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Archive for January 2015

As The Federal Government Reduces The Fuel Price

On 19th January, 2015, effective 18th January, 2015, the Federal government led by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan reduced the petroleum pump price by N10- per litre (from N97 to N87). This reduction is necessitated by the fall of petroleum price in the world market. Read the politics of fuel price in Nigeria.

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Political Leadership And The Challenges of 2015 Elections In Nigeria

The road to the general elections is stormy, full of desperation and a dose of traffic congestion. It is a case of hundred applicants seeking for a vacant position. Many people are contesting the Presidential, Governorship, Senatorial and House of Rep offices. Even those who could not settle their domestic house problems were also preparing to take the state’s issues on their naughty heads.

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Our Democracy Must Not Fail Us

The ongoing campaigns between the two major political parties in Nigeria for the forthcoming general elections seem not healthy. There is strong need for caution among the political stake holders and their followers. Our democracy must not fail us.

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The Concept of Kwankwasiyya in Kano

KWANKWASIYYA Sect of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano has been described to mean a group of party members who are truthful, honest and love for the progress of the masses in the society. The sect also means a group of people who agreed to copy and work with the principles of the state…

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Kano: Kwankwaso and the choice of Ganduje

In his swearing-in ceremony of Saturday, 29th May 1999 as the third Civilian Governor of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso now known for his KWANKWASIYYA leadership in the state made his acceptance speech at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar mata, Kano titled “My Vision for Kano”. In that speech, the governor elucidated how he hoped…

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Can Shekarau’s effort in Education Sector be sustained in 2015?

By SuleYa’uSule Can the authorities and school administrators sustain the visible gains made in education in the past few years? The year 2015 will be decisive for the sector which had suffered neglect and disruptions in the past, not just because it is an election year but more so because of the new wave of…

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As Shekarau re-engineers Jonathan’s transformation agenda in education

By Muhammad Yusif Muhammad The Principal of many schools became a Permanent Secretary in 1999 for his outstanding character, integrity, doggedness, sincerity and above all, fears of God. In 2002, the same outstanding character earned him demotion to classroom teacher from an erstwhile boss who saw the good in him. In 2003, God listened to…

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2015: The Need for Credible Polls

One of the big challenges confronting elections in Nigeria is the credibility question. Most of the country’s election beginning from 1960s has been marred by electoral frauds. In 1979, during the second republic, there were lots of political upheavals occasioned by heavy rigging and manipulations of election results. Have you heard about the crisis between…

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Corruption in Nigeria and the way forward

Corruption is all over the place. No body can conveniently say that he or she is not a beneficiary of the corrupt practices being perpetuated in the society. In any case, poverty has made many honourable men and women to sell their conscience in anticipation of getting something to eat. Indeed, it’s not easy for…

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