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ALLOCUTUS of Michael COHEN, Donald TRUMP’s former acolyte

December 16, 2018

“Recently, the President Tweeted a statement calling me weak, and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass. […]

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Image of IDIOT is TRUMP? Really?

December 15, 2018

Sundar Pichai, the fellow who sits atop Google LLC today went on a journey of technological sermonising that ended really nowhere when the US House Committee on Judiciary asked him to explain how an image googlesearch for the word ‘Idiot’ ends in ‘Trump’. An attempt by me to argue that it may not specifically refer […]

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ABOUT a TITAN

December 12, 2018

Foluseke Somolu: Engineer: (1946 – 2015) Apart from his wife and children, the person I consider closest to and with a deep personal knowledge of late Engr Foluseke Abidemi Sunday Somolu is Prof Frank Okafor. And that Professor has said enough in various documentations that I just wonder what else anyone can add. Yes, he was […]

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FAS FOUNDATION, A Legacy for Engr Foluseke Somolu, for Launch at UNILAG

Family, friends and colleagues of late Engr Foluseke Abidemi Somolu, renown power engineer and Past President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers will launch a Foundation in his name tomorrow at the University of Lagos. The late power engineering colossus died on August 24, 2015. The Foluseke Abidemi Somolu Foundation is meant to advance his […]

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YES. TRACK RECORD. PEDIGREE.

NEWS “Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa was cleared for appointment as Director General and Executive Chairman of the Diaspora Commission by the Senate Screening Committee. She was the originator of the concept and the bill that gave birth to the Commission. It was passed in the sixth and seventh assembly but was not given assent. She was […]

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FELIZ NAVIDAD

December 11, 2018

Feliz Navidad José Feliciano ^ ^ Feliz navidad Feliz navidad Feliz navidad Prospero año y felicidad ^ Feliz navidad Feliz navidad Feliz navidad Prospero año y felicidad ^ I wanna wish you a merry Christmas I wanna wish you a merry Christmas I wanna wish you a merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart […]

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What exists EVERYWHERE?

A STAR of course. Watch ← → x × Previous Next

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PROFILE: Edet James AMANA : Engineer : 80

It was a Yoruba Poet who, in describing the late Moshood Kashimawo Ologundudu Abiola in the superlatives, said when rich men choose to play the ‘game of handshaking’ only a few among them would draw out their hands to shake the subject matter’s hand. That was complete communication as any listener knew what the stuff […]

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DIEZANI is my FRIEND

December 7, 2018

For those people, like me, who do not know that we have any relationship, let it be announced that Diezani is my friend. ^ Indeed between Diezani and myself there are twenty other mutual friends who facebook ‘people’ have made of and for us. What does that translate to? It means we all should be […]

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DESPERATION defined, explained, dealtwith.

December 6, 2018

^ “Those who think our political future is tied to them are poor students of their own political history. Some of these people who talk as if they are invincible have forgotten that they have run elections in the past and lost until they abandoned their parties and joined the winning card. So if they […]

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Another ULTIMATE

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No end to POSSIBILITIES

December 4, 2018

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BAD NEWS: Measles are back

BAD NEWS: Measles are back – So says WHO Report (What should parents do?) Today, sciencealert.com published a World Health Organisation (WHO)’s report that measles is coming back to the world. Very sad and chilling facts which make us all look so cheap and some developing countries actually presenting as languishing. And what are the […]

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Kini SO? SO suor !!

December 3, 2018

WHOS WATCHING? Or better still, Who should be watching? Or should we be asking Who is enjoying the joke? ^ To be sure, what is in display is the Oyo State APC gubernatorial candidate, Mr Bayo Adelabu who reportedly caused a lockdown in Ibadan with his campaign parade cars. One person claimed he counted about […]

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THE CHRISTMAS STARTS HERE

Seasons’ Greetings and Messages Presented in songs, dances, and drama Convey deeper meanings Than what only words can deliver Their universality is unbeatable Especially when they also open minds wider Welcome to A DANCE SHOW And A DANCE DRAMA ^ ALL AT CHRISTMAS. ← → x × Previous Next

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PROFILE of a DEPUTY-GOVERNOR TO BE

November 30, 2018

I have just stumbled on a tweet of Mr DAPO ABIODUN APC’s gubernatorial candidate in Ogun State wherein he announced his choice of a Running Mate in ENGR MRS NOIMOT SALAKO-OYEDELE. For his choice, I, Engr Titi Omo-Ettu, hereby dedicate my personal resources to the campaign effort of Prince Dr DAPO ABIODUN and indeed of […]

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MaraPhone: Africa’s first MADE-IN-AFRICA phones

November 26, 2018

It feels good to hear this. Isn’t it? Mara Corporation, an African technology business came to the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa to re-announced the coming of its new product, the Maraphone. In the world of smartphones, China has Huawei, Korea has Samsung, while the United States of America has Apple. […]

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CAN YOU PAINT?

November 18, 2018

Ok, paint the picture of a FAILED state. – – – – – – Then CLICK to view – – – – – – Now COMPARE ← → x × Previous Next

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GAME CHANGER

“My brief is that as the first level Innovation training (i.e. the DBI’s National Innovation Diploma, NID) is marketed, especially to State Governments, the need to emphasise that this is one area where gender re-balancing for real and developmental opportunities should count, is usually stressed. The Kano State State Governor in his own response sponsored […]

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MENTALMORPHOSIS

Or what do you call this? I mean, seriously speaking!!! ← → x × Previous Next

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TITHE goes up to 12%?

November 15, 2018

Wait a minute…. Is it true tithe has been increased to 12% globally? Someone phoned in to tell me that just now. She blamed the increase on global inflation and global warming. True/false? .. .. .. .. .. . . . . Please, please, please na joke I deh joke o. No go talk say […]

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DBI’s FOCUS ON INNOVATION

“……People may ask you further question about your Alma Mater and how it is transforming itself. Please tell them that your Alma Mater which was originally preparing skills for the Nigerian economy has transformed into an Institution for mainstreaming skills into the global ICT market place” ADDRESS BY ENGR. TITI OMO-ETTU, CHAIRMAN, GOVERNING BOARD OF […]

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DIGITAL TURBANS

November 6, 2018

Digital Turbans: Advance party of prosperity purdahs. Never mind, technology will take us there. Click to play and put on your dancing shoes. You aren’t seen nothin’ The days are near when ‘elehas’ will ride lambrorhgini on Naija roads. Wanna take a bet? ← → x × Previous Next

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Chief Obafemi Awolowo on Party Stalwarts, Party Stewards, Ordinary Bastards, etc etc

November 4, 2018

Something runs through all the books written by Chief Obafemi Awolowo especially those in the series of ADVENTURES IN POWER. Being accounts of political developments, a lot of the stories involved political activists who, were the books to be written by a person like me, would be described as thugs. Chief Awolowo found convenient words […]

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Tegbe.Ajimobi.Adelabu: The BERMUDA TRIANGLE OF O.Y.O. politics

November 1, 2018

 “And so what? Is there someone who cannot betray you? I’m almost 69 joor. If he betrays us, it is his government” “Mb’omo wa ni, ej’oo se e” kind of conclusion. We are talking of the level at which doing-in, cash (in big figures), intrigues, are the things that count and not public interest. Truth […]

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Odogwu N’agha

It is not just the Melody Nor just the lyrics But also the LIVE of it all That’s talking Lilian Nneji Odogwu N’agha (Official Video) ← → x × Previous Next

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OBITUARY

October 28, 2018

An illustrious son of PDP and Uzenema-Arue, Uromi, Anthony Akhakon “Tony” Anenih, born August 4 1933 died in the early hours of today. He will be remembered for playing significant defining roles in Nigeria’s democracy. He was easily connected with many of Nigerias most popular concerns and controversies. In October 2009, a Senate Committee issued a […]

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Junior TORTOISE, jewelled CROWNS, Aso ROCK and Other stories

October 24, 2018

Let’s allow SUN to tell the story regardless that the real story is not what has been said. It is in what has not been said. A search for tortoise on this blog will reveal all about tortoise. But that is the Senior Tortoise. We talk of the junior this time around. Now read to […]

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STRENGTH of CULTURE

October 20, 2018

“When you know where you belong; Its does not matter where you are in the world; When you know where you are from, and where your roots are; When you know what you stand for, know what your culture is; You are ENOUGH” – Adeyemi Michael. Culture is the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Culture is considered a […]

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Let’s ADD a few TOOLS

October 18, 2018

Between now and end of year, a few tools will add to my website ( www.titiomoettu.com.ng ) to achieve various objectives. What goes up now is a SEARCH TOOL which helps navigation of not only the blog content but also the entire website. It is installed on the Home Page. A search tool had always […]

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SKILLS from WITHIN

October 15, 2018

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Celebrating Engr OLAWALE IGE at 80

October 14, 2018

‘OGA IGE’ TOOK US TO THE PROMISED LAND The fellows who conceived the idea that time was up that a PAPER to argue to Government that LIBERALISATION of Nigeria’s TELECOM INDUSTRY was the panacea to poor phone services said the iron should be bent while it was red hot. Two things made the time ‘red-hot’ […]

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Metaphor of ‘THE NIGERIAN BOY’

October 13, 2018

In 2010, I gave my NIEEE(Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Inaugural, The DEEEAL (Distinguished Electrical and Electronic Engineer Annual Lecture), and my subject was “Pathway to connecting THE LAST MAN”. Yes the journey, though challenged, is actively on. A new metaphor has emerged with the DBI (Digital Bridge Institute) assignment. Look at that […]

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AKINWUNMI AMBODE: A FLASHBACK to March 8, 2018

Something happened when on March 8, 2018, I posted “AMBODE’S COMMISSIONERS SAY 400% INCREASE IS NOT OUTRAGEOUS” on my blog page. One of the first persons to read the story within five minutes of the post wrote me to say he didn’t think I should be so blunt as to say that it was “naive, […]

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6 years of AfICTA

October 12, 2018

The pioneering efforts of Dr Jimson Olufuye and a few other African InfoTech professionals at establishing AfICTA in 2012 received standing ovation when he handed chairmanship of the Association to Engr. Hossam Elgamal of the Arab Republic of Egypt early this week in Nairobi. Jimson Olufuye and Hossam Elgamal AfICTA, Africa Information & Communication Technologies […]

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Engineering Products and Solutions MADE IN NIGERIA

October 11, 2018

The videos you are about to watch are products of BOSKEL Thermal Process Engineering and Environmental Management Company, Km 17 PortHarcourt-Aba Expressway, Port Harcourt. They are products of Engr DR Bosah Keluo CHUKWUOGO PhD MFR. Dr Chukwuogo won the first NSE Engineering award many years ago. Late Prof OLADAPO and myself were Chairman and Secretary […]

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Confronting the DIGITAL CHALLENGE

October 8, 2018

“Now let me ask, do you think there are no Mark Zukerbergs or Larry Pages or Sergey Brins in this country today? If you do not believe, I believe that there are budding young men and women who could be the next technopreneurs and innovators that can change the destiny of this country! Search for […]

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TALENT Untitled 4

A Talent is the skill that someone naturally has to do something that is hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. People talk of Natural Talent to mean that they are born with a talent. Natural talent is an innate or inborn gift for a specific activity, either allowing one to demonstrate some immediate skill without practice, or to gain […]

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Recurring Stories of Nigerians in Bondage Overseas

October 4, 2018

Video, Audio, and Text Report of a HUMAN TRAFFICKING that MUST STOP Not a new story really, but scaring and even more scaring than in the past with the age of prostituted Nigerian girls now getting younger by the day. It is not as if these are never-to-do-well girls but an account of those who, […]

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JIMI SORUNKE: A Nigerian basketball Promise to watch out for in USA

October 1, 2018

Olujimi Abayomi Sorunke is a Nigerian youth doing great with his basketball skills in the US presently. Having transferred to the US in 2017 to further his education, and his basketball interests, he was enrolled at Rockville High School within the Maryland school system, and was immediately drafted into their basketball programme! At Rockville In […]

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Freedom OF speech & Freedom AFTER Speech

September 30, 2018

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SKYE Bank/POLARIS Bank: A ‘PENTASCOPE’ Abracadabra

September 29, 2018

When things are technical, there is a limit to the kind and quality of questions one is capable of asking. The day I saw Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, announced on television that Skye Bank had (technically) transformed to Polaris Bank something told me a lot must have been wrong somewhere. […]

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TALENT Utitled 3

September 28, 2018

A Talent is the skill that someone naturally has to do something that is hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. People talk of Natural Talent to mean that they are born with a talent. Natural talent is an innate or inborn gift for a specific activity, either allowing one to demonstrate some immediate skill without practice, or to gain […]

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CAPITAL INVESTMENT: The PrivateMoney, PublicMoney CONUNDRUM

September 25, 2018

Extremist scenarios alright, the conclusion at the extreme end is simple to understand. ‘Economic growth comes from entrepreneurs risking their money not from politicians risking our money’ But who is to learn from it? Entrepreneurs? Politicians? You & I? or Computers? Listen…. ← → x × Previous Next

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The BLIND and The LIMP : ONE Perspective.

September 23, 2018

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‘Flight to PENTASCOPE’ Crashlands

September 21, 2018

“I understand that Mr Hadi SIRIKA (One of the persons he hired to package that video clip called him ‘siraka’. Yes, in that same clip) is a pilot. Thus indicating he trained to fly people to places they might not have known in their life. If he had handled the packaging of that airshow more […]

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TECHNOLOGY, YOU, & DEATH OF DISTANCE

September 20, 2018

It was a year ago we first shared this link to RADIO GARDEN on this blog. With recorded improvements and more stations brought in world wide, lets share it again. Do the link http://radio.garden/live Just point your finger in any of these green dots in the globe … You can hear the FM radio of […]

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FLIP Side of GODFATHERISM

September 19, 2018

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LESSONS IN GODFATHERISM

September 18, 2018

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BUY AFRICA

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Nwude.harliburton.ibori story told in unusual detail

September 17, 2018

Nwude.harliburton.ibori a story told in unusual detail. By nuhu ribadu himself Pioneer Chairman of Nigeria’s antigraft agency, the EFCC, Mr Nuhu Ribadu, shared gripping details of the fight against graft under his watch. The story was told to an audience in Berling long before James Ibori completed his jail term in the UK. The convict […]

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KEMI ADEOSUN & I

September 15, 2018

I wish the former Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, had given me my right to celebrate her had her resignation come early in the day. Unfortunately, she made it look like she meely succumbed to pressure and she had to resign. C’mon, two months of hanging on is not good enough. Doing what for God’s […]

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An AFRICAN STATESMAN RETURNS TO SOIL

September 14, 2018

An AFRICAN STATESMAN, KOFI ANNAN, RETURNS TO SOIL Tribute to KofI Annan: “Inspirational Leadership and service to humanity begets lifetime Legacy. And the man lives in our 💕 hearts for ever. RIP Africa mentor”. Chris Uwaje ← → x × Previous Next

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6.28 minutes of VISION, FOCUS, PATRIOTISM and SERIOUSNESS of mind.

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TALENT Untitled 2

September 13, 2018

A Talent is the skill that someone naturally has to do something that is hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. People talk of Natural Talent to mean that they are born with a talent. Natural talent is an innate or inborn gift for a specific activity, either allowing one to demonstrate some immediate skill without practice, […]

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TALENT Untitled 1

A Talent is the skill that someone naturally has to do something that is hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. People talk of Natural Talent to mean that they are born with a talent. Natural talent is an innate or inborn gift for a specific activity, either allowing one to demonstrate some immediate skill without practice, […]

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QUOTE ME

September 11, 2018

Did i hear that one of the contestants for Lagos Governorship seat under APC is Mr Jide Sanwoolu, ex Unilag, ex FCMB, ex London Business School, ex Lagos Business School? Incumbent General Manager, LSDPC? If the answer is Yes, the least one can say is that Lagos State is not called Centre of Excellence for […]

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WHAT HAS CHANGED?

See how things have CHANGED!!! 1. These days, you put your child in your pocket and hold your phone in your hand. What has changed? Time?, Values?, humanity? mentality? Just what? 2. You go to church and you hear the Preacher say, while praying, “Everyone speaking rubbish and spreading lies about you and I just […]

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NOW the REAL Whiz Kid

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Professional POLITICIANS and Professionals in POLITICS

September 9, 2018

Five of us got talking and we drifted to distinguishing between professional politicians and professionals in politics. We asked that we all wrote two names each, in not more than two minutes, of notable Nigerians who are professionals in politics, limited in the first instance to Senators. I wrote only one name and I was […]

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GOD Bless My READERS

The message of my post “Another PORTRAIT OF BUHARI” is hidden not in the lengthy and fine story that Ambassador Ignatius Olisemeka told but in my cover story where I said the story ‘….was not written today’. Matter-of-factly that story was written in February 2015 and published in a few newspapers. God bless all those […]

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Another PORTRAIT OF BUHARI

September 7, 2018

The author’s name gives ready credibility, thus an invitation to read. It is one of those names those of us who were passing through university education in the late sixties would easily associate with. Names you hear and you think of the Federal Civil Service of those days. And, in this man’s case, of Foreign […]

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BEST (prescription) for your HEALTH

Shebi I told you before You say you no wan hear Now listen (Listener’s descretion advised) ← → x × Previous Next

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OBSEQUIES for Prof Alaba AKINSETE

The family, friends and associates of Late Prof Vincent Alaba AKINSETE have announced funeral rites for the late professor of mechanical engineering. All tributes are advised to be inserted in the Memorial Website http://profvincentalabaakinsete.last-memories.com/#.W3tifYS-2Fk The deadline for insertion is Tuesday, September 12, 2018. 1. EVENING OF TRIBUTES: Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Chapel of […]

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ATIKU FIRES BACK AT OSINBAJO

September 6, 2018

“I have been in the forefront of the discourse on restructuring since the 1995 Abacha Constitutional Conference and to the best of my knowledge, there has not been any term like ‘geographic restructuring’. It is a strange concept, not only because it is not what the restructuring debate is all about, but also because the […]

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Yemi OSINBAJO Writes

“Alhaji Atiku’s concept of restructuring is understandably vague, because he seeks to cover every aspect of human existence in that definition. He says it means a “cultural revolution”. Of course, he does not bother to unravel this concept. He says we need a structure that gives everyone an opportunity to work, a private sector driven […]

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WAYS of WEED!!!

September 5, 2018

If this is not the ways if WEED What else can it be? But let that guy loose an ELECTION In which he is the MOST LOVED By his people And see how he will be As DEAD as DODO Now watch …….. ← → x × Previous Next

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Omobola Johnson, former ComTech Minister, joins Board of World Wide Web Foundation

September 4, 2018

Dr Omobola Johnson has been appointed as the newest member of the World Wide Web Foundation Board of Directors. Her expert knowledge of technology policy and commitment to enabling connectivity for all will provide invaluable guidance for the Web Foundation as we fight to ensure everyone can access the web and use it to improve […]

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PARTY NOMINATION FEE: IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

September 2, 2018

It tastes bitter to swallow the idea that the All Progressives Party whose Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, had to be helped to pay N25million Nomination fee in 2014 is now toying with the idea of prescribing very exorbitant and unfair fees for aspirants to all elective offices. The party had during the week proposed […]

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ABOUT PACT

ABOUT PACT (Presidential Aspirants Coming Together) Mr Tope Fasua is one of the early and young Nigerians who made the strong case that young persons need to throw themselves into active partisan politics to safe the country. Many of those ‘young’ persons who eventually gave indication of their desire to seek the highest office in […]

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Do you know PMB?

September 1, 2018

Do you know PMB? No? Ok, Do you know Lai Mohammed? No? At least you must know somebody now Send this to them….. (Viewer’s discretion advised) That was pre-2015. Lai should tell us what the story is now. ← → x × Previous Next

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Top End of THE LIMIT in calisthenic parade

August 31, 2018

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A good pact from PACT

Look, I do not know about you. The Nigerian youth is now beginning to impress me. I am told the Presidential Aspirants (have now) Come Together (PACT) and signed a pact. I had predicted, falsely, that those thirteen or so young men and women who are Presidential aspirants would go to sleep when they eventually […]

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INNOVATION: ‘MY LOCATOR’, Schoolgirl Tomisin’s APP.

August 30, 2018

A recent BBCs report says Lagos based Tomisin Ogunnubi, 15, is a teenager with a passion for programming. Three years ago she created My Locator, an app which helps children who are lost. The mobile app, which is available on the Google Play Store, has already been downloaded more than 1,000 times since its debut […]

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VC4A LAUNCHING NIGERIA STARTUP ECOSYSTEM REPORT: A STARTUP ECOSYSTEM ON THE MOVE

August 29, 2018

“Nigeria could be said to have entered the tech startup scene fairly late, definitely behind the likes of South Africa, Kenya and Egypt. Yet this changed when the mobile phone revolution happened in the first decade of the new millennium and it became clear that digital services are a supplier of many direct and indirect […]

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John McCain: COURAGE, UNCOMMON PATRIOTISM (by Omoniyi Ibietan), and I add CIVILITY

I started doing a draft tribute on US Senator John McCain two weeks before he took his last breath. The excercise was suspended when I wondered to myself who told me Senator John McCain would die before me. Just about then I caught a fever, landed in hospital, and trust the manner treatments for fever […]

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3 STORIES in 1: “… ‘Aiyefele’, ‘Constituted Authority’ and ‘The Day After’…”

August 28, 2018

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ARAKUNRINS AND OMOKUNRINS

August 26, 2018

” ……The road to TVC in Lagos was built by him. So, you can help us tell your Oga that this road is not too long for him to do in Ondo State. Or am I lying? No. It is not too long for him to construct. It would not even take weeks to complete […]

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‘Best Before’, ‘Use Before’, ‘Expiry Date’ and the differences in their meaning

Mr Babatunde Irukera is one guy whose trajectory I had followed since the day he suddenly changed his mind from contesting Governorship of his State. Kogi, I think. He eventually settled for an ‘omo nwase orise’ (abeg, hire a yoruba linguist to translate that to English language for you) assignment at the Consumer Protection Council […]

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WANNA TAKE A BET?

August 24, 2018

Small time now we go hear say Ibori don defect to APC. Who takes a bet? https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/08/2019-apc-oshiomhole-target-3-s-south-states-pile-more-pressure-on-uduaghan/ ← → x × Previous Next

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DANCE VIDEO : Power-packed, electrifying, ingenious, original, turbo-charged, world-class ….

August 23, 2018

OLAMIDE’S “SCIENCE STUDENT” Dance Video : Power-packed, electrifying, ingenious, original, turbo-charged, world-class ….name it, score and rate. Point is… I spent most of my adult life preparing the youth for leadership. I have scored reasonable points but i am yet to claim anywhere close to success. I can tell you for free that the odds […]

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A SOUND MIND PASSES: Prof ALABA AKINSETE

The family of Vincent Alaba Akinsete, a Professor of Mechanical Engineeting and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering has announnced his passing. A memorial website has been set up for condolences, tributes and memories at profvincentalabaakinsete.last-memories.com/#.W3tifYS-2Fk. gmail.com The website will serve as one source of tributes to be published and made available during the […]

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The Long-last, Latest, and Last MAN OF PEACE

August 22, 2018

“It was his character and mettle, his old-world charisma, unrufflability and monastic mien, that made him an exceptional figure, particularly now in an age of populism and bullhorn rhetoric. In his first term as secretary-general, from 1997-2002, his patience earned him the sobriquet the “secular pope”, although he insisted in private that his self-control was […]

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12 Things you must know about Paul Usoro, newly elected President, NBA

August 20, 2018

PROFILE : A dozen things you must know about Mr Paul Usoro, SAN, Newly elected President, Nigerian Bar Association 1. Mr Paul Usoro was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. He holds a Bachelors of Law Degree from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife in 1981. 2. Paul started his practice in Kaduna. He […]

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NIGERIAN MEN, EHN?

August 18, 2018

Nigerian men, ehn? I told you. Nigerian men! Especially these Yoruba boys! Chai! Ish! ← → x × Previous Next

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THE ULTIMATE

August 17, 2018

In toddler dance, style and panache. ← → x × Previous Next

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PILLAR to POST, BACK to PILLAR

August 15, 2018

Truth be told, I give it to Dr Bukola Saraki that he is the star intriguer of contemporary Nigerian politics. Some of us boasted to whoever cared to listen in 2015 that that fellow would not last long on the seat he infamously snatched from his teamates. It is now going to four years and […]

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Coca-Cola bans cocacola

August 13, 2018

Criticism of Coca-Cola has arisen from various groups, concerning a variety of issues, including health effects, environmental issues, and business practices. The drink’s coca flavoring, and the nickname “Coke”, remain a common theme of criticism due to the relationship with the illegal drug cocaine. In 1911, the US government seized 40 barrels and 20 kegs of Coca-Cola syrup in Chattanooga, […]

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SPORTS : INCREDIBLE as UNDERSTATEMENT

August 10, 2018

The MERCEDES BENZ STADIUM, ATLANTA If you’ve heard of it, you’ve not seen it. If you’ve seen it, you’ve not been told it costs $1.5billion to build. Coming as the world’s No 1 Stadium and most eco-friendly with 4,000 solar panels, it is more than incredible. Listen and watch here ← → x × Previous […]

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SHARON, THUMBS UP!

August 8, 2018

Bydway, I have one huge respect for this woman ever since I stumbled on the fact that she superintends PITAD. Her tweet flashed by a while ago, giving an account on one of her mandates You know I went through that process and for the first time, I saw a system that is packaged to […]

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ORDEAL of CIVILISATION

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BACK TO ICTs

August 7, 2018

Courtesy of the Nigerian Institute of Management, I will be leading a discussion on “Dynamics of Requisite ICT Knowledge for Today’s Manager” at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in two days time. We shall be looking at a few desirable critical actions of the manager, the focused issues of information -systems, -management, -technology and ICT. […]

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TIME has its time too

JayBee… And all that too came to one day When those hands, legs, mouth,… All stopped. Amazing isn’t it! And then came the legendary Fela That added yabis as jara to jazz And then came the Jackson 5 And much later lone-star Michael Those hands, legs, mouth .. All stopped. Amazing isnt it! And now […]

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A TIMELY INTERVENTION

August 6, 2018

I yield the blogpage to an astute engineer, Daudu Abdul-Aziz, who, in the following 1,966 words, reviews the book of a living legend, Engr Solomon Omorodion Uwaifo, FAEng., in which the entire cycle of inaction, rot, abuse, untapped opportunities, hope and possibility of redemption is clinically diagnosed and presented in 750 pages. The book, CONVERSATIONS […]

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BY AIR TO PENTASCOPE

August 4, 2018

The fellow who sent the accompanying video clip to me pressed for my comment one hour after I received it and fifty seven minutes after I had deleted it from my phone gallery. She asked why I deleted it so quickly and I explained that after viewing two to three minutes of it I knew […]

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ORJI KALU MATCHMAKES BUHARI AND SOUTH-EAST

August 3, 2018

Mr Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that his new found crush, President Muhammadu Buhari would win over 75 per cent of votes in the South-East in 2019 general elections, as a reward for the landmark projects he had executed in the zone. PremiumTimes says Mr Orji made the pronouncement at his home base in Igbere, […]

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FOLLOW ME

August 1, 2018

Follow me to hear about Africans’ Nos 1 and 2 enemies. You might have your own list of men and women, infact of families, that stole Africa blind thus bringing the Continent to her knees in the comity of Continents. Tell me, is this fellow on your list? ← → x × Previous Next

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NIGERIA & AIR

July 29, 2018

I thought it was not an issue until my friend, Timi Olagunju, a cyberspace/AI lawyer, says “Opportunistic registration of Nigeria Air domains was not a crime”. So I yield the blog to him this morning: “There has been a lot of controversy as to whether the individuals who registered the NigeriaAir.com, Nigeria-Air.ng, NigeriaAir.ng and NigeriaAir.com.ng […]

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Nna, ‘milk’ is milk

July 28, 2018

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EKITI KETE !

July 21, 2018

“Those who want this charade to go away from Ekiti land, say ‘YES’” “The ‘YES’ have it”. Watch >>>>> This page was posted again on my blog on October 17, 2018 as “EKITI KETE AGAIN! a SEASON, a CHARADE; an END” Broda Peter de nuisance ti check out from one ‘hotel’ to another ‘hotel’ Today’s […]

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What Do You See?

July 19, 2018

What do you see? Answer ONLY the question you are asked. The question is NOT ‘who do you see?’ Now answer the question. Correct answer will show here later. Please visit again. ← → x × Previous Next

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What EKITI ELECTIONS say about the CONTESTANTS

I have just read Tope Fasua’s 2,640-words account of what actually his lamentations are about last Saturday’s Ekiti elections, an essay he titles “WHAT EKITI ELECTIONS SAY ABOUT NIGERIA”. Tope is one of the young men who have chosen to dare the system and present themselves for the 2019 elections. He must be from Ekiti […]

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INTELLECT: The PRIVILEGE to KNOW and the RIGHT to CHOOSE

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PROFILE: NIGERIANS OF NOTE

July 16, 2018

He was educated at King’s College, Lagos, Oxford University in England and Harvard Business School. He has been described in a citation as an Oxford optimist, remarkable risk taker, one who balanced hope with realism, merging brilliance and hard work to achieve results and inspire others. Hear all about Adebayo Ogunlesi (also of Oluyinka Olutoye) […]

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“AISHA, YOUR HUSBAND MUST BE A B-I-G MAN”

July 14, 2018

On a day like this, the search for what to do usually leads one to remember the past and to tell a story on text. Today’s story is about another story which Prof. Raifu Salawu told in a lecture he gave us those days when we were brainstorming on the way out of the disaster […]

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‘KINGKONG OSHOKOMALE’

July 12, 2018

Demystification of ‘KINGKONG OSHOKOMALE’ A new movie of the AWADA KERIKERI genre packaged specially for the launch of R-APC. Showing July 14, 2018 (8am; 12 Noon; and 3pm) at SECRETARIATS OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES IN ADO-EKITI. Admission is FREE. ← → x × Previous Next

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INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT: I Have Listened to Babatunde Fashola. Have You, Too?

July 11, 2018

For the third time in three years, I am inclined to say, again, that Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, is yet to give his best. Yes, I have a problem with his communication though. Here is one huge mind who talks hugely about issues at most times using huge volumes of text, communicating little, hardly understood […]

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A stroll back to Ayodele Awojobi in UNILAG

July 7, 2018

Prof. Awojobi showed what young Nigerian talent can achieve if properly applied – Abdulhameed Obileye http://www.myengineers.com.ng/2018/07/04/prof-awojobi-showed-what-young-nigerian-talent-can-achieve-if-his-talent-is-properly-applied-abdulhameed-obileye/ ← → x × Previous Next

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WS on OBJ

July 4, 2018

OBJ, THREE PROFESSORS, SAME DAY WS on OBJ “…I know that deep inside, there is a soakaway pond of personal insecurity struggling to be drained. Beneath every bully, there is a scared product of insecurity and troubled conscience. Now, fight your own demons as best as you can, and feel free to flagellate Buhari (President […]

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HAPPENING SOMEWHERE in AFRICA, as we speak

“Africa does not need to be a dumping ground for second hand cars or second hand anything…” – Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame at the Launch of VolksWagen car manufacturing factory in Rwanda some months ago. “Why we chose Rwanda. …..political stability, zero tolerance for corruption, dynamic economic growth, young and tech-savy population, Rwanda is leader […]

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COUNT YOUR FRUSTRATIONS; Name Them One by One.

July 2, 2018

The only explanation for the following kind of things is that corruption has grounded effectiveness of public institutions. You cannot drive 5 minutes in Lagos before road safety officials spot you out and inpose a fine. But infractions as magnificent as the following happen unspotted by the same system. And then the regular consequences of […]

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MR PRESIDENT, IS THIS THE NIGERIA OF YOUR DREAM?

June 30, 2018

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A LAND GRAZED WITH HUMAN LIFES?

A LAND GRAZED WITH HUMAN LIFES? A Nobel Laureate asks a dozen other questions “Certain unconscionable events have taken place, and cannot be ignored. Entire communities have been erased from the national landscape. Thousands of family units are in mourning, survivors scarred and traumatised beyond measure. Famine looms in many areas, even in those lodged […]

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WHAT IS NOT TAUGHT AT HARVARD

June 29, 2018

NEWS – “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) told the Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday that former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, returned N650million she allegedly received ahead of the 2015 election” – June 26, 2018. Though not unprecedented, returning looted money to safe one’s skin is big news. […]

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THURSDAY TRAGEDY IN LAGOS

June 28, 2018

Amateur video account of a petrol tanker that lost control, fell, and caught fire on the Otedola Estate bridge near Berger interchange in Lagos. The result was monumental tragedy as many vehicles were burnt and lives were lost. May the Almighty condole bereaved families. June 28, 2018. Moments before the tragedy, an amateur capture of […]

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COWS, COWS, COWS, EVERYWHERE

 “I am not aware that that Myetti demagogue, the upside-down historian of first settlers and the antiquated logic of conquest, that illiterate mouther so filled with his sense of power and confidence of impunity – I am not aware that he has ever been called for questioning.” https://opinion.premiumtimesng.com/2018/06/27/on-demand-a-language-of-non-capitulation-non-appeasement-by-wole-soyinka/ ← → x × Previous Next

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We must hold our President responsible for this

June 27, 2018

The accompanying video interview is one of the perspective analyses of the trending masacre in the land. The issues in contention have made ‘half of a story’ to be inadequate to use as ‘the story’. The full stretch of that interview is needed to make good sense of it for intelligent interogation before conclusion. Those […]

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See what I Mean?: “Fasanmi to Afenifere: Ignore Obasanjo”

June 26, 2018

FASANMI TO AFENIFERE: IGNORE OBASANJO COPY & PASTE from TheNationOnLine Afenifere chieftain, Senator Ayo Fasanmi, yesterday urged leaders of the socio-political organisation to avoid former President Olusegunn Obasanjo. He noted that the former President’s agenda was at variance with the objectives of the Pan-Yoruba group. The elder statesman said Obasanjo was seeking relevance, having outlived […]

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A Definition for INCREDIBLE

June 24, 2018

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Dialysis of obj-afenifere ‘COALITION’

Quite understandably, a large number of quality responses to my last post on “OBJ NETWORKS AFENIFERE” made very useful analyses, references and conclusions on all sides of today’s political divides. One, in particular, insisted that i should share with him my personal opinion on my report of political journeys that obj has been making in […]

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POLITICKING: OBJ NETWORKS AFENIFERE

Information is all over town that President Olusegun Obasanjo is on breezy networking trips the latest of which was a closed-door meeting with Chief Ayo Adebanjo in Lagos, Saturday June 23. From partial media coverage of the event, what can be put together from broadcast pronouncements of principal actors on all sides include : That […]

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PROFILE REVIEW: A RED CHAMBER THAT STINKS

June 23, 2018

There is hardly a better way of putting it than Prof Akin Oyebode has captured in this clip. The Senate President’s track record is of such sordid content that electing such a character to head the Senate paints an ugly (peharps correct) profile of what we are. Run a list of the 8th Senate whose […]

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THE JUNE 12 FILE: Profile of Two ‘Geniuses’ Known for Their Comparable Measure of Courage, Mischief, and War Chest.

June 16, 2018

PROFILE of TWO ‘GENIUSES’ KNOWN for THEIR COMPARABLE MEASURE of COURAGE, MISCHIEF, and WAR CHEST. GENIUS 1 He was born on 17 August 1941, in Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. From 1957 to 1962 he was educated at the Government College, Bida, Niger state, Nigeria He joined the Nigerian Army on 10 December 1962, and rose […]

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10 Key Questions Generated by an Award and a Declaration that Make Sense to Some and No Sense To Some.

June 14, 2018

For President Muhammadu Buhari to make any political gain from his unprecedented sagacity in bequeathing a posthumous award to late Chief M.K O Abiola and declaring June 12 as Democracy Day, there are ten guiding questions he needs to attend to, taken from the perspective of June 12 warriors. 1. RESPECT PEOPLES’ FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS Voiced […]

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TREASURY LOOTERS: Two Go Down in The Red Chamber.

June 13, 2018

In spite of all the shenanigans of evil forces that make Nigeria go zig-zag, the arms of the law are still very long. After Senator Nyame, a jolly jolly reverend whose first name is also Jolly, Senator Joshua Dariye, the guy who jumped bail in the UK several years ago and who, in spite of […]

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TORTOISE IS BACK

Now, may it be so advised That Tortoise is back to the land If you recall, tortoise said It would not return to base Until it was fully DISGRACED Now that it has been thouroughly DISGRACED It (Tortoise) is finally back to base While it was away, Tortoise mobilised forces of evil Including of all […]

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SUPER EAGLES ! GO !! GO FOR GOLD !!!

June 12, 2018

SUPER EAGLES, GO, GO FOR GOLD !!! (Taken from web – Complete Sports) SUPER EAGLES, GO!, GO FOR GOLD !!!! ← → x × Previous Next

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SOCCER : LEGENDRY PELE SURROUNDED BY THE WORLD’S BESTS

June 11, 2018

There is a TIME for EVERYTHING A TIME to score GOALS A TIME to be on the WHEELCHAIR Soccer Legend, PELE, who scored 1283 goals, 3 WORLD CUPS, surrounded by the WORLD’S BEST FOOTBALLERS OF SEVERAL GENERATIONS Being kissed by MARADONA As he arrives RUSSIA On a WHEELCHAIR SUPER EAGLES (Taken from web – Complete […]

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SELECTED SHAKARA SPEECHES

June 10, 2018

“Now that things have gone wrong in the area of security and economy and OBJ is speaking out, they are now chasing the champion of new Nigeria. We will mobilise the whole of Nigeria to take over Aso Rock Villa if the government steps out of line.” – Okey Nwosu, Chairman ADC, June 2018. “Any […]

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OSHOKO is ART; EKITI is PROJECT

June 9, 2018

OSHOKO is ART EKITI is PROJECT Listen >>>>> You wonder why this kind of nonesense is happening. And especially in a state where almost every family has at least one PhD. ← → x × Previous Next

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Alabawun (Tortoise); The Complaint; The Response

For the record, since it is part of the mandate of this blog. History told as it is made. THE COMPLAINT ‘Impeccable security sources have alleged Chief Obasanjo’s name is on their Watch List and that the security of his life cannot be guaranteed. According to these informants, many of who are in the top […]

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TO HELL WITH TORTOISE

June 8, 2018

TO HELL WITH TORTOISE (A Democracy Day Anthem) Tortoise has no BACK But Tortoise carries a HUNCHBACK Tortoise has a NUISANCE value But not a RANSOME value Tortoise is due to return home Now that the OLD FOX has been DISGRACED But who will KIDNAP tortoise? NONE, I say No One As Tortoise has no […]

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Let’s Xray the art of “‘dabaru-ing’ the whole place”

June 7, 2018

‘A.Y’ (a.k.a. ayo akinnibosun) may not really be a brilliant chap in the manner kingpin armed robbers are known to be. With an NCE and a B.Ed both of which might have been earned via Omo Baba Oloye’s phone call to appropriate persons within the education system, it will not matter if we say the […]

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AREMU, Aremu, aremu, how many times did I call you?

AREMU, Aremu, aremu (Chairman Badbelle Int Ltd of Africa), How many times did i call you? Abeg get to work kiakia All of una, footsoldiers, get up, getup, I say gerrup Dabaru the whole place if you cant do anything else Ask Omo Baba Oloye, or IGP, or even Abdulfatah For permission to reach ‘A.Y’ […]

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TECHNOLOGY: Purchases That Amaze

June 6, 2018

A few days ago there was this announcement that Microsoft was buying up Github. For how much? Let’s keep that until we’ve discussed the real issues. My take is that the craze of buying up things only to destroy them is making technology ‘highheads’ look like the objective is to destroy this present world and […]

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OFFA KILLINGS REVELATIONS

June 5, 2018

“We mobilise and we are the ones that do political arrangements for him. For example where we can’t win we dabaru elections there. We scatter elections if we dont win.” Very revealing, if you ask me. Listen >>>>> ← → x × Previous Next

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HIGHLIFE REVISITED: Mo ti gb’ro kan, nwon nleri …..

June 4, 2018

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MEN, SHRINK YOUR PROSTATE. IT IS DOABLE

June 2, 2018

I found from personal experience that one of the resolutions to prostate enlargement is to shrink it. And it is shrinkable by all of medical, herbal and natural means. I am 69. I was diagnosed with prostatic hypertrophy (prostatic enlargement) at the age of 48, one of the youngest patients known to many practitioners. In […]

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NAEng Gets New President, Elects 12 New Fellows

May 29, 2018

The Nigerian Academy of Engineering has announced it would inaugurate its 10th President and induct 12 new Fellows on June 21 at the University of Lagos. The new President, Engr Prof Fola Lasisi is a professor of structural engineering and two times pioneer Vice-Chancellor at both University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and Crescent University, […]

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A Night of Three Good Reads

May 28, 2018

I am nocturnal. That is to say I work in the night. By work I mean reading and writing. Over the years it moved from serious work to jolly jolly work of these days. This night, I read three nice scripts. One is the post of a lady who sent a Children’s Day Greetings to […]

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EKITI, OSHOKO & MATTERS ARISING

May 24, 2018

I did a satire, mid-2017, which was titled “The D.A.F BOYS”. Somehow the essay did not make the list of those that were reproduced when my blog transformed into its current form. Now I have just reposted it at http://titiomoettu.com.ng/blog/the-d-a-f-boys/ Therein, I talked about three boys all of who still loom large and we are […]

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“The D.A.F BOYS”

It is a reflection of our collective guilt of social exclusivity that we carry on as if nothing is amiss. Tell me if you know of any indigenous Nigerian community that cares so less as not to rally the whole village to find cure if any child of the land somehow goes completely deranged. Three […]

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NPF and ITS MANAGEMENT OF CRIME

May 23, 2018

In the absence of competent justification, one feels slightly worried whenever the Police parades criminals before TV cameras. What really is the motive? To exhibit hardwork (why should?); to publicly disgrace the suspects (No, it doesn’t); to teach humanity the unlimited possibilities of criminals’ designs (unuseful); or just to entertain (uncivilised entertainment!)? A video clip […]

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What if you suddenly hear that SOMEBODY forgot SOMETHING in Aso Rock?

May 17, 2018

What will you do if you suddenly hear that somebody forgot something in Aso Rock? 1. Ask him to go back there and pick his things? 2. Mock him for being so forgetful? 3. Laugh as you did during the third term 4. Fight against his going back as you did the other time? 5. […]

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BoobleSearch presents unlimited hits for the word “Nigeria” (or “Naija”). Click to view.

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Maps, Search, Find, all rise a notch higher as GPS climbs to VPS

May 15, 2018

TECHNOLOGY : Maps, search, find, all rise a notch higher as GPS climbs to VPS. Watch ← → x × Previous Next

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PERSONALITY PROFILE: Jelani Aliyu, Nigerian, Car Designer

May 14, 2018

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EGBA MI O !! Even animals observe traffic lights in some climes

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When you are proved RIGHT

May 13, 2018

When you are proved RIGHT Everything you say becomes RIGHT Jack Ma (aka Alibaba) will SPEAK If you CLICK to PLAY. ← → x × Previous Next

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Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela: Vivacious even at quarter to the grave

May 12, 2018

Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela Mandela ON MY MIND Vivacious (some say animated, bubbling…vivid, zestful…addd yours) even at quarter to the grave. A life of being loved, married(‘to a struggle’)…haunted, tortured(emotionally)…hounded, convicted(not jailed)…add yours When Winnie Mandela made her 80th birthday speech. It was like Wow !! Watch >>>>> https://youtu.be/2IE58EIK5Lc She died at 81 ← → x […]

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WINNIE: RECALIBRATING THE VALUE OF AFRICAN WOMEN By Kunle Awobodu The Builder

May 11, 2018

GUEST WRITERS’ PAGE WINNIE: RECALIBRATING THE VALUE OF AFRICAN WOMEN By Kunle Awobodu The Builder The death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a ripe age of 81 proves that a human being could survive the vicissitudes of a positive social change struggle enshrouded in danger. Longevity, thereby displacing premature death that was usually associated with the […]

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EXCERPTS from Julius Malema’s speech at Winnie Mandela’s funeral.

May 10, 2018

April 14, 2018, At the Orlando Stadium where a funeral was held for late Winnie Mandela, Julius Malema, Leader of Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) of South Africa said “I am here not so much to bury Mama‚ because Queen Mothers do not die‚ they multiply into a million red flowers of love and freedom. I am […]

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QUICK MATCH TOWARDS A FAILED DEMOCRACY

I have not read the PRESS RELEASE issued by the Nigeria Police Force on Senate’s decisions of yesterday, and I do not intend to ever read it. It is however posted as footnote for record purposes. What is happening is the desecration of a supposedly young and developing but battered democracy, and this has to […]

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HARVEST OF A PMB LEGACY

May 9, 2018

One takeaway from the PMB presidency is the realisation in many of us that we too can do the job. A good number of quality minds (well, arguably) have emerged shopping for votes and even for parties on which to run in 2019 Elections. Some guys have done a count and published sketch profiles of […]

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A trash for the Trashcan on TRASH DAY

May 8, 2018

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Alfa “SeatBelt”

May 7, 2018

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LONDON BRANCH OF NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS INAUGURATED

London, where the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) birthed its activism in 1958 has become the latest Branch of the Association. By its structure, the NSE makes itself relevant to society through its branches while it develops its members via programs of its Divisions and Institutions. President, Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, who inaugurated the new Branch […]

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“YOU TOO HAVE A LEGACY” – Natalie Wambui

May 6, 2018

“YOU TOO HAVE A LEGACY” – Natalie Wambui, an African Writer and Poet who shares thirteen (13) reasons she writes. She also talks about IDEAS, TRUE power, and AUTHENTIC power. If you must listen please invest ten (10) quality minutes. Click to view and listen. ← → x × Previous Next

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The ULTIMATE among RANKING GYMNASTS

The Ultimate among Ranking Gymnasts. Just a Click ← → x × Previous Next

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MANACLES OF OUR TIMES: signed, sealed, delivered in Nigeria

May 1, 2018

If truly the primary purpose of government is the well being of the citizens, there is a lot of sense in drawing attention continuously to this. A six minutes video clip produced by BBC. Please click to view. ← → x × Previous Next

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FACTS that HIT like STONE

April 28, 2018

The amazing place of Israel in world politics. Listen ….. ← → x × Previous Next

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OPEN (SECRET) MAIL TO PMB THROUGH FEMI ADESINA VIA GARBA SHEHU

April 23, 2018

No, I didn’t write the mail. Simon Kolawole did at https://www.thecable.ng/shall-tell-president-2. He wrote: “Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, I hope this meets you well. I don’t know if you remember me. My name is Simon. Simon Kolawole. Never mind. We will come to that later. Let us briefly journey into history for proper context into why […]

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A PLUS FOR HUMANITY! Listen……

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SLS bursts again as VP, MINISTERS EXPORT INDISCIPLINE TO EARN FDI

April 22, 2018

The LIST reads like we are talking of the ONLY 8 Ministers who, at home, we regard to be doing anything at all. The remaining 29 (sports o, communications o, agf o, etc etc etc) might just be sleeping their heads off elsewhere. Oga go London, omo ise go Washington. “CHANGE nooni”. Hear SLS … […]

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AKWA IBOM CHARTS THE SMART PATH TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – Emmanuel Ekuwem

April 18, 2018

I accompanied President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola, on a courtesy visit to SSG Akwa Ibom State, Emma Ekuwem, a former President of ATCON. Mr Olusola Teniola Today’s NEC Courtesy visit to you is unique in that it is to one of us who has been part and parcel of supporting the creation of an enabling […]

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‘Everybody’s Grandma’, Barbara Bush, passess at 92)

The woman popularly called ‘everybody’s grandmother’ passed on yesterday, two days after declining further medical treatment after a series of hospitalisations. She was 92. Barbara Bush was the second American to be both wife and mother of American Presidents having been wife to George H. W. Bush (41st) and mother of George W. Bush (43rd). […]

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I understand you have seen this before. Where please?

April 12, 2018

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2019 CROSSFIRES AS SLEEPER/DREAMER CLASH ON TV CHAT

April 10, 2018

“You are a day-dreamer” – Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu “Yes I am a dreamer” – Saharareporters Publisher Omoyele Sowore. “You are inconsequential” – CMAS “I’m consequential because you came to power on my back” – SPOS I am listening. You too can……. just click ← → x × Previous Next

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A REVIEW of “How to Think and Talk stupid” by DTrump & JMa

April 9, 2018

The REVIEW is a short video clip in which Jack Ma, Chinese business magnate, responds, some say brilliantly, to a stupid talk that repeats itself too often and rather frequently. Please click to listen ← → x × Previous Next

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E GBA MI O !!! DANGER IS LURKING AROUND ALL OF US.

April 7, 2018

PUNCH Newspaper’s story of today that ‘Only 28 candidates registered for common entrance examination in Zamfara’ is a piece of story so dangerous to make all of us shiver and tremble. First I commend the Federal Ministry of Education for bringing attention to the piece of information and for calling major relevant stakeholders, especially Governors, […]

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Poverty, Capability, The link between the two !!

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Digital NEPA, a.k.a. DISCO

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PLUSES & MINUSES FOR THE AMAZON: THE OTHER STORY OF WINNIE MANDELA

April 4, 2018

From “She spent 18 months in solitary confinement, naked, not allowed to wash, and not allowed out for exercises. She did not know what had become of her girls. When she would speak of this with me, her whole countenance would change. She was not allowed sanitary towels when she had periods, nor water or […]

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Phones stolen from Europe on sale in Nigeria? THAT’S UNTRUE.

“The assertion that stolen phones from the UK are being sold in Nigerian markets is wrong. The report is unfounded and unacceptable to us,” Mr. Ahmed Ojikutu President of the Computer and Allied Product Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), said in a report published by ITPulse an online news magazine. Mr Ojikutu said that the […]

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Easter Message: BILL GATES’ PREDICTIONS, YOU AND I

April 1, 2018

As you probably know, some guys have put on video what they consider the six predictions which Mr. Bill Gates made that have all turned out dead correct. 1999 to now is not yet 20 years but in technology growth terms, it is quite some long time. And it was the year Bill made those […]

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“LA in LA LLA..as in JAZZ”

March 31, 2018

“Louis Armstrong in Los Angeles Letting Loose Again. Long Long Ago” Click to Listen ← → x × Previous Next

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Please hold your breath, I LOST MINE

March 30, 2018

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LAGOS STATE STILL RUMBLING ON LAND USE CHARGE LAW as lawyers call for a return to status quo

March 29, 2018

The wobbling, fumbling and rumbling that engulfed Lagos State on March 8, one which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode thought would ‘just come and go’ has now taken a life of its own. The Governor’s palace men must have overrated his popularity when they maneuvered his puppet legislature to craft a hurried Land Use Law which, after […]

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ROUGH TACKLE OF THE BIG CHAPS

March 28, 2018

After a full week of ping-pong sacking of diplomatic officials on the two major sides, the U.K. government is known to be considering a request from Russia to visit Yulia Skripal, who is recovering in hospital after a nerve agent attack that the British hold Russia responsible for. That’s according to the BBC, which reported […]

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“YES, WE ARE IN DANGEROUS TIMES”

March 27, 2018

“DID EL RUFAI EXPECT SOUTHERN KADUNA TO WAIT FOR HIM TO BURY THEM LIKE SHIITES?” An excerpt from the homily at the funeral of Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri by Matthew Hassan Kukah “HIS Lordship Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese  of Kafanchan  was buried on Thursday, 15th March, 2018. He was one […]

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“USA SENDS RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS PACKING IN RESPONSE TO ATTACK ON EX-SPY IN BRITAIN”

March 26, 2018

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Barely one week after the United Kingdom sent 23 Russian diplomats away following the nerve agent attack earlier this month, The United States earlier today also announced the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and intelligence officers, as well as the closure of Russia’s Seattle consulate. This is in response to the poisoning of ex-Russian […]

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UNILAG TO BUILD AN OIL REFINERY

March 25, 2018

A hint was dropped yesterday by Vice- Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, that the University would soon commence study work at building an oil refinery to enhance training and research in the subject. He was giving a Goodwill Address at the Alumni Lecture and First Annual General Meeting of the University […]

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TEXT OF MR. BILL GATES’ SPEECH TO THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL ECONOMIC COUNCIL, NEC ON MARCH 22, 2018

March 24, 2018

Going by his obviously painstaking order of protocol, the sheer use of clear, unambiguous data/statistics and the manner he put the 2,903 words which formed his 10-page speech to the Nigerian National Economic Council, it is clear Mr. Bill Gates waited for that day to come. He started with “Our Foundation’s biggest office in Africa […]

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Did you hear Coach Gernot Rohr ?

This Team is a young team but also a team of leaders. If we stay humble and continue to work hard and improve our play, we have huge potentials, but beating 2 FIFA top 10 teams in friendlies doesn’t mean we are now World Cup favourites. ← → x × Previous Next

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“TRIAL OF A COURT JUDGEMENT” as Yusuf is now to spend six years in jail and also pay N23billion.

March 22, 2018

In 2013, an Abuja High Court judge stunned the whole world when he convicted a staff of Police Pension Office, Yakubu Yusuf, who was established to have stolen N24billion. The trial Judge imposed 2 years jail term or a fine of N250,000 in lieu of the jail term for each of the three counts. Several […]

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WHAT ARE CUTOFF MARKS MEANT TO ACHIEVE IN NIGERIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM?

March 21, 2018

NCEE 2017/2018 ENTRANCE EXAM CUTOFF MARKS PUBLISHED [For All 36 States] My attention has just been drawn to a publication by NCEE (National Common Entrance Examination) Board on Entrance Examination cut off marks for the 36 states in Nigeria. What, for Gods sake, do these cutoff marks for states mean? Could they be prescribing what […]

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“KONGI DEFINED”

March 20, 2018

“WOLE SOYINKA – Okunrin ogun, EniOGUN, a citizen of the world whose native home is IjEgba (please do not Google). Prolific and profound in prose, poetry, drama, translation, and film. Always at ease with speaking truth to power. His Significance is both global and local, i.e. glocal…..” Listen: ← → x × Previous Next

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“Digital BROOMS for Ambode BABES”

March 19, 2018

AMBODE BABES FLAUNT DIGITAL BROOMS Courtesy of Citizen Camera ← → x × Previous Next

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“THE DIFFERENCE IS CLEAR. CONGRATULATIONS, MR VP”

March 18, 2018

I asked one of the guests at yesterday’s wedding of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s daughter and I heard what gladdens the heart. I was told everything was in moderation. The VP’s crowd was chosen from among his old friends, classmates and colleagues not new friends of power, money and vanity as we have been used […]

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“SHEHU SANI AS A SUBJECT OF HOPE”

March 17, 2018

I had just completed a portrait of Distinguished Senator (Yes, mark my word) Shehu Sani when the post of one Wole Olaoye on the same man strayed into my inbox. His is better than mine so I have dumped mine to endorse his own. He writes under the title “THE GADFLY CALLED SHEHU SANI” Shehu […]

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“EKO BAJE TI as AMBODE MAKES U-Turn”

March 15, 2018

In a swift response to public pressure, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode may have moderated his recent move to launch a harsh tax regime in Lagos State. The Governor made strenous effort to brag, lie and argue his ways through the unpopular move but met with stiff opposition essentialy from social media activists. One week after initiating […]

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ODYSSEY OF A FLUSHED ACTION GOVERNOR

March 13, 2018

Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is a gentleman. A fine one at that who also takes his job seriously and does it with passion. Queue the tape at the point where he signed his Land Use Act on March 8, 2018 and you see the wobbling trajectory of a confused technocrat turned political warhead. After two of […]

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READ THIS, IF YOU DARE !!!

‘Jerryboy’, a former military administrator of defunct Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states), currently represents Plateau South Senatorial District in the 8th Senate. At 75 officially, he is one of the oldest serving lawmakers. Dont tell me you have never heard him speak on the Floor of the hollow chamber. Last week, Jeremiah Useni, […]

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Ever watched anything AWESOME?

March 12, 2018

Yes/No/Undecided? Click to watch ← → x × Previous Next

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“A NEST OF LOOTERS”

That is what the hollow chamber we created has either been or has become. Going by the report of PremiumTimes that finally, Nigerian Senate confirms members receive N13.5 million monthly, separate from salaries. https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/261469-finally-nigerian-senate-confirms-members-receive-n13-5-million-monthly-separate-salaries-defends-payment.html The good thing in clamouring that professionals go into politics is that once they infiltrate that system it gets to a […]

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“They took me to Brixton Prison and kept me with mad people. I was with mad people for 15 days!”

March 11, 2018

No, not me. Haba! How can? It is the connection to mad people that got me interested in the story. A friend who got sufficiently angry with Nigerian politicians in their manner of stealing said “Nigerian politician are mad people”. So when he read about the story, he thought the Nigerian Governor who made that […]

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PATRICK GOES BACK HOME

March 10, 2018

At a time when the people he is talking to are busy making finishing touches to a grand plan to re-welcome one of their own who just returned from overseas jail-house, Patrick Okedinachi Utomi (popularly called Prof Pat Utomi) is using 1,665 words in written text to talk about despair, big crime, bad politics, and […]

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HAVE YOU HEARD?

That the titiomoettu.com.ng website launched a multichannel text/image/video broadcast platform. Regular broadcast shared on Facebook (3,147); Twitter (1,564); LinkedIn (1,218) and WhatsApp (3,845) featuring Blog(Development); Papers(Technology); Shortakes(Politics); Headlines(of Others). You too can be part of the wide reach. You too can write n be published You too can advertise on the billboard. Stay hooked to […]

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APPOINTMENT : DERE AWOSIKA AS CHAIRMAN, CHAMS PLC.

Dr Mrs Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika has been elected to chair the Board of Chams Plc, a leading provider of identity management and intelligent business solutions for five years. She brings with her a wealth of experience at executive and board levels in administration, technology, health, power and banking sectors to bear positively on the business […]

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AMBODE’S COMMISSIONERS SAY 400% INCREASE IS NOT OUTRAGEOUS

March 8, 2018

Two persons who were described by Lagos state goverment media (lagosstate.gov.ng) as commissioners in the state cabinet have told Lagosians that the new land use charges are nowhere near being outrageous. What is being described as outrageous, according to them, is the commulative arears of many years which the new law prescribes that land and […]

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News: UK AWARDS CONTRACT TO BUILD PRISON IN LAGOS

There is this news that is silent but big. UK has given out contract to build a prison, whose quality is acceptable to United Nations, in Kirikiri, Lagos, Nigeria. Let’s discuss it. Should Nigeria accept it? (mark you it is Nigerians that will live in it) If it is accepted, where should it be located? […]

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THE RIGHT TO RESPOND : Ambode’s New Land Charge

10 responses (all made within four hours of post on WhatsApp broadcast), representative of several opinions expressed as reaction to WOBBLE, FUMBLE, RUMBLE IN LAGOS are reproduced below: “As usual, you’ve hit the nail on the head! Gbagaun!!! Awon oni yeye gbaaa.” Yetunde “NBA Ikeja Chapter is to sue the so called action governor of […]

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WOBBLE , FUMBLE, RUMBLE IN LAGOS

March 7, 2018

Intoxicated, suffocated, asphyxiated …which of the above may best describe our indefatigable, Action-Governor here in lagos? Listen ….. “According to the Punch, the Lagos government on Wednesday applauded property owners and occupiers in the state for trooping into designated banks in fulfilment of their civic duties. The turn-out followed the launching of the payment platform […]

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

March 6, 2018

The First General Meeting of Unilag Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association (UNILAGFEAA) will hold on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Venue: Julius Berger Lecture Theatre Time: 10am Two major items on the Agenda: 1. UNILAGFEAA Alumni Lecture 2. First General Meeting (to elect an Executive Committee) . To be eligible to vote and be voted for, […]

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LEO OGOR AND HIS 30 BANK ACCOUNTS

“As part of the first stage of the investigations, EFCC detectives discovered that (Hon Leo) Ogor has 30 accounts, including six belonging to his companies, two dormant savings accounts and the rest personal. The said accounts belong to six companies traceable to Ogor because he is the sole signatory to the accounts.” – Puncn report […]

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PERFORMING POETRY/SPOKEN WORD. Indeed the beautiful ones are born now

March 4, 2018

It’s awesome watching Titilayo Mabogunje ram her words in front of a packaged audience and via cyberspace to all of us. Transiting from writing poems to performing them is a new trade in this clime but it appears, is catching on fast. Titilayo won the maiden War of Words (Slam Poetry Competition) organised by Lagos-based […]

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PROSTATE: MAN’S LIVE-IN ENEMY (2)

March 3, 2018

The following story has been told so many times I am reluctant to use it. But the truth is that it is a better naration than the way I have put a similar personal experience in my memoire which is still in the works. The title is mine but, as I already said, the naration […]

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“ART BEYOND ART”

March 1, 2018

ART BEYOND ART ← → x × Previous Next

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“AWADA KERIKERI” (Unlimited Humour)

“UCHE NWOSU Will OUT PERFORM ME ” – Okorocha “If the only sin Uche Nwosu has committed is marrying my daughter then he has no sin. It will be painful to me if all I have laboured to achieve will be destroyed after I have left in 2019. I am therefore keen in who succeeds […]

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Thumbs Up Olawunmi Bayode for Longest Marathon Reading Aloud

February 28, 2018

1 am told Treasure Olawunmi Bayode is currently doing something entirely new and record-breaking. He is doing the Longest Marathon Reading Aloud continously for 120 hours with only two hours break per day. He is doing it at the You Read Library, Herbert Macaulay St, Yaba, Lagos. If you can, I suggest you get there […]

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THE ALLOCUTUS OF CHIEF OBAFEMI AWOLOWO – September 11, 1963.

February 27, 2018

STATEMENT BY CHIEF AWOLOWO WHILE BEFORE THE HIGH COURT BEFORE SENTENCING FOR TREASONABLE FELONY SEPTEMBER 11, 1963 I must say, and this may have to be taken up with a higher tribunal, that I do not agree with your Lordship’s verdict, and the premises on which it is based. For upwards of 30 years, I […]

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NITDA, CPN, NCS: A BRAWL?

February 20, 2018

Somebody has insisted I must have a say on this. My argument that I am NOT CURRENT could not bail me out as he argued, quite correctly, that the matter is not about currency but about what development is and what it is not. Yes MY TAKES: CPN registers (licenses) those who PRACTICE IT and […]

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Thumbs Up for Bashir Dodo, Award winning Nigerian Doctoral Student

February 19, 2018

Bashir Dodo’s major contribution to the scientific technique of separating the retina into seven individual layers, thus improving the accuracy and speed of diagnosis, and help save the sight of patients by identifying damage earlier has been widely reported and the news widely shared in his native Nigeria. Bashir, 29, is a doctoral student at […]

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The BLOOM ENERGY story

February 9, 2018

The hard FACTS of The hard NEWS BLOOM ENERGY BLOOM BOXES 1st Customer – was Google To know, you’ve got to LISTEN….. ← → x × Previous Next

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NEWS: “FROM LESS THAN 30 to 115: SOKOTO BOOSTS ENROLLMENT OF GIRLS in FGGC, Tambuwal”

January 30, 2018

You hear strange stories like this perennially from Governor to Governor across the land and wonder what Governors who make the claims want us to learn from them. That we should line up all past Governors of Sokoto State and march them to jail, in this case? Just listen to the story: in spite of […]

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My Friends, PLEASE LET’S TALK (2)

January 28, 2018

My Distinguished Friends, PLEASE LET’S TALK (2) In the coming years, computer chips will cost just about what the telephone ‘SIM’ costs today. That’s next to nothing, right? We can forecast the next breakthroughs will be via robotic technology and the human brain may eventually be retained and sustained long after the owner(?) has ‘gone’. […]

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NIGERIA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM(s)

January 23, 2018

I’m just wondering if we are all paying attention to the manner our National Anthem is being rendered in various musical versions. I thought a Nation’s anthem, its style and lyrics, is an identity which is firm, fixed and incontestable. Please attend a few cream of society events and you would think our Anthem is […]

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UK POLICE TAKES THE GAL IN AT LAST

October 8, 2017

“Agencies like EFCC in Nigeria sometimes have brave and gallant law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, as I observed, they’re often let down by their political bosses, and sometimes even by the courts. This can change if activism from the citizenry emerges to support their work.” – Strive Masiyiwa in a post October 7, 2017. I have […]

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IN MEMORIAM

October 6, 2017

“The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has received in his Office the report of the Committee on ICT University Implementation Committee with thanks, adding that  the report would be studied and that within three weeks, a MEMO would be raised for the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) He added that as soon […]

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Omo-Ettu tackles Odinkalu, Sani, other passion players on NGO bill

October 1, 2017

A former president of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria has described as psycho-drama the agitation by prominent activists condemning the proposed NGO Regulatory Commission Bill currently on the floor of the House of Reps.   According to him, the fuss created by the anti-NGO Bill crusaders is a bandwagon effect of opinions some […]

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TRIBUTE: Oga Engr OLU AWOYINFA

September 29, 2017

As Engr Emmanuel OLUwafemi AWOYINFA goes to soil today I bow my head and pay due tribute to one of the notable practioners who lived and died using their professions to serve humanity.   Oga Olu Awoyinfa had another unique credit to his own service record though. He preached and lived PEACE, he spread GOODWILL […]

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OPINION: THE CONTROVERSIAL NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGO) REGULATORY BILL

September 26, 2017

I have read the draft NGO Bill.   I read it twice and did a third to study only the portions that are of interest to my initial interest. My initial interest arose from concerns that the operation and interests of a Professional Association to which  I belong and which we have ordinarily regarded as […]

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The Last Exclusive Interview with His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Adele Sijuwade, the 50th Ooni Adimula of Ife, The Omo-Olokun Adimula of Ife

September 17, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I got new big bits of information from this The source is unknown though.   *The Last Exclusive Interview with His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Adele Sijuwade, the 50th Ooni Adimula of Ife.* The Omo-Olokun Adimula of Ife   *Journalist:* Tell us about your childhood, we understand you […]

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Of Pilfering, Greed, Avarice …..

September 9, 2017

“Women generally have finer qualities than men and they are given to being less corrupt. When, however, a woman gets corrupt, SHE BEATS ALL RECORDS…” – Mahatma Ghandi.   You probably have heard of one CECILIA, whose case was determined, or of one DIEZANI whose case is not yet determined.   “….Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke herself […]

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EID AL-ADHA

September 1, 2017

As we commemorate this FEAST of the SACRIFICE, May all mankind move towards PEACE. May the significance of EID IL KABIR Truly guide our thoughts and our deeds Just as we pray ALMIGHTY ALLAH To provide sucour for all those Who are in any form of DISTRESS BARKA DA SALLAH. From Titi Omo-Ettu www.titiomoettu.com September […]

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Short Takes of the Week – August, 2017

August 27, 2017

1. AUGUST 21, 2017 My Dear Citizens, (…..443 words……) “Thank you and may God bless our dear Nation.” Chikena? No RESTRUCTURING? Not even of this CABINET? Haba! SaiBaba! 2. RESTRUCTURING: A MUST There is a BRILLIANT document (available on request; 1,304 words) circulating as ‘Text of Press Conference by Southern Leaders Forum on August 23, […]

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Redressing Justice – Punch Editorial

August 23, 2017

“It is wrong and unjust for states to have an entitlement to a share of other people’s efforts rather than a reward for their own efforts. The reality of the present is that Lagos, as a former capital of the country and the economic livewire, deserves special treatment to continue to drive the economy. Many […]

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THINKING ALOUD

August 22, 2017

Come to think of it, this year’s edition of the London wing of ‘ReturnOrResign’ brothers are much better than the 2015 Chattam House ffk recruits. These ones know the purpose of their protest except that the fellow who agreed to an interview, apparently jobless and uninformed, insisted that Yar’Adua handed over to Goodluck Jonathan those […]

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PROSTATE: Man’s Live-In Enemy (1)

August 1, 2017

“As a retired physician, I can honestly say that unless you are in a serious accident, your best chance of living to a ripe old age is to avoid doctors and hospitals and learn about nutrition, herbal medicine and other forms of natural medicine unless you are fortunate enough to have a naturopathic physician available. […]

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HAVE YOU HEARD?

July 30, 2017

The news in town is that top executives of Google lead by their CEO, Sundar Pichai, were in Lagos all through the week. Top on the takeaways are announcements on new products features for users in Nigeria, initiatives focused on digital skills training, education and economic opportunities, and support for African startups and developers. Example: […]

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Femmo doing the bang, Bang, BANG !!!

July 23, 2017

From “There is nothing new under the sun……..” to “……There is recompense for evil, and there is also recompense for good.”, Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, in his 1,164 words’ essay ‘PMB AND THE DESCENDANTS OF SHIMEI’ July 21, 2017, shows that idleness is not the best friend […]

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About LISTENING, EXPLAINING, TAKING, WRITING, SHARING …. ‘Tunde FASHOLA for you

July 19, 2017

“While I fully support privatisation, I believe what took place in 2013 in the heat of politics was a privatisation that was well intentioned since 2005 but delivered with some deception in 2013 with the expectation of political profit.” – Mr ‘Tunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, July 13, 2017. That is not […]

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MY ASSEMBLY, YOUR SENATE

July 16, 2017

I don’t know about you. I have just enjoyed 30 minutes of television LIVE coverage of a session of the Lagos State House of Assembly. Going by the quality of minds, points of argument, use of language and parliamentary decorum (I once watched the Canadian Parliament in session for one full day) in that Parliament, […]

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IN THE SHADOW OF PMB

July 6, 2016

(Notebook of an Independent Campaigner) Let me confess how the mind of this Class ‘A’ Buharist (you know me nah!) worked in those days. Like when the CHANGE mantra first hit the road in the good days of 2014/15 Presidential campaign. For a non-partisan, self-appointed campaigner, the word “CHANGE” presented as a super mantra that […]

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DUE SEASON – To whom it may concern by Fola Soboyejo

January 17, 2014

A Review by Titi Omo-Ettu Protocols & Preambles. The book we are about to review looks like a novel but it is very far from being one. We are talking about a 197 page Compendium of the thoughts of an intellectual, engineer, manager and businessman whose passion, using this Collage of Essays as observatory, focuses […]

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Where will two weeks of talk take US and the Internet to?

December 6, 2012

There is no human being who does not love the Internet. That is because the internet does not discriminate in the sense that it works for all except for communities or countries that do not invest in it.   But come to think of it, governments are not human beings. We know many governments that […]

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Monsters that are called Loans

September 22, 2012

It is very difficult to contribute to discussions on the implications of the loans which the Federal Government said it has been sealing in recent times. This is because loans in themselves are not the evils that are waiting to happen but our experiences are full disappointments and outrage over the management of loans taken […]

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Hurdles In-plant

August 30, 2012

A Bartholomew who planted mines in the field and walked himself into them Nigeria’s internetwork of corruption, poor public power system, unemployment and insecurity has manifestly overwhelmed present leadership and the recent disengagement of a federal Minister is a reminder that all will not be well until fundamental changes are made in the polity. That […]

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Oja Village – metaphor for our CommTech Industry

May 7, 2012

Now you know it that I am one of those who believe that we now have an industry called CommTech (for Communication Technology), a nomenclature borrowed from those who authored the creation of that Ministry last year.  They went about it the other way round by creating a Minister who eventually told us what her […]

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Harnessing the Potential of the Internet and Applications on Mobile Devices

February 2, 2011

An Opening Address by Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu President Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria at the Mobile Web West Africa Conference, Lagos on February 2, 2011 Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, This is a unique gathering and one which I feel privileged to address.   It is a gathering assembled by a guy who, my investigations reveal, […]

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The Challenge of Bharti

July 24, 2010

This is not a talk about Bharti. It is, as the reader will soon find out, a talk about Nigeria.   You may be forgiven if you thought, from the name Bharti Airtel that we are referring to an airline rather than a telecommunications company. If its meteoric rise among world-class mobile telecom service providers […]

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‘F’ings Just gotta change

January 17, 2010

These were the famous words of a radical politician of the left who is, probably, now retired. Things changed alright, but in which direction? Perhaps not in one that might have impressed the speaker. It would be rather interesting to hear his thoughts on the events of the past two years. Indeed things are changing […]

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Who is dominating who around here?

Although hardly discussed, one major source of consternation to many telecommunication regulators is the subject of market dominance. Seems harmless enough to start worrying about until a nasty dominant operator appears on the scene and starts to throw its commercial weight about. For a host of reasons, players are quick at perceiving a regulator as […]

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Who is dominating who around here?

Although hardly discussed, one major source of consternation to many telecommunication regulators is the subject of market dominance. Seems harmless enough to start worrying about until a nasty dominant operator appears on the scene and starts to throw its commercial weight about. For a host of reasons, players are quick at perceiving a regulator as […]

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2/11: Will The Senate Stick or Twist?

At a session in Abuja about four months ago, Nii Quaynor the renowned Ghanaian internet engineer and expert, referred to those who conduct terrorist activities on the internet as ‘cyber-miscreants’ – a term that  stuck in my mind and I guess that of many delegates judging by their reaction. Owing to issues of timing, I […]

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Time to Listen!

(A review of Ernest Ndukwe’s recent lecture series) by titi omo-ettu One of the drawbacks of the public sector is a lack of continuity as there is never a succession plan. In our environment, sitting officials who plan their succession have done so even for selfish, sometime very callous, reasons. This lack of continuity and […]

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Opportunity of a Tragedy

It is best to present it in the form of a movie script just to fuel the imagination. Very apt given that one of the main characters who, while making the third leg of an unscheduled tripartite meeting at Heathrow, had come to the conclusion that all Nigerians are actors. He claims his  outlandish conclusion […]

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Home may be where the problem is Aftermath of 2.3 GHz court verdict

One of the engaging issues in the early days of deregulation in emerging telecom markets was serial litigation from operators, which had the potential to slow down growth, stifle competition and impede tariff reduction. It was Telecom Answers Associates, while presenting an industry study report to the new NCC management of the very early days […]

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The Business Opportunities of Mobile Services

I presented a paper on “The Business Opportunities of Mobile Services” yesterday at the Annual Assembly of IT Professionals in Abuja. It was hosted by the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN. The presentation is attached.   The main points I made were that the metamorphoses of technology has made us improved our living […]

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Of House of Reps, NCC & SIM Card Registration

It was a coincidence, but one I found quite interesting. There is at least some irony in the fact that the day after I had, at a Press Conference, called on Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to effectively make the case of the merits of SIM card registration to Nigerian phone users via better communication which […]

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3G NETWORK SYSTEMS: THE CHOICE & CHALLENGE THAT AWAIT NIGERIA

November 17, 2006

1st things first, let’s discuss why we are where we are. We shall then recall some historical perspectives and also mention a few personal experiences. In 1995 the NCC commissioned a study under the title of ‘Study into Cellular Mobile Telecommunications Market in Nigeria’. The report of that study led to various motion-without-movement experiences between […]

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Big tree, small axe by titi omo-ettu

January 17, 2006

With the warped entertainment content of the CBN’s act of last week, there is an overwhelming temptation to get carried away such that we forget to import whatever lessons it offers our industry. The week’s sacking of five CEOs for ‘winning’ banks produced a drought of news in the telecommunications sector. It suggested that ceteris […]

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2.3 GHz verdict: It was Them not Us

The image that President Barrack Obama may not be a happy man after all is etched in my consciousness. Something keeps telling me that the fellow would have wished that Nigeria lives up to reputation as the world’s most populous black country and worthy of the title, ‘centre of the world’ for all black people. […]

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