The Corporate Governance And Crisis Communication Web At FCMB

By Chido Nwakanma Two matters stand out in the FCMB saga. One is the issue of ethics and corporate governance. The other is the collateral damage to the bank’s corporate reputation and image.Memes and videos are mocking the institution. Others have spoofs of their pay-off, turning it from “FCMB, My Bank and I”, to “FCMB, Your Wife and I.”There is also the matter of the …

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The Guest, Coro, Didn’t Come To Play, By Azu Ishiekwene

I was a fool for months making all sorts of patriotic/nationalistic arguments that led nowhere. Until the shocking and devastating deaths of a few close friends and my son’s close shave reminded me that in a dangerous and uncertain world, self-care is the highest expression of love for others: Use your face mask, avoid crowds, wash your hands with soap and running water, use multivitamins …

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Here It Is, Dads: Your 2021 New Year’s Resolution

By Kara Alaimo (CNN)Dads, I have a New Year’s resolution for you. It’s no secret that the pandemic has left many moms feeling stressed, besieged and utterly on their own. In surveys, moms say this is because they’ve been left to handle most of the burden and logistics of caring for and educating out-of-school kids — even when working full time themselves. Dads, next year, …

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From 1st to 3rd World: The USA Trump Would Bequeath to Biden

By Magnus Onyibe,  When Donald J Trump’s tumultuous presidency ends on January 20, 2021, he would be handing over to president-elect, Joseph R Biden, a United States of America (USA), that has degenerated from first to third world. That is remarkable because the trend has always been for a country to move from third to first world as reflected by the case of Singapore, the …

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The Trap Buhari Created

By Simon Abah This president refuses to be a champion, needed to enhance the change mantra of his party. He missed a golden chance to speak to Nigerians on the state of the nation when he was given the opportunity by the Federal Parliament (House of Representatives). This president behaved like the proverbial blind leading the blind and denying that they are blind. And if …

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Purposeful Leadership: Why Nasarawa’ll Continue to Grow From Strength to Strength

By Ali Abare Since the creation of the state on October 1, 1996, various administrations have played their parts with the singular objective of bringing development to Nasarawa State, which was carved out of the old Plateau State, by the military regime of the late General.Sani Abacha. Indeed, beginning from the first civilian administration in the state in 1999, under the leadership of Distiguished Senator …

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Long road to corruption-free judiciary

In his role as Convener, Fight Against Corruption in the Judiciary (FIACIJ), Mr Bayo Akinlade is familiar with the judiciary’s corruption problem. In a November 9 article, “Corruption and delays at the Federal High Court, Lagos” Akinlade laid most of the blame at the feet of his constituency: lawyers. The former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikorodu Branch Chairman chronicled one aspect of the problem with …

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Buhari Makes a Hero of Jonathan – Sonala Olumhense

On March 31, 2015, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan conceded his re-election contest by telephone. The man who took that call and received the happy news, General Muhammadu Buhari, was stunned but overjoyed: there would be no period of massive anxiety or turmoil, as is the case in most Nigerian elections. Mr. Jonathan had run an awful administration, which boosted the Buhari campaign and energised his …

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Guerrilla Journalism: Book By Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Sports & Youth Dev. Minister

By Razaq Ivori Guerrilla Journalism is a compelling personal narrative of how Sunday Dare and his colleagues frontally defied anti-media military laws in Nigeria by adopting hitherto unknown tactics to continue to report political events. From the vantage position of a first person, Dare provides terrific insights into how it all came together and why in the face of grave danger, a group of journalists …

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Buhari’s unholy romance with Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari’s romance with Niger Republic has become an affront to the national interest of Nigeria. When he was sworn-in as an elected president in 2015 he went to Mamadou Issoufou’s presidential palace in Niamey, Niger Republic, to celebrate. They gave him the reception of a conquering Fulani warlord: a white horse and sword. I found that curious. How can a Nigerian leader celebrate …

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THE FASCIST LIBERAL/LEFT AND THOSE THAT HATE DONALD TRUMP (PART 2)

Chief Femi Fani-Kayode The fact of the matter is that members of the fascist liberal left have no tolerance for different views and they have mainly been brainwashed and misled by the local and international media and those that control them. If you make one pro-Trump comment on Nigerian social or traditional media you will be met with one hundred well-orchestrated and choreographed insults from …

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Why Legislature Must Save Nigerians From Excesses of Executive

By Aida Nath Ogwuche The term “trias politica” or “separation of powers” was coined by Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, an 18th century French social and political philosopher. His publication, Spirit of the Laws, is considered one of the great works in the history of political theory and jurisprudence, and it inspired the Constitution of our great nation, Nigeria. Under …

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Mobilising Ndigbo for Voter Registration

THE PUBLIC SPHERE wich Chido Nwakanma INEC has sounded the bell for the next voter registration exercise. It will commence in February 2021, and that exercise will play a critical role in what happens in 2023. It is time to organise for it.More than any other region, the South-East needs to ensure that its citizens register in the required numbers and at the right places. …

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U.S Poll:Why Presidential Election ‘Won’t Be Overturned’ – Karl Rove

Washington (Precise Post) – Karl Rove, the architect of former President George W. Bush’s gubernatorial and presidential campaigns, acknowledged Wednesday that the 2020 presidential election will not be overturned regardless of the flurry of lawsuits from President Donald Trump challenging the results. Rove — who sources said advised the White House and Trump campaign leading up to the 2020 election — wrote in a Wall …

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What Trump Acting Like 6-year-old and Refusing to Concede Will Mean for Biden’s Transition

After waiting numerous days to discover who won the presidential election, between former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, the news was finally announced. On Saturday, America woke up to news that Joe Biden would be the 46th President of the United States of America. That alone issued widespread celebration throughout the nation. Although it’s fantastic news to celebrate, it does’t quite put …

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