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“2023 will be another milestone and can if properly articulated and negotiated, offer an opportunity for the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction” –Emeka Ojukwu Jnr Today, it is exactly ten years since the death of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu; a man of immense and diverse parts. In commemoration of the life and times of this larger than life entity, Chief Emeka Ojukwu Jnr, during an exclusive interview session with Ebuka Onyekwelu of the...

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Last week, the National Assembly passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, making it compulsory for all political parties to conduct their primaries using the direct method. Direct electoral method is not new to Nigeria, and in fact, it has been said to have been adopted in the most credible election in Nigeria, which is the 1993 election. According to African Election Database, Moshood Abiola of the then Social Democratic Party (SDP) garnered a total vote...

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In Africa and most Third World generally, parochial political culture is usually prevalent and informs the attitude and behaviours of the people towards politics. One of the most distinguishing features of a democracy is public participation in the process of selecting leaders termed general election. However, the extent to which the public participates in this process is largely determined by preexisting political culture. In other words, an established code of conduct of the people towards...

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By Beloved John, Staff Writer Musa’s only teaching material is the curriculum, a flat rectangular book, given to him by the headmaster of the government primary school he was employed to teach. The curriculum is the only material he could use to carry his duty. But to give life to his basic science lessons, the primary four class teacher would need a variety of instructional materials, which currently are unavailable to him. It’s been a...

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Oct. 5 is recognized internationally as World Teachers’ Day to observe the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers, around the world. This event was first celebrated in 1994. To further mark this event in the editorial context, our correspondent, Favour Ebube talked to two Nigerian-based scholars, Professor Simeon Dosunmu, a Professor of Sociology of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, and Dr....

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Finally, it took the pandemic to float ashore the system-induced tribulations of a population subjugated by a bigoted justice system By Anthony Obi Ogbo, Ph.D. A professor in a historically black college in Houston looked at the screen during one of his remote classes and noticed something quite unusual. Besides low classroom participation, a student could be seen in a Walmart breakroom, and another was in a car with a baby sleeping comfortably behind them...

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Between January and now, about ten governors have mystically sacked members of or dissolved their cabinets. The factors responsible for this process can be analyzed from two sides of the events in the country. The first was to build loyalty within their cabinets and camps ahead of the 2023 elections while the other was the economic catastrophe bedeviling the country, particularly the decision of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) not to make its statutory...

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News Analysis by Okon Okon, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)   In any democratic nation like Nigeria, there are institutional channels for development, and constituency project is one of such channels to reach out to the people and in particular, those in grassroots regions. It has been observed that the situation is a different case in some constituencies in Nigeria in terms of the execution of projects meant to create an impact of governance among...

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By Ahmed Ubandoma, Feature Writer   Evidently, the First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari`s strive and passion to support the less privileged, especially women and children was the brain behind the formation of her non-governmental organisation — Future Assured which is a component of Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF). Future Assured, an initiative of the Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF), is a non-governmental organisation set up with the vision of securing the future for women and children, especially in...

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Abduction for ransom by criminal elements witnessed an unprecedented surge within the past few months. Principally the abduction of students in public schools, a few of these incidents clinched the headlines, raising concerns about the odds of a violent free Nigeria. The school series, from Dapchi girls, Kankara, Kangara boys to Jangebe girls are a repetition of the historic Chibok girls’ abduction which many believed to have cost Goodluck Jonathan, the former president, the exalted...

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