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Musings on Boko Haram by a Northern Elite: Boko Haram is mortgaging North’s future

Boko Haram is mortgaging North’s future: Written by Ibrahim Idris, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. It is unfortunate that Northern leaders are not doing anything tangible to reign in the activities of the terrorist Boko Haram group. It is true that the organisation is trying to destabilise President Goodluck Jonathan’s government, and one of the … Continue reading

At Last: PIB heads to Mr President

[BusinessDay] The long awaited draft of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is on its’ way to President Goodluck Jonathan, Business Day can confirm. The draft is the end product of work done by several committees and task forces set up by Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison – Madueke and the work is one of the outcomes … Continue reading

FG, firm sign MoU for 100,000bpd refinery in Bayelsa

[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a petro-chemical company, Epic Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Limited for the construction of 100,000 barrels per day refinery and petrochemical plant at Oporoma in Bayelsa State. The Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Samuel Ortom, signed the MoU on behalf of the … Continue reading


Mohammed signed with his own hand print a charter of rights for Christians. Here is the text. For further on this check out St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai. In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (s) granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai. It consisted of several clauses covering … Continue reading

Jonathan Sacks NNPC Board, Top Shots

(Reuters) – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the managing director of the state oil firm Nigerian National Petroleum Corp (NNPC) and three other senior directors on Tuesday, a presidency statement said. “To further strengthen the ongoing reforms … and in furtherance of efforts to achieve greater transparency and accountability … President Jonathan has approved the … Continue reading

Nigeria may break up – Mark

[Peoples Daily] Senate President David Mark yesterday warned that Nigeria may eventually break up if the wanton killings and destruction perpetrated by the dreaded Boko Haram sect is not checkmated. Mark in his remarks at the opening of a three-day retreat for senators in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state, challenged various stakeholders, especially northern … Continue reading

Jonathan’s Nigeria Dissected by Remi Oyeyemi

As a journalist, Oyeyemi was the Assistant National Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (1992-1993); Founding Secretary, League of Democratic Journalists (1995) and Chairman, Oyo State Sports Writers Association’s Disciplinary Committee (1995). In 1990, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (Oyo State Council) named him the Best Investigative Journalist. He received the GSE award of … Continue reading

Stay Away From South-West, OPC Warns Boko Haram

[Guardian] YORUBA self-determination militia group, the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has asked its northern-based Boko Haram to restrict its insurgency to its region and steer clear of the Southwest. In a statement issued yesterday by the Founder and President of the Congress, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, the group said, although Boko Haram’s current agitation justified OPC’s … Continue reading

Enough is enough, ex-militants tell bombers

[Punch] Ex-Niger Delta militant ‘generals’ and leaders have demanded an end to the acts of terror in the North. They also urged the Federal Government to stop treating the group with kid gloves. This was contained in a communiqué signed by over 30 ex-militant leaders after an emergency meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. In the … Continue reading

Originally posted on Leadership Coaching:
Every team, in order to be effective, needs to have a devil’s advocate. A devil’s advocate is a member of the team that provides conflicting information and challenges the common consensus to ensure that all alternatives are considered and safety procedures are put in place to avoid the identified problems.…

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