Pendulum: Thank You Very Much,President Muhammadu Buhari By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, help me shout hurrah, and say a big thank you to our dear President for finally doing the unthinkable, as I recommended he should be doing only last week, in this column. The best way to lead a nation is to unite the people. Once elections are over, every actor must work together to deliver on campaign promises and return to the trenches closer to the next set of elections. This was what we expected in 2015, but now in 2018, it is as if we are still…

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Nigeria Getting Back On Track With Rail Revolution

Just days before President Buhari met with President Trump at the White House, history was made in Washington, DC, with the signing of a landmark infrastructure agreement between the Nigerian Government and a consortium of multinational firms led by the American digital industrial giant, General Electric (GE). The implementation of that agreement, worth US$45 million in the first phase, will ensure that within the next 12 months, passenger travel by rail from Lagos to Kano will be faster and safer, while for the first time in over a decade, contracted…

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Pendulum How We Missed The Boat Since 2015– By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, as we count down to the next general elections in 2019, we should begin to take stock of what has gone wrong with the current government in the past three years. We must do this in the hope that a few issues can still be addressed, and that the lessons learnt can be put to good use after 2019, regardless of who wins the next Presidential election. It is certainly my prayer that a repeat of this monumental mess in which we have found ourselves would be avoided…

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Celebrating Lagos At 51, By Akinwunmi Ambode

The social contract of inclusive governance and purposeful leadership is what we are renewing with our people today that Lagos is 51; and in this month that our governance of Lagos clocks three years. We wish to assure Lagosians that our government is one that listens. Our administration does not play the Ostrich that buries its head in the sand. Exactly a year ago, Lagos State turned 50. Nigerians came out in larger numbers to participate in the one-year long celebration of the coming of age of the State of…

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Osinbajo: Apostle Of Peace And Driver Of Economic Rejuvenation, By Amaechi Agbo

On Tuesday, VP Yemi Osinbajo was in Benue State to attend the burial of the 19 Catholic faithful who were killed on the 24 of April and buried on the Tuesday and also commiserate with the people of Benue State over the wanton killing going on in the state by suspected herdsmen. Prior to Tuesday’s unscheduled visit, the VP has visited the state previously on several occasions to reassure them of the federal government’s efforts in bringing the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice. On the visits, as it…

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Osinbajo In Benue: Beyond Politics, 2019 Elections By Nathaniel C. Adoji

On 16 May 2018, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo set out to work like any other day, only that, this time he was headed to Benue on a two-day visit which includes many stops at Internally Displaced Persons, (IDP) camps. To the VP he was just doing his job, what he was elected to do but for some reasons many Nigerians saw how Osinbajo interacted with IDPs, taught them a song and even shook hands with them, as more than him doing his job. They connected with the gesture, the humility,…

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The Real Price Of “Changing the Change” By Garba Shehu,

By Garba Shehu, Top opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have been granting press interviews and addressing zonal political rallies talking about “CHANGING THE CHANGE” in next year’s general elections, without defining what exactly that means. As the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) gears up to celebrate the completion of three years of the Buhari government in the centre on May 29th, Nigerians need to be reminded of what the reversal of the achievements of this administration will amount to. The real meaning and cost of the “Changing the Change,”…

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N-Build Trainees: New Service Professionals Beckons

Across the country in 250 training centres, 20,000 young Nigerians are being trained simultaneously to emerge Nigeria’s new crop of Service Professionals. From automobile to masonry to carpentry to welding, a new vista is being opened in the informal sector of the economy that had suffered dearth of skilled artisans. Just on Friday, 18th May, 2018, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was in Enugu for the formal launch of N-Power Build at ANAMMCO. This underscores the importance to which the Federal Government accords the job creation and empowerment scheme. Trainees…

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Pendulum: 30 Years of Living and Working in Lagos By @DeleMomodu

Fellow Nigerians, the story you are about to read is a tale of my miraculous existence. It is my mini-biography as I try to paint a picture of how I left the ancient town of Ile-Ife and headed to Lagos, in search of greener pastures. My first love had always been teaching. How I love teachers. In those good old days, teachers were Lords, and I was surrounded by them. My older brother is a Professor. My older sister is a teacher. Her husband was my school Principal. I started…

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Nigerian President Buhari: Relationship With U.S. Crucial to Success for Africa’s Biggest Economy |

My meeting with President Donald Trump today (Monday, April 30) at the White House will provide an opportunity for reflection on the important relationship that Nigeria and the United States have forged over the last five decades of Nigeria’s democracy. The United States was one of the first countries I visited after I was sworn in as president in 2015. It was a necessary trip, aimed at rebuilding what was at the time a troubled relationship between the two countries. I am pleased to note the success of the rapprochement;…

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