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A Nation’s Cry: The Irony of Dangote’s Monopoly and Government’s Role. By Chidi Ekeh

 A Nation’s Cry: The Irony of Dangote’s Monopoly and Government’s Role In the bustling heart of Lagos, a colossal industrial edifice stands as a testament to ambition and economic promise—the Dangote Refinery. This mammoth project, the largest of its kind in Africa, boasts the capacity to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day. With its towering chimneys and sprawling …

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Understanding the Fears of Nigerians Regarding the Samoa Deal. By Chidi Ekeh

Understanding the Fears of Nigerians Regarding the Samoa Deal Introduction In November 2023, the European Union (EU) and its 27 member states signed the Samoa Agreement, a $150 billion trade and investment deal, with 79 countries from the Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS). The agreement is aimed at fostering sustainable economic growth, promoting development and peace, and …

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OJUDE OBA FESTIVAL – ASSAULT OF THE CULTURE IGNORAMUS. By Dr. Bisi Olawunmi.

OJUDE OBA FESTIVAL – ASSAULT OF THE CULTURE IGNORAMUS Ojude Oba 2024 video The annual socio-cultural Ojude Oba festival had the splendour and grandeur of Ijebus on display on Tuesday, 18th June, 2024 at Ijebu-Ode, the capital city of Ijebuland. It was a nexus of cultural and sartorial elegance, social grace and evocative dance steps that has attracted indigenes as …

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Uncovering the Truth: How Government Policies Are Secretly Affecting Your Daily Life. By Chidi Ekeh

Uncovering the Truth: How Government Policies Are Secretly Affecting Your Daily Life The Nigerian government’s response to the New York Times article, which highlights the country’s severe economic crisis, is like a village council shifting blame for a broken well while ignoring the parched throats of its villagers. Their attempt to deflect responsibility to past governments and downplay the current …

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Osogbo Ifa Priest advocates use of traditional deities to ascertain child’s paternity. By John Dike osogbo

Osogbo Ifa Priest advocates use of traditional deities to ascertain child’s paternity Following controversies sorounding reported cases of paternity of a child leading to broken marriages in Africa, especially in Nigeria, a popular Ifa Priest based in Osogbo , Ifayemi Elebuibon has advocated the use of traditional deities to ascertain child’s paternity. The traditionalist who decried the recent rise in …

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The Degeneration of the Nigerian Judiciary: A Call for Reform. By Chidi Ekeh

The Degeneration of the Nigerian Judiciary: A Call for Reform The recent correspondence from Adekunbi Ogunde of Wole Olanipekun & Co., regarding the ongoing USD130 million case at the Rivers State High Court, sheds light on a disturbing reality plaguing the Nigerian judiciary system. The implications of this letter are not only a reflection on the writer and the law …

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A Critical Analysis of Nigeria’s Economic Landscape: Debunking Misinformation and Political Bias. By Chidi Ekeh

A Critical Analysis of Nigeria’s Economic Landscape: Debunking Misinformation and Political Bias   Introduction: Nigeria, a country rich in natural resources and potential, grapples with complex economic challenges amidst political maneuvering and misinformation. In recent times, debates surrounding the state of the economy, particularly the appreciation of the Nigerian Naira, have become subjects of contention. This essay aims to provide …

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DIALOGICAL APPROACH TO SECESSION: By Mohammed Kabir Ilyasu

  Dr Hassan Gimba of the Neptune Prime online newspaper has written on why Nigeria should not break up bearing in mind the existential realities of inter personal relationships amongst the communities that presently live in today’s Nigeria. Background. Nigeria’s land mass and her indigenous people has existed ever since before the land was named Nigeria by the British colonialist …

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MR PRESIDEDENT, Subject: Catalyzing Change: A Bold Step Towards Resolving Nigeria’s Power Sector Quagmire. By Chidi Ekeh

Dear Mr. President, Subject: Catalyzing Change: A Bold Step Towards Resolving Nigeria’s Power Sector Quagmire I hope this letter finds you amidst a moment of reflection, for today, I bring forth a matter that demands your utmost attention—the tumultuous state of Nigeria’s power sector. As the flickering lights across our nation cast shadows of uncertainty, it’s evident that we stand …

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