on APRIL 20, 2011 · · in VIEWPOINT
AN ideology is a general concept that informs collective understanding and focus for policy formulation, planning and implementation.
It is the philosophy that informs state and individual actions towards development. Ordinarily, the mention of ideology takes everyone’s mind to capitalism or socialism. This should not be so because it is not only capitalism or socialism that can develop a people.
It could be an ideology that… Continue
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Written by Maureen Chigbo Monday, 18 April 2011
Unemployment remains a major problem worldwide
Although global economic recovery is gaining strength, unemployment remains high in advanced economies, while new macroeconomic risks are building up in emerging market economies. According to World Economic Outlook, WEO, published by the International Monetary Fund, IMF, April 11, in advanced economies, the handoff from public to private demand is advancing, reducing concerns that… Continue
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Written by Dike Onwuamaeze Monday, 18 April 2011
In spite of the appointment of a new director-general, investors have not yet built enough confidence in the Nigerian Stock Exchange. This has continued to affect prices of stocks in the market
The decline in the fortunes of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, is continuing as its capitalisation has dipped by N449 billion in March. Its all share index also declined from 25,871.22 to 24,621.21 points between March 1 and March 31. It… Continue
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Written by Demola Abimboye Monday, 18 April 2011
Shareholders of Intercontinental Bank PLC want a Federal High Court to stop an underhand deal which will enable Access Bank to buy their bank for peanuts
The furore over the planned merger and acquisition of Intercontinental Bank PLC by Access Bank is deepening daily. And this week, April 20, 2011, Binta Murtala Nyako, a judge of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, will decide whether or not both banks are over-reaching the… Continue
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Written by Demola Abimboye Tuesday, 19 April 2011
It is unlikely that the governorship elections will hold this week in five states whose governors are in court fighting for their tenure to be extended to 2012
When voters turn out to decide who becomes governor in the various states on April 26, the electorate in five states – Bayelsa, Cross River, Kogi, Adamawa and Sokoto – are unlikely to perform this civic duty. This is because the Appeal Court, Abuja, adjourned ruling… Continue
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Written by Chris Ajaero Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Candidates of major political parties are set for the final battle for supremacy in the race for governorship seats in 27 states
Political quiz: Who will win the April 26, governorship election in each of the 27 of the 36 states of the federation where election will be held? This is the question that will be answered by eligible voters on that day of reckoning when they will go to the polls to elect 27 out of the array of 356… Continue
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By Femi Adesina (firstname.lastname@example.org, 08055001928) Friday, April 15, 2011
Bashorun Moshood Kasimawo Olawale Abiola, popularly known as M.K.O., was full of wisecracks, anecdotes and proverbs. One, which he used frequently after the annulment of the 12 June 1993 presidential election, which he won, was this: “If rape becomes inevitable, you better lie back and begin to enjoy it.”
I’ve always had, and still have problems with the logic of that ‘wisecrack’ by Abiola, which has the… Continue
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PUBLIC SPHERE By Onuoha Ukeh [email@example.com] Friday, April 15, 2011
One week after Nigerians went to the polls, to pick members of the National Assembly, what has been on the lips of the majority is that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has done well in organising the elections. And many are optimistic that the electoral body would do better in subsequent polls, if it would correct some lapses that were apparent in the exercise. It is only a pessimist… Continue
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By Duro Onabule (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, April 15, 2011
Amidst seeming total quiet and subterranean re-energising of political strategies by the two main contesting parties, Nigerians go out tomorrow for the election of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
For the first time in recent years, the contestants are most unsure of their chances-largely because of the shock of the results of National Assembly elections held last week. Both the ruling party and the… Continue
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By CHINELO AGINA Friday, April 15, 2011
•Gen Muhammadu Buhari(rtd)
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Gen Muhammadu Buhari(rtd)
Born December 14, 1942 in Katsina State.
Buhari served as the Federal Commissioner for Petroleum Resources in 1976 during the regime of former military head of state, Olusegun Obasanjo and in December 1983, he emerged as the 7th military head of state after a coup d’état which saw the overthrow of President… Continue
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By Ogunwale Nathaniel Abayomi Friday, April 15, 2011
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Sometime last year, a cabal kidnapped the Nigerian President, and literally extracted a ransom from the nation. And in one beautiful historical moment, we forsook our primordial ethnic leanings and spoke as Nigerians, insisting amongst other things that Goodluck Jonathan, the unassuming, ‘humble’ vice-president must automatically become… Continue
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By Sun News Publishing Friday, April 15, 2011
With last Saturday’s election into the Senate and the House of Representatives, in which the will of voters was fairly respected and upheld, Nigeria is on the verge of shedding the toga of a land where free and fair polls may never be possible.
The unenviable reputation was foisted on us by the quality of elections conducted in 2003, and 2007. They were believed to have been brazenly… Continue
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on APRIL 15, 2011 · · in VIEWPOINT BY FRED ONYEOZIRI
PRESIDENTIAL candidates are in the habit of promising heaven and earth. We must resist the temptation of choosing the candidates based on the list of promises they make. Rather, a more realistic approach in choosing presidential candidates is to look at the underlying attitudes or qualities which they have because it is these qualities that will determine how they will comport themselves while in office.
It is also these… Continue
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Written by Rotimi IgeThursday, 14 April 2011
Fashion, in Nigeria, in times past, had always been largely determined by the culture that was dominant in that particular area. However, things changed with the introduction… Continue
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Written by James Bwala Friday, 15 April 2011
Ali Modu Sheriff
Against expectations, the Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, lost his bid to return to the Senate during last Saturday’s National Assembly election. James Bwala writes on the factors that accounted for his loss.
A day before the National Assembly election in Borno State, not even a magician would have believed that Governor Ali Modu Sheriff would not make it to the Senate. The… Continue
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Sunday Oguntola 11/04/2011 00:00:00
Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Oyo Central, has to be grateful she has a father in former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Chief Richard Akinjide. But for her father’s solid backing and vigorous campaign, she would have lost out in the intense battle for the senatorial ticket. She came head-to-head with a formidable opponent in the Senate leader Teslim Folarin, a man of means and influence.… Continue
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Written by Oluwole Ige Monday, 04 April 2011
Before July, 2010, pregnant ladies were not allowed to participate in the one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The policy was meant to forestall avoidable emergency that may occur to the expectant mothers during the one month orientation programme, which entails some rigorous physical exercises.
Mounting pressures from some quarters, however, made the federal government to shift grounds on its… Continue
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Written by Rotimi Ige Monday, 04 April 2011
Children less than 18 years must be protected with their education and future guaranteed, without being subjected to harsh conditions of servitude.
Domestic servants, in most homes in Nigeria, have become a necessity of sorts with some families engaging the services of more than one house-boy or house-girl. In this report, Rotimi Ige, writes on the various ways in which they are treated and how the domestic… Continue
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By NKEM CHARLES Monday, April 04, 2011
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Just as birds of the same plumage fly together, certain phenomena work together in a society, either for its progress or in order to wreck it. The murderous “do-or-die” principle of politics, which was announced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007 and re-affirmed several times since then is a case in point.
Today, Nigeria’s politics is so deeply… Continue
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By Tunde Thompson Monday, April 04, 2011
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With the first round of general elections into the National and State Houses of Assembly over on Saturday and more to come, the points made in the concluding part of this contribution last Monday need to be re-emphasized here and now.
And they are: That with the maximum co-operation of the Presidency; the Independent National Electoral Commission… Continue
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