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2015: Why APC Should Wake Up And Save Nigeria Now – Segun Tomori

All Progressive Congress (APC)

The birth of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on the 31st July, 2013 sent the nation into an unusual frenzy. The Nigerian populace, wearied by 14 years of lethargy and indolence characterized by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led Federal Government roared in excitement at the prospect of a new “mega” party unhorsing the PDP. […]

We Will Win Osun With Cash and Bags Of Rice – PDP Chairman MU’AZU

The President and Adamu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu has said that his party will use money and bags of rice to “win” Osun’s governorship election on August 9, 2014, as they did in Ekiti. “We are in power and we have the cash. At best, Osun voter would not be […]

Aregbesola: An Incredible Rash Of Endorsements – Editorial

Ede pre-Victory FRENZY For Aregbesola in EDE

The endorsements of the Governor of the state of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for another term by different groups in the state including traditional rulers only lend credence to the saying that ‘one good tune deserves another’; now being used in political circle as ‘one good term deserves another’. From East to the West and […]

#OSUNPOLL: Preparing for the Osun governorship election

Polling Unit

The surprising, if not unexpected, results of the recent Ekiti governorship election immediately produced two contradictory reactions. On the one hand, the Peoples Democratic Party instantly began to celebrate its candidate’s victory over the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. On the other hand, the APC immediately went into […]

CONFAB: Before Confab submits its report

Justice Idris Kutigi

IN the next few days, the National Conference, which was inaugurated on March 17, 2014, will be rounding off its assignment of charting a new course for Nigeria. The plenary sessions have been considering the reports submitted by the 20 committees set up to fast-track the job of the conference. But anything short of taking […]

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Death of Conscience in Nigeria’ – By Prof. Pat Utomi…A MUST READ

Prof. Pat Utomi

“The truth of the challenge of saving the dying conscience in Nigeria, it seems to me, has to begin with enlightenment on our shared humanity. The death of anyone should, as the great quote goes, diminish us. The death of so many should crush our spirits and inspire action. The abduction of so many innocents […]

Doctors’ strike: Let sanity prevail

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THE rot in Nigeria’s health care delivery system has once again been brought to the fore as doctors embark on yet another strike that has crippled public health care services nationwide. As some patients die and others writhe in agony, with no physicians to attend to them, doctors and government officials cannot reach an agreement […]

The beginning of the end of Aribisala’s fiction – By Sunday Dare

Femi Aribisala

The Special Adviser Media to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in this rejoinder, dismisses Dr. Femi Aribisala’s latest column entitled The beginning of the end of Bola Tinubu DR. Femi Aribisala’s recent article “The beginning of the end of the Bola Tinubu Dynasty” should not have appeared in The Vanguard or in any newspaper for that matter. […]

REVEALED: How Jonathan has stylishly turned our DEMOCRACY to MILITARY…A MUST READ

Jonathan, the military man

CASTING aside all pretentions to the democratic ideal of freedom, the Goodluck Jonathan Administration is blossoming into a fully-fledged dictatorship. Opposition party governors have been hounded and stopped from travelling. Even the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, tasted the bitter pill of harassment from soldiers in a supposedly democratic government. In a […]

10 Things You Should Discuss With Your Daughter – A MUST READ

10 Things You Should Discuss With Your Daughter - A MUST READ

  You’ve had the birds-and-bees conversation with your daughter, and you’re relieved that that’s finally off your plate. There are so many other issues on a young girl’s mind, though. If you’re not sure what she needs to hear, here’s a list of things that every young woman ought to know about. 1. Smoking Honesty […]

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