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Love is better than Sacrifice

A man got his girlfriend pregnant. Therefore, he asked her to marry him. ‘But do you love me?’ the girl asked him. “What’s love got to do with it?” he replied. “Am I not doing the right thing by you?” However, the girl would not be moved. “Do you love me?” she insisted.

Impeaching the “useless and costly” Senate for African power adventurers

Ruling African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip, Doris Dlakude, said the real intention of the opposition was to carry out a coup d’état. She lamented that “(The opposition) are using the constitution so to collapse government, deter service delivery and sow the seeds of chaos in society so as to ultimately grab power”

#ReturnOrResign is democracy, not corruption

It is grievously disappointing to learn that one arm of the presidency is suggesting that Nigerian protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari return to work or quit are trying to derail the war against corruption.

Essence of Buratai’s fresh shadows in Northeast

The ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the country had almost screeched to a halt, with the Nigerian army launching clearance operations in the region to cleanse villages and communities of remnants of fleeing terrorists, before the enemies appeared in another style.

Re-establishing Nigeria’s leadership position in the world

I am glad to be speaking under the chairmanship of my friend and one of our country’s most outstanding and cerebral diplomats, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

Constitution amendment: Failure of imagination and need for political courage

John McCain, the indomitable United States of America, USA, senator whose vote torpedoed the Republican Party - his political party’s attempt to repeal the USA affordable health care bill-dubbed Obamacare is a study in political courage.

As we begin the journey to 2019

The Presidential race is always the biggest deal in most countries, Nigeria in particular. The reason is simple. The President of Nigeria is probably the most powerful black President in the world.

Usain Bolt and the end of an era

There is, perhaps, no other athlete that has so much caught the attention of the whole world in contemporary time as Usain Bolt of Jamaica. It is not just about his talent. Neither is it about his imposing frame. Bolt brings something extra to his trade that makes fans enjoy watching him.

The scam in Paris Club refund

Everything about the Paris Club Refund seems very shadowy. So far, the Federal Ministry of Finance has shielded Nigerians from detailed information about the money it had shared to states as refund of excess deductions from their statutory allocations.

Where not to be a pensioner

Retirement in the time past is a thing of celebration and every worker, both in government or private sector looks forward to, it was a thing of honour and pride after retirement to be identified as a senior citizen.

Of Nigeria’s ‘most pernicious vermin’

The part of this headline in inverted commas is not original. I borrowed it from one of the most memorable lines in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, a satirical exploration of the virtues and vices that dot the lives of mortals in Western Europe of the 18th Century.

Some lessons from America

Save for journalism, I believe I would have been in a small village close to Owo in Ondo state, where I was born and bred, teaching the English language in some secondary school.

Let’s be the Africa we ought to be

Global change is creating a new Africa. Whether it will become the indispensable continent depends on it reinventing itself and not remaining a land created by the imagination of others. Let me explain.

Business lessons from Jeff Bezos

Also noteworthy is the fact that as at 1999 Bezos was 35 and ranked as the fourth youngest individual, behind Charles Lindberg (25), Queen Elizabeth 11 (26), Martin Luther King Jnr. (34) to be so honoured.

Thoughts on constitutional amendments

The privilege to improve on their historic federal constitution has been the exclusive preserve of Congress and state governments.

Malami, EFCC, ICPC and the fight against corruption

Of all the vote-catching strategies laid out by the ruling All Progressives Congress in the lead up to the 2015 general elections, its promise to prosecute an all-out war against corruption was unquestionably the most compelling and believable.

Why is the National Assembly suddenly afraid of the NGOs?

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, during an interactive session/technical roundtable on the NGO regulatory bill has accused civil society organisations of abusing the mandate of their establishments

Acting President Osinbajo’s last order on terrorism

That I can stand to be counted among citizens of Nigeria who can sacrifice their lives to protect and defend the territorial integrity and sovereignty of my country confers on me an infinite feeling of fulfillment and heroism.

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The state commissioner for health, Dr Dominic Ukpong, made the call in a telephone interview in Uyo on Saturday.

Akwa Ibom government demands second coronavirus tests, questions NCDC announcement of confirmed cases

The Akwa Ibom government appears to be contesting the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)’s announcement of cases of the novel coronavirus in the state.

Shippers council donates N10 million items to curtail coronavirus spread

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has donated protective gears for port users worth N5 million and an additional N5 million to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos and FCT respectively.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Official: Bauchi to discharge two coronavirus patients

The Bauchi State Government has said that two out of the three index Coronavirus (covid-19) patients would soon be discharged.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Multi-national troops launch massive offensive operations against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has launched a coordinated offensive to dislodge Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists from Tunbuns Islands of the Lake Chad.
Juventus are weighing up a summer move for Chelsea’s contract rebel Willian.

Willian set for Stamford Bridge exit after seven seasons

“I have a beautiful story at Chelsea. I have a great relationship with the fans and everybody at the club. But my contract is ending and it’s going to be difficult,” the 31-year-old was quoted as saying by Brazilian news service Uol.