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Tribunal verdict: Makinde says it’s triumph of truth over falsehood

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, has described his victory at the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal as the triumph of truth over falsehood. The governor stated this in a statement

Buhari receives S/African President’s Special Envoy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the South African President’s Special Envoy, Mr Jeff Radebe, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

RCCG 2019 Annual Youth Convention. Theme: HIS POWER AND GLORY – 30th September – 5th October

Trusting God for a convention like no other. RCCG Annual Young Adults and Youth Convention 2019 is upon us. This year we will be dwelling on “His Power and Glory”

Senator Melaye rejects PDP’s appointment in Kogi

Senator Dino Melaye has rejected the appointment as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye reacted to this via his Twitter

We Won’t Inflict More Hardship On Nigerians, Buhari Assures

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will not inflict additional hardship on citizens, rather it will keep seeking ways to ameliorate their sufferings and

Sort your waste for recycling, LAWMA MD urges Lagosians

The Managing Director of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, has again urged residents to imbibe the culture of waste sorting at source by dropping all recyclable

RCCG Festival of Life Middle East 2019. THEME: LET THE FIRE FALL » 13th September

RCCG Festival of Life Middle East 2019 –  United Arab Emirates » LIVE VIDEO: DATE: Friday, 13th September 2016 THEME: LET THE FIRE FALL VENUE: Festival Arena, Festival City, United

Senate president congratulates Buhari, APC over victory

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the president’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal on

Tribunal Judgment Is Victory For Nigerians, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on the February 23, 2019 poll, is victory for Nigerians who trooped out to overwhelmingly elect him for

Court rules against Atiku, PDP on INEC server

The Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Wednesday declared that there was no evidence that INEC transmitted the results of the 2019 presidential election electronically to any server. Delivering judgement

Nigeria’s fuel scarcity

Despite Nigeria is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), her citizens still suffers in order to get fuel for their daily use. OPEC is an international organization made up of Algeria, Angola, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.
This trend started a long time ago and the ugly incident raised its head in December 2006 when most of the Nigerians are gearing up for the Christmas, Sallah and New Year holidays.

Nigerians waiting endlessly for fuel

Can the President Olusegun Obasanjo and Dr. Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources tell us what is happening to our oil? Coming through the roads now is like a journey of no return; you have to pay through your nose before getting to your destination. I am angry on the Nigeria’s current situation because it seems not all the sectors are working. NEPA or PHCH cannot give me 2 hours stable power supply, my representatives in the national assembly doest represent me rather s/he representing himself/herself and how to win more elections without caring for the people they are representing, roads are not motarable, our educational system is going down and so on.

The present government should please find the lasting solution to the perennial fuel scarcity in the country because its affects our productivity.

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Breaking News: Another pipeline blasts

It has happened again. Another pipeline blasts occured at Abule Egba, Lagos. It has been reported that over 100 people had been roasted to death.My Perspective: What is responsible for this? Poverty or what?

Victims remains

Going out in Lagos city has been “war” because you have to pay 3 times of normal transport fare. Government should find solution to these blasts and fuel scarcity in NIgeria  

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Obasanjo vs. Atiku

It is very laughable in the last few months on the issues surrounding President Olusegun Obasanjo and his deputy, Atiku Abubakar public disagreement. The first issue was the Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF) where the two parties were accusing each other of withdrawing our money for their personal and aides uses. Just yesterday, Obasanjo denied Atiku the presidential jet for his (Atiku) holiday.  

Obasanjo vs. Atiku public disagreement continues 

However, Atiku was adopted as the Action Congress presidential candidate for the 2007 elections. It is not clear what actions the presidency and PDP will take on his acceptance of AC’s ticket. Only time will tell!  

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Seasons Greetings

It is my great pleasure to wish you a memorable break this season.

Season Greetings from Mutiu

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Craziness on Lagos roads

I have been wondering lately what Lagos has become, especially as Christmas, Sallah and New Year holidays are approaching. Getting through Ikeja (Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway) yesterday was “hell”because a truck caught fire and nobody was on hand to put off the fire or clear it off the road. Thank goodness, it has been evacuated this morning. Besides, due to the scarcity of fuel, the transportation fare has gone up by 100% and I wonder when this will end.

Craziness on Lagos roads continues................

This will surely change if there are more supplies of petroleum and roads may be free in Lagos because majority of people are traveling to their villages and towns for the yuletide season. However, Lagos needs more access roads in order to reduce the congestion and our precious time will be saved.

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My Lagos Daily Memoir

Mutiu Junior.........

Lagos is located in the South West of Nigeria and its one of the populous Cities in the world.  My first visit to Lagos was in the early 80’s, still young boy then. Since then I have been a visitor during my secondary school holidays but finally I have to be a part of the city after my secondary school education. I had my Bsc. Degree from Lagos State University, which gave me the opportunity of knowing Lagos more. 

Lagos Students waiting.........

However, recently I have been having a lot of “headache” because of the traffic conditions in the metropolis. There are traffic enforcement agencies around the city but the condition has never improved. The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials mandated to check on the excesses of the Lagos drivers have not been helping matters as they contributes a lot of bottle necks on the roads. 

From Mile 2 to Badagry, there is only one route that links this international road to Benin Republic and the neighboring countries. Because of the madness of Badagry Expressway, there are sometimes avoid taking the road; though I have alternative to through the LASU Isheri road to Iyana Ipaja. 

Traffic on Lagos road

Most of our precious times are wasted in the traffic hold-up because of the impatience of the drivers and Lagos is becoming more populated everyday because more people are looking for greener pastures here.  I am using this opportunity to appeal to Lagos State and Federal governments to find the lasting solutions to the traffic and road conditions in the city. I will try to write more on My Lagos Daily Memoir 

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Nigerian Democracy and Good Governance: – The Youth as a Tool of Positive Change

Since Nigeria returned to democracy in May 1999, after almost three decades of military rule, and almost two decades of economic crises, the country has been faced with the complex challenges of national reconciliation, national reconstruction and economic reform.

The most urgent issue in Nigeria currently is the issues of democracy, understood not only as an end to military rule but also as the establishment of responsive and responsible political institutions which promote a government that is accountable, prevent corruption, respect human and civil rights, and ensure popular sovereignty.

In the midst of these, Nigerian youth have great roles to play to support what the present administration is doing since 1999 when the country backed to democratic system of government. But there are so many factors impeding Nigerian youth as a part of our democratic process growth. The factors are unemployment, non-availability of good and sound education, non-access to good social amenities such as water, electricity and so on.

THE YOUTH AS A TOOL OF POSITIVE CHANGE
The roles the youth can play as a tool of Positive Change are enormous, which I will highlight below:-

Formation of pressure groups: Nigerian youth in their different communities can form political pressure groups, which will ensure the proper governance at the local government levels, performance of their representatives at the state houses of assemblies and federal legislature’s arms. These groups can mandate themselves to make it a point of duty to meet with the political office holders to deliver the demands of the masses to them and vice-versa. This can only be achieved if only the youth will shun the act of corruption. This is so because some of our youth can turn their backs to the communities by following and cover-up the politicians bad acts in their quest to get financial rewards from them (politicians).

Contest for an elective post: – It is high time Nigerian youths contest for an elective post ranging from local chancellor to governorship offices (since Nigerian youth policy indicated youth from age 18 to 35 years). It may not be possible in some circumstances because of fear of defeat by the “big wigs” or lack of financial back ups. However, from my own point of view, it is very possible, because the youth made up of 40% of the Nigerian population. Youths should support other who has interest in changing the trends in Nigeria’s economy by voting on the Election Day, and offer youthful advice when youth elected officers are going against their manifestoes.

Anticorruption Club: -The issue of corruption, nevertheless, still remains one of the most difficult problems under the current government of Obasanjo. The youth can organize seminars for the youth from primary schools to higher instructions on the need to shun corruption.
 

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ADC Plane crash: What is happening?

It was another sad day for Nigerians on Sunday 29th October 2006 as ADC airlines crashed in a village just some kilometers from Abuja International airport. I knew about the crash from a TV station scrolling about the sad event, which was later aired by other local televisions and radio stations. Among the dead were Sultan Muhammadu Maccido, the sultan of Sokoto, his senator son, grandchild and other 90+ on board.

Sultan Muhammadu Maccido

 

Sultan Muhammadu Maccido who I was opportuned to meet with other serving youth corps members (Batch B NYSC) during our endurance trek in September 2004, had a welcoming heart for us. Former Nigerian President, Shehu Shagari was also there to welcome us to the city of the caliphate-Sokoto state. During our 3-week long orientation camping period in Farfaru Sokoto state, he (Sultan) donated two cows and other foodstuffs to us in order to enjoy our stay. He also instituted an essay competition that allows serving youths to share their stay experiences in Sokoto State. A winner collects a specific amount during the passing-out ceremony.
Back to the crash, Nigeria witnessed two crashes last year (11 December 2005 in Port Harcourt & 23 October 2005 in Lisa Village, Ogun State) and another two just occurred this year.  What is wrong with our aviation industry in this country? Can anybody answer me?


All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, I’ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. It is a shame! Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.

All Nigerian sectors needs reform ranging from education to aviation. Our roads are not motorable. I watched people (on AIT TV) last week shouting about the ugly experience they had on the Benin-ore road; a journey of 45 minutes now takes about two days. For some us that will be traveling by road for December break, I’ve informed my friends to warm up for the journey because we will be spending close 3 days on the road. Even though you can afford to fly, I in particular is scared because of the recent events.
However, I wish the families of the departed souls the fortitude to bear the loss and I hope urgent step will be taken to curb the trend in the aviation industry.

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Press Release: Nigerian Youth Begin Countrywide Voter Mobilization Campaigns… Launch Election Project.

With the 2007 general elections barely six months away, young Nigerians representing a diverse range of ethnic, religious and social civil society organizations have converged on a singular platform to execute what can best be described as Nigeria’s largest youth oriented Elections Project aimed at encouraging young people to vote, to vote wisely, and to defend their votes in 2007.

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VOTE!

What’s going on?
Poverty is at an all time high in Nigeria. We churn out more educated illiterates than any other country in the world. The roads are death trap, the leaders don’t use them anyway- they’ve got choppers for short distances and private jets for long distances, if push comes to shove, their hummers giant tires can get past the roads they rarely need to go by…and with their sirens and security vehicles (filled with policemen with double barrel guns sticking out of the windows,) traffic is not an issue for them. Did I mention that a recent report released by the UN suggests that there is no electricity for an accumulated period of 5 months every year?? Those who can afford it have silent cabins…Heaven forbid that a noisy generator should disturb their peace; there are more unemployed citizens than ever before. The gulf between the rich and poor is unbelievably wide.  
 
What we can do
We can make a conscious choice to elect leaders that respect our wishes, and have a genuine passion for the suffering majority

How?
Elections are here again and every ethnic group wants the presidency at their backyard…everyone wants a share of the resources meant for all of us. We’ve got to focus. We want change. We want a government for ALL Nigerians 

Where?
There is a place where you can go to be influential to your development and extremely powerful. That place is the Polling Station. Understand that things WILL NOT change if you do not exercise your right to vote! It’s the power you have to influence decisions in this country.

Voter registration started 7th October…how many people do you know who’ve registered??? Do not ignore your right to participate in this democracy… Do not become disenfranchised. REGISTER at the nearest polling center TODAY!!! Tell your colleagues, friends, family members. We’ve had enough!
When?

The time is NOW! Get up and out to register! Vote on the 14th & 21st of April 2007!!!

Why?

This may be the most important elections in the history of our country! We have got to make this work!!! Pass this important message to all the Nigerians you know…home and abroad. Its time for the people to speak, ok? Your vote is your voice…What do you say???

Visit www.projectvotenigeria.org for more information. Spread word round…forward this message to everyone on your contact list.

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Future Awards 2007

How to Nominate
To nominate for these awards, take a look at the 15 categories and the detail of the awards, then send your nominee  with a 500 word write-up on why you nominated the person, and the profile of that person, and mail to thefuturenigeria@yahoo.com , or nominations@thefuturenigeria.com with your name, email, and phone number, and with the full name, address, email, and phone number of the person you wish to nominate so we can contact that person.
Full details @ Awards Website

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RenewNigeria® interviews:I see a New Nigeria emerging…Gbenga Sesan

On September 4, 2006, I had online interview with Gbenga Sesan. Gbenga proclaimed, I see a New Nigeria emerging 

I see a New Nigeria emerging

  ‘Gbenga Sesan is an Information Society researcher, and was Nigeria’s first Information Technology Youth Ambassador. He is quick to express his strong belief in the potentials that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) hold for Nigeria and Africa and has been an active participant at national, regional and international discussions on the need for Africa’s inclusion in the Information Society. ‘Gbenga has consulted widely for numerous organizations, including the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where he is the Vice Chair of the African Technical Advisory Committee. ‘Gbenga is presently completing his postgraduate study in ICT Policy and Regulation, and is Program Manager of Lagos Digital Village, a multi-stakeholder partnership project that provides training and mentorship opportunities for underserved youth in Nigeria. 

For full details of the interviews, please visit http://www.mutiuokediran.com/gbengasesan.html and http://www.mutiuokediran.com/gbengasesan2.html

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RenewNigeria® interviews @ www.mutiuokediran.com

On 10th July 2006, www.mutiuokediran.com was launched. It has been many battles because of my work schedule. This website is designed to reach out to the Youth of the World, and all that are ready to make changes into our World.  For this reason, I will be having a page dedicated for interviews (RenewNigeria®) with young people and roles models in the society. Since it may not be possible to have face-to-face interviews with those that will feature on the page, I will be sending questionnaire through email for their response. Meanwhile in the next few days, I will like to feature you on my website. If you are interested in featuring on the page, Please send me an email for the questionnaire.

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www.mutiuokediran.com launched!

At last, www.mutiuokediran.com was launched on 10th July 2006. It has been many “battles” because of my work schedule. This website is designed to reach out to the Youth of the World, and all that are ready to make changes into our World.

                            

www.mutiuokediran.com

Other links on the site are about me, MyBlog (Perspective), Opportunities, Role Models, Photo Gallery, Links, Contact pages. My blog tagged Perspective>>My point of VIEW is @ www.mutiuokediran.com/blog.

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EFCC on New Dawn with Funmi Iyanda

Would you want to have a one-on-one conversation with Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, The Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)? Then answer the following questions and send your answers, with your Name, sex, age occupation and telephone number, to info@newdawnwithfunmi.com


Why do you want to meet with Mallam Nuhu Ribadu?
What is your perspective on EFCC?
What will you like to ask Mallam Nuhu Ribadu?

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