KWARA 2019: BETWEEN LUKMAN MUSTAPHA AND BOLAJI ABDULLAHI GOVERNORSHIP, A CHOICE FOR DEVELOPMENT.BY: COMRADE TAJUDEEN HABEEB

In preparation for the 2019 general elections, the year 2018 is a definite one as it is the period that will determine the eventual outcome of 2019.  It will be the harbinger of either good or evil; prosperity or poverty; real change or being stuck with the depressing status quo. It is the year we will all remember for a long time, if not for the rest of our lives.  So it is not out of place, if I welcome Nigerians, particularly Kwarans to the Year 2018 with a message…

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N-Power Is Not Propaganda, Beneficiaries Respond To Sen. Abaribe’s Statement

Our attention was drawn to the misleading statement credited to Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe published on Daily Trust of the 15th January, 2018 where he erroneously claimed that N-Power, the Buhari administration’s job creation and empowerment scheme is a mere propaganda. Coming from a member of the nation’s apex legislature, this is very unfortunate to say the least. To put the records straight, about 200,000 hitherto unemployed youths have been engaged by N-Power in its first phase 2016 recruitment, spread across the 36 States. Another 300,000 have been preselected for the…

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N-Power Build: Reviving The Apprenticeship Culture

The dearth of certified apprenticeship programmes for Nigeria’s service professionals has led to the proliferation of the construction/automobile sectors with quacks. The attendant effect of this is apparent in instances of sub-standard buildings; incessant breakdown or malfunction of vehicles amongst others which has adversely affected economic growth. N-Power Build is poised to fill this gap by reviving the apprenticeship culture. N-Power Build is an accelerated training and certification (skills to job) programme that will engage and train 75,000 young, unemployed Nigerians in order to build a new crop of skilled…

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N-Power: Why President Muhammadu Buhari Is My Hero By Omolayo Osunbayo

I am a female graduate of Tai-solarin University of Education, Ogun state with a BSc Certificate in Industrial Chemistry. The forlorn hope about the future started gripping me two months to graduation, driving me to a point of sickness. I came from a poor family not privileged to have the right connection for people like me to secure a job after graduation. I got sick more and more listening to stories of frustration told by those who graduated before me. Many of them, out of frustration became apprentices to learn…

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N-Power Agro: A New Crop Of Agric Entrepreneurs Emerge

N-Power Agro, one of N-Power graduate categories is already churning out success stories in the agricultural sector. For a programme devised to help beneficiaries develop lifelong skills, it is quite heart warming that volunteers are blazing the trail in establishing Agric business of various kinds across the country, just a little over 1 year into the programme. N-Power decided to get feedback from N-Agro beneficiaries through the hash-tag #iProduce and the response was simply amazing. Elochukwu Onyeje led the pack by sharing his experience thus, “#iProduce fresh vegetables like spring…

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Pendulum: Mr President, Man Shall Not Live By Power Alone by @DeleMomodu 

By Dele Momodu My dear President, please, permit me to wish you and your family a very happy new year. Let me also offer my words of prayers, and intercession, on behalf of your very handsome son, and his friend, who, according to reports, were involved in a terrible power-bike crash. I pray that God almighty will grant them full recovery and I believe my prayer is already answered because of my presence in the Holy Land of Jerusalem. Now to the business of the day. Kindly permit me to…

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The Nigerian Senate: All Performance, Zero Propaganda by Olu W. Onemola (@OnemolaOlu —) 

Like an old car parked in the garage, nobody cares about propaganda politics anymore. It’s tires are now flat. It’s methods are now known and its inaccuracies are now easily decipherable with the quickest click of your smartphone. This is why throughout 2017, the Nigerian Senate, under the leadership of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, carefully worked to meet the demands of Nigeria’s ‘New Governance Order’ — an order that is defined by delivery and performance over orchestrated publicity, and effectiveness over obvious hype. Despite the many attacks, and in spite…

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Key achievements of President Buhari’s administration in 2017

By Femi Adesina  Despite global economic challenges and initial outlook of slow, or unlikely, recovery, the Nigerian economy trumped predictions and witnessed some remarkable changes in 2017, which include exiting from the worst recession in decades and a gradual stabilization of the naira. In our review of the economy based on facts and figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, we are pleased to note that the economy has been on the path of steady growth since the second quarter, after contracting for five consecutive quarters. President Muhammadu Buhari is…

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 Why God Kept Buhari Alive, By Femi Adesina

 Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me: “Adesina, always tell me the truth. That is what I want from you. In this type of position I have found myself, it is very easy not to be told the truth. People will just tell you what they think you want to hear. But from you, I want the truth. As a General, I may argue, but please argue with me….

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 Seriake Dickson: Blessed Are The Peacemakers by @DeleMomodu 

Fellow Nigerians, when I woke up yesterday morning in Lagos, little did I envisage I was going to bump into the ebullient Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Seriake Dickson. I was heading to breakfast when I ran into the brand new National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on the ground floor of my hotel and I congratulated him on his recent appointment. Thereafter, he informed me of the presence of the Governor and said he was sure Governor Dickson would be delighted to meet with me. I replied…

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