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Is The New Pension Act Inimical to Labour Welfare?
The Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, signed the new pension reform act 2014 into law on 1st July 2014. The new Act of course repealed the previous Act of 2004, on which the current obligatory contributory pension scheme was built. … Continue reading
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Reintroduction of ATM charges: Good, not good enough!
For many, it was horrific waking up to hear the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announcing the reintroduction of third-party access charges of N65 per transaction for ATM usage. For them, it is the resurgence of capitalistic tendencies spearheaded by … Continue reading
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Alas! The Berlin Wall Still Stands
It was beamed to the screens on the 9th day of November, 1989 as the almighty Berlin Wall was being chipped down by countless people who felt free to be part of the ‘real’ world. The wall, built in August of … Continue reading
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Snowden Effect: Would Nigerians mind such intrusions?
It used to be Julian Assange that’s heralded as the world’s chief whistleblower, bringing tothe public emails and cables of governments with respect to diplomatic deals and inactions through Wikileaks. But the emergence of Edward Snowden (the former US NSA … Continue reading
Multiple Levies on Telecoms Operators……Killing The Goose
When the telecommunications sector in Nigeria got fully deregulated in 2001, many were more fixated on the social benefits – all Nigerians are now at liberty to carry mobile phone(s). Not many is really bothered about the real economic contribution … Continue reading
Only If Alams Were Robin Hood
Arising from envy and greed is the cursed seed of corruption. We all read of Cain and Abel, and later of Jacob and Esau…….and other multitude of people satisfied, or rather never satisfied, in enriching themselves with the sweat and … Continue reading
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A pin nu ‘ya: Happy New Year’s Homophone?
It is common place, in my area of Nigeria, to hear or read locals Yorubanize some English words or phrases. Such pronunciations may sometimes be due to contempt or sheer mockery; while at times, illiteracy or ignorance may be the … Continue reading
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Why Aliens Visit Us
If you have read Sidney Sheldon’s Doomsday Conspiracy, you might have come across reasons to believe extraterrestrial beings – aka Aliens – sometimes or regularly visit our Earth. Regardless the import of the sci-fi movies – e.g. Will Smith starred … Continue reading
Posted in Government, Lifestyle, Sciences Tagged alien invasion, alien panic, cooperation, corruption, earthlings, extraterrestrial beings, medvedev, religious tolerance, service, tolerance Leave a comment
The Noise Over $75 Benchmark for Nigeria’s 2013 Budget
It’s no more news that President Goodluck Jonathan has laid before the joint sitting of the National Assembly (NASS), the 2013 Appropriation Bill (the 2013 Draft budget). The timing was commendable being a massive 3 months before the end of … Continue reading
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