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NCC: A Digital Enabler of the Renewed Hope Agenda

ADVERTISEMENT By Reuben Muoka In Nigeria, a young tech-savvy and upwardly mobile population is teeming, and exploring derivable benefits of digital technologies. They are propelled by rapidly expanding internet access and steady broadband penetration, currently about 43 per cent. Our digital economy is poised for significant growth, positively impacting various sectors and benefiting the nation […]

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Features/Opinion Politics

A Word for Emir Lamido Sanusi, Others

By Ademola Ben Crownson Adegoke Times and tides change. Seasons flicker and flutter, and the weather varies. The message in all this is the transience of everything in life. Nothing is permanent; except change itself. A time there was when their word was law. Their reverence for their subjects was so high to the sky. […]

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Features/Opinion Health

Mental Health: In the Grill of Stressors

By  Abdulwarees SoIanke In the second quarter of 2001 when I resumed as Editorial Board member and Deputy Editor of The Monitor on Sunday, I decided to do something different by focusing its health page primarily on Mental Health. The Monitor is a weekend newspaper in the stable of the Ibadan-based Monitor newspapers published by […]

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SIM Boxing, Unboxing a Crime Syndicate

By Suleiman Bala Bakori Boxes have many uses, and the word “box”, lends itself to diverse contexts. For “Ajala Travelers,” the box is necessary for keeping goods for their endless journeys. In literature, idiomatically, it can be said that “one has been boxed into a corner;” another might say to deal with a problem: “think […]

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Business Economy Features/Opinion

Greasing wheels of SMEs in Oyo State through SAfER

By David Adeoye Economic experts have acknowledged that Small and Micro Enterprises (SMEs) are a major sector contributing significantly to the nation’s economy. Consequently, they play a pivotal role in poverty reduction. In Oyo State, SMEs form the backbone of the state’s economic activities and contribute to achieving sustainable development goals aimed at mitigating economic […]

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Features/Opinion Politics

Dr Umakhihe, Still Ranking Highest In Edo APC Guber Race

By Omo Odigie Not a few political observers have described Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, APC’s leading aspirant for the Edo State gubernatorial race as a greenhorn in partisan politics, having retired as a federal civil servant in January this year. How wrong they all are as events have increasingly shown, lending credence to the biblical […]

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Mass Media: The Complexities of Telling Our Stories 

By Abdulwarees Solanke Recently, I started a discourse on Telling Sustainable Development Stories. But the truth is, most mass media in Africa are at crossroads of playing the role of societal watchdog. Functioning as the fourth estate of the realm demands independence, objectivity, balance and a correct appreciation of differences between public and national interests […]

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Reminiscing on a Brother-mentor Life in Retirement

By Abdulwarees Solanke Father translates to Abu in Arabic. It’s a sign of honour to so prefix anyone with Abu, attaching one’s child to this honorific. Ummu is the woman version of this nomenclature. It’s also an honorific one can claim even before one’s child comes in the expectation that when he finally arrives, you […]

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Features/Opinion Politics

Mirroring Umakhihe, Edo APC’s Finest Bride for Governorship

By Dr Omo Odigie ‘Calm’, ‘humble’, ‘calculated’ and ‘goal-focused’ are words that are appropriate to define the personality of Dr Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe, the APC’s frontline aspirant for Edo Governorship. If he were to be in any other major political party, they would adopt his candidacy effortlessly as their consensus choice. Notwithstanding, the APC, as […]

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Nigeria: Championing Africa’s Transformational Governments

By Abdulwarees Solanke The introduction of a new price regime for Petrol in Nigeria last year has significantly altered the country’s socio-economic landscape. This is to such an extent that there is a visible reduction in number of cars on her roads now. The so-called market forces of demand and supply of petrol now dictate […]

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