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Making Unity Schools Live Up to their Name

In spite of the recent spate of violence in the country, especially against students, which is posing a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people, General Yakubu Gowon, whose administration established the federal government colleges and named them unity schools, has reiterated that the motive was to strengthen the country and its people, irrespective of geo-graphical region, ethnicity, creed or beliefs. Kuni Tyessi reports

2019: INEC, WANEP Launch Election Monitoring Project

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the African Union (AU), West Africa Network for Peace-building (WANEP), has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project.

The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, speaking at the launch on Tuesday in Abuja noted that the project was a timely effort in achieving a peaceful 2019 election

IWA insists on restructuring, regionalization, devolution of powers

Igbo World Assembly, IWA, has insisted in the implementation of restructuring, regionalization, and devolution of powers for a better political system in the country.

This is even as the group has listed eleven point political agenda for political leaders contesting for political positions must meet in 2019 Nigerian general elections,

Atiku reacts to UK magazine’s prediction of 2019 election

Atiku Abubakar’s Presidential campaign Organisation has reacted to the research unit of The Economist Magazine prediction that Abubakar will unseat President Muhammadu Buhari 2019.

The London-based magazine made the prediction in its latest country report on Nigeria, less than two months after it had predicted that Buhari would lose the forthcoming 2019 election.

‘We must support SMEs, agric initiative to end poverty’

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo, has called on financial institutions and the three tiers of government to support the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and agricultural initiatives to fast track the nation’s quest to move from poverty to prosperity.

2019: What is really at stake?

As politicians and other stakeholders make permutations towards the general elections in 2019, nothing has become as unclear and dreadful as what fortunes may befall the country in the days ahead. And the reasons for this are evident in the current state of the nation: The country of about 200 million people is afflicted by and inflicted with dishonest special purpose vehicles as political parties and unscrupulous characters masquerading as public office holders. This newspaper has even had to describe the country’s political leaders as Nigeria’s own genre of ‘natural disasters’ just as the earthquakes and tsunamis that despoil other countries. The prayer, therefore, is: May they not do any more damage than have already been done and may the people of Nigeria rise up to their responsibility as owners of the nation’s sovereignty.

Governance index scores Nigeria, others low on economy

Some economic experts have said the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) has affirmed the prevailing unemployment and poor economies in Nigeria and a good number of other African nations amid the huge human and natural resources on the continent.

Indeed, the report unveiled by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, stated that despite strong Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth over the last decade, African countries had failed to generate economic opportunities for their booming youth population, adding that public governance had fallen short of the expectations of the citizens, mainly composed of young people.

Dangote refinery will transform, diversify Nigeria’s economy — Edwin

THE $12 billion Dangote refinery will transform and diversify Nigeria’s economy when completed in 2019.

Speaking at the on-going Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) conference in Lagos, yesterday, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, Executive Director, Dangote Group said that the 650,000 barrel per day refinery will stimulate economic development in Nigeria.

Canadian Governor General, Payette, explains why Nigeria must own communications satellite

The Governor General of Canada and world renowned astronaut, Julie Payette says Nigeria must continue to operate her own communications and Remote Sensing satellites to be able to share relevant data that can help solve some intricate problems.

Payette gave the advice at the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, in Abuja, recently, during her state visit to Nigeria.

The man Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who on Sunday emerged as the presidential candidate of the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 election was born on November 25, 1946 to a Fulani family in Adamawa State.

He is a dogged, seasoned and experienced Nigerian politician who has been relevant in the socio-political space for over three decades. He has leadership skills with capacity that has been manifest in the various roles he has occupied since the 80s.