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Actress, Sikiratu Sindodo celebrates daughter on her 20th birthday

By Patricia Uyeh, Nollywood actress Tayo Odueke popularly known as Sikiratu Sindodo, who is a single mother has managed to keep her family life from the public glare. However,...

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TV personality, Uti Nwachukwu puts hot abs on display

By Patricia Uyeh, ‘If you have got it, then flaunt it’ seems to be the motto of ex-Big Brother Africa winner and TV Personality, Uti Nwachu...

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Singer, Burna Boy finally speaks on Mr 2kay’s robbery allegations

By Patricia Uyeh, Following the postponement of his concert in Lagos this weekend, Nigerian musician Burna Boy took to twitter to speak on his alleged involvement in the armed...

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UNILAG at 55: What cheers!

“Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings him home? What tributaries follow him to Rome” an unimpressed Mark Anthony rails on his audience in Shakespeare’s “Julius Ceas...

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Nigeria: Do you have a gallon of fuel?

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” - Mark Twain’s Own Autobiography: The chapters from the North American Review. You see the Nigerian looks...

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PDP’s failure to learn from past blunders

SIR: The Anambra State Gubernatorial election of November 18, 2017 may have come and gone but the sad memories still linger. It is no longer news that Governor Willie Obiano w...

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The queen, the king and I

When Queen Elizabeth came to Nigeria in 2003 and I, as a British expatriate, was presented to her at a reception in Abuja, I felt tongue-tied and said the blandest of things...

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The vagabonds of Sambisa

There are thousands of viciously violent vagabonds banded together in the evil forest of Sambisa, north east of Nigeria. Some have fled into neighbouring towns and hamlets, bo...

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CBN and the resurrection of bankers’ equity fund

A couple of days ago I was pleasantly surprised by the announcement that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has released the modalities for the operation of the N26.87 billion...

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Commercialisation of education and the storm ahead

“Currently, Nigeria’s out-of-school population is projected at 10 million while that of India is projected at 1.8 million, even though they have eight times our population...

Punch Opinion

Implementing the 2017 federal capital budget

Eze Onyekpere The capital component of the budget, as distinct from the recurrent expenditure, is the part of the budget that makes the greatest impact on the lives and welfar...

Punch Opinion

Why PDP cannot ‘change the change’

Ayisha Osori If you think there is only one way to run a successful, winning political party, let me save you time; this is not for you. This article is for those who dream of...

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IKEDC: An urgent call for better customer service

Violet Odiete Ikomi A few days ago, I had one of the most bizarre customer service experiences with our electricity service provider, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Compan...

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One billion dollars to fight Boko Haram?

Governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum last week after the National Economic Council meeting announced that the sum of $1bn be withdrawn from the Excess C...

Punch Opinion

Nigerian economic growth, not yet cheering news

Oludare Mayowa The recent announcement of 1.4 per cent growth in the Nigerian economy by the National Bureau of Statistics was received in the government circles as a major le...

Punch Opinion

Return of the toll gates

Before the Senate Committee on the Federal Emergency Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA, the minister responsible for-federal-roads, Babatunde Fashola announced...

Guardian Nigeria Opinion

Deliver us from evil - Part 2

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Reinvented PDP and the pitfalls ahead

I congratulate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on its successful elective convention last week. The event brought to a resolution, two and half years of breathtaking build-...

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Before project 2019 ruins Buhari’s anti-graft agenda

Verily, verily, we should say it to President MuhammaduBuhari and the men and women who are assisting in running his government that this is not the best of time to say‘sile...

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Fresh lessons for Southwest

At the recent elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which took place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, the Southwest was handed the shorter end of the stick...

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Remembering Shehu Yar’Adua 20 years after - Part 2

Shehu had barely reached Kaduna when we phoned him to come back. He did, arriving Jos at 3 am. We smoothened everybody’s feather before he left again for Kaduna at about 7 a...

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What are you listening to?

Onoshe Nwabuikwu Every once in a while, I complain about music; usually about the X-rated nature of the musical videos on TV. While not much appears to have changed on that fr...

Punch Opinion

Appraising the Lagos State Security Trust Fund model

Sir: A few days ago, the Lagos State Government held the 11th Town Hall Meeting on Security, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSST...

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When last did you hear the word ‘Kajọla!’?

All over the world commentators and ordinary conversation makers proclaim the lost of social and communal values. People lose the habit of elementary courtesies...

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A kleptocracy overruns a democracy

Sonala Olumhense People familiar with Nigeria’s modern history will remember Godwin Daboh.  He was perhaps the first Nigerian to arrive on the front pages of the corruption...

Punch Opinion

Preparing for the next medical revolution

Dr. Sylvester Ikhisemojie Even as scientists have quietly toiled in many laboratories and research institutes in many advanced nations, other thinkers have radically changed t...

Punch Opinion

Of God, politics and morality

Minabere Ibelema It is said that all politics is local. But one couldn’t tell that from the intense national and international attention paid to a senatorial election in Ala...

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Managing multiple bosses with joy

Seni Adetu In many big companies, especially the multinationals, you have an organisational structure built on the matrix system, whereby an employee, typically a senior staff...

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I will see you in court…

Kaine Agary When a person has been wronged, they want justice and they want it now because as the saying goes, Justice delayed is justice denied. Generally, most people think...

Punch Opinion

That time of the year

Gloria Ogunbadejo We are at that time of the year when we should begin to take stock, evaluate how we have spent another year, look at the quality of our friendships, the heal...

Punch Opinion

Becoming a self-sufficient nation

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka Nigeria has descended into a nation that imports the most basic of agricultural and manufactured goods and services. This is a country with a large pop...

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Buhari at 75: Why God kept him alive

Femi Adesina Let me begin by telling a story. On June 1, 2015, the day I resumed work as adviser on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, he had admonished me, “Adesina, alwa...

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Ajimobi: Keeping faith with Oyo workers in prosperity, adversity

Akin Oyedele These are indeed challenging times for state governors, majority of whom, indubitably, are not ‘sleeping soundly’ because of the financial dire straits curren...

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Victim blaming helps no one

Onuora Onianwa Tarana Burke is a well-known figure in the United States and possibly the world over. She is a social activist and community organiser who coined the phrase “...

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Girls, stop looking for trouble (2)

Temilolu Okeowo  Dear Temilolu, I thank you for your courage to tell girls the truth about life especially as regards sex and the evil a lot of men do to women with sex. I am...

Punch Opinion

Now, men wear skirts to welcome Buhari

’Tunji  Ajibade The bagpipe is a Scottish musical instrument. It is the national pride, symbol of the people of Scotland. Men who blow it traditionally wear skirts, as ski...

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How politics shortchanges Nigeria

Ayo Olukotun  “Although Nigeria’s economy is the 20th largest in the world and is expected by 2050 to rise to number 9, it has not been invited to membership in the G-20,...

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My daughter is my biggest achievement – Bisola, BBN

By Rita Chioma, Although still single and bubbling, Bisola Aiyeola, the second runner up of the 2017 edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show, is always ready to bra...

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Ladies in Agbada: Omotola Jalade Vs Sola Sobowale, who wore it better?

By Rita Chioma, The duo of beautiful movie veterans, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and Sola Sobowale have joined the ladies in Agbada train. And they rocked it well. &#1...

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Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze starts TAP challenge and Davido accepts

By Patricia Uyeh, Controversial On Air Personality,  Daddy Freeze started a movement few days ago, challenging people to donate a portion of their income (tithes) to help the...

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British actor, John Boyega wants a romantic role with Lupita Nyong’o

By Patricia Uyeh, Ever since British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega broke out in 2011, with his acclaimed performance in Attack The Block, he has been making waves in the movie...

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Actor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson makes it to Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Patricia Uyeh, Actor, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson can now flash a sign of victory after he got a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame. Dwyane, who was once a  p...

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