Good news about education from Sokoto

A silent revolution is taking place in the Seat of the Caliphate, Sokoto State, if it fully crystallizes, not only the state, but the entire country and beyond, will be greatly, positively, impacted. The revolution is the wind of change sweeping through the education sector of the state, being carefully engineered by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal himself. As Speaker of the last House of Representatives, he acquitted himself very creditably, but because the achievements of the legislature are not as visible to the common eye as those of the executive,…

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Ugwuanyi and transformation of IMT

    Recently, the Enugu State House of Assembly enacted a law amending the Institute of Management and Technology Law, Cap. 97, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004. The said law, which is now, cited as the Institute of Management and Technology (Amendment) Law, 2016, among other salient modifications, amended sections 9(1); 24 (1)(a); 25 and 27(1) of the old law, by adding the word “degrees” immediately after the words “award”; “certificates”; “final”; and “awarding”, respectively, making the foremost polytechnic a degree- awarding institution. Sponsored by the House Leader, Hon….

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Temporary drawback of anti-corruption fight

One of the fundamental agenda of the Buhari’s administration is to fight corruption to a standstill, a promise which he tried to execute since his assumption of office as President on May 29, 2015. In a deliberate attempt to succeed in this dispensation, the president has deployed the services of some Federal Government agencies to perform this function to the best practices of acceptable standard. Such anti-corruption agencies include: the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), and the Department of…

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Promoting awareness on malaria

Tuesday, April 25, the world over is commemorating the 2017 World Malaria Day. Due to the widespread of malaria infection and its deadly consequence, the World Health Organisation (WHO) thought it wise to proclaim World Malaria Day. In view of this, in May 2007 during the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, April 25 of every year was unanimously adopted as the World Malaria Day. The day was established to provide education and thorough understanding of malaria disease across the globe, especially in countries where the disease seems to…

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Has our President taken ill again?

Before discussing the vexed issue of the health of President Muhammadu Buhari as a recurring decimal and the unacceptable way the cabals around him are handling it, let me ask whether or not you heard former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode’s comments on the Gordian knot around the neck of the embattled Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke. The controversial ex-minister and virulent critic of Buhari was quoted as saying that when Ayo told him he wanted to act as fall guy for a former governor now…

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Ending malaria with a united front

The United Nation’s call to “end malaria for good” resonates deeply with me – I have had malaria. I am encouraged by the progress that has been made to eliminate this terrible disease. The global mortality rate dropped by 47 per cent between 2000 and 2013 and the number of children killed by malaria has declined by two-thirds since 2000, with more than 6.8 million lives saved. I was reminded however of the deadly toll this disease continues to take when I saw a public service announcement on DSTV stating…

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Boko Haram and US’ mother of all weapons

I am a big fan of President Donald Trump of United States. During his campaign for the White House I prayed for his success. I wanted him to win. I saw his victory over Mrs. Hillary Clinton as a repudiation and defeat of Obama’s failed African policy in particular. Obama took sides with dictators in Africa. In Nigeria, for instance, he looked the other way while Boko Haram killed thousands of beautiful babies and women. He and Mrs. Clinton emboldened the worst terrorist organisation calling them freedom fighters. He sabotaged…

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