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Secret of long-lasting family businesses

By Timi Olubiyi IT is no longer a secret that family businesses the world over can struggle with governance, leadership transitions and even survival, longevity or business continuity. From context observation, majority of Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, in Nigeria are family-owned businesses, more so over 60 per cent of all firms in most nations
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Is the future of our educational system not imperiled?

By Chiedu Uche Okoye NOBODY can gainsay the fact that education is the bedrock of national development, globally. Any nation-state that is keen on and desirous of achieving sustainable economic growth and technological advancement should place much premium on issues bedeviling its educational system. The super power countries which have military might, economic wealth and
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Is the future of our educational system not imperiled?

By Chiedu Uche Okoye NOBODY can gainsay the fact that education is the bedrock of national development, globally. Any nation-state that is keen on and desirous of achieving sustainable economic growth and technological advancement should place much premium on issues bedeviling its educational system. The super power countries which have military might, economic wealth and
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What shall I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus Christ answers!!!

By Simon Ifeanyi Ezeh Jesus Christ of Nazareth remains the only authorized mouthpiece of the Almighty God as well as the finality of all things relating to the kingdom of God. But, his words are as repugnant to Christians (his supposed followers) as it is to those who openly declare their unbelief in him, unfortunately.
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Penny Auctions – A new way to shop online in Nigeria?

If online shopping is your go-to mode for purchasing the items you want or need, then there’s a chance you’ve tried participating in the increasingly popular penny auctions, or at least heard of them. You must have seen the advertisements with staggering offers of, “Up to 90% off household appliances, smartphones, computers, clothing, accessories, electronics, and more!” from popular brands and manufacturers you know and love.

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Penny Auctions – A new way to shop online in Nigeria?

If online shopping is your go-to mode for purchasing the items you want or need, then there’s a chance you’ve tried participating in the increasingly popular penny auctions, or at least heard of them. You must have seen the advertisements with staggering offers of, “Up to 90% off household appliances, smartphones, computers, clothing, accessories, electronics, and more!” from popular brands and manufacturers you know and love.

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Gov. Ugwuanyi @ 57: Garlands, pomps for a revolutionary leader

By Jonathan Chukwuma It is a known fact that His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration in Enugu state came onboard at a time the Nation’s economy was wobbling, dangling and floundering in a manner only decipherable to the unseen beings. At such passing phase in our national life, some state governments across the
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Ugwuanyi: Advancing Peace, Development @ 57

By Louis Amoke Seven key attributes define his life story: faith in God, peacefulness, humility, compassion, discipline, vision and forbearance. Attaining 57 years of age on March 20, His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, has carved an enviable niche for himself as an outstanding leader with a unique governance philosophy. Gov. Ugwuanyi, fondly
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Hijab: The state of harmony at centre of crisis

By Arogbonlo Israel As paradoxically the headline may suggest, Kwara popularly known as ‘The State of Harmony’ has been engulfed at the centre of crisis following the hijab controversy making rounds in the media space in recent days. The crisis that became full-blown this week started in 2012 when Christian groups challenged the state government’s
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Hijab: The state of harmony at centre of crisis

By Arogbonlo Israel As paradoxically the headline may suggest, Kwara popularly known as ‘The State of Harmony’ has been engulfed at the centre of crisis following the hijab controversy making rounds in the media space in recent days. The crisis that became full-blown this week started in 2012 when Christian groups challenged the state government’s
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Hijab in Kwara: Bad news doesn’t get better with time

By Rafiu Ajakaye Bad news doesn’t get better with time is an expression from the famous Black American five star General Colin Powell’s book It Worked For Me. In the opinion of Powell, a problem (challenge) will not disappear by anyone simply ignoring, abandoning or pretending it does not exist. He feels that challenges, however
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Could FG be whitewashing EFCC through Bawa?

By Segun Ige PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari could actually be whitewashing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission through the approval of Abdulrasheed Bawa. The EFCC is crucially a formative organ in the Nigerian justice system. Buhari could, ideologically speaking, be making the gesture that this ‘born-again’ EFCC would demonstrate unflinching conversion and redemption of lost years.
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Role of youth empowerment in the emergence of a new State

By Ejike Onuogu AS the Anambra State election of November 6, 2021 approaches, youth empowerment must be our mantra and must re-define our body polity if we must take our beloved state to a new level of global competitiveness. Anambrarians, like their counterparts in Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo and Abia states, have a shared heritage and
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THEIR LIVES; OUR TEMPLATES: Misleading youth through standardised ideologies

Like me, did you also attend a secondary school where science class was for the brilliant students, commercial for the average and arts for the playful ones? In fact, the position of the Senior Prefect was exclusively reserved for the science students in my secondary school until one radical art student interrupted the norm.

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Nigerian leaders not Nigeria (1)

By Rotimi Fasanmi The last one week or thereabout has seen agents of the Federal Government of Nigeria committing what one might call unforced errors that bring to mind the confusion and lack of transparency that makes many Nigerians write off members of the present All Progressives Congress-led government as working at cross-purposes. In addressing
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Creating youth empowerment through N-Power, other NSIPs

By Louis Achi Poverty alleviation and productive youth engagement remain key challenges of modern economies around the world. Nigeria is no exception. Readily to be blamed is a poor enterprise culture. But genuinely concerned governments have responded appropriately. Under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, carefully designed poverty alleviation programmes and skills acquisition projects are
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and the royal rumble

By Tayo Ogunbiyi Buckingham Palace,  the official residence of the iconic Queen of England, is a monument that bears testimony to the rich and enduring monarchical tradition of the English. A symbol of power, opulence and aristocratic grandeur,  Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. Of these, 188 are staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms, 52 royal
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Reflections on the shoot-on-sight order by the president

By Osagie Obayuwana BACKGROUND Not a few people have complained about what had become the silence of Mr President for a long time, especially over issues where his voice should be heard loudly. Over a long time, in matters of national concern, people of all categories have repeatedly called on Mr President to speak; most
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Human health and environment: How well to handle both

By Kayode Ojewale The truly healthy environment is not merely safe but stimulating – William H. Stewart (1921- 2008), American pediatrician and epidemiologist MAN and his environment can hardly be separated when human health is being discussed. The environment of a man is a true reflection of his health condition and status because it largely tells
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Who wants to be a millionaire?

By Oludayo Tade Twenty-two years of democratic journey (1999-2021) has brought little dividends for the Nigerian burgeoning hoi-polloi who endures unemployment, battle poverty, die untimely in ill-equipped health infrastructure, train their children in grossly underfunded schools, and are governed by parasitic leadership. The value of what civil servants earned in 1999 was better than what
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Of accountability, trust and inclusive governance in Kogi

By ONOGWU MUHAMMED WHEN national, state, or local governments make a concerted effort to solicit input from citizens and provide services to all of their constituents equally, they sow the seeds of stability and growth. When this is done within a framework of political and legal accountability, citizens increasingly trust state institutions to support and
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Outsourcing and subcontracting: Insights and opportunities for SMEs in a pandemic

By Timi Olubiyi Numerous factors can make businesses decide to outsource or even engage a sub-contractor in their day-to-day activities. Results of many surveys indicate that some of the key reasons for this are the competence of the third party, cost reduction purposes, reaction to government policies, and unpredictable business climate, among others. However, the
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