Abba Kyari: Tribute to a single minded patriot

As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned. Wherever you stood then and stand now, let us not forget that Abba was a patriot . He executed President Buhari’s vision with his own single mindedness. One of his favourite quotes was credited to Jeff Immelt to the effect that “The job looks easy when you are not the one doing it.” He seemed to take a lot of comfort from…

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Turning coronavirus tragedy into opportunity for new Nigeria

By Godwin Emefiele s many people are now aware, the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) in China has rapidly permeated and profoundly changed the world. While this crisis is first and foremost a public health issue, which has claimed the lives of over 123,600 people worldwide, and counting, the economic damages are unprecedented on several fronts: crude oil prices have declined dramatically to as low as US$17 per barrel by the end of March, even before applying the discounts many oil exporters are offering; stock valuations for the…

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Policy of coronavirus and 5G technology connection

By Monday  Ubani The world was awoken from slumber concerning the global health challenge posed by COVID-19 pandemic not too long ago which was first reported in Wuhan in faraway China. As the death statistics were increasing daily and reported on the world’s news media, the other continents thought that it was Chinese/Asia affair only and did not envisage that the virus will spread to their continents in particular and to their countries in general. Alas! worldwide travellers imported the virus into various continents and by extension to various countries.…

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BREAKING: Full Text Of Buhari’s 2nd Broadcast On Coronavirus

President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered a second nationwide broadcast on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. Buhari’s address was aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA). FULL TEXT: “Fellow Nigerians, “In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial period of fourteen days starting from Monday, 30th March 2020. “Many State Governments also introduced similar restrictions. As your democratically elected leaders, we made this very difficult decision…

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COVID-19: 12 Productive Things to Do

By Rev. (Prof.) Alex O. Atawa Akpodiete Everyone will admit that these are times that try a person. For the first time in a while, families are forced to spend time together, people are forced to re-examine work and there are additional stressors that can either make you or break you, as the cliché goes. Before the Corona Virus was declared a Pandemic, I was in several countries and was subjected to the test (thankfully tested negative). It was fascinating to witness the attitudes of people from various ethnicities and…

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The scoundrel called Oluwasanmi

This is a piece I have written very reluctantly. It took me three full days to decide to write it, as I was between and betwixt on it. Should I, or should I not? If I do, wouldn’t I be exacting vengeance for myself, when the one I serve has told me: “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” And because of that conviction, I very, very rarely do rejoinders, no matter the virulence of the language deployed against me. I often leave matters to the one who recompenses, and who…

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COVID-19:THE ROUND ABOUT EFFECT IN NIGERIA’S APPROACH TO BE BETTER

By Counsellor Dennis Agori   INTRODUCTION Each time Nigerians are provided a glimpse of hope, they are ecstatic and believe the TURNING POINT that leads to EXPRESS is around the corner. But boom, we find ourselves in worse situations. The pictures in this post represent the solution to COVID-19. From government to NGOs, to individuals.   I had to do this write up after reading the post of one Egbo Ogaga Samuel from Eku axis of Delta State on social media and I concluded that WE MAY IN ONE WAY…

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The pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, as economies drastically slow down and supply chains are severely disrupted. Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual. Each day, the situation evolves and requires constant reviews of precautionary measures and strategies. In the midst of all this, we must all worry about the…

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OPINION: THE NEED FOR THE INCLUSION OF SEX EDUCATION IN THE CURRICULUM OF THE DELTA STATE BASIC AND SECONDARY EDUCATION SYSTEM

    BY COMR. EGBAGBARA OMARAYERUE BLESSING (JP)   I thank members of the Elite Club of Nigeria, Ughelli for searching me out to be a guest speaker at their Annual event. I also thank them for giving me the opportunity to speak on a topic, I chose on my own. Though this placed a greater responsibilities on me. I take responsibilities for all the materials contained in this lecture and if anyone feel offended, the members of the elite club who invited me should take responsibilities of my staying…

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The Story Behind Rt. Hon Friday Osanebi New Name, Mr. Ndokwa

  By Presley Idi THE FIRST EPISTLE: Story story, story, once upon a time, time time, there was a man, man man, sitting on a chair, chair chair, sorry guys i digress but truly today i want to tell us a brief story, so wherever you are please grab a chair and pay attention for the next 2 minutes. Ndokwa Nation, an ethnic nationality that prides itself as the second largest in delta, behind only the Urhobo’s of delta central, strong and mighty internally but before others it trembles! Over…

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