Charly Boy: Letter to President Buhari on IPOB

My president, I bear my heart out in this letter with great respect and humility. Often times I wonder if you read any of my open letters. However, I write this open letter so fellow Nigerians will understand the ache in my heart. I was about 17yrs during the Nigerian civil war. My youth was scandalized, and since then, I have carried a big scar in my heart. All I saw around me then, was blood, death, and hunger. That war, which could have been avoided was a collateral damage…

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Reforming PENCOM Through Smart Leadership

By Lanre Ogundimu The drive to sanitize Nigeria’s pension sector will appear to be an unending venture. In fact, it was the crisis that engulfed the sector, largely characterized by sharp practices and massive embezzlement by officials that gave birth to the National Pension Commission (PenCom) through the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014. The main objective was to ensure effective administration of the Nigerian Pension Industry. The commission is empowered by the PRA 2014 to superintend on all pension matters in Nigeria including supervision and regulation of the Contributory Pension…

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The Presidential Goof – Seyi Law Shares Opinion On #PresidentialBroadcast

Comedian Seyi Law aired his views on the speech given by President Muhammadu Buhari after his over 100 days away on a medical vacation. Seyi Law, on his Instagram account, shared excerpts of the speech, with a long caption titled “The Presidential Goof.” He wrote: THE PRESIDENTIAL GOOF. I am one of those who waited for the President’s speech and if I say I am not disappointed at some part of his speech will be an act of hypocrisy. It goes without saying that the first quote up there by the President is a reference to…

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Charly Boy: A Letter To Buhari

by Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Charly Boy  Dear Mr. President sir, When I learned that you will be returning yesterday, I was glad because it means you eventually listened to our cries and yearnings. You have returned at a time when our country needs you most to surmount the crucibles battering us as a people and a nation. Though for a very steep price, we never allowed our voices to go unheard and we are glad you ultimately listened to us. You have returned at a time when our great…

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Why Nigeria’s Education Policies Must Embrace Technology

By Daniel Iyanda The value of information is in its capacity to birth transformation. And education has been – and still is – a means of achieving this. On its wings were born the metamorphosis of man; from Stone Age through to the Technology Age characterised by innovation and knowledge. But for the future relevance of education in the scheme of things – especially with the emergence of the Internet of Things – it must engage technology and embrace global best practices. If the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in education – the…

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Osinbajo: Nigeria Best Place For Any Smart Investor In Africa

Remarks by Nigeria’s  Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, at Nigerian Initiative for Economic Development at the Banquet Hall, State House on Monday August 7, 2017  PROTOCOL We are indeed very grateful to you for taking out time of your very, very busy schedule in America to be here with us.  What I always find very interesting about the Diasporan community is how it is that everyone who we work with here comes from that same community.  Practically, everyone who made the presentation is a Diasporan of one kind or the…

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N-Power Facebook Comments: From The Sensible To The Absurd

Human beings, Nigerians in particular can be quite difficult to manage. This is understandable considering the complex multi-ethinic and diverse cultural background of the population that make up Nigeria. Therefore, it should be envisaged that the social media response team of N-Power – the administration’s job creation scheme, will face a herulean task responding to myriads of enquiries from young Nigerians of all hues and shades across the country. Dissecting the avalanche of comments on N-Power Facebook page shows an unprecedented enthusiasm to participate in the scheme. That about 2.4m…

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When The Nigerian Senate Killed Hope

Niran Adedokun I am still dazed by the number of Nigerians who have expressed disappointment at how the Senate threw out the proposal for devolution of powers last Wednesday. It did not occur to me that we had so many people hoping against hope that things would go differently. Even then, I am sure that those who are not given to our people’s usual unbridled optimism would have known far ahead of time that the National Assembly was not likely to deliver that utopia to us, at least not so…

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#NotTooYoungToRun: Now Our Youths Are Crying and Kicking – By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I got a call early this week from Ambassador Dayo Israel, one of the brightest youths I had mentored in my own modest way some years ago. It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship aspiration bid and the death knell of the campaign for youth emancipation in the Senate. Dayo has since those halcyon days, when he came under my tutelage, worked very hard to be an iconic youth in Nigeria…

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Lagos Sole Administrators Deliver APC candidates at the LG polls 

Time ticks on the expiration of appointment of Lagos Sole Administrators, and many wonder what next for these set of great men and women. Before we begin to forecast and push for further appointments and tip a few for election come 2019, let us take a peek into how many of them got their appointments.  The Sole Administrators were basically appointed to relief the Executive Secrataries appointed by the erstwhile Governor of Lagos State – Babatunde Raji Fashola, it was one political move that was imminent as the loyalty of…

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