Opinion

Nigeria’s Senate dress code directive on Custom comptroller General as embarrassment and legislative rascality

NIGERIA’S SENATE DRESS CODE DIRECTIVE ON SUMMONED NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE (NCS) COMPTROLLER GENERAL (CG) AS LEGISLATIVE RASCALITY AND  NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM) is disturbed, agitated and condemns in strongest terms, the uncivilized, crude, undemocratic, petty, reckless, unparliamentary and legislative rascality conduct of the senate dress code summoning of the Comptroller General (CG) of ...

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“Fashi”ing Ambode

By Gani Kayode Balogun It is the world’s worst kept secret that both Tunde Fashola, immediate past governor of Lagos and current 3-in-1 Minister, and the incumbent governor, Akin Ambode, are not enamored with each other. But it was assumed that both men would at least collaborate, in the interest of Lagosians, in moving the state forward.

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Matters arising on Ngilari’s conviction

By Nelson Ekujumi Following the conviction to 5 years imprisonment of Mr. David Ngilari, a former governor of Adamawa state for abuse of procurement process by a court in Yola, Adamawa state presided over by Justice Musa, a disturbing development emanated from the judgement and this calls for urgent and exhaustive deliberations lest it be accepted as a provision of ...

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LAGOS, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND  SOCIAL HARMONY.

Lateef Raji  It is worrisome that a sprawling metropolis of Lagos status, that attained mega city status 10 years back, is still bogged down by such anti social behavior like street trading, illegal creation of bus stops, cart pushing and the intractable menace of Okada riders who defied all existing rules except the ones it made. These activities give Lagos ...

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WE’LL SEND AREGBESOLA BACK TO LAGOS: An Insane And Irresponsible Statement

By Inwalomhe Donald The statement credited to Alhaji Fatai Oyedele that we will send Aregbesola back to Lagos in the Punch Newspaper of 27th February, 2017 page12 is a short-sighted and misguided statement that lacks dignity and respect for the truth in Osun State

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IGNORANCE/MISCHIEF AGAINST BUHARI’S PRESIDENCY

By Nelson Ekujumi It was the Holy Bible in Hosea 4:6 which asserts that “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”, which can be literally interpreted to read that “My people are destroyed because they are ignorant”. If there is a societal malaise pervasively ravaging the Nigerian polity, it is ignorance which has contributed in no small measure to ...

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Tatalo Alamu: On the nobility of selfless struggle-The life and times of Alfred Ilenre

There are some passages which make the bones to creak and rumble with intimations of mortality. There are some deaths that ignite speculations about the promise of the past and of a great future firmly behind. Some passages speak to the utter despondency of the times, and the needless waste of priceless human assets.With the death of Alfred Ilenre last ...

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An Ex-Convict and A People Without Shame

By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú What is shame? Shame is a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. It is doing something that brings censure or reproach. Shame is a condition of humiliating disgrace or disrepute.

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Osun Is Under The Siege Of Disinformation

By Inwalomhe Donald There is a partial media blackout in the State of Osun. There is almost no reporting on positive developmental strides taken by Governor Rauf Aregbesola. Instead, the reports that make it to the media appears to be a huge smear campaign of Aregbesola’s character by paid ‘bloggers’, who use smear headlines like ‘Osun Pensioners IDP Camp’, ‘Islamizing ...

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On Persuasion, Dissent, and Conversion

By ‎ ‎ Wisdom Okoronkwo In our society today, it is almost commonplace to find the constant use of weak verbal attacks and rhetoric of physical violence; protesters and all with varying opinions debase language, which is powerful in expression of dissent. Although language (comprising of words) is dynamic and, based on ones’ interpretation of it, there are no “bad words” or ...

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