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WHO IS ENGR. BOBBY ONOFIOK

Engr Bobby Onofiok was born on the 7th of April, 1976 at the General Hospital, Iquita, Oron to Dr Otu E. Onofiok and Dr. Mrs Nkoyo Otu Onofiok of the great Onofiok family Eyo Uwe, Ukukim (ward 2) in Udung Uko Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Bobby started …

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Profile of Dr Dikko Umaru Radda. DG of Smedan

Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda is the Director General/Chief Executive Officer of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN). Dr Radda, an astute politician, entrepreneur, teacher and banker with wide administrative experience was born on 10th September 1969 in Hayingada-Dutsinma Local Government, Katsina State North-West Nigeria. He started his early educational …

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GEJ MEETS PMB: A LESSON FOR BITTER-ENDERS

In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, the country was divided right down the middle. On one side were the Jonathanians, who supported the then incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, and wanted him to continue in office for another term of four years. On the flip side were the Buharists …

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BUHARI & S’EAST: ARTHUR EZE NAILS IT

There’s a wise saying in Yoruba land, which goes thus: “If you like, feed the entire city with pounded yam, egusi soup and stockfish on a daily basis, there’ll still be people who won’t like you.” Let’s be honest and frank with ourselves. There are some people with primordial antipathy …

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$2.8 BILLION AKK PIPELINE PROJECT: BUHARI STRIKES AGAIN!

Something good is already happening. Something marvelous is in store, as Federal Government kickstarts the $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) National Gas Pipeline Project next Tuesday. It’s another humongous signature milestone by President Muhammadu Buhari, which will leave his footprints inexorably on the sands of time. Roads. Bridges. Rail. Airports. Social …

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A ‘GOOD SETBACK’ BY 60 YEARS

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has a fixation with 60 years. At the height of its heady days in power, it challenged its Chi (personal god) to a wrestling contest, vowing that it would rule Nigeria for minimum of 60 years. We know how the story ended. The Chi gave …

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AREGBESOLA COMES TO JUDGMENT

Wednesday June 10, 2020, was ‘judgment day’ for Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola. Incidentally, the day had broken with stories of denials of rift between him and his political mentor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former two-term Governor of Lagos State, and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC). …

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AKINWUMI ADESINA: THE INSIDE STORY

By his bow tie, you know him. And that distinguishing feature was firmly in place when Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), breezed into the Presidential Villa at Abuja on June 3, 2020. One of the hallmarks of seasoned, methodical people is patience, refusal to be …

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FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS

Next week, the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be exactly five years in office. Four full years of a first term, and one year accomplished in the second term of four years. In five years, President Buhari has touched Nigeria in diverse ways, despite myriad of challenges; economic, security, political, social, …

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AVERTING THE ROAD TO VENEZUELA

Let’s tell the story of Venezuela, because it bears striking similitude with that of Nigeria. Just like us, Venezuela is rich in oil, very rich. At a time, the county’s problem was not money, but how to spend it. Just like Nigeria. And quite like us again, the South American …

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MY LAST CONTACT WITH ABBA KYARI

He told us he would be back at his desk soon. I believed it. But now, it would never happen. Not tomorrow, not next week, not forever. Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, has gone the way of all flesh. Our last contact was on Friday, March …

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LOOKING UP IN LOCKDOWN SEASON

As the Covid-19 pandemic remains unrelenting, a large swathe of the country is under lockdown, some proclaimed by Federal Government, others pronounced by the respective state governors. It’s not exactly the best of times for Nigerians, but the sacrifices are required to stay alive. As it is said, a living …

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THE SCOUNDREL CALLED BAYO 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 …

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WOMEN WHO LOVE PMB

They are patriots who love their country dearly, and also love its President. Very dearly. To use the local parlance, dem love President Muhammadu Buhari scatter. Through thick and thin, they have been with him, and I don’t ever see them falling away, as we have seen with some fair …

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NEWS FROM ASO VILLA

Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit. But as the …

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