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Electricity tariff and Nigeria’s manufacturing sector

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) represents the interests of over 3,000 manufacturers (small; medium; large and multinational industries) spread across 10 sectors, 76 sub-sectors and 16 industrial zones.   Manufacturers are heavy users of electricity in Nigeria and this necessitated the Association’s keen interest in all electricity related discourse and development, particularly electricity supply […]

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Different people, different forms of government (12)

    INTRODUCTION   Today, we shall conclude our discourse on Theocracy. Thereafter, we shall discuss Capitalism, a system of government practised in the free world.   Capitalism is an economic system based on the private ownership of production and their operation solely for profit. It is characterized by private ownership of property, capital accumulation, […]

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Derided at home, king in Europe

…Onuachu steals limelight in Belgium He may be playing in the less-fancied Belgian Jupiter Liga, Nigeria’s Paul Onuachu is unarguably the hottest African striker in Europe at the moment and that he will prove again when his Genk side take on Kortrijk on Saturday (today). Onuachu scored a hat-trick as Genk started their 2021 with […]

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Caution! Paternity ‘fraud’ cases turning suicidal

Troubled marriages are fertile grounds for extramarital affairs. The ‘conditional’ illicit affairs often breed children whose paternity issues often generate controversy, litigation and scandal. Only few of such cases occur as a result of sheer indulgence and sexual adventures. Fathers are the sources of life to children and fortresses to their women. A fatherless life […]

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Ohanaeze as Nwodo bows out

“Ethnicity should enrich us; it should make us a unique people in our diversity and not be used to divide us” – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. In January 2017, the two-time former Minister of the Federal Republic, Chief John Nnia Nwodo began his reign as the President General of the apex Igbo Organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo. […]

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To Comrade Isa Aremu: A tribute

On Friday, January 8, 2021, Comrade Issa Obalowu Aremu turns 60. According to him, a month-long programme of events has been drawn to celebrate the diamond jubilee. Invitations are to a select few and I am counted worthy to be one of these “in profound appreciation of the shared values over the years”. Indeed, Issa […]

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Edo’s disturbing insecurity

I find it very worrisome that Edo State has remained in the news for the wrong reasons since the #EndSARS protests started and ended temporarily. The protests rose to a crescendo in Edo State following the jailbreak that took place.   Since then, it has been one crisis after another. The governor, Godwin Obaseki, in […]

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Getting it right as a nation

Many things are wrong with our dear country. The truth is that there is no nation under the sun that does not have its peculiar problems, which could be social, political, economic, or classified under other headings or even a combination of all. The issues bordering on values, morals, and ethos deserve utmost consideration in […]

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Different people, different forms of government (11)

INTRODUCTION Last week, we dealt extensively on Aristocracy as a form of government. We saw aristocracy as government by the nobility, a privileged minority, or an elite class thought best qualified to rule for the good of the people. However, where it is headed by oppressive and selfish elite, it deteriorates to oligarchy. Today, we […]

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Chelsea vs Man City: Guardiola misses five PLAYERS for Battle of Blues

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed the club will have five players unavailable for Sunday’s Premier League game at Chelsea following positive coronavirus tests. City’s game at Everton on Monday was postponed at short notice after three more players tested positive for Covid-19 following the positive tests returned by Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus […]

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