Opinion

Aregbesola: Saint or Sinner?

By ERASMUS IKHIDE State of Osun has come off the perennial phase of delayed salary payment at the tail of last year. It was cheering news for the people of the state and the government.

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“Journalists hang out” rules the airwaves

By Benson Idonije Journalists’ Hang Out programme session Nigerian television stations aired a lot of local content in 2016 that provided the desired variety for their various target audiences. Some of them offered news as it broke; some generated entertainment in live action; others treated audiences to movies and documentaries. But perhaps, the production that stood out like the Northern ...

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Trump, Fayose and the Future of Nigeria, by Sunshine Anifowose

In the words of Toba Beta, a renowned Indonesian Writer and Economist, Men hear loud voices, but they listen to strong words.   The November 9th 2016 Presidential elections in the United States of America won by an astute business man, Donald Trump has proved that today, the political parlance is geometrically progressing into a state where the electorates listens ...

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Osun pension protest: Separating facts from fiction

By Dr Adewale Bolorunduro Currently, the pension bill of the State of Osun is about N600 million monthly, the highest in the southwestern states (except Lagos). The reasons are:

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Ondo Varsity Expels 4, Suspends 16 Others Over Gross Misconduct, Exam Mal-practice

The Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa have announced the expulsion of four students for gross misconduct.

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Sustaining Development In A Recession – The Case Of Osun

At a period when most narratives point to ‘The Recession’ as an excuse for the crippling growth/performance across various governments, the story of the State of Osun presents a refreshing perspective as to how, against all odds, concise people-centered development is possible.

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Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message to Nigerians

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation.

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SERAP asks EFCC to probe missing N500m Chibok safe school funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has petitioned Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) requesting him to “urgently begin a thorough, transparent and effective investigation into allegation that N500 million Safe School funds for Chibok girls, commissioned by former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to rebuild the Government Girls School in Chibok, is missing and ...

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Of Bauchi State, Resignations and false heroisms

Ibrahim Mubarak Farouq It is no longer news that the Bauchi State Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Shehu Ningi recently resigned his position.

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Sports Tourism as Catalyst for Economic Development: Lessons from Lagos State

By Olanrewaju Akojede, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) When Governor Akinwunmi Ambode assumed office on May 29, 2015, he promised to further develop the economy of the state on three principal sectors’ sports, tourism and entertainment.

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