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JAMB 2020: Matters arising By Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 It is common knowledge that the JOINT ADMISSIONS AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) operations have improved drastically and dramatically since Prof. Ishaq Oloyede assumed the mantle of leadership. Improvements in administration – transparency, accountability and openness – has translated into zero-level tolerance for corruption, reduced examination charges, …

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Odia Ofeimun at 70: Let’s toast to the health of the master poet By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

There is no better way of introducing Odia Ofeimun than pointedly stressing that “Odia Ofeimun is Odia Ofeimun!” Enough said. Poet, publisher, editor, activist, polemicist, mentor, politician, columnist, factory worker, writer, dance-drama exponent, public intellectual, critic etc, Odia Ofeimun has packed uncountable lifetimes into one tumultuous lifespan. Born on March …

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“Federal Character, Restructuring and Rotation of Presidential Power in Nigeria”  By Prof. Greg I. Ibe

– A Keynote Speech By Prof. Greg I. Ibe, PHD, OFR, Enyi Abia At the Great Debate and Dialogue for National Unity organized by Igbo Leadership Development Foundation in collaboration with Gregory University Uturu, World Igbo Summit Group, Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, New Generation Leadership Foundation at …

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AKK gas pipeline: President Buhari’s big infrastructure push   By Garba Shehu

ONE of the big promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari in his campaign for Nigeria’s presidency is the Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project. The project entails the “engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning” of 614-kilometers gas pipeline and stations, traversing the states of Kogi, Niger, FCT, Kaduna and Kano. It is …

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Amotekun: Not yet ‘Uhuru’! By Bola Bolawole

turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 The South-west security outfit code-named “Amotekun” may have survived threatened abortion, widely-expected still-birth, vicious Fulani attacks and scantily-concealed bellicosity of the Federal Government; it may appear to be well and alive, loved by the mass of Yoruba people home and abroad; and supported by other conscionable …

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The Black History Month and the Church By Father Peter Iwuala

Dr. Carter G. Woodson conceived and announced Negro HistoryWeek in 1926, which later gave birth to Black History Month. Dr. Woodson believed that proper understanding of African American history would promote pride within the Black community and foster greater respect for it in the United States. Through Black History Month, …

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