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PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

Radio Biafra and the Biafran Narratives

[GAMJI WRITER]

The most common Biafran narrative among non- Igbos is that of a people who tried to secede from Nigeria. This is a fact of history. But it is also a narrative that is cast in the simplistic binary of the ‘good guys’ versus the ‘bad guys’. Since history is usually written from the perspective of the winners, the ‘good guys’ in this narrative are those who were on the federal side while the ‘bad guys’ are those who were on the Biafran side. Details

 

America's Leahy Law And Its Hypocrisy. By Muhammad Al-Ghazali

Even before President Buhari's visit to Washington last week, it was apparent that Nigeria was at the mercy of the law authored by the ranking Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy, which prohibits the sale of American military hardware to nations whose forces are alleged to have committed serious human rights abuses in various theatres of operation across the world. That means that at a critical moment in our history, the defence of our dear nations are to be determined by factors beyond our direct control. We must go on bent knees before prospective weapons suppliers for the critical arms required to defend ourselves. It is a collective national tragedy. It is a price we are compelled to pay for the criminal neglect of our military industrial complex by successive regimes for more than five decades. Details

 

Can We Be Great Again? By Mustapha Ismail Alhassan

In my observation, it is simple we have committed all seven of the  social sins postulated by Gandhi, and we are left behind by nations of the world, just recently Nigeria was placed in the 110th position out of the 143 countries polled in the Global Innovation Index report released in Sydney, Australia. Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Sweden topped this year’s Global Innovation Index. Details

 

The Age of Unreason. By Malam Ali Garba

There are many idle ‘professionals’ in the eco-system that have raised hyperbole and jargon to the level of an art – it is better to confuse the audience than to admit ignorance.  These idle people try to provide explanation and a way out for this ‘mutual death wish’ situation.  Like the Ajino Moto Economists of the last two decades, these ‘professionals’, are essentially bystanders with no commercial or intellectual engagement with the market. Details

 

Basketmouth, Fela Durotoye, Funmi Iyanda, Others Deserve National Awards. By Kofoworola Ayodeji

The Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was recently honoured by the United States Congress for his huge contributions to music and political activism ynaija.com/afrobeat-legend-fela-kuti-us-congress/. I received the news with mixed feelings— excitement on one end and anger on the other. I was excited because the music legend was remembered and recognised even years after his death— that’s superb! But again, I was heart-broken that Nigeria as a country does not admire and celebrate her own sons and daughters (both young and old) who have demonstrated uncommon excellence in their areas of interest. Details

 

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

Aregbesola’s predicament

[GAMJI WRITER]

No doubt Aregbesola is one of the country’s most controversial governors, not least because he was among the first governors to adopt a state flag and state anthem and, even more controversially, he was the first to declare the first day in the Muslim calendar a public holiday in his state in 2012, probably because it has the largest proportion of Muslims among the South-Western states. That declaration alone has since made him a marked man among non-Muslims in a state famous for producing at least two of the country’s leading Pentecostal pastors. And not even his attempt to assuage Christian hurt by building what PUNCH called a “misguided church project”, in its editorial of January 21, last year, changed the minds of some powerful opposition elements in their determination to deny him a second term in August last year. Details

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Multiple Levies At The Aviation Industry

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Amnesty window for Boko Haram

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World Bank’s $2.1bn fund to rebuild the North East

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Lifting the ban on textile imports

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Same-sex relationship cannot be a universal value

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No to subsidy for pilgrims

TOP STORIES

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Breaking: Dogara announces Gbajabiamila as House Leader

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US gave Buhari names of oil thieves –Source

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After 7 Hours of Intense Grilling, EFCC Releases Bukola Saraki's Wife

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One of Jonathan’s ministers stole $6bn, Oshiomhole says

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We only stopped Patience Jonathan from being driven to tarmac –FAAN

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Akpabio emerges Senate minority leader


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FG Reverses JAMB's Policy on Admission

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Troops repel B'Haram attacks on Borno town

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2015 Hajj: Commission allays fear over new Visa Rule

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Buhari writes to Saraki, seeks confirmation of Service Chiefs

FROM THE STATES

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Pressure Mounts On Niger Governor To Probe Aliyu

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120 gangsters, others in Kaduna court

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Buhari appoints Paul Boroh as N/Delta Amnesty coordinator

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Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II Dies at 85

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29 Killed in Boko Haram Attack on Borno Village

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Church of Nigeria will not allow same sex marriage, says bishop

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Borno: 29 killed in fresh Boko Haram attack

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

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Customs Seals Rice Importers' Premises, Warehouses over N23bn Duty Evasion

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Report Reveals Access to Capital, Others as Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs

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Visa Pledges to Tackle ATM Fraud in Nigeria

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‘How inaction delayed split of NNPC under Jonathan’

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NERC moves against non-performing power generation plants

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Customs seals off Stallion, others over alleged N23.6b debt

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Nigeria’s external trade drops to $26.74 billion

POLITICS

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Lasun: I won’t resign as deputy speaker

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Buhari, APC Reps meeting deadlocked

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NASS CRISIS: Gainers, Losers

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Senate Passes Vote Of Confidence In Saraki, Ekweremadu

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Hope rises for peaceful House

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Publish Jonathan’s Handover Note, Reps Dare Buhari

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Senate committees: Court rejects moves to stop Saraki

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I’ve learnt my lessons for good – Alamieyeseigha

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First 100 days is supposed to be honeymoon for Buhari, says Tinubu

ARTICLES

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The Role of the People in Anti-corruption War

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Is The Economist Stupid?

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The Case For Solid Minerals Development

bullet Towards Attaining The Promised Change: Suggestion For Mr President
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Bailout Commendable But...

bullet Jonathan’s Men As New ‘Prisoners Of War’

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Keshi’s Lawsuit: ‘NFF’s Got Other Things To Worry About’

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NFF Cancels Chartered Flight Plans for Dream Team

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‘Why Nigerian players are not getting offers in European transfer market’

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Have we paid our legislators and Senators their salaries?

[GAMJI WRITER]

In Plateau State, one of the first activities of the State governor was to travel to Brazil—reason: to rest. Before that a group of political elites went to Obudu on a cruise, anyway before you loose my drift—The government before it, did same. While that was going on, my friend El-Rufai in Kaduna was getting accolades for slashing his salary by half, something the President has since done too. Details

 

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