Instead of western liberal democracy, President Obasanjo advocated what he called “Afro democracy.” Many of Obasanjo’s past interventions have been met with ad hominem arguments. I am convinced that, subjected to the scrutiny of critical thinking, his most recent assertions on what he called western liberal democracy will be found to be logically wanting and unsustainable. The Asian country of Japan, despite its profoundly non-western culture, practices western liberal democracy. There are African countries where what Obasanjo calls western liberal democracy is practiced without shutting down their cities on every election day. The question is not whether western liberal democracy is working for Africa?
November 27, 2023 09:45 UTC
Sokoto State Governor, Dr Ahmed Sokoto, has directed the total renovation of the first residence of the late former President Shehu Shagari that was gutted by fire last week. The governor gave the directive on Saturday shortly after visiting the burnt house to assess the extent of damage. He described the inferno as catastrophic and unfortunate, noting that the burnt house was historic not only to Sokoto State but the country as a whole. “It’s like a historical monument to the upcoming generation, therefore, we’ll renovate this house,” Aliyu added. The governor was taken around the affected portion of the burnt house by some of the family members of the former President.
November 27, 2023 08:03 UTC
As online shopping becomes more popular among Nigerians, ensuring the security of your e-commerce transactions is paramount. These tips are for secure e-commerce transactions, allowing you to shop confidently and protect your valuable information. Shop from Reputable WebsitesChoose well-known and reputable e-commerce websites with a proven track record of secure transactions. Reputable e-commerce websites typically require only essential details for transactions. Secure e-commerce transactions are crucial for a positive online shopping experience.
November 27, 2023 07:48 UTC
The Federal Government has initiated a process to resolve challenges bordering on the supply and pricing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas in the country’s domestic market better known as cooking gas. The PUNCH reports that key challenges identified as responsible for LPG price increase include FX sourcing for imports and insufficient supply to the domestic market by producers. Ekpo expressed the concerns of President Bola Tinubu over the astronomical increase in the price of cooking gas and the attendant hardship on the majority of citizens. The minister who noted that Nigeria is abundantly endowed with gas reserves, said the situation where some of the multinational firms were more concerned with gas exports without dedicating huge volumes to the domestic market was unacceptable and should be discouraged. He said, “With the exponential increase in the price of LPG, there is the need for the Federal Government to intervene and I am representing this at this moment.
November 27, 2023 07:15 UTC
United Nigeria Airlines, on Sunday, said its Lagos-Abuja flight was diverted to Asaba, Delta State capital, due to poor weather conditions. The flight, NUA 0504, took off on Sunday from the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Terminal 2, and was headed for Abuja. However, the pilot grounded the aircraft at the Asaba International Airport, and that caused some confusion among the passengers. A user on X (formerly Twitter), @dawisu, tweeted that the pilot was given the wrong flight plan from Lagos. “At all material time, the pilot of the aircraft was aware of the temporary diversion and was properly briefed.
November 26, 2023 21:48 UTC
videoScott Bair, Terrin Waack and Tori McElhaney break down a vital victory over the New Orleans Saints and why it was so important to the Falcons and their players. They discuss the role of Jessie Bates III, Bijan Robinson and Desmond Ridder in a victory that vaulted the Falcons back atop the NFC South. The podcast wraps with a conversation about what's required for the Falcons to sustain their positioning and finish with a division title for the first time since 2016. Timestamps(00:00:00): Intro, why victory over Saints was so important(00:07:33): Jessie Bates value vs. New Orleans, 2023 season(00:14:20): Why Bijan Robinson, Falcons run game was so impactful(00:18:51): What Falcons need from Desmond Ridder to win game(00:22:10): Optimism/Caution about Falcons chances to win NFC South
November 26, 2023 20:28 UTC
As the nation confronts challenges of food insecurity in some parts of the country, federal and state governments have been charged to redouble support and funding for smallholder farmers as a catalyst to drive the agro-economy sector. She also contended that power generation is crucial to the socioeconomic growth of the agricultural and manufacturing sectors in order to aid employment generation and free many Nigerians from the shackles of poverty. The summit titled ‘Driving Agricultural Transformation in Oyo State Through Value Chain Integration for Sustainable Development’, also attracted economy experts from the African Development Bank (ADB), Federal Ministry of Power and other sectors. According to Iranloye, “smallholder farmers face barriers to access latest agricultural developments, such as improved crop varieties. ”READ ALSO FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
November 26, 2023 19:02 UTC
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has inaugurated members of the state Education Trust Fund Board, which he said will play a key role in helping to solidify educational transformation in the state. This notion has been the main driver of the many reforms we have carried out in the education sector,” he said. “This is where the Kwara State Education Trust Fund Board comes in. A critical component of our Kwara State Education Transformation Agenda (KWETA), the board will mobilise resources to support infrastructural development and growth in our education sector. The Kwara State Education Trust Fund Board is a non-profit organization established by the Kwara State government to mobilize resources to support infrastructural development and growth in the state’s education sector.
November 26, 2023 18:20 UTC
The flood plain is so named because of the high tide that will come along with it, and this is not peculiar to Ogun State alone. What are the long-term goals and vision of the Ogun State Government for achieving better waste management and sanitation practices throughout the state? When we talk about vision, it is about making Ogun State the cleanest state in Nigeria, and we are doing everything possible to achieve that. Our goal and mission in Ogun State is to be the most accessible in Nigeria. Motorists and residents are worried about the growing number of beggars who have built tents under some bridges in Ogun State.
November 26, 2023 17:56 UTC
Robert Oatley Semaphore Series Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2021 (£10.50, The Co-op) Like all businesses, the wine trade tends to obsess about novelty. There’s a habit, exacerbated by press and influencers, of always looking for the next big (or, for the fashion-conscious, small) thing, which in wine generally translates into talking up bottles made from lesser-known grape varieties or from smaller, or less-established wine regions. The Society’s Australian Cabernet, South Australia, Australia 2021 (£8.50, thewinesociety.com) The main challenger to the Rhône varieties (shiraz and grenache) in Australian reds is the world’s most widely planted wine grape variety: cabernet sauvignon. There’s value to be found, too, though, not least in the gloriously pure, ripe cassis stylings of The Wine Society’s great-value own-label blended by the excellent family producer Yalumba from vineyards around South Australia. Follow David Williams on Twitter @Daveydaibach
November 26, 2023 16:41 UTC
The Federal Government has taken steps to expedite local vaccine manufacturing and halt vaccine importation by reviewing and validating the draft National Plan for Vaccine R&D and Manufacturing in Nigeria. The plan, which was developed in 2021, is the first of its kind in Africa, and it highlights the roles of relevant stakeholders in the vaccine landscape. The meeting was organised by the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) in Abuja over the weekend. The review and validation of the draft roadmap, the minister stressed, will fast-track the achievement of the vaccine policy objectives of the federal government. Speaking on the Federal Government’s level of preparation to kick-start local vaccine manufacturing, the Minister disclosed: “Despite the various challenges militating against local production of vaccines, I want to state that appreciable progress has been achieved in these past few years.
November 26, 2023 15:13 UTC
Discover the future of family cars in India with the upcoming vehicles from brands like Maruti Suzuki, Kia, Mahindra, Tata, and ToyotaThe small car market in India is poised for a resurgence with the impending launch of multiple new models catering to the demand for affordable yet feature-packed family vehicles. Next-Gen Maruti DzireAccompanying the new Swift will be the 4th-generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Likely to share specifications with the Swift, the Dzire will also boast a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with a strong hybrid system. New Mahindra XUV300 FaceliftMahindra XUV300 is set to undergo a major upgrade soon, slated for an early 2024 debut. The interior is expected to receive a modern overhaul with a floating touchscreen infotainment system, new upholstery, and additional features.
November 26, 2023 14:34 UTC
Chantelle Cameron averaged 8 of 26 punches per round and 3 of 11 jabs per round after going 14 of 57 and 3 of 23 respectively in the first fight. Katie Taylor smothered Cameron’s offense by coming forward while throwing punches, and tying up on the inside. Dublin - In a high-stakes rematch for the undisputed junior welterweight championship, Katie Taylor (23-1, 6 KOs) got revenge with a ten round majority decision over Chantelle Cameron (18-1, 8 KOs). Taylor also holds the undisputed crown at lightweight. Back in May, Cameron handed Taylor her first career defeat with a clear ten round decision.
November 26, 2023 12:54 UTC
“Even before the CBN governor made the pronouncement, our bank was already considering raising fresh capital to significantly increase the capital base. So, we are in tune with the CBN governor,” the CEO of a Tier-1 lender told one of our correspondents on Saturday. He said, “Some DMBs (especially many in the FUGAZ category) are already making efforts to increase their capital base. The use of the CAR (the ratio of a bank’s capital to risk weighted assets) is a good example. He said, “On recapitalisation, banks are supposed to be sources of funding for activities or projects that will drive that $1tn economy.
November 26, 2023 07:51 UTC
I began to think about how cheap life has become – or, better still, how difficult living is – in this country. Is life, like news, sacred or is it, like opinion, free or cheap? The most sacred of all rights and liberties is the right to life. The 1776 American Declaration of Independence lists the right to life as the first of the “unalienable rights” man is endowed with by the Creator. The law guarantees the right to life; yet, there are factors that take life away all the same.
November 26, 2023 03:58 UTC