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Dele Momodu: My Choice of Candidates in 2019 Presidential Election

Dele Momodu talks about his choice of candidates in the 2019 presidential elections

Fellow Nigerians, thanks for the deluge of messages and phone calls last week after reading my memo to our dear President. I doubt if any article of mine ever generated such amazing interest from the rich and poor, educated and not so educated, alike. The closest to it would be the letter I wrote to our wonderful First Lady of ...

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Resignation of Britain’s Defense Minister, Scandals and Public Officials in Nigeria

Michael Fallon has just resigned (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a Nigerian public official, elected or appointed, to resign over an established misconduct not to even talk of allegations. The Britain’s defence minister Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday over a sexual harassment scandal. He had apologized earlier this week for repeatedly touching a radio presenter’s ...

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World Bank President: Why Nigeria Has to Think Ahead and Invest in Its People

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Press Conference at the 2012 Tokyo IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings. Photo by Ryan Rayburn/World Bank

The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, said on Thursday that the bank had concentrated on the northern region of Nigeria in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s request, Sahara Reporters says. Kim and the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, who spoke at separate press conferences in Washington DC, United States, also advised Buhari to invest ...

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NigeriaAt57: 10 Quotes from President Buhari’s Address You Shouldn’t Miss

 On the occasion of Nigeria’s 57th Independence day celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari kick-started the activities to mark the celebration with a nationwide broadcast addressing various issues including calls for restructuring, agitations in the country, security, economy among other issues. Here are some of the important quotes from the President’s address. 1. Importance of Independence Day Anniversary: “Over the years the ...

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Dele Momodu on #Biafra: Our Dear Army, Please Cool Temper [OPINION]

Fellow Nigerians, let me confess my admiration for security forces generally. It is not just because of the cleanliness and crispiness of their uniform or the famed discipline that they imbue in their members. It is because I find their job too risky. I often wonder why any man or woman would voluntarily sign his or her death warrant. For ...

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Straight Up! Excuse me Mr President, Our Unity Has to be Negotiable [READ]

I grew up in the home of a nomadic civil servant. Today, my father will be on his way to Delta state for supervision. Tomorrow, he is on his way to Jos for coordination. One thing was clear in all those journeys: he was always travelling so he could meet our needs, and seek a better life for the family ...

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President Buhari is Back Home but His First Speech Has Failed to Inspire Nigerians

Mr President is back from London!

The Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is back home after spending three months (104 days) on medical vacation in London. This is the second time President Buhari would be away on an extended medical leave in 2017. Back in February, he was away for 50 days. The president returned to a wild jubilation, with his motorcade from the airport to the ...

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NIGERIA: What Exactly is Wrong With Our President?

What exactly is wrong with our president?

The rumour mill has been agog with stories that President Buhari could be returning to the country any time soon. This is coming shortly after photos of him with some visiting governors were greeted with wild excitement by his supporters. On the other hand, there couldn’t be a more rueful time for the patriotic Nigerian who places the nation first. ...

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Stray Bullet: The Nigerian Economy May 2015-2017: A Catalogue of Failures

By May 29, it would be two years since President Buhari came into office. But is the economy of Africa’s big brother better off? In his article for Vanguard, Dele Sobowale takes a look at the journey so far. The rate of change in our time is so swift that an individual of ordinary length of life will be called on ...

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Meet Bayo Omoboriowo, President Buhari’s Photographer Who Just Turned 30

Since becoming the official photographer of the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, Bayo Omoboriowo the photographer extraordinaire, has become incredibly famous. His story is so inspiring. Having struggled to graduate from the University of Lagos, he pursued his passion for photography with keen focus and rapt attention not minding how he dined and wined with poverty. Bayo had his ...

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