FRIDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2011 00:00 NIGERIAN COMPASS Continue
I am sure that I speak for the 149 million Nigerians when I respectfully request Mr President, to please give us light. The generator culture has completely taken over our lives with all kinds of fatal consequences. Generators are a financial and socio-economic drain. They are also an environmental nightmare through the incessant pollution. If used carelessly may be killers too. Last weekend there was a report of yet another…
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L-R: Ohumaegbulem, Jeboda-Aderonke, Ezennaya
Though they may not have magical powers, they have decided to predict the future. Pupils from various schools have come to a conclusion on who should become Nigeria’s next president. In this interview with Motunrayo Aboderin, they not only disclose their choice, but also their expectations from the incoming president. With just a few months to the next presidential election, the… Continue
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By Editorial Board Friday, 25 Feb 2011
IN an incident that bespeaks increasing lawlessness among commercial motorcyclists in Lagos, some operators recently went on the rampage, burning down two buses belonging to the state’s Bus Rapid Transit Scheme. They also damaged four others in a clash with officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority over the death of a motorcyclist. The late rider, who was said to be running away from LASTMA men bent on arresting him for contravening… Continue
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By The International Crisis Group. Friday, 25 Feb 2011
The April general elections – if credible and peaceful – will reverse the degeneration of the country the return to civilian rule in 1999, yield more representative and legitimate institutions and restore faith in a democratic trajectory. Anything similar to the 2007 sham, however, could deepen the vulnerability of West Africa’s largest country to conflict, further alienate citizens from the political elite and reinforce violent… Continue
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Friday, 25 February 2011
During the verification exercise, I went out with three names (mine and those of two relatives). Two of us registered in the same registration station, while the third person registered at another station. I went to the latter first.
I had thought the names would be arranged alphabetically, so that I could just check and confirm them. But the arrangement was different. The lady in charge was holding printed/laminated sheets of paper, each of which… Continue
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Friday, 25 February 2011
ANY national economy is mul-tidimensional and any attempt to proffer solutions to one or more of the problems of the economy must be eclectic, integrated and ramified, be it solution to the educational problem(s); to the agricultural problem(s); to the problems in the water resources and other sectors of the economy.
It is a fundamental and a common problem to all sectors of the Nigerian economy that all the sectors depend, by far, more on imported… Continue
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Friday, 25 February 2011
INEC AND OGUN PDP NOMINATIONSTHE general expectation is that the 2011 elections will correct the unfavourable impressions created by the disgraceful conduct of the 2007 polls. What has, however, become apparent is that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has a lot to do if it is to conduct elections that will meet
local and international expectations. Its handling of two vital stages in the electoral process has so far inspired little if… Continue
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Written by Tunde Ogunesan and Rotimi IgeFriday, 25 February 2011
In this report,Tunde Ogunesan and Rotimi Ige ask some Nigerians if revolution can ever happen in Nigeria.
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Written by Yetunde Ogunbode Friday, 25 February 2011
THE greatest desire of every human being is development. No one prays and hopes to be stagnant. We all crave to move a step higher from our initial position to another. Inasmuch as we yearn for development as human beings, the development of a nation is also very imperative and in order to make this a reality, world leaders in 2000 adopted Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The MDGs provide concrete, numerical… Continue
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BY BISI OLAWUNMI Friday, February 18, 2011
Nigeria’s relentless push for war in Ivory Coast with regard to the presidential election crisis in that country is getting curiouser and curiouser. It is beginninog to smack of the sympathizer who is crying more than the bereaved. Informed public opinion needs to be brought to dissuade the Federal Government from this path of perfidy.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by its chairman, President Goodluck… Continue
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THE consumer is king. Bankers are seeing the other side of kingly consumers. Some bank debtors are refusing to meet their obligations. They are not even willing to enter the normal banker-client negotiations on terms of redeeming the situation.
Before the 14 August 2009 intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria, how bankers and their clients managed their debts was shrouded in utmost confidentiality. None of the parties was complaining, though some of the banks were straining under the… Continue
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PUBLIC SPHERE By Onuoha Ukeh [firstname.lastname@example.org] Friday, February 25, 2011
With 35 days to April 2, when the general elections would begin, nothing seems to matter in the country any more. At present, the preoccupation of government, at the state and federal levels, as well as politicians, in or out of office, are politics and politicking. For them, other things can wait, while they… Continue
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Aisha Bello, winner, 2009 Nigeria Next Super Model WITH JOSFYN UBA email@example.com 08023423969 Friday, February 25, 2011
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Aisha Bello, like many other young girls, had not only wallowed in ignorance, but also had their dreams of becoming models locked up in a kind of closet. Until mother luck opened the doors for the…
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By Duro Onabule (firstname.lastname@example.org) Friday, February 25, 2011
It could not be true that South-East political leaders gave President Goodluck Jonathan an ultimatum to ensure re-zoning of the national chairmanship of their Peoples Democratic Party to South-East or risk losing Igbo votes in the coming presidential elections. These South-East leaders must be risking so much of their integrity, unless of course… Continue
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By Femi Adesina.(email@example.com, 08055001928). Friday, February 25, 2011
Ondo State has been agog in the past few days, as the Olusegun Mimiko administration marks two years in office. Yes, it’s already 24 months since the usurper, Olusegun Agagu, was kicked out by the Court of Appeal, and a purloined mandate was restored to the original winner. Continue
Today, I have come to salute a man they call the Iroko. Mimiko the Iroko. What a rhyme! Do you know the Iroko tree? Steady,…
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By ‘Robert Obioha Friday, February 18, 2011
In a country where life expectancy is 47 years, it is a great achievement for one to attain the golden age of 50 years. In Nigeria where citizens struggle for the basic necessities of life like good roads, water, food, shelter, health electricity, transportation and others, it is indeed a miracle for one to reach this great milestone.
I have known Oyeweso for decades. Our meeting was not in any way scheduled. It was one of the… Continue
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•Onyekachi Onyekwere, a former senator and political affairs analyst in the first part of a thought-provoking assessment urges Igbo politicians to be more circumspect and not allow themselves to be used against one another for others’… Continue
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Hardball 23/02/2011 00:00:00
Nothing indicates that the deal President Goodluck Jonathan is anxious to strike with the North will be done soonest. For reasons only the North can fully explain, it still prefers to take the presidency in the April 2011 election, and stay in office for only one term of four years, than wait for 2015 and possibly secure two terms in office. Perhaps they fear that when 2015 comes the mood in the country could be against power rotating to the North. If the mood… Continue
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BY ABRAHAM OJO
Indeed, they are masters of the game. And the game is spreading rumour and mudslinging. This act of the opposition has lent credence to the belief by decent people that indeed “politics is a dirty game”.
And these perpetrators are adept at using the machinery of propaganda to perpetrate the dastardly act to the detriment of the entire society.
This captures what happened in Ibadan penultimate Thursday when a rumour made the rounds that the government has… Continue
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Written by Solomon Imohiosen Wednesday, 23 February 2011
The Nigerian political space is agog with preparations for the April 2011 general election. The usual tantrums, side swipes and all manner of sublime and ridiculous political statements from candidates, have taken the centre stage.
Most interestingly, the newspaper headlines are competing for attention from Nigerians with such banner headlines as: “Presidential Campaign: Jonathan silent on Jos crisis”; “Nobody should… Continue
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