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Osun State Gold Mines Photo

Debts, VAT and States’ Gold Mines

Debts, VAT and States’ Gold Mines

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 September, 2021) The National Assembly last Tuesday received a presidential request for yet fresh foreign loans. This time, it is $4billion and €710million (N2 Trillion) to finance ‘critical projects’ in the 2021 budget. Our lawmakers will approve the loan request without asking any question. It is not

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Igbo and Buhari’s Peace Speech in Imo State

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 September, 2021) President Muhammadu Buhari last week in Imo State acknowledged the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people. He said: “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbo being in charge of either

Charles Ekhoeutownen Idahosa Photo

I Am Still Pained Awolowo Did Not Take Western Region Out of Nigeria – Idahosa

Ahead of his 68th birthday on September 21, 2021, Charles Ekhoeutownen Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State and former political adviser to immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, hosted a media parley at his Airport Road residence where he bared his mind on burning national issues. Adekunbi

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Late Victor Uwaifo Put Face of Nigeria, Edo on World Map – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has described late music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo as an intellectual who tried to bring to reality his thoughts in music and the arts. He said apart from entertainment, Uwaifo’s music also taught a lesson. Oshiomhole, in

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Will There Be a Crash, Nigeria?

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 30 August, 2021) Scary! One spring night, the pilot of a small plane experienced a complete engine failure. On top of that, he lost his electrical system, and with it, the use of his radio and navigation instruments. Mist filled the sky. The moon had not yet risen.

Twitter Ban Complicates Government Credibility Crisis

Twitter Ban Complicates Government Credibility Crisis

Apart from condemnations coming in from Nigerians, organisations and the international community, the ban placed on Twitter may have complicated the crisis of credibility of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. After Twitter said it is a matter of concern that the government decided to censor the people, contrary to the dictates of democracy, foreign

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture

FG’s Suspension of Twitter Elicits Reactions

The federal government has come under attack following its decision to suspend twitter, the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture had announced the decision Friday citing an untoward attitude on the part of the technology company. The minister claimed that the social media network could be used

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, speaking while being briefed on the report by a team of scientists. 11th January, 2021. Photos: State House

FG, Microsoft New Partnership to Create 27, 000 Jobs in Three Years

A new partnership between Nigeria and Microsoft will create 27, 000 jobs, equip five million Nigerians with digital skills, and provide internet connection for under-served communities in the six geopolitical zones in three years. According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN the Nigerian government is leveraging on Microsoft’s experience in the

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