Is dictatorship always wrong? Is there any examples of good dictators?

Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso (1983 to 1987) By Nancy Gough An example of a good one is this man right here The great Thomas Sankara, this is a man who wanted to AND did the right thing. He loved his country, and was loved by many. He shunned the West and single handedly proved that Africa can be self sufficient and self reliant. He was honest and upright, he renamed the country to Burkina Faso which means- Land of Upright Man; a reflection of the culture he…

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FACEBOOK: A THREAT TO OUR FREE SPEECH! -by Azuka Jebose

Yesterday, Facebook sent me a notification stating that it had covered a “violent” picture shared in 2015. The picture was a bloody body of a dead girl caught in the crossfire during Ipob’s riot at Onitsha. The dead girl’s body was lying in the middle of the street, soaked and drenched in her blood. That happened four years ago….Facebook decided, four years after my post, that it was too graphic. We live in crazy times…Two days ago, Facebook restored my privileges to be engaged in its social media outlet. I…

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Gen Buratai -A Soldier’s Patriotism for Country

By Omoba Kenneth Agbegbele According to William Hazlitt, a British essayist (1778-1830), “The world judges men by their ability in their professions, and we judge ourselves by the same test; for it is on this that our success in life depends.” May I also be permitted to use the words of Johann Wofgang Von Goette, a German author (1749-1832), who said: “The man, who is born with a talent which he was meant to use, finds his greatest happiness in using it.” Some of the seemingly intractable challenges facing Nigeria…

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What exactly is Godswill Akpabio and his cohorts up to in NDDC?

By- ANDREW OSSAI EKE On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the list of nominees into the incoming board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, was read on the floor of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Shortly thereafter, and to the utter amazement, shock, incredulity, confusion and indeed disgust of discerning Nigerians, a counter-list of a so-called steering committee for the same NDDC was released to the media. Thus, as if in homage to unbridled rascality in governance, a list of appointees from no less an institution than…

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SPEECH OF THE COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION SERVICE AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2019, HELD IN BENIN, EDO STATE FROM WEDNESDAY 23RD – 26TH OCTOBER, 2019

PROTOCOL I have been given a very difficult task by the organizers of the 2019 CGI Conference to give a welcome address when the Executive Governor of the host State is seated right here in the hall. It is very clear that I cannot be in the position to welcome anybody to Edo State, but allow me to welcome all of you to our 2019 Annual Conference taking place in this historic city of Benin. I wish to first and foremost express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency,…

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Agrippina Complex and the Lulu-Briggs family crisis

By – Sotonye Ijuye-Dagogo “Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings” Provers 31:3 (KJV) Introduction History is adorned with exploits of women; some heroic and valiant; others atrocious and villainous. Women build men and empires and bring down kings and kingdoms. Apart from the overriding love for God and humanity, the other driving force that propelled High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs from the proverbial grass to grace; from a hand truck pusher to a household name and from an agricultural labourer to an…

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Prof Bogoro: Instituting Knowledge- Based Economy Approach on Research & Development in TETFUND

The absence of a regulatory framework and platform has weakened research and development of our nation in all spheres of development. This, has, no doubt, been of a major concern to government and its agencies responsible for drawing a template and blueprint for the effective take-off of a knowledge-based economy and the funding of innovative research in the country. Just few months ago, the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, inaugurated an ad hoc committee comprising of highly intellectual Nigerians, who are making waves…

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What happens when trafficking survivors get home

by Agnes Odhiambo For years, international media have been full of horrifying stories of Nigerian women and girls trafficked to Libya and Europe for sexual and labor exploitation. The world now also knows very well that many refugees and migrants seeking to reach Europe instead find themselves trapped in Libya in slavery-like conditions, and that for women and girls those conditions often involve sexual violence or exploitation. But what happens to women and girls who manage eventually to escape traffickers and return to Nigeria? The story of their struggles after…

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Bogoro, Institutional Reforms and Paradigm Shift at TETFUND

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) is an interventionist agency of the Federal Government charged with the responsibility and mandate of supporting public tertiary educational institutions with essential physical infrastructure for teaching and learning, instructional materials and equipment, grants for research and publication and academic staff, training and development. Established as Education Tax Fund (ETF) by Act No. 7 of 1993, the TETFUND administers, disburses and monitors the judicious utilization of the 2% education tax paid by all registered companies operating in Nigeria. TETFUND, under the visionary and dynamic team…

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Seyi Makinde’s N48b assets and mumu skeptics…

By Muka Popoola E bi like say di craze wey dey di head of those 15 million mumu don reach the next level o. Or what’s all the hoopla against Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration about that you’re saying his N48 billion worth is either a ruse, false or anticipatory figure to loot the state treasury? What is actually intriguing and laughable about the skeptics to Makinde’s declaration is that rather than heckle him for maybe concealing some of his assets and under-declaring his worth, which is what…

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