It was Archimedes, the great mathematician who said, ‘give me a place to stand and I will move the world.’This is equally true of Sir Bob Ewulonu Ogbuagu who graciously passed on to eternal glory on August 21 2017. It was actually the end of an era that witnessed purposeful, political activism, humanitarian services, impartiality and selflessness at its best.
Regina Inem Executive Director , Regamous consultant, Lekki, Victoria Island
Ambassador Mrs. Regina Inem is an educational consultant. She shares her views on the current state of education sector in the country in this interview with EFE AGHALOKPE. Excerpts:
It was Archimedes, the great mathematician who said, ‘give me a place to stand and I will move the world.’
The woes of the society often time than not has been attributed to the failure of educational system. This blame game has continued over the years. Ironically too, those who were not properly brought up right from their homes also blame the educational system of their time and so it continues. This shows how important education is, not just to our society but also to every society.
At his incarnation, wise men gifted in astronomy came from the East, all the way to Bethlehem, in the south of Jerusalem, to worship Jesus Christ. They are today known as the Magi, who gave the newborn gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Two days ago Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said the following:
“100 billion naira and $289 USD million was withdrawn in cash by President Goodluck Jonathan two weeks before the presidential election ostensibly for security. This was unprecedented stealing and it led to the economic recession that we are suffering today”.
Former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, yesterday mocked the Buhari government for rejoicing over Nigeria’s ‘exit’ from recession. Duke, who said he’s broke, also advised the administration to work harder, stating that the masses were yet to feel the development.
Since the middle of 2014, when the price of crude oil fell dramatically, Nigeria’s finances became challenged. This is not hard to explain: we’ve historically depended on crude oil for as much as 70 per cent of government revenues, and 90 per cent of foreign exchange earnings. The outcome – pressure on government’s finances – was by no means unusual. A similar fate befell most oil-rich countries around the world.
FORMER media aide to immediate past Senate President, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan has signified his interest to contest for the national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP during the party’s national convention slated for December 9th in Abuja.The aspirant who is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Thisday Newspapers is bringing his wealth of experience of 25 years of robust journalism into the position if elected.
…Nigerians losing faith in Buhari – Akin Oyebode
The family of the embattled former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reform, Abdulrasheed Maina has described their son as a messiah who was begged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to join the Change Agenda, with the assurance of security protection even as Maina has reportedly fled to Niamey in the Niger Republic.