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Beyond the ‘Youth Take over Power Slogan”: Setting Agenda for African Young Minds

By James Alabi In the Yoruba proverbial parlance, a popular word of wisdom says “If you listen to the noise of the market, you will not buy anything” which literally means that “One should face what is paramount to one first before any other thing.” There has been quite unwholesome proverbial market noise about the role of the youth in governance system in Africa. While this argument persists and spreads very quickly like wild fire, there has been no argument in the direction of setting clear agenda in terms of what the youth essentially need to drive governance in a democracy. Sadly, the focus of the narrative hitherto has been that the old men must dismount the horse and their characters quit or be made to quit the scene and allow a new generation of young minds take over the stage. Whil...Read More

Power of Permanent Voter Card (PVC), Its Use and Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election

This article is borne out of the frustration and disappointment expressed by many Nigerians at the poor performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of the country. More important, there is a Presidential Election taking place in 2019, when the use of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) by the Nigeria’s Voting population would be Golden. The use of PVC becomes an important, critical instrument for electing the presidential candidate, who would be occupying the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja for the next 4years. This is to say that many Nigerians of voting age take the utility of PVC in the election process for granted. In many democratic societies around the world, the importance of Permanent Voter Card cannot be overemphasized in the election of or putting a political candidate in office....Read More

How to work with Nigerian developers and not miss deadlines

I’ll talk from the programmer’s perspective. 1. SPEAKING OUT: Many programmers are employed, its too risky to voice out. So you’ll almost never see it around that a programmer comes to call out a client for wrong behaviour. But project owners now find it a hobby to come to the social media to publicly shame Nigerian developers. This has bad effects, people from other countries are buying it, Nigerian developers are scammers. 2. INTERNAL BEEF: Developers all around the world miss deadlines but people voice out only when its Nigerian developer because its uncool to admit that Indian or Pakistani developers failed after coming out publicly to shame Nigerian developers. 3. DEADLINES: There are many reasons project deadlines are missed, some are the faults of the developers some aren’t. But one...Read More

Download this hottest single by Vinswagi – ONE DAY featuring Obedient

Get the groove going from one of Nigeria’s finest young artist, Vinswag as he drops his new single titled ONE DAY in which he features an equally spanking artist by name of Obedient. This track is produced by CABITU and brought to you by SSMoney Entertainment.   Download Song Let us know what you feel about this song. Comment and write a review on this song

Admission of Morocco into ECOWAS is an anti-Nigeria move

Since I left the office of the Minister of External (Foreign) Affairs in December 1987, I have refrained from making direct comments or I can count on the fingers of one hand, the number of times I have made comments on issues which are of direct concern to Nigerian foreign policy. I did this because I believed and still believe that having had my own opportunity at batting, the present ministers at the crease should be allowed unfettered room during their innings. However, this issue of the admission of Morocco (and possibly Tunisia) into the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), an organisation midwifed by Nigeria and Togo, an organisation on which Nigerian regional security construct has been based for the past 40 years, an organisation on which Nigeria’s claim to be a reg...Read More

Troops captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in North-East

The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops had captured 220 Boko Haram insurgents in various clearance operations in the northeast region. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that troops  captured 167 insurgents after raiding their enclaves in Lake Chad Basin while 53 others were captured in northern parts of Borno State. He disclosed that troops also extricated 67 women and 173 children, who were family members of the insurgents. Nwachukwu said that the troops have intensified offensive to clear remnants of the insurgents in the region, noting that the operation has yielded positive results. “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have intensified offensive on Boko Haram ...Read More

Many killed in clash between police, illegal miners

IN NIGERIA Many people have lost their lives in a clash between illegal miners and the police at a mining field in Mayo Sine area of Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State. Daily Trust gathered that the incident occurred yesterday afternoon when a team of armed policemen stormed the field to dislodge the miners but met resistance. It was further gathered that the miners, about 10,500 in number and mostly from neighbouring west African countries, had been carrying out illegal mining in the area for the past 10 years. Daily Trust also learnt that the police on arrival destroyed temporary structures used by the miners as their houses and confiscated items used by the miners to dig out the precious stones. The field where the illegal mining activities was taking place had been earlier allocated to a m...Read More

Arms purchase not the magic in the war against Boko Haram

A retired officer who does not want his name mentioned said purchasing arms should not be an exclusive priority. “I can tell you that most of the arms currently being used by Boko Haram in the northeast belonged to our troops. The terrorists stole them after attacks on army formations and ambushes. “We must, therefore, put a strategy on the ground to stem this tide by renewing our approach to guerrilla warfare and arms handling,” the retired military chief said. “And I am really not convinced that we are prioritising our actions. It is not just about arms procurement but intelligence gathering,” he said. According to the officer, going by the recent deadly attacks in places like Mubi, Biu and other locations in Borno and Adamawa states, something is fundamentally wrong. Another security ex...Read More

Boko Haram still with us – Experts 

Some retired military officers also said yesterday the governors’ approval for $1 billion for arms is government admittance that the terror group is still powerful. Salihu Bakari, a retired army officer, said it was good that the civilian authorities admitted that the Boko Haram is still a national threat. “I may sound naïve but this singular approval is an admittance of the obvious by our political leaders, that the Boko Haram is still deadly,” he said. He said it was good news that the governors were probably briefed by Nigeria’s security chiefs on the security architecture of the country and therefore resolved to do the needful. “I am sure that they were briefed and that was why they agreed that such huge money should be used. Constant procurement of arms by serious countries is a legit...Read More

Govs approve $1bn for Boko Haram war – Daily Trust

In Nigeria The Nigerian Governors Forum yesterday approved $1 billion (N362 billion) from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. This is coming at a time the Nigerian authorities and military hierarchy severally declared that the anti-insurgency war has ended and the Boko Haram terror group defeated. There was no official statement on what the $1 billion would be used for last night. Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki said they approved the fund to “support the effort” of the federal government in the anti-terror campaign. However, multiple military and defence sources told Daily Trust last night that the money would be used in purchasing military hardware that includes anti-mine tanks and fighter jets. The money was approved by the governors during a meet...Read More

What Kind of Small Business Should I Start?

Do you dream of starting your own small business?   But what kind of small business should you start? Learn more about the opportunities waiting for you. Are you hungry to be on your own, to be self-sustaining, to make your own decisions, to take pride in what you’re doing and to own something? Do you want to say, “I’ve worked hard for this, and it’s mine?” There are many new business opportunities where enthusiastic entrepreneurs can make their fortunes, or at the very least, a good living. You can take charge of your future and build exceptional wealth and long-term equity through opportunities like these. You already know more than you think you do. You have the talent, drive and ambition to run your own business. One of my favorite quotes is from Aristotle, who said, “Become by doing.”...Read More

Great Home Businesses You Can Start While You Turn Your Passion Into Profits

There’s a million-dollar idea for everyone, a way to start a business and make money from your interests, insights, and inventions. Are you one of those people who dream about a home business of their own? Are you creative? Would you like to take your favorite hobby or inventive concept to a new, more profitable level? How about working from the comfort of home while you make money around the clock? If this decade has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that we can’t count on an employer for our long-term financial security. There’s no such thing as job security when you work for someone else. This article opens up a world of opportunity and shows you how to turn your creativity into cash. The first step to independence and success is to find a great home business. S...Read More

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