Harvests From Nigeria’s Global Economic Summit In New York

BY Garba Shehu On Thursday last week, the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum was held in Manhattan, New York in the middle of the most important international event of the year: the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Forum was enormously popular, attracting some 500 guests and delegates – almost double the expected number. While this resulted in a somewhat chaotic atmosphere at times, the …

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2023: What To Know Before Voting By E.d Adegoke

Certainly, people often argue that the government cannot provide for everyone. That’s a lie! The truth is that the state is responsible for providing everybody of working age with a job according to their ability and aptitude. A state has the necessary responsibility to feed, clothe and house all the people. And the deep truth is that nature has provided our country with the resources, …

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#NigeriaDecides2023# Could Be Decided In Places Where No Voting Can Occur

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu When it eventually occurred on 23 February 2019, Nigeria’s presidential election was not without suspense. North-east Nigeria, home to a counter-civilizational insurgency for over a decade, was a natural location for incidents. In 2019 it did not disappoint a country in which the things that can happen in elections often defy both logic and the laws of physics. Geidam is a …

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On Collision Course and Its Conversation on Healing by Yinka Olatunbosun

Just name it: Racism. Apartheid. Police Brutality. All these socio-political problems have roots in the oppression of the other. In every civilised society, such oppression is met by resistance. And the resistance may well become a movement.  The 2020 EndSARS protest in Nigeria gave the historical context to the 2021 movie now on Netflix, which is titled Collision Course. A Bolanle Austen-Peters’ Production, it represents …

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Britain, Take Your Knee Off Our Necks; Nigerians Can No Longer Breathe By Peter Omonua

Britain, Nigeria is lying prostrate under your weight, it is choking and can no longer breathe. We are aware you have always been the enabler of Fulani, even now as they ravage southern and Middle Belt Nigeria. Nigerians also know that when you pretend to promote good governance, you actually profit from ineptitude in our governance structure. You seek for misgovernance because a stable and …

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NCC deploys 84 IT projects to assist persons with disabilities

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has deployed 84 assistive Information Technology projects at different locations in Nigeria to support people with special needs while supporting policies that enable disadvantaged members of the society to live a more qualitative life. “The E-Accessibility project seeks to meet the ICT needs of persons living with disabilities in Nigeria by providing ICT tools, assistive technologies, training, and Internet provision in …

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Jerry Eze: From Umuahia To The World On Prayer And Tech

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma “What God cannot do does not exist.” Quod erat demonstradum (QED) in mathematics.Jerry Eze is the demonstration of that which his statement seeks to prove. From the relative backwaters of Umuahia technologically, Pastor Jerry Eze has become the number one prayer warrior online globally. Worldwide? Yes, indeed.Jerry Uchechukwu Eze, 40, is an up-by-the-bootstraps apostle of the gospel of Jesus …

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Peter Obi: As Tough As Nails By Chuks Iloegbunam

Sitting inside his Apapa, Lagos, office, one day, just the two of us, and holding lighthearted conversation, Peter Obi suddenly said that he would forever be grateful to Onyechi Ikpeazu. Why did he say that? I didn’t put the question to him. All the time the suit to claim his stolen electoral mandate was in the courts, there was no day we met without discussing …

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2023 Elections And The Future Of Nigeria’s Democracy: A Discussant’s View

By Prof Victor U. Chukwuma The title of this essay is the theme of the 2022 TheNiche Annual Lecture held at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan Lagos, on September 8, 2022, in which I participated as one of the four discussants. Presently, in this article, I invite your company as I share my thought on the theme before the Lecture. The theme of the TheNiche Annual Lecture …

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Peter, You Are Nothing But A LIAR By Femi Fani-Kayode

The name of the individual whose whatssap message you publicised on your mendacious and childish video, which I have posted here, is one Powell Glad Legbe who is not only an Igbo but also a racist, hate-filled reprobate and delusional delinquent who despises the Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani and Ijaw and who is close to you. That is why you covered his name and did not …

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(Opinion) The OBIdents, The Jagaban And The Icarus Syndrome

By Femi Fani-Kayode I admire and respect the energy and passion of the Obidients and like I said in an earlier write-up titled “Who Are These Obidients?”, I believe that they wish to effect a social and political revolution which those of us in the larger political parties have to be very wary of. I also believe that if they stay together and don’t run …

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The Nigerian Relevance Of Queen Elizabeth By Dakuku Peterside

A critical chapter in the history of the British Empire was closed on Thursday, September 8, 2022, and a new one opened. Queen Elizabeth 11 died at her holiday home in Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her over 70-year-old reign on the British throne meant no monarch reigned longer than her in more than a thousand years of British history. No other head of state today is as …

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At The Peter Obi Event In New York

By Sonala Olumhense As a Nigerian with considerable interest in public affairs, the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s Hilton Midtown Hotel, the venue of “Afro-Economics & Government Policy: A Conversation with Governor Peter Obi,” was my destination last Sunday. The engagement followed others in the United States, some of which had been mismanaged by local organisers who chose to charge a gate fee. Not …

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Ethnic Profiling And 2023 Campaigns By Emeka Duru

Ethnic profiling is unfortunately dictating the tempo of 2023 campaigns. Less than three weeks to the official flag-off of the 2023 presidential campaigns, signs of what to come are becoming clearer. And indeed, disturbing! Nigerians may be in for a rough deal, perhaps, worse than they are having, if the morning, as they say, tells the day. Mudslinging and ethnic recriminations may dominate public engagements, …

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Yoruba Nation: From Dream To Nightmare By Taju Tijani

When the self-determination train was on full steam, there was no titanic clash of convictions, what was visible was the resolute belief that the Yoruba nirvana was at close reach. Omo Yoruba Ile Ya rented the air!!  The ‘aha’ moment of the Yoruba nation is gone. That universal euphoria for a separate homeland for the Yoruba is now buried under the sea. The enthusiasm, the …

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Gorbachev, Nigeria And Hard Choices By Dakuku Peterside

A significant chapter of global history was closed on August 30, 2022. On that day, an equally substantive champion of reforms passed and bequeathed us a mixed assessment of his contribution to the new world order. Mikhail Gorbachev is that man. He was not alone in this powerful club. His best-known contemporaries were Ronald Reagan of the USA and Margaret Thatcher of the UK. They were not ideological soulmates …

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