Opinion

RECORD: President Buhari’s Speech At The UN (2017)

The president of the United Nation’s General Assembly, Your Excellencies, Heads of States and governments, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. On behalf of the government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to preside over the 72nd session of the United Nations’ General Assembly. I also wish to express my country’s ...

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ASUU, The Academic Strike Union Of Universities!

By Fisayo Soyombo   Whenever the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) convenes a press conference, journalists can already reel off the top three agendas. One, strike. Two industrial action. Three, the downing of tools. Of course, the agendas are never written out this way, but whatever is up for discussion is all semantics. ASUU has become so boringly predictable ...

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Kenyan Youths Are Winning Elections, The Ones In Nigeria Are Daydreaming, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

  This is a story of two popular but dissimilar Cynthias. One recently earned her fame, the other has been around for a while. One is a politician, the other a musician. One symbolizes intellect and strength of character, the other is unmistakably a sex symbol. One is Kenyan, the other Nigerian. One is Cynthia Muge, the other Cynthia Morgan. ...

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Osun West Election: Is The Handwriting On The Wall?

With a clear margin of 31,364 votes, Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in yesterday’s Osun West Senatorial election has emerged as the winner and will be representing the people of Osun West in the senate. The younger brother to late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, whose death on April 23 made the senatorial seat vacant, scored 97,480 votes to defeat his ...

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JAMB 2017: Matters Arising-Reuben Abati

  I attended a meeting recently at the headquarters of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Bwari, Abuja: the post-2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination review meeting chaired by the JAMB registrar, Professor Ish-aq Oloyede. Participants included Professor Oloyede and his technical team, field officers and other staff, all the Chief External Examiners who supervised the 2017 UTME, across Nigeria, ...

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Igbo-haters, The Arewa Ultimatum And Our Nation

  Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is that this belief is shared not just by the generation that witnessed the war and its deadly consequences, but Igbos across all generations, including the millennials who have been socialized into ...

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In Defence of Titilayo Momoh- Reuben Abati

  On March 24, one Taiwo Titilayo Momoh attempted suicide at the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos. Both the police and concerned citizens rescued her from killing herself. The said Momoh was arraigned on April 21, at the Ebute Meta chief magistrate court on a one-count charge to wit: “That you, Titilayo Momoh on the 24th day of March 2017 at ...

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Workers’ Day: Unpaid Salaries And The Irony Of Our Constituted Authorities

Ayuba Wabba

Workers in Nigeria today join their counterparts in other nations of the world to celebrate International Workers’ Day. Workers day is a day set aside by countries across the world to celebrate their workers for their immense contributions to the success of government. Since no government can function without the labour force, therefore celebrating workers on a day like this ...

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