Posts by uchebush:

The Rise and Rise of Lagos by Uche Ohia

Written on November 24th, 2009 by
Categories: Positively Naija: All News Positive About Nigeria

The Rise and Rise of Lagos by Uche Ohia Of all the political jingles that were aired on national radio during the 2007 electioneering campaign, one stuck to my memory. It may not have been the best but, for me, it was a very pleasant one. I cannot now recall the exact wordings: all I ca...
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Ohakim and the Political Deities by Uche Ohia

Written on November 21st, 2009 by
Categories: Electoral Reform Project

Ohakim and the Political Deities Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State made a significant media showing last week. He visited the corporate headquarters of THISDAY and granted a thrilling interview which was carried in THISDAY newspaper of Friday, Nov. 6. Another interview was also generously splas...
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NCC and Mobile Phone User Registration 2

Written on December 23rd, 2008 by
Categories: ICT Industry Development Project

NCC and Mobile Phone User Registration (2)   By Uche Ohia There are many reasons why Nigerians should lend support to the plan of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to register pre-paid mobile users. Many countries of the world have taken similar action towards removing the veil of an...
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Obama and the Nigerian Dream

Written on November 12th, 2008 by
Categories: Electoral Reform Project

Obama and the Nigerian Dream   In the past few weeks I have found it difficult to put pen to paper. With Obamamania and the message of hope and change rising in crescendo against the suffocating gradualism and annoying hypocritical realities of the Nigerian state, I chose to proceed ...
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Odenigbo: The Challenge of Igbo Renascence

Written on October 4th, 2008 by
Categories: Nigerians in the Diaspora

  The annual Odenigbo Lecture took place in Owerri on Sept. 6, 2008, a few days after the controversial convention and rancorous election of the World Igbo Congress (WIC) that was held in Tampa, Florida. Ndigbo (as people of Igbo extraction are called) had another opportunity to give...
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Nigeria at 48: Looking Back, Going Forward.

Nigeria at 48: Looking Back, Going Forward.   October 1, the anniversary of Nigeria’s existence as an independent nation slipped by a few days ago. Aside from the usual tepid national broadcast by the President, little else stood the day out as a special day. Of course, listle...
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Kingibe's Day of Reckoning

Written on September 26th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

Kingibe’s Day of Reckoning Finally, Baba Gana Kingibe, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has been eased (or shoved, if you like) out of office. That did not come as a surprise to many: the news of his possible sack had been in the air for sometime and the man him...
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Beyond Lamido and the Talakawa Summit

Written on September 25th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

Beyond Lamido and the Talakawa Summit   Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido, is a newsmaker. Much of his newsworthiness comes from his simple (or what may seem like a simplistic) style. In his public career, Lamido has maintained an image as a man who follows his vision irrespective o...
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Infrastructure Concession in Nigeria as Panacea By Uche Ohia

Written on September 5th, 2008 by
Categories: General Articles

Infrastructure Concession in Nigeria as Panacea   By Uche Ohia   At last the Federal Government has taken a strategic step towards confronting the intractable problem of infrastructural decay which, together with the Niger Delta Crisis, has provided dispirited citizens with ample r...
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NCC and Mobile Phone User Registration (1)

Written on August 27th, 2008 by
Categories: ICT Industry Development Project

NCC and Mobile Phone User Registration (1)   Last week, the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) announced plans to commence the process of registration of mobile phone users especially those on the popular pre-paid plan who use Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards that are hawked like pu...
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