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Tribute To Professor Ali Al’amin Mwalimu Mazrui(24 February 1933-13 October 2014).  By Jibo Nura

It was early morning of 13 October 2014 that Adamu Ladan; the Station Manager of Freedom Radio Kaduna sent me a text message that broke the news of the passing away of Prof. Ali Al’amin Mwalimu Mazrui. When I read the text, two things came to my mind. First, was the loss of my excellent teacher, mentor and highly inspirational person. Second, was the disappointment that I suffered from His Excellency, Governor Sule Lamido on inviting Prof. Mazrui to “Jigawa international African leadership summit 2014”, which I was trying to organize. Details

 

If Nigerians Can So Can Americans Conquer Ebola Hysteria. By Farouk Martins Aresa

If United States banned travelers from Africa, they cannot ban Americans traveling back and forth. Even if they ban Americans from coming back home from Africa, they cannot ban those in Africa that travel to other parts of the world before going home. If they locked up the borders, Americans will still travel out on business to other continents. The only option left is for other continents to isolate Africa. Even then, more deadly Flu or bird virus travels without passports. Details

 

 

 

Only Authorized Home Healthcare For Ebola. By Farouk Martins Aresa

This writer is one of those against Home Healthcare for Ebola patients until a Liberian student nurse proved us wrong. As hospitals rejected her four relatives, her home treatment of deadly Ebola accomplished three survivals. Even more important was her homemade plastic garbage bags turned into Tyvek suits, regular local food, bleach and clean water with sugar and little salt.  Details

 

Senators Sekibo, Saleh; IBB and Nigeria Military. By Max Gbanite

I do not envy former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR, Mni; Notwithstanding his status as a former leader of our great country, and a man that is so much concerned about the unity and indissolubility of this country, I feel concerned about the verdict of posterity and the wicked debasement of his legacy by elements of some neophytes within the political class. Details

 

USA: Encourage Local Food & Water To Stop The Spread Of Ebola. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Why has Ebola epidemic overwhelmed Doctors-Without-Borders? There is a contradiction even with the best of intention that food and water must be sourced from donors. The United States Military deployed to Liberia with its capacity for humanitarian aid can learn from it. Local food production and water (ORS) must be freely available in health centers to encourage and attract people to stay before Ebola epidemic is contained. It is one of the reasons Nigeria succeeded. Details

 

Time To Stop The Tragedy Of Building Collapse. By Theophilus Ilevbare

Every building contractor should be duly registered for easy tracking and punishment should there be a reoccurrence. It is as tragic as the structural failure in itself that the issues of building collapses in Nigeria are hardly ever taken seriously by the government or the relevant law enforcement agents.

Contrary to what many think, building collapses are not natural disasters except in cases of earthquake, hurricane or tornadoes. The incidents in Nigeria are manmade and therefore avoidable. Details

 

Impact Of Social Media On Nigeria Youth. By Fabinu IbidapoDapson Ibidapo

Thus, the advent of the social media has increased the capacity of the youth to participate in governance.  In a similar vein, social media assists in bringing to the open various societal ills. For instance, it is through this platform that the October 6, 2013 killing of some students of the University of Port Harcourt, Aluu, was exposed. The current ‘bring our girls back’ campaign is another instance where the youth has sufficiently relied on the platform of the social media to solve societal problems. Details

 

Nigeria: A Religious Country Or Secular State?" By Wulumba Iliya Jatau

Away from the law, Christian religious studies (CRS) and Islamic religious studies (IRS) are still part of the curriculum of our formal institutions, especially in primary and secondary schools. The fusion of religion and our legal system and its incorporation in our formal institutions robes Nigeria of some of the features of a Secular State. No doubt, Nigeria has not adopted any religion as a state religion but that alone is not enough to qualify it as a Secular State as there is more to the concept of a Secular State than not having a state religion. At best, Nigeria can only be described as a multi-religious state or country. Details

 

Our Police Rot Or Shine From The Head Down. By Farouk Martins Aresa

We cannot forget that people got killed from refusing to give police blooded twenty naira. The few that dared challenged them or drivers and conductors that complained of double payments got shot at, and some of them died. It became life and death issue. Some of the police claimed they had to pay to be posted there, others went as far as the House that Oga at the Top collect their own share. When salaries are not paid, bribe is what they used to feed their families. Details

 

If Police Kills Innocent Nigerian - Risk Jungle Justice. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Nigerian police were so lawless, they would kill for twenty naira. Words like anger do spread. Situation has changed and spread from big cities. People just get fed up of being abused for no reason. Any police that kills an innocent civilian in broad day light faces the risk of being lynched on the spot by the mob these days. Call it decency fatigue. However, courageous market women have turned against those throwing tires on hungry people stealing food and petty cash. Details

 

Poverty Dropped From 62 To 33 Percent In Voodoo Economy. By Farouk Martins Aresa

For whia? These Voodoo economists are like opposite adversaries in the judicial system. You can get an economist to support whatever position you want. By the time they calculate their Gross Domestic Product GDP, Net Domestic Product and National Domestic Product NDP, they always come up with some fancy numbers to impress us. We are the one feeling the pinch and we knew when Adebo raised wages, when Udoji raised wages and when Obasanjo raised wages. Details

 

The Way To Alafin Of Oyo’s Pocket To London Is Love. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Looking at Alafin of Oyo with his four younger wives on vacation in London was interesting. He looked gallant and refreshed with young bloods around him. Whoever thinks he can satisfy all those young women at that age must be kidding. The sex is not the important aspect of that type of relationship, his favorite is the one he thinks cares and loves him most. On the other hand, she may be the one waiting for him to kick the bucket. Details

 

Boko Haram Sponsors: Beyond Stephen Davis’ Revelation. By Theophilus Ilevbare

Dr Davis alleged that prominent politicians are the chief sponsors of Boko Haram and that they channel their fund through the CBN so it appears to be legal. The official in charge of the transactions, Davis alleged, currently works in the currency operations division of the CBN. One would think the President would order security operatives to swoop on the CBN official and the two other accused persons. Hell no! Not here. The presidency would rather regard Davis’ exposé as an attempt to bring down the Goodluck Jonathan government. Details

 

Ebola Virus Infection, What Nigerians Should Know. By Professor Stephen K. Odaibo

Ebola virus has the propensity to become a pandemic infection like the bubonic plague of the 14th century that killed nearly 200 million people in Europe. Nigeria must rapidly transform from third to first world after the order of Lee KuanYew of Singapore. Nigeria must increase her health budget allocation to 15% of the National  Annual budget according to WHO recommendation otherwise ebola infection will remain a sporadic infection in the subsahara Africa for a very long time to come. Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

Yet another open letter to Lt-General T. Y. Danjuma [GAMJI WRITER]

Sir, the central principle in all this is simple and clear. As I said in my last letter to you, even a one-eyed man can see that Suntai is not in a fit state of mind to govern his household, never mind a whole state, since his tragic plane crash. As a result many, including newspapers like The Nation (September 19) have called on him to “step aside.”

Such calls are unfair to the man because it is as clear as daylight that he is not a man of his own mind. But then those who choose to pretend otherwise are equally not being fair to the man. Clearly they are merely manipulating his illness to pursue their political agenda to the detriment of his health and his family’s peace of mind. Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA  A tale of two ladies

 

If there is one clergy in this country who is not afraid to speak truth to power, he is Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, the long retired Catholic Archbishop of Lagos. In an interview in the September 27 edition of Saturday New Telegraph, the man lived up to his billing when he declared that President Goodluck Jonathan does not deserve a second term and that “CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) leadership today is zero.”  Details

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Why Jonathan met PDP governors

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Nine issues around Buhari

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Obasanjo and Jonathan: is it really too late? (II)

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As Ali Mazrui joins ‘Hereafter’

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Gowon: 80 years young

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Ebola: What Is The Risk Of Catching It On A Flight?

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Jonathan, Desperation And The Chibok Girls’ Debacle

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Stop Ebola At The Source

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Never Wrestle With A Pig…

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OBJ: Gritty Maverick Takes Centre Stage Again!

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Nigeria and its Human Rights Commission

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Jonathan, Interrogate These Ratings

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An Agenda for the 2015 Campaigns

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New Eagles’ technical crew meets on game plan

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NFF negotiates sponsorship for foreign coach

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Looking for Nigeria's Sesame Street

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Some persons have criticized me of repeating the same story over again, that may be true but certainly I have no apologies because the truth is that if we were what we ought to be then I probably would have resorted to doing something else. We refuse to listen, so I repeat the message, I change the tempo, I change the direction, I vary the stand but the message remains largely the same that we have a problem and we need to solve our problems. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria: The Cost Of Boko Haram War: The Conquered Territory

Recently, the Catholic Church of Nigeria, through its Director of Social Communication, Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Gideon Obasogie, cried out over the onslaught of insurgents, which had forced Catholics to flee from many communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The church complained that Boko Haram had effectively taken over and remains in control of Gwoza, Magadali, Michika, Gulak, Shuwa, and Bazza, as well as all villages surrounding them. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON My encounter with the stripped taxi driver in Abuja

Being a Nigerian requires a tricky trait; there is a distinction to being a Nigerian and being in Nigeria. The Nigerian big man makes a law, those in Nigeria proceeds immediately to look for a way to break the law, exploring loopholes and escape clauses. Ordinary Citizens would do it their own way, they will jump queues on no excuse, they will do u-turns on an expressway, stop in the middle of the road to say hello to a long lost friend without parking...correct them, and they will abuse your dog. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria: Leaving it to God since...1960

So, while the flag glowed in the blazing sun, and I remain an unrepentant optimist yet a cautious one about the Nigeria dream, while I ate my Sallah meat till my tooth ached, and though I still expect the main Sallah meat from you, I reflected that on the 1st October there was no flag flying hoisted anywhere around Nigeria’s foremost Independence Square—The Tafawa Balewa Square, could it be that, we equally left that to God…while we bicker on whether to eat Sallah ram together as a nation, one wonders when we will get it right—Only time will tell Details

 

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