Monthly Archives December 2014

Editorial Suite

BY the time you will be reading this we will be already in the New Year. As at the time of writing this piece, it’s remaining five days to the end of the year. And most people are already counting their gains and losses in 2014. Those who recorded appreciable results in their endeavour will resolve to do better in the year 2015, while those who lost out will equally resolve to do better in the New Year. And so everybody is looking at 2015 with a lot of optimism and apprehension. …

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Events of the Year: Economy

NIGERIA’s economy in the year 2014 had a mixed bag of the good, the bad and the ugly. In the first quarter of the year the nation was greeted with the good news that the country has rebased its gross domestic product, GDP, from 1990 to 2010, resulting in the 89 percent increase in the estimated size of …

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Boko Haram’s Bloody War Against Nigeria

THE year could be best described as perhaps, the bloodiest year since Boko Haram began its campaign of terror in 2009. Throughout the year, the Nigerian military was engaged in a fierce battle with the imperious insurgents in the North-East. While the Nigerian security agencies were intensifying …

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2014: Year of Political Activities

THE year 2014 promised to be an eventful one in Nigerian politics. It did not disappoint; more so because it preceded the year 2015 which had been slated for Nigerian general elections. As expected there were several political moves, mudslinging and horse-trading in the political firmament. The year …

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Events of the Year: Scandals

AS usual, Nigeria had its own share of scandals in the year 2014. One of the darkest periods in the history of the country was the wave of cold-blooded killings and kidnappings of civilians by Islamist militants, who until end of the year, were still holding hostage more than 200 schoolgirls whom they …

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Year of Mixed Fortunes for Media

THE media had mixed fortunes in 2014. It won and lost. The bad fortune started with Ebere Wabara, associate editor of The Sun newspaper, being abducted from his Surulere, Lagos home on March 28, by men of the Abia State Police Command, who later took him to Umuahia, Abia State, in …

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Events of the Year: Judiciary

THE judiciary in Nigeria witnessed a lot of controversial issues in 2014. The year started with the crisis which bedeviled the Rivers States judicial system. The judiciary in the state has been under siege since the appointment of the chief judge of the state by the National Judicial Council, NJC, which has been …

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Events of the Year: Sports

THE year 2014 recorded a mixed grill in the sporting arena in Nigeria. It was not a very good year for most soccer enthusiasts as soccer teams recorded series of disappointing outings while some athletes performed very well in their various endeavour. …

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Big Winners, Big Losers

THE year 2014 recorded a lot of big time winners and losers in all sectors in the country starting with politics, socio-economic, and so on. President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari were winners in the year as they emerged as the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, …

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Events of the Year: Education

THE year 2014 was not particularly good for the education sector in Nigeria. It started with a carry-over of industrial actions embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, and the Colleges of Education of Academic Staff Union, COEASU, which made students to sit at home for more …

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