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TEXT OF THE STATE BROADCAST ON THE EBOLA VIRUS MANAGEMENT DELIVERED BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN TO LAGOSIANS

Dear Lagosians,As you must now be aware, we are facing perhaps our biggest challenge to public health and the safety of human lives at this moment with the discovery of the Ebola virus in our state.This poses a threat to the primary purpose of our Government which is to save lives.This address has become necessary to respond to a...

The Sack of Resident Doctors; Broader Perspectives by Ijabla Raymond

Background: The core of the problem may actually be the fight between doctors and other medical professionals known as JOHESU WHO SHOULD HEAD THE HOSPITAL There is no contention – the medical doctor is the head of the clinical team. He/she leads the ward rounds, clinics, surgical operations, multidisciplinary meetings and so on because the ultimate and final responsibility for patient care...

Ebola and a Brief History of Scientific Research by Chika Omeje

I did sign the online petition asking the Americans to release the experimental ebola drug to treat Africans but that increased my contempt for Africans in many ways.On the discovery of nuclear fusion at the onset of World War Two in 1939 ,USA,Canada and Britain immediately initiated the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bombs used on Hiroshima and...

AN EASTERN RENAISSANCE by Tope Fasua

The last time I was in Enugu, like 8 years ago, the owner of the hotel I stayed in asked, upon us checking in “where is your mopol?” Well Ok, I had a British man in tow. We didn’t have any MOPOL (armed mobile police), but we managed to survive for about 5 days. And we enjoyed the place....

Developing Non-Oil Sector of the Economy: Figures behind the facts! by Kelechi Deca

I took time to delete issues bothering on father and daughter exchange of letters from my menu this morning while taking a glimpse at some of the figures jumping out at me from my table as I work on my week-end production, and I would say the likely impact of this is so huge. To clear my mind so...

OPEN LETTER TO NEWLY EXECUTIVE OF NSE TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS EXPECTED by Andrew Ezekwe

TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS EXPECTED   It is with great pleasure that 2013 is 99.2% folding and the Nigerian Society of Engineers through her just concluded AGM witness the election of Seasoned and Crops of leaders mostly fellows of the society that will steer the ship of our great society for the next couple of years.  Be that as...

TAKING THE LEAP FROM VALUE ADDITION TO INDUSTRIALIZATION by Calestous Juma

The last 50 years have seen dramatic expansion in higher education. But the growth was hardly been linked to economic transformation. The country’s most important resource, youth, has yet to receive the kind of policy attention that would make it a strategic driver of economic transformation... Prof. Calestous Juma     Kenya’s 50th independence anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of...

FROM ‘OPON-IMO’ TO ‘ALLON KARATU’ (Moving Osun State ICT revolution to Kano?) by Auwal Sani Anwar

  The first time I met Gov. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, I came off with a feeling like I had just been hypnotized. It was at the launching of a book written by Salihu Moh’d Lukman titled ‘2015: Manifesto of Nigerian Opposition Politics’ at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja in January, 2013. He was given an opportunity to...

It’s time to construct your social media strategy By Martin Brown

Over the past year or so we have seen growth and a big change in attitudes to social media, perhaps particularly with Twitter, which is now an accepted element in today’s communication mix. Those who a few years back were adamantly against social media have now joined, often with a fanfare of “we’ve arrived, we’re innovative” and with some organisations...

Engr. Ali Rabiu: Where is Nigerian Engineer today? Who is to blame?

To answer these questions, one needs to do a passionate analysis. The Nigerian Engineer today is truly in bad shape.  Both the Nigerian Engineer and Government are to blame.  But more the government.  The Government is in charge of policy.  Even in developed countries, the government creates the environment where its citizens function. A favourably operating environment is created through policy...