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Welcome back, Mr President

Welcome back, Mr President

By Abdulwahab Oba Week in week out, the mind of a columnist is usually filled with propositions, options and alternatives. Most times asking yourself, what next? Which course or subject? Some of the times, you are dried and hardly know what to write about. With a variety of propositions, this week is one of those […]

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

Gov. Ahmed: Building the Kwara youths

The weekly executive committee meeting of Nigerian governments, both at the federal and state levels, has become one of the key barometers of the commitment of governments to driving their respective campaign promises. Several Nigerians always anticipate the outcome of these meetings, which dissemination is often left to the officials in charge of the information […]

An encounter with the Senate President

An encounter with the Senate President

BY ABDULWAHAB OBA These past few weeks, I have had the opportunity of ‘roaming’ around, visiting several parts of Kwara state, collecting materials for a project on advocacy. The freedom to roam was courtesy of my Principal, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, who in unassuming leadership style, approved my unusual departure from office. I therefore owe him […]

Gov Ahmed’s bankable pledge and pragmatism

Gov Ahmed’s bankable pledge and pragmatism

By Abdulwahab Oba There are three attributes of the concept of pragmatism that I seek to relate with the 2017 budget proposals by Kwara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed. First is that a pragmatist spends time thinking about results; a pragmatist is burdened about the capability of engagements to produce desired results; he does not […]

2016: Kwara’s journey to El Dorado

2016: Kwara’s journey to El Dorado

By Abdulwahab Oba We all embraced 2016 with varied expectations, filled with the hope that we were going for a jolly ride.  After all, a major political tsunami had just swept the PDP, the then ruling party, out of office some seven months back. We were then on threshold of a genuine change. That change we […]

Between Dr Saraki, Gov. Ahmed: The Kwara Story

Between Dr Saraki, Gov. Ahmed: The Kwara Story

By Abdulwahab Oba This week’s celebration of the Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and the coming birthday of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, call for a reenactment of a discussion, some time this month, I had with a long time friend with whom I operated closely as chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, when […]

Dr Saraki: A destiny helper

Dr Saraki: A destiny helper

By Abdulwahab Oba A long time friend visited me last week. It was a great reunion which afforded us an opportunity to catch up on the past given the fact that this golden comrade has been out of Nigeria for a long time. Thus we reviewed politics, we reviewed policies, we reviewed elections, we reviewed […]

Harmony Computer Village: Taking Kwara to new height

Harmony Computer Village: Taking Kwara to new height

What do you do when your income expectations unexpectedly continue to dwindle? When out of your control, you are unable to meet your statutory financial commitments? You naturally put on your thinking cap. Think out of the box and evolve workable solutions that can help sustain your dreams and vision of sustainable growth and development. […]

Nigeria’s debts now $63.5 billion, as FG borrows N240bn in third quarter

Nigeria’s debts now $63.5 billion, as FG borrows N240bn in third quarter

Nigeria’s total debts stood at 12.06 trillion naira ($63.5 billion) at the end of March this year, up from 11.2 trillion naira in December 2014, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday.  Nigeria, Africa’s top economy and largest oil producer, has been hammered by the 50 percent fall in glo…

Be good ambassadors, Principal tells graduands

Be good ambassadors, Principal tells graduands

Be good ambassadors, Principal tells graduands  The Principal, Barakat Community Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, Mallam Pakata Abdulrahaman, has urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the s… Be good ambassadors, Principal tells graduandsJuly 1, 2015 The Principal, Barakat Community Junior Secondary School, Ilorin, Mallam Pakata Abdulrahaman, has urged the graduands to be good ambassadors […]