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NBS UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTICS: INTERROGATING THE NUMBERS

By Simeon Nwakaudu Let me start by declaring that I am not a statistician.  I am not an economist.  I am a Nigerian who is interested in the development of all component parts of this country. My interest in development drew my attention to the statistics released by the National …

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BLACK PANTHER: A GOOD FILM WITH MANY LESSONS FOR NIGERIA

By Atiku Abubakar   Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset.   When the first scenes …

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THIRD-FORCE: BETWEEN RAMAPHOSA, ABIOLA AND DANGOTE

By Yushau A. Shuaib A sudden political change occurred recently when an international businessman, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa emerged the new South African President. He has impacted positively on the life of his people through Shanduka Group, a company he founded with investments in the energy sector, real estate, banking, insurance, …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GOVERNOR HENRY SERIAKE DICKSON

By Nats Onoja Agbo Those born with the zodiac sign of Aquarius are often described by astrologists as people filled with “adventure, thrills and creativity in their lives”, which ultimately give them a deep sense of fulfillment. They are also described as “strong-willed” and always  determined “to go the extra mile …

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A HANDSHAKE ACROSS THE NIGER

By FEMI ADESINA On December 5, 2017, three wise men came from the East. They had come to see me at the State House, Abuja. Who were they, and what message did they bear? Surely, not gold, frankincense and myrrh. Those are gifts for Divinity. The three men were Igwe …

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EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD IN 2018

By PROF Tolu Odugbemi A way forward cannot be charted without considering the present situation and the limitations that currently exist. What are the factors hindering good standards in education? These are mainly bad planning of curricula of institutions, misconceptions of what the mission of various levels and types of educational institutions should …

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​2019: BUHARI AND THE SURVIVAL OF APC 

By Michael West Since the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the 2019 time-table for elections, political activities are gradually gathering momentum, quietly though. There has been increased communication among top political gladiators across the geo-political zones as well as the political parties. Nocturnal meetings are already returning. Reconciliation of …

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