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    What do you see on the telecoms dashboard?

What do you see on the telecoms dashboard?

There are stories that are difficult to tell in this world. Having done journalism for over two decades and working in government for yet another, I feel marooned and red-faced when I try to convince myself that as a nation, the power grid is not doing more than 4,000 megawatts; and that as a young student attending the famed Annunciation [...]

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    Advertising boycott against Facebook

Advertising boycott against Facebook

These are certainly not the best of times for Facebook. The social media giant has been boxed into a tight corner by civil right groups in the United States and its advertisers -- with scowls on the faces -- are withholding their fat wallets over the social network’s hate speech policy. Initially, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, dithered over [...]

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    Do you know hate speech bill is still alive and well at the senate? 

Do you know hate speech bill is still alive and well at the senate? 

Social media/internet freedom is a basic human right. It is unalienable. In the pool of freedoms, it is as basic as the right to exist. Take away the power of thought and expression from a man, and you have a breathing cadaver. On June 25, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice ruled that the September [...]

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    Mele Kyari and NNPC: One year after

Mele Kyari and NNPC: One year after

A year ago, Mele Kolo Kyari was named as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He succeeded Maikanti Baru, now of blessed memory. On July 8, 2019, the then incoming GMD made the following promises: (i) There will be no corruption without discretion. We will work with all shareholders within the NNPC group to [...]

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    EFCC’s Magu ‘arrested’: When the hunter becomes the bush meat 

EFCC’s Magu ‘arrested’: When the hunter becomes the bush meat 

‘’It has been long coming. Expect things to be done differently from now on,’’ a source in the thick of things told me regarding the ‘’arrest’’ of Ibrahim Magu, acting EFCC chairman, by security operatives. Magu’s fall – even though delayed – preceded him. He walked on molten magma. He had chalked up lots of professional liabilities before he became the [...]

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    National Consultative Front and the emerging pattern of politics, politicking and politricks

National Consultative Front and the emerging pattern of politics, politicking and politricks

Nothing defines the title of this essay more than the cause and the outcome of the recent‘internecine’ war in the APC triggered by the struggle for power between a Godfather and his godson in Edo state which has inflicted on the former, a bloody nose and seared the latter politically. Whereas it took the former ruling party, PDP now in opposition [...]

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    Paradise lost?

Paradise lost?

Historically and traditionally, many African communities cared about the source of wealth of its members. They avoided questionable wealth so as not to taint the moral high standing or reputation of families or the entire community. There were consequences for those who acquired ill-gotten wealth. They couldn't flaunt it freely as they stood the risk of being excommunicated from the [...]

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    Why APCON is still in limbo

Why APCON is still in limbo

When you promote a product, service or an idea through non-personal messaging, it is called advertising. It is a form of communication that is as old as when town criers were directed by village heads to make announcements with the aid of a gong to draw the attention of everyone in the community.Advertising may be used by individuals and organisations [...]

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    The 2020 elections of the NBA will be rigged: Here is how

The 2020 elections of the NBA will be rigged: Here is how

In his infamous letter issued last month to the 1998 transitional President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NA), Chief T.J.O. Okpoko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), senior Nigerian lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, himself also a SAN, appealed that “it will be a great failure of leadership for the senior advocate to surrender leadership to outer Bar when there are [...]

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    What is wrong with NSITF?

What is wrong with NSITF?

Perhaps because every year, the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) is one of those organizations where companies – mine inclusive – have to scramble to make payments in order to maintain full bonafides in the eyes of the law, news coming out of that organization jumps at me. For some reasons, my mind strayed to NSITF yesterday morning and [...]

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