer, a lawyer and a Christian leader. He is also a politician and was one of the founding leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State. Curiously, Emechebe practices all the vocations with relentless zeal. For instance, he has a flourishing law practice in Enugu while his engineering practice thrives in Lagos and Port… Continue
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