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Women are tough, resilient, emotional, fragile, and vulnerable, but still they remain strong through the different stages and phases of motherhood. Unlike the men, when a woman is in her twenties or even earlier in some cultures, everyone is on her case to get married. Whether she’s educated or not, society begins to pressure her […]

  INTRODUCTION Discourse about Nigerian Youths, matters that affect their lives and Nigeria socio-economic growth remains topical, timely, and auspicious. Nigeria today is faced presently with back-breaking and unprecedented challenges in the sphere of socio-economic growth. Likewise, no other time is the issue of youth, empowerment, and their relevance more apt than this present time […]

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  Over the years Nigerian schools were practical workshops where education was not only available but actually put into practice. Pupils who finished standard six in the 50s were highly literate and well respected. Jobs were also waiting for products of both primary and secondary school students.Big companies like G.B. Ollivant and Leventis competed in […]

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There is something strange and sad about Nigeria, which I often grapple with, without luck. Each time I visit the country, which is very often these days, I must admit that I get disorientated for a while before settling in. In such moments, I feel a different but bitter sense of reality, as if I […]

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  When I woke up on this very good morning, I had to dress up for the day activities. I took my bath then go to my wardrobe to get the best outfit I wish to wear for the today, then I started thinking of what is the best for me to put on because […]

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  The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, thinks he has found the medicine for public opinion: listen with blocked ears. It worked for him last year when the Abuja airport was shut down for six weeks for runway repairs. The announcement of the closure sparked public outrage and many critics, including me, hammered […]

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The N250m-complex built by the Aliko Dangote Foundation at the premises of the University of Ibadan School of Business will be commissioned this morning. The project is a fulfilment of the pledge made two years ago when the Nigeria’s premier university conferred an honorary doctorate degree on the President of the Dangote Organisation, Alhaji Aliko […]

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Nigeria-Niger Joint Refinery Project: Another Buhari’s Greenfield Deceit -By Ifeanyi Izeze

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  Barring unforeseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari, and his Nigerien counterpart, Mahamadou Issoufou will in few weeks (days) time sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the planned 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery to be located on the Katsina border with Niger Republic. Is it not interesting that Nigerians would have completely been oblivious […]

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Matters Arising from the Federal Cash Transfer Scheme -By Eze Onyekpere

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  The Cash Transfer Scheme (CTS or Scheme) of the federal government has attracted wide attention in recent weeks, especially in its link to the recovered Abacha loot of $322.5 million. Issues have been raised about its legality and constitutionalism, the fairness of the distribution in terms of geographic spread and the methodology for the […]

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The 2018 Budgetary Allocation to Education -By Jerome-Mario Utomi

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The ripple reaction that trailed the signing of the 2018 budget into law on Wednesday 20th June 2018, by President Muhammadu Buhari after a protracted wait by Nigerians has again demonstrated that efficiency of the government sector does not only affect the performance of the public sector but that of the whole country. Interestingly, aside the […]

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