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Oil Swap Deal: The “conspiracy theory” against Captain ‘Hosa

Oil Swap Deal: The “conspiracy theory” against Captain ‘Hosa

By Sufuyan Ojeifo These are trying times for many businesses and their owners in Nigeria.  Businesses are crumbling due to economic upheavals. Reputations of businessmen and women, nay government contractors, especially those of them who are not politically correct, are being shredded on account of some alleged malfeasances in recent years. Nevertheless, survival, in this

Dearth of northern female journalists, by Lami Tumaka

For starters, pursuing any career path in Nigeria or even other developing nations is a challenging endeavour for women. And this is not because of their capacity and capability to do the job, but the cultural and social limitations of our society. With the right environment, women have been described as better managers who get

The Party Is Over

By Sufuyan Ojeifo This piece shares title with a 1960 Argentine drama film directed by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, which depicts the political corruption in Argentina in the 1930s, a period referred to as the “Infamous Decade”.  The decade, which began in 1930 with the coup against President Hipolito Yrigoyen by Jose Felix Uriburu, culminated in

NIGERIAN ETHNIC NATIONALITIES AND THE CRY OF MARGINALIZATION

By Ralph Nwoke On February 23, 1966, a young Ijaw Student of University of Nigeria Nsukka, abandoned his studies and returned home to the Ijaw town of Oloibiri, to declare the Niger Delta Republic. His name was Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro. This declaration was spurred by Mr. Boro’s perception of injustice against the people of

WALE TINUBU: Tribute To A Rare Icon At 50

By Emmanuel Ajibulu I respectfully ask Nigerians to join me in a special toast to a quintessential Wale Tinubu, as he turns 50 today, June 26, 2017. It is not every day I can seek such favours but this perfect gentleman means so much to Nigeria’s labour market as well as the petroleum industry sector.

COMMUNIQUÉ: Policy Dialogue On Strengthening The National Oil Spill Detection & Response Agency

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE POLICY DIALOGUE ON STRENGTHENING THE NATIONAL OIL SPILL DETECTION AND RESPONSE AGENCY (NOSDRA) ORGANIZED BY THE NIGERIA NATURAL RESOURCE CHARTER (NNRC) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE NIGERIA STABILITY AND RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME (NSRP) ON THURSDAY, 30TH OF MARCH, 2017 AT EKO HOTEL & SUITES, LAGOS. PREAMBLE The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) uses

CHIEF F. A DARAMOLA @90: ACCOLADES FOR THE ACCOMPLISHED

Some patriarchs can be prouder than others, just as destiny differs in distinctions with each tent. For Chief F. A Daramola, it’s a tale of towering fulfilments and excellence on every side. His is a dumbfounding story of successes for a consummate teacher of teacher who is accomplished in whatever measure one chooses to weigh

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