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  • Public Funding Of Elections In Nigeria Is A Good Idea
    Mr. SKC Ogbonnia’s advocacy to fund Nigeria’s elections publicly (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GreaterAwguLeadershipForum/conversations/topics/1479; ) is the right idea at the right time. It is actually becoming the accepted way (best practices) in many countries of the world. It is currently voluntary in US but more and more candidates are opting to run on…
  • Public Funding Of Elections In Nigeria Is A Good Idea
     Mr. SKC Ogbonnia’s advocacy to fund Nigeria’s elections publicly (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/GreaterAwguLeadershipForum/conversations/topics/1479; ) is the right idea at the right time. It is actually becoming the accepted way (best practices) in many countries of the world. It is currently voluntary in US but more and more candidates are opting to run on…
  • Nigeria Should Prepare For 100 Years of War.
    There is no military solution to Boko Haram threat. Even if Nigeria could resurrect Nigeria’s Hitler, Adekunle, to do to BH what he did to the Igbo, “kill everything that moves,” BH would still survive. Some people believe that if we changed leadership, say from Jonathan to Atiku/Buhari/Babangida, or somebody…
  • Governor Amaechi, NJC and OCJ Okocha’s threat to Ikwerre
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    We have been reading the happenings in Rivers State concerning first the appointment of the acting Chief Judge (CJ) and now the CJ of the state. I am not a lawyer but I am a son of Ikwerre. What has prompted this article was the threat issued by Barr. OCJ…
  • Igbos Defend Flawed Igbo Ways While Desecrating Folks Telling Them To Change
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    You can stand on your face until you go blue in the face, and talk about obvious Igbo character flaws, flaws that most Igbos actually know are true, and they would not try to change them. Instead of listening to you they would go to war with you making up…
  • The Nigerian Jobseeker Pays for Every Job Application
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    I am compelled to write again on the exploitation of the Nigerian job-seeker (see “How Jobless and Job-seeking Nigerians Are Exploited” published in Sunday Trust of September 13, 2009 and some blogs). In 2008, some jobseekers got injured while others lost their lives during a recruitment exercise conducted by Nigeria…
  • Lord - Teach Me To Number My Days - by Dr. Adenike Yesufu
    Lord - Teach Me To Number My Days - by Dr. Adenike Yesufu Comment by Patrick Iroegbu When anyone embarks on a mission and probably a mission with risks and consequences, the one is likely to seek for solutions to address the risks and face the consequences that are involved. Gaining that wisdom and experiences often leads to some breakthrough in re-creative knowledge…

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  • Mallam Sanusi, drive yourself to FRCN for questioning, not hiding under court injunction
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    Here we go again; Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has taken refuge with the Court Injunction not to appear before the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. A public policy critic, a career banker and ranking Fulani nobleman, respected Islamic scholar, with a degree in Sharia and Islamic Studies from the African…
  • Nigeria becomes No 1 Giant Economy in Africa with rebased GDP calculations.
    Nigeria becomes No 1 Giant Economy in Africa with rebased GDP calculations. Nigeria becomes No 1 Giant Economy in Africa with rebased GDP calculations. And what is in it for average Nigerian?   By Akin Awofolaju, PhD (Developing & Applied Economist) New York, USA Today Nigeria as a country has overtaken South Africa and become continent's biggest economy there is. Besides, in some…
  • An Evening With Senator (Mrs) Oluremi Tinubu
    An Evening With Senator (Mrs) Oluremi Tinubu On Saturday 5th April 2014, at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel in London, the Association of Nigerian Academics in the UK (ANAUK) led by Councillor Adedamola Aminu, the acting Mayor of the London Borough of Lambeth and a lecturer himself, recognised the achievements of Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, OON, former First…
  • Surrendering Nigeria to USA Control
    In the years after 1960  Nigerian Independence and many other African nations’ independence, the most resented action in Africa was “meddling in Nigeria’s or African Affairs” by “Colonial Powers” or other nations. No foreign power would comment on Nigerian/ African affairs without hearing from politicians and National Union of Nigerian…

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  • Our World According to Binyavanga Wainaina
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    Our World According to Binyavanga Wainaina Book Review: One Day I Will Write About This Place. By Binyavanga Wainaina. Graywolf Press; 272 pages  Every African thinker should find a copy of Binyavanga Wainaina’s new book, One Day I Will Write about This Place and read it…

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