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Recently, the President of the Senate, Senator David Bonaventure Mark spoke overtly in unmistaken terms, endorsing the transparent leadership of the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Mr. John Kennedy Opara.

By Engr. Olatunji Ariyomo
 
 
Being a lecture delivered as Guest Speaker at an annual lecture organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) which took place at the Theodore Idibiye Franscis Auditorium of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria on April 3rd 2014
By Rogers Edor Ochela
 
‘’If your mother is onion and your father is garlic, how would you smell good’’—Maria Puzo
A leopard, it is often said, hardly changes its spots. Even when the whole world is still waiting with baited breath, hoping that the clownish elements presently mishandling the affairs of Nasarawa State would bend their heads in shame and probably apologize to the people of the state for the shameful manner the recent LG Polls was conducted, it has remained as defiant and unrepentant  as ever.

When Airtel in partnership with Pepsi, unveiled a promotion that guarantees a prize for every consumer with the aim of rewarding their various clients for their loyalty, everyone was excited. Little did we know that, the excitement that came with the promo isn't worth it. 

By Yohanna Sarah
 
Over the world women are encouraged to be self-reliant and to embrace self-empowerment scheme. That is why when the idea of Nigeria Cooperative Women Alliance (NICOWA) was raised; it was received with joy by Nigerian women who are known to be enterprising.

Raymond Avaan was a prominent community leader who organized a thrift and loans scheme and was also Secretary of the Electrification Committee in Makurdi, Benue State.

The recent ruling by a Federal High Court in Abuja which threw out the motion against the Governor-elect of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, for alleged possession of multiple voters’ cards has once again called to mind the many untoward conspiracies and schemes Nigerian politicians weave around their political opponents to gain unearned advantage. It is perplexing how the quest for political power can turn the best amongst us into the worst amongst us.

All roads led to Dutse, the capital town of the seat of the government of Jigawa State on Thursday, 30th of January, 2014

The good, the bad and the ugly events of last year had come and gone, so were the issues that defined the year and held us together, including those legacies and milestones achieved by Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.

By 1960s, Nigeria placed considerable emphasis on agricultural research and extension services; and put in place effective measures to enhance its economic condition with the curiosity to facilitate agro-Allied sector. During the periods, additional scholarship and facilities for training of junior staff in agro-Allied were provided in higher institutions.

November 1, 2013, marked a new beginning in the pursuit of improved and steady power generation and distribution in Nigeria. On that day, the new core investors in the power sector successfully took over the physical asset of both generation and distribution companies.

Most Customers are in agony over the high cost of transaction rates and other charges inflicted by some Nigerian banks.

Aided by genetic nosiness, highlighter pens, a thermos of coffee and an absent housemate, I was able to read Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s 102-page reply to 50 questions from the House of Representatives Committee on Finance last week.

The common saying is “sex sells,” but going by recent events in our country’s media, that concept can be translated to mean anything—from open letters, to disappearing certificates and James Onanefe Ibori—sells.

The title of this column was inspired by one of my favourite books as a child called The Passport of Mallam Ilia, written by Cyprian Ekwensi.

The utter genius that is Majek Fashek nailed the Nigerian condition in his popular 90s hit Religion Na Politics; bless his now drug-addled vocal cords.

The world of governance and law-making has gone mad. Bonkers.Within the space of a few days MPs in Uganda have pushed forward laws that offer life imprisonment for homosexuality; their UK counterparts are to be given “compulsory honesty training,” while in Nigeria the Finance Minister and a House of Reps Committee chairman unwittingly made a sterling case for compulsory etiquette training.

Another year is coming to an end. I guess it is time to start planning a healthier start for a new year. Judging from the questions that have come in I have no doubt in my mind people are willing to make those changes. I trust you will learn from this article.

The Christmas is just around the corner and you might be wondering where to hang out with your loved ones.

My dear Iyabo Obasanjo

First off, it is still unclear whether or not you wrote that open letter to your father – ex-President Olusegun Obansanjo – circulating in the media.You failure to come forward to affirm or refute the letter and its contents have forced many to believe that you indeed, penned that piece.

Saturday, January 19 2013, the sleepy town of Amansea in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra state woke up to a strange horrifying sight. The residents of the area woke up to discover that the once quiet Ezzu River, which was the source of water for all domestic chores, was now a habitat for over 40 decomposed bodies.

While a majority of Nigerians especially the poor masses of this country are engaged in a seemingly never ending struggle to survive against overwhelming odds, there are those that have made it a point of duty to rock the boat of the fragile political stability we are enjoying under the present administration.

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term *rape* is sometimes used interchangeably with the term *sexual assault.*

The market is on edge this week as it awaits the crucial news from the US on Wednesday as to whether the Federal Reserve will begin to scale back its $85 billion asset purchases programme.