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Sunday, 18 March 2018

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Prime Witness: Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari’s Nigeria

Recently, a trending analysis attributed to the Economist magazine, categorized President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership and tenure as being “plagued with failures across every single sector in the economy, the like as has never been seen before.” This synoptic evaluation its veracity notwithstanding, correlates with the extensive chronicle and exposé by Oseloka H. Obaze in his just released book, titled: ‘Prime Witness: Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari’s Nigeria’.
Coincidentally, Mr. Obaze, for whom Prime Witness is his fourth book, was the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded Anambra State governorship election. The retired Senior United Nations official known for paying attention to details and being a stickler for policymaking driven by public interest didn’t disappoint in laying bare those attributes.

Nonetheless, he chronicles in an unbiased way and clinically too, the policy challenges confronting Nigeria under President Buhari, despite the President’s acclaimed change mantra and promises. The challenges documented are fact-based and as expressed by Nigerians.

The 38-chapter and 448-page book, arranged in a six-part thematic clusters, is on sale online internationally, on and Barnes and Noble. According to the author, the book is “a product of his observations, exchanges with his interlocutors in and out of government, Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike during Buhari’s first year in office.” The foreward to the book states that the book “represents a first draft of detailed analytical history of the administration’s performance in the first two years.”

Appreciating the value and balance of the book warrants starting from Obaze’s concluding thoughts and lines: “…in order to seek a new beginning and attempt to foster the illusive change Nigerians yearn for, Buhari must undergo personal remediation and transmute; but Buhari has proven in over thirty years since he left office as Head of State that he is near immutable and thus unmasked the hypocrisy of political rhetoric of those who did and still consider him a change agent”(p.383).

Obaze, given his political leanings, did well to post a disclaimer by asserting early in the book, the following: “This author is a five-percenter. I did not vote for Buhari, despite my very high personal regards for his integrity, discipline, frugality, and honesty. These were the values I cherished in him, but could not ascribe to his cohorts in APC. Many Nigerians, including the national elite, as members of the attentive public toed a similar line and reasoning (p.lvii). To Obaze’s credit, this book is on balance, and not jaundiced by partisan consideration and politics.

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Obaze draws on his vast public policy experience and indeed, on prevailing published works on governance and public policy, to evaluate the challenges confronting Nigeria and thus Buhari. Such challenges, most of them inherited, include some imponderables. As he asserts, “the fallacy of Buhari’s ‘change’ mantra was that it casually overlooked Nigeria’s complexity and sought to solve rather than manage the nation’s many and often times humongous and incongruous challenges (p.lvii). He documents how Buhari’s first year in office was spent not on governance, but in making excuses and blaming the previous government.

Most of the issues dealt with in this volume relate to policy somersaults and related matters Nigerians grapple with and debate daily. However, Obaze has added a comparative and analytical dimension to the salient policy topics covering areas such as governance and politics, foreign policy, security concerns, constitutional questions, economic and fiscal policies, and change mantra in retrospect.

Four chapters in the book relate to issues that continue to trouble Nigerians deeply. These include the diminution of due process and ordered liberties, fuel subsidy, herdsmen conflict, restructuring and national security. Nigeria’s stagnated economy and development are also dealt with extensively.

The value of Obaze’s book is that each chapter while evaluating a specific policy challenge, also include policy prescriptions and solutions. In a Chapter 19, Obaze showed considerable concern about the incremental evisceration of national security agencies and their exposure to public ridicule. Some of his concerns have now manifested.

As many Nigerians have come to acknowledge, the emergence of Buhari and the APC-led government was contingent on the failings of the preceding PDP government, led by President Goodluck Jonathan. Obaze asserts that such contingency was not a guarantee of a better performance, more so, since the APC government either did not expect to win, or was ill-prepared to govern. He draws on other sources to confirm, that Jonathan’s broad failings made Buhari’s emergence possible.

Obaze asserts that Buhari was perhaps largely a misunderstood man, considering that not much biographical notes had been written about him over the past three decades, and that some of the published materials were not always in good light. He gives credit to Buhari for his international engagements and for deciding to be his own foreign policy ‘Vicar’. He offers a glimpse into the possible origin of Buhari’s exclusionary “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” mantra, and hints on some of his erstwhile military colleagues who might have opposed his emergence.

Prime Witness is analytically written with lucidity and engaging prose and its references well-documented. It’s possessive title is a loss-leader that could be misinterpreted and indeed, misunderstood. Nevertheless, the book is a good reference book and addition to public policy books on Nigeria and thus belongs rightly to any worthy library.

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Friday, 9 March 2018

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Timetable For May/June SSCE Examinations, 2018/2019.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the May/June SSCE examinations, 2018/2019.

As stated below, the examination will commence on 3rd April, 2018 and ends on 15th May, 2018. The complete details of the timetable are as stated below;

Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018.
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Music 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Music 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Auto Mechanics 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:30 hrs.
Auto Mechanics 1 (OBJ) – 14:30 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018.
Physics 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:15 hrs. (1st Set)
Physics 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 11:40 hrs. – 14:25 hrs. (2nd Set)
History 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
History 1 (OBJ) – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018.
Literature-In-English 2 (Prose) – 08:30 hrs. – 09:45 hrs.
Literature-In-English 1 (OBJ) – 09:45 hrs. – 10:45 hrs.
Crop Husbandry and Horticulture 3 (Prac.)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Crop Husbandry and Horticulture 3 (Prac.)* – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Foods and Nutrition 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:15 hrs.
Foods and Nutrition 1 (OBJ) – 14:15 hrs. – 15:15 hrs.
Picture Making 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Picture Making 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 15:50 hrs.

Friday, 6th April, 2018.
Geography 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs
Geography 1(OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Physics 3 (Prac.) ( Alt B) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:15 hrs. (1st Set)
Physics 3 (Prac.) (Alt B) – 11:40 hrs. – 14:25 hrs. (2ndSet)
Animal Husbandry (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Animal Husbandry (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Forestry (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Forestry (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)

Monday, 9th April, 2018.
Further Mathematics/Mathematics (Elective) 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:00 hrs.
Further Mathematics/Mathematics (Elective) 1 (OBJ) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:30 hrs.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018.
Physics 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10.00 hrs.
Physics 1 (OBJ) – 10:00 hrs. – 11:15 hrs.
Geography 3(Prac. and Physical Geography) – 13:00hrs. – 14:50hrs.
Ceramics 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Ceramics 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 15:50 hrs.
Forestry 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Forestry 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018.
Mgmt-In-Living 2 (Essay)/** – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Mgmt-In-Living 1 (OBJ)/** – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Building Construction 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:00 hrs.
Building Construction 1 (OBJ) – 14:00 hrs. – 14:45 hrs.
ICT (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
ICT (Elective) 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018.
English Language 2(Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
English Language 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.

Friday, 13th April, 2018.
Fisheries (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Fisheries (Alt A) 3 (Prac.)* – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Clerical Office Duties 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:40 hrs.
Clerical Office Duties 1 (OBJ) – 10:40 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.

Monday, 16th April, 2018.
Biology 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Biology 3 (Prac.) (Alt A) – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Literature-In-English 3(Drama & Poetry) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2018.
Economics 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Economics 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Building Construction 3 (Building Drawing and Essay) – 14:00 hrs. – 16:30 hrs.
Clothing and Textiles 2 (Essay) – 14:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Clothing and Textiles 1 (OBJ) – 15:30 hrs. – 16:30 hrs.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018.
General Mathematics/Mathematics (Core) 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:00 hrs.
General Mathematics/Mathematics (Core) 1 (OBJ) – 14:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018.
Dagaare (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Dagbani (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Dangme (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Ewe (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Fante (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Ga (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Gonja (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Kasem (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Nzema (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Twi (Akuapem) (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Twi (Asante) (Elective) 1 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
General Knowledge in Art 3B (Lettering and Design)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Financial Acc. 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:00 hrs.
Financial Acc. 1 (OBJ) – 11:00 hrs. – 12:00 hrs.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018.
Dagaare (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Dagbani (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Dangme (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Ewe (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Fante (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Ga (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Gonja (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Kasem (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Nzema (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Twi (Akuapem) (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Twi (Asante) (Elective) 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.
Biology 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:40 hrs.
Biology 1 (OBJ) – 14:40 hrs. – 15:30 hrs.

Friday, 20th April, 2018.
Christian Religious Studies 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Christian Religious Studies 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Islamic Studies 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Islamic Studies 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
West African Traditional Religion 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:40 hrs.
West African Traditional Religion 1 (OBJ)* – 10:40 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Chemistry 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Chemistry 1 (OBJ) – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018.
Government 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Government 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt B) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt B) – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018.
Sculpture 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Sculpture 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
Mgmt-In-Living 3 (Test of Prac. Work) /** – 08:30 hrs. – 09:30 hrs.
Crop Husbandry and Horticulture 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Crop Husbandry and Horticulture 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
General Knowledge in Art 2 (Essay)* – 13:00 hrs. – 14:30 hrs.
General Knowledge in Art 1 (OBJ)* – 14:30 hrs. – 15:20 hrs.

Wednesday, 25th April, 2018.
Business Mgmt 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Business Mgmt 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Jewellery 2 (Essay)*- 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Jewellery 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
Physics 3 (Prac.) (Alt C)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:15 hrs. (1st Set)
Physics 3 (Prac.) (Alt C)* – 11:40 hrs. – 14:25 hrs. (2nd Set)
Technical Drawing 3 (Sketches, Building and Mechanical Drawing) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:45 hrs.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018.
General Knowledge in Art 3A (Drawing and Painting)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt C) *- 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Chemistry 3 (Prac.) (Alt C) * – 11:00 hrs. –13:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
General Agriculture 3 (Prac.)- 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
General Agriculture 3 (Prac.) – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2ndSet)
Applied Electricity 2 (Essay)- 14:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Applied Electricity 1 (OBJ) – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Friday, 27th April, 2018.
ICT (Elective) 3 (Prac.)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1stSet)
ICT (Elective) 3 (Prac.)* – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2ndSet)

Monday, 30th April, 2018.
General Agriculture 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
General Agriculture 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Textiles 2 (Essay)*- 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Textiles 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
Technical Drawing 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 14:45 hrs.
Technical Drawing 1 (OBJ) – 14:45 hrs. – 15:45 hrs.

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018.
Principles of Cost Acc. 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Principles of Cost Acc. 1 (OBJ) – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs
Typewriting- 08:30 hrs. – 11:10 hrs. (1st Set)
Typewriting – 11:30 hrs. – 14:10 hrs. (2nd Set)

Thursday, 3rd May 2018.
French 2 (Essay) – 08:30 hrs. – 09:45 hrs.
French 1 (OBJ) – 09:45 hrs. – 10:45 hrs.
Metalwork 3 (Prac.)- 08:30 hrs. – 11:40 hrs. (1st Set)
Metalwork 3 (Prac.) – 12:00 hrs. – 15:10 hrs. (2nd Set)
Arabic 2 (Essay) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Arabic 1 (OBJ) – 15:00 hrs. – 15:50 hrs.

Friday, 4th May, 2018.
Social Studies 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Social Studies 1 (OBJ)* – 13:00 hrs. – 13.50 hrs.

Monday, 7th May, 2018.
Leatherwork 2 (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Leatherwork 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
Music 3A (Aural) – 12:00 hrs. – 12:45 hrs.
Foods and Nutrition 3 (Prac.) Planning Session – 13:00 hrs. – 14:00 hrs.

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018.
Auto Mechanics 3 (Prac.) – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Auto Mechanics 3 (Prac.) – 11:00 hrs. – 13:00 hrs. (2ndSet)
Graphic Design 2 (Essay)*- 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Graphic Design 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 15:50 hrs.
Animal Husbandry (Alt A) 2 (Essay)*- 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Animal Husbandry (Alt A) 1(OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs.
Woodwork 2 (Essay and Design) – 13:00 hrs. – 15:20 hrs.
Woodwork 1 (OBJ) – 15:20 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018.
English Language 3 (Oral)/**- 08:30 hrs. – 09:15 hrs. (1st Set)
English Language 3 (Oral)/** – 09:40 hrs. – 10:25 hrs. (2nd Set)

Thursday, 10th May, 2018.
Integrated Science 2 (Essay)*- 08:30 hrs. – 10:00 hrs.
Integrated Science 1 (OBJ)* – 10:00 hrs. – 11:00 hrs.
Integrated Science 3 (Alt to Prac. Work)* – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.

Thursday, 10th May, 2018. to Friday, 1st June, 2018.
Arabic 3 (Oral)
French 3 (Oral)
Clothing and Textiles 3 (Prac.)
Foods and Nutrition 3 (Prac.)
Music 3B (Performance Test)
Date and time for each paper will be arranged by the Council.

Friday, 11th May, 2018.
Metalwork 2 (Essay)- 08:30 hrs. – 10:00 hrs.
Metalwork 1 (OBJ) – 10:00 hrs. – 11:00 hrs.
Basketry 2 ( (Essay)* – 08:30 hrs. – 10:30 hrs.
Basketry 1 (OBJ)* – 10:30 hrs. – 11:20 hrs.
Electronics 2 (Essay)- 13:00 hrs. – 14:00 hrs.
Electronics 1 (OBJ)- 14:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.

Monday, 14th May, 2018.
Woodwork 3 (Prac.) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Woodwork 3 (Prac.) – 12:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs. (2nd Set)
Fisheries (Alt A) 2 (Essay) * – 13:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs.
Fisheries (Alt A) 1 (OBJ)* – 15:00 hrs. – 16:00 hrs.
Electronics 3 (Prac.)- 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Electronics 3 (Prac.) – 12:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs. (2nd Set)

Monday, 14th May, 2018. to Friday, 1st June, 2018.
Basketry 3 (Project Work)*
Ceramics 3 (Project Work)*
Graphic Design 3 (Project Work)*
Jewellery 3 (Project Work)*
Leatherwork 3 (Project Work)*
Picture Making 3 (Project Work)*
Sculpture 3 (Project Work)*
Textiles 3 (Project Work)*
Date and time for each paper will be arranged by the Council.

Tuesday, 15th May, 2018.
Applied Electricity 3 (Prac.) – 08:30 hrs. – 11:30 hrs. (1st Set)
Applied Electricity 3 (Prac.) – 12:00 hrs. – 15:00 hrs. (2nd Set)

end of timetable

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** Available to candidates in Liberia only

1. Difference in Time on Question Paper and Timetable: Where the duration indicated on the question paper differs from that on the timetable, the one on the question paper should be followed.

2. Question Papers to be Given Out in Advance of the Dates They Are to be Taken:

(i) Visual Art 3;

Paper 3A – Instructions will be given to schools two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.
Paper 3B – Question paper sill be given to candidates two weeks before it is due to be taken.
Paper 3C – Candidates will be required to execute their projects within six months of the examination year. The period of submission of art pieces will be communicated to schools by the Council.

(ii) General Knowledge-In-Art Paper 3; The question paper for General Knowledge-In-Art 3 will be given to candidates two weeks before the paper is due to be taken.

(iii) Block Laying, Bricklaying and Concrete Works 3 (Practical); Question paper will be given to candidates three days before the paper is due to be taken.

(iv) Project Work Papers; The question papers for project work for Basketry, Graphic Design, Leatherwork, Ceramics, Sculpture, Picture Making, Textiles, Jewellery, Painting & Decoration, Dyeing & Bleaching and Leather Goods Manufacturing & Repair will be forwarded to candidates two weeks in advance of the examination. The exact date for the delivery of question papers to candidates will be communicated to them through their schools.

3. Extra Time for Blind, Deaf and Dumb Candidates: Blind, deaf and dumb candidates should be allowed one and half times the time allotted to other candidates.
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Thursday, 22 February 2018

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How to Print 2018 JAMB Mock Examination Slips

This is to inform all the candidates that have registered for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) mock examination that they can now print their examination slips.
The 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will hold on February 26, 2018, nationwide. Candidates that showed interest during registration can now print their slips and also know their mock exam centres.

Check your registered email address for your exam slip (If not found in your inbox, please check your Junk/Spam E-mail folder just in case the slip got delivered there instead of your inbox). Then proceed to any cybercafe/business centre to print it out.


    Go to JAMB Mock exam slip printing portal at
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Sunday, 21 January 2018

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WhatsApp Business App is Out

WhatsApp has finally launched the much-anticipated WhatsApp Business app for Android, which is one of its biggest monetization plays. The app is free-to-download for small businesses at the moment, though it’s hard to imagine a scenario where it will be free for businesses of all sizes.
WhatsApp Business app is available in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK and the US. WhatsApp’s regular chat app has over 1 billion users worldwide and the familiarity with the platform will play a huge role in getting customers to use the app to reach businesses. WhatsApp Business is already available in India.

Just like users and their status messages, business accounts will get profiles details such as a brief business description, email address, physical addresses for stores, as well as the links to the website. The new app will also work on the desktop version.

Business chats will be clearly marked as such to let ordinary users identify this function clearly. Businesses can get confirmed or verified accounts by linking the phone number used for WhatsApp with their business phone number.

Tweet: WhatsApp Business App is Out. Download your free copy here! In addition to sending and receiving messages from businesses, users can block any business account, as well as report them as spam. It’s not entirely clear though what exactly happens on reporting a business as spam. Would it be disallowed from using WhatsApp after a certain number of strikes?

Just like other customer service platforms, WhatsApp will add enhanced functionality on the business end. For now, companies will get smart messaging tools such as quick replies, greeting messages, and away messages, similar to other tools in the market. In terms of analytics, for now, businesses can see metrics like the number of messages read, what customers are liking or responding to fastest.

WhatsApp Business is not yet a full enterprise solution. Large airlines, e-commerce sites, and banks will get a customised version, according to WhatsApp. This specialized solution is likely to be WhatsApp’s big monetization play. It’s logical next step for the WhatsApp Business offering, which will be the foundation for the big business version.
To download a copy of the WhatsApp Business, Click Here.
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

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OAU Post UTME Screening Score Computation for the 2017/2018 Session

Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU post UTME screening score computation for the 2017/2018 academic session is out.
  1. The FIRST RESULT SLIP printed was based on an AGGREGATE SCORE.
  2. The POST-UTME AGGREGATE SCORE is computed as follows:
    • A = UTME-SCORE(over 400) divided by 8
    • B = TOTAL O-LEVEL SCORE divided by 5
POST-UTME AGGREGATE SCORE (100%)  = (A + B + C)/100 x 100%
  1. The NEW RESULT SLIP is based on the POST-UTME SCREENING SCORE only, this is a portion of the POST-UTME AGGREGATE SCORE.
  2. The POST-UTME SCREENING SCORE is computed as follows:
    • A = TOTAL O-LEVEL SCORE divided by 5
POST-UTME SCREENING SCORE (100%) = (A + B)/50 x 100%
  1. Candidates will notice a CHANGE in their SCORES because the first print out is an AGGREGATE SCORE, while the second is a SCREENING SCORE.
  2. Candidates must score at least 50% in the POST-UTME SCREENING SCORE to be considered for admission
  3. The POST-UTME AGGREGATE SCORE (which has UTME score considered) will be used for placement in FACULTIES and DEPARTMENTS
A complaint form was made available ON-LINE between Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017 and 5th October, 2017 for candidates to express their concerns.
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

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University of Benin Post-UTME Screening Form 2017/2018 is Out

This is to notify the public that University of Benin (UNIBEN) Post-UTME/admission screening for admission into the University Degree Programmes for the 2017/2018 Academic Session is on.
 The University of Benin (UNIBEN) Admission Screening Exercise for 2017/2018 Academic Session; to be conducted by UNIBEN CONSULT NIGERIA LIMITED, has been rescheduled to take place between 28th September, 2017 and 10th October, 2017 in designated centres within the Ugbowo Campus of the University. 
The Screening Exercise shall be conducted using the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. All candidates are expected to be seated, latest one hour before the stipulated time for their screening exercise.

Candidates Eligible for UNIBEN Post UTME.

Candidate must have the following:
  1. Candidates who applied for admission into the University as first choice in the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
  2. Scored a minimum of 200 marks in the 2017 UTME for all courses.
  3. Obtained at least five (5) credit passes at GCE O/L, SSCE, NECO, or their equivalent. The subjects must include English Language, and Mathematics (for courses for which a credit in mathematics is required) as well as three other relevant subjects at not more than two sittings, except for the MB.BS degree for which only one sitting is required.

How to Apply for UNIBEN Post UTME.

The procedure for the 2017/2018 Admission Screening application is as follows:
Candidates are advised to have a valid e-mail account before starting the application process.
  1. Visit
  2. Click on Student Portal
  3. Click on WAEUP Portal .
  4. Then Click Application at the top left of the display page to proceed.
  5. Select the 2017/2018 Admission Screening Application.
  6. Click on Register for Application
  7. Enter your Surname exactly as written on the JAMB Registration slip and your JAMB Registration Number immediately, your ID and Password will be displayed on the browser.
  8. On the https://uniben.waeup.orgclick on ‘Login’ (top right of front page).
  9. Enter your Username and the password to login.
  10. To start the application process, please click on‘Application record’, provide all required informationand upload your passport photograph.
  11. Upload a RECENT and CLEAR “1×1” COLOUR PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH WITH RED BACKGROUND INJPEG FORMAT ONLY. Great care should also be taken to follow the specified formats on the UNIBEN website and portal. NOTE that the photograph uploaded will be the only valid ID for all admitted candidates throughout their stay in the University of Benin. FAILURE TO UPLOAD THESPECIFIED PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH WILL LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION and failure/forfeiture of admission.
  12. To pay for the Application, click on“Add online payment ticket” at the bottom of the page, then click on “Pay Via Remita” on the top left corner of the page, follow the instruction to pay the application fee of N 2,000:00; (The fee excludes other charges),the admission screening exercise past questions forN1,500:00 (optional); excluding Services charges with a valid ATM-Enabled Card from any Commercial Bank in Nigeria
  13. A link is displayed “Download past questions to practice upon successful payment.
  14. Preview and confirm your information before submitting your application online. (No correction will be accepted after the closing date).
  15. Go back online on the appointed date to print out the acknowledgement slip that contains your specific screening schedule.
Note: All applications should be made between 8.00am 30th August 2017 and Midnight 23rd September 2017.

UNIBEN Post UTME Screening Exercise Schedule & Details.

The grouping of courses for Screening.
Management Sciences
Education – Social Sciences
Education – Management Sciences
Mathematics and Economics
Estate Management
Environmental Science
Physical Sciences
Education – Physical Sciences
Technical Education
Basic Medical Sciences
Life Sciences
Education Life Sciences
Education Arts
The Screening Exercise shall be conducted using the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.  All candidates are expected to be seated, latest one hour before the stipulated time for their screening exercise.
Candidates should go back on-line on 25th September, 2017 to check for their specific Day, Venue and Time for the Screening.
NOTE that GSM phones and calculators are NOT allowed.

UNIEN Post UTME Application Deadline.

Application website closes by 23rd September 2017 (i.e. all applications must be concluded online not later than 23rd September 2017).  Candidates, who pay after the deadline of Midnight 23rd September 2017 will not be Screened.
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

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Cryptocurrency Trading: Your Surest Way To Become A Millionaire Quickly




If you’ve never heard of cryptocurrency, what it is and how you can easily become a millionaire within the next 4 to 5 Months then you’ve come at the right place.

I am about to tell you everything you need to start making money without any big risk or doing any kind of hard work while getting the best return on investment in a few months.

Hi, I am Aloko Adewale Peter, a happy father and an online entrepreneur since 2008. What I am about to tell you was a game changer for me, my family and my whole lifestyle

ATTENTION: Before you move on, I want you to know that it requires nothing but patience and a little bit of knowledge on cryptocurrency to become a millionaire. If you’re someone who doesn’t like waiting around; don’t bother reading further ahead.

Like you, I didn’t know anything about cryptocurrency because nobody told me and it was an obsolete topic to discuss. But once I realized what it is, how it works, and why it is the best future investment for anyone; I gave it a try. And, I am very grateful that I did.


You see, cryptocurrency is changing how we use money. In western countries like United States and United Kingdom, there are even ATMs that allow you to exchange your digital currency in USD ($), GBP (£), EUR (€), etc. and withdraw them instantly!

Unlike other currencies we now use regularly, cryptocurrencies are independent and are not adulterated by any government, politics, humans, or anything at all! That’s why every smart economist suggests that cryptocurrencies AKA digital currencies will soon dominate the current currencies and will solve many financial problems ‒ worldwide.

In other words:


But that’s just a tip of the iceberg.

The best part of investing in a cryptocurrency is: it’s growing rapidly ‒ at lightning speeds! That’s why it’s the smartest way to become a millionaire without hard work.

Unlike other investments, it doesn’t require you to have a minimum amount of a few hundred dollars to get started; you could easily invest as little as ten dollar! I will show you how.
If you want to quickly and easily leapfrog financial barriers, cryptocurrency is one of the industries to embrace.

Therefore, most investors, merchants and stockholders are now turning their heads towards cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin etc. Stories about Bitcoin millionaires abound. These are investors who came from no where with negligible amounts. Today they are millionaires because they took the risk and invested early.

The new industry has turned many school dropouts to millionaires. Anyone with an Internet connection can invest in buying cryptocoins. No College certificate or University qualification required. If you can identify a legitimate coin (I will tell you how in my eBook), invest some money on time, you will make some good profit.

Let’s take an example here. If you had bought 100 Bitcoins when one bitcoin token was worth $1; they would have been worth more than $400,000 as at today August 16, 2017. Imagine how much you’d have made if you invested $1000 or more. And believe me, most promising cryptocurrencies start with dirt-cheap rates that are not even worth a cent! This means:


Now you know why digital currency is becoming trendy and why more and more people are investing in it. But, since there are thousands of digital currencies to choose from, it clearly becomes a headache to know which one would yield the best profit in less time so you can avoid risking your investment and get better results.

However, if you have no idea on how to get started then don’t worry!
I’ve come up with an eBook "CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING MADE SIMPLE" that contains in-depth report on cryptocurrencies and how you can get started. It’s written in Simple English so it is easier to understand, and you can apply the knowledge right away. I took off all of the risks so you can just jump-start.

In my eBook, I dwell more on ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) which is the main new Millionaire Makers.  I show you with data-driven proof how many have become millionaires by simply investing as low as $100 and how you too can do same.


  • What ICOs are
  • Data-backed Proofs that ICOs are making millionaires
  • The Risks and how to avoid them when investing
  •  Where to find profitable ICOs
  • How to finally invest in ICOs
  • Best Trading Platforms to use
  • Practical steps
  • ETC


  1. You will have my direct number and I will be able to mentor you all along your way to becoming a multi millionaire 
  2. I will add you to my whatsapp group (Link included in eBook) of over 150 experienced online investor and gurus that interacts to share genuine investment ideals and recommendations.
  3. You will be first hand receiver of any updates and breaking investment signals/news
  4. Besides this eBook, you will also be able to download 3 other great books of all times (a) Fifty Shades of Grey: an erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. The fastest selling book in the whole world. (b) The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason, the world best financial management book that reveals the secrets for creating, growing, and preserving wealth. (c) Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill: a personal development and self-improvement book. The highest sold book in the world after The Bible
NB: If you decide not to get this eBook today, you've delibrately decided NOT to be a millionaire in the near future.


Normally, my eBOOK costs $15 (₦5,399) and thousands of people have already bought it at that price. But since I want more people to understand the worth of cryptocurrencies, know the true value of it and I want you to get started right away; for a limited time only:

YOU PAY $4.99 ONLY (₦1,800) FOR MY EBOOK


So, what are you waiting for? BUY IT NOW otherwise you may have to pay in full.

Believe me, you’ll thank me later once you’ve read my eBook, and applied all the information I’ve shared in it on your investment decision. So, act now before it’s too late!


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(Send your name and email address to [email protected] immediately after payment and the eBook will be send to your emaill address within 30mins after confirming your payment)

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Aloko Adewale Peter
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

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Equip Your Library with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Books Collection at Discounted Prices

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, born 15 September 1977,  is a Nigerian writer of novels, short stories, and nonfiction.  In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. She was described in the Times Literary Supplement as "the most prominent" of a "procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors [that] is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature". Adichie, who was born in the city of Enugu, grew up the fifth of six children in an Igbo family in the university town of Nsukka. Her father, James Nwoye Adichie, was a professor of statistics at the university, and her mother, Grace Ifeoma, was the university's first female registrar.
Adichie studied medicine and pharmacy at the University of Nigeria for a year and a half. During this period, she edited The Compass, a magazine run by the university's Catholic medical students. At the age of 19, Adichie left Nigeria for the United States to study communications and political science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She soon transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University to be near her sister, who had a medical practice in Coventry.

She received a bachelor's degree from Eastern, with the distinction of summa cum laude in 2001. In 2003, she completed a master's degree in creative writing at Johns Hopkins University. In 2008, she received a Master of Arts degree in African studies from Yale University.

Adichie was a Hodder fellow at Princeton University during the 2005–06 academic year. In 2008 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She was also awarded a 2011–12 fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Adichie divides her time between Nigeria, where she teaches writing workshops, and the United States. In 2016 she was conferred an honorary degree - Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, by Johns Hopkins University. In 2017 she was conferred an honorary degree - Doctor of Humane letters, honoris causa, by Haverford College. 

Purple Hibiscus (Published 2003)

Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), received wide critical acclaim; it was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book (2005). Purple Hibiscus is the story of Kambili, a self-effacing, teenage girl coming of age in Eastern Nigeria. Living in too-sheltered privilege, and at once in awe and fear of her fanatic, violent father, Kambili's world starts to fall apart after she and her brother are sent from home to briefly visit an aunt and their cousins. There, they learn about love and laughter, and so return to their strict, silent home forever changed.... Internationally acclaimed, winner of The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for the Best First Book in 2005, Purple Hibiscus marked the debut of an astonishing literary talent. Purple Hibiscus is now on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) list for Literature. 

Half of a Yellow Sun (Published 2006)

Her second novel, Half of a Yellow Sun (2006), named after the flag of the short-lived nation of Biafra, is set before and during the Nigerian Civil War. It received the 2007 Orange Prize for Fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. Half of a Yellow Sun recounts the lives of three characters caught up in events larger than themselves. Ugwu, a young houseboy working for an idealistic university professor. Olanna, the professor's mistress, and Richard, a British expatriate in love with Olanna's twin sister, Kainene. Their relationships are thrown into jeopardy when Richard spends one drunken night with Olanna, and as the war escalates. Half of a Yellow Sun has been adapted into a film of the same title directed by Biyi Bandele, starring BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and BAFTA award-winner Thandie Newton, and was released in 2014.

The Thing Around Your Neck (Published 2009)

In ‘The Thing Around Your Neck’ (published in 2009); Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America, in twelve dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States.
Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie’s signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.

Americanah (Published 2013)

Americanah is a fearless novel set in Nigeria, England and America. It boldly takes on issues both big and small: love, race, home, hair, Obama, immigration, and self-invention. In the early 1990s, under Abacha’s government, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. People are leaving the country if they can and Ifemelu leaves for America, where alongside defeats and triumphs, she confronts the inevitable question of race. Obinze, unable to join her in America, goes on to live as an illegal immigrant in London. After several years they have both achieved success — Ifemelu as a popular blogger about race, and Obinze as a wealthy man in the now democratic Nigeria. When Ifemelu decides to return to Nigeria, she and Obinze must both make the biggest decision of their lives. Americanah, an exploration of a young Nigerian encountering race in America, was selected by the New York Times as one of The 10 Best Books of 2013. In March 2017, Americanah was picked as the winner for the "One Book, One New York" program, part of a community reading initiative encouraging all city residents to read the same book.

We Should All Be Feminists (Published 2014)

What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed TEDx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics.

Dear Ijeawele, Or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Published 2017)

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today–written as a letter to a friend.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.
Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.

Watch One of Her Best Video Below: The Danger of a Single Story.

We, at Sunshine Bookseller are proud to bring to you a rare opportunity to equip your library with the full collection of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Books (6 Titles) at a GIVE AWAY PRICE of just N7,000 for the 6 titles. This is a once in a life time opportunity of owning those 6 powerful novels at a ridiculous price. If there is a special gift you wish to give to your teenagers then these collection is the best.

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If you are in Ibadan, you can also come to our office at 2, Durowade Crescent, Olopomewa Area, Sango/Poly Road, Eleyele to get your copies.

It is PAYMENT BEFORE DELIVERY to other cities. Please note that all payments should be made only to the account details below:

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(You can call Adewale on 08028708577 before or after payment to verify your payment. Please doubting Thomas and time wasters should not bother to call. If in doubt whether you will get the books after you've made payment to us, then please just find someone in Lagos or Ibadan you can send your money to and the person can pay us on delivery and the person will send the books to you)

Delivery to  Abuja, Port Harcourt, Umuahia, Minna, Ilorin, Eboyi, Onitsha, Aba, Enugu, Onisha, Owerri, Nasarawa, Abakaliki, Ilorin, Port-Harcourt, Cross River and Balyesa will cost you just N1,500 and delivery will be via Peace Mass Transportation Courier Service.

Delivery to Benin City and Warri will also cost you just N1,500 and delivery will be via Eagle Line Transportation.

Delivery to Kano, Kastina, Sokoto, Jos, Kaduna, Niger will cost you just N2,000 and delivery will be either via postal service or public transport. (The driver's details will be sent to you and you will also speak with the driver at the point of sending to arrange how best to meet at his destination and collect your books).

Delivery to other location can be arranged with us for the best option. Just call 08028708577.


Aloko Adewale Peter
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Friday, 23 June 2017

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Blood Contract: An Adventure Set in the Dangerous Swamps of the Niger-Delta

Ken (Kenawari) left his village in the Niger Delta region many years ago, carrying with him emotional scars. However, he did make a life for himself in the city and built a reputation as a slick troubleshooter in inter-village disputes, of which there were many. He was one of the best operators on the books of the private security firm he worked for.
Then it happened. There was trouble in his tribal home. Reluctantly he agreed to return. Not only has he got to settle a dispute that resulted in kidnapping, and tread gingerly through the political minefield of the region - including local robber barons, but he also has to face the most fearsome obstacles of all - his past.

Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past. Most of all, Biola Olatunde provides the reader with a vivid social commentary of the lives and challenges of those who live in this most neglected of corners of the earth.


Biola Olatunde's novel Blood Contract gives us an insight into the world of the Niger Delta and its people, through the eyes of the hero Kenewari, who is asked to go back to his home after many years away to negotiate the release of a captive.
- Jack Eason
This is merely a glimpse into a world a lot of Westerners would not understand. Educational but at the same time a fabulous adventure, Biola has managed to give us a window into her world and the lives of so many. The authentic dialect and stunning setting complement each other perfectly. A great read.
- Miss E. Carpenter
This is an entertaining story and educational too. It was fascinating delving into the politics, customs and view-points of the people in a region of the world I'm unfamiliar with. It's like an alien landscape but at the same time, it is also familiar.
Following Ken on his troubled journey home, with his unique blend of the old and new traditions, makes it easier for us to identify with. The excitement comes from his negotiation work in an area of the world that is violent and hostile for the unwary, and in his deep and troubled past with his family and his tribe. Good stuff and a good read. Excellent work.
- Elizabeth Lang


Biola Olatunde is a writer,poet and blogger. Numen is the last of her trilogy of the Numen series. Over the years Biola has been preoccupied with the effects of her culture, on her people. Puzzled by the contradictions of faith, politics and the simplicity of tradition, Biola has tried to understand.

I wrote the Numen series as an act of appeal and rebellion. While I lived in the Northern part of my country I had been given terrible tales of the ritualistic South West. Some nights I stayed awake, terror stricken by the wild tales by the moonlight.

Then my maternal grandmother saved my sanity when she softly told me stories of love, goddesses and gods and said I had nothing to fear’

Biola has been writing consistently for almost forty years now. From simple love plays in her days as presenter with Radio Lagos to intervention drama series for international organizations like UNFPA, USAID/STAYWELL, ARDA/UNICEF, on issues of reproductive health, parenting, HIV/AIDS etc to stories on disability education and awareness by some NGOs.

Some of her notable writings made into television series include I NEED TO KNOW, Grapes of Pain, A share of the sun, Blood on their hands to mention just a few.

She has also self published a few novels and poems, being part of Poetry Anthologies nationally and internationally.

Her novels with IFWG publishing are:
Blood Contract
Numen Yeye
Sunset Tales ebook
Rose of Numen

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

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My Dialogue With Nigeria: Gen. Alani Akinrinade

The story of General Ipoola Alani Akinrinade is a very interesting one. After attending a course at Forte Benning, United States, the military authorities in the US offered an extra course, para-trooping. While all his colleagues who attended the earlier course turned down the offer, Akinrinade grabbed it with both hands. Always seeking knowledge, no wonder his meteoric rise in the military was due to nothing more than focus, diligence and hard work.

Akinrinade was one of the Nigerians who fled the country at the height of the struggle to reclaim the June 12, 1993 presidential mandate of MKO Abiola, to form what became known as the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO. To him, the real problem with Nigeria is its structure.

Almost 50 years after the Nigerian civil war ended, the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), has regretted his participation in the war fought to keep Nigeria one. Nonagenarian and elder statesman, Chief Femi Olopade, disclosed this at the presentation of Akinrinade’s book titled: ‘My Dialogue With Nigeria’ at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs in Lagos. Olopade, who was the Chairman of the occasion, said based on what has been happening in the polity over the years, Akinrinade has now become the chief proponent of the restructuring of Nigeria in order to save it from imminent collapse.

Akinrinade was one of the Nigerians who fled the country at the height of the struggle to reclaim the June 12, 1993 presidential mandate of MKO Abiola, to form what became known as the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO. To him, the real problem with Nigeria is its structure.

Part of the book, My Dialogue With Nigeria, tells us that Akinrinade, as Chief of Army Staff, at age 41 in 1981, “had hoped that then President Shehu Shagari would use the office of Chief of Army Staff to foster better relations with the armed forces. But Akinrinade did not have the opportunity to effect his vision. Just six months later, he was redeployed as Chief of Defence Staff, from which position he resigned six months later in October 1981 – from the army and government. He was aged only 42. His reasons? I didn’t have the powers to do exactly what I wanted to do. Perhaps, I was not patient enough, or didn’t seem to see any serious indication from the powers that be that they would allow me to do exactly what I wanted to do.” The book is to be launched on Wednesday in Lagos. But it is just a prelude to his memoirs that are still in the works. His views on President Muhammadu Buhari, the untold stories of the civil war of which he is a hero, why corruption thrives in Nigeria and the urgent need for restructuring, as captured in this interview, brief as they are, tells you that the book, My Dialogue With Nigeria, and his coming memoirs, are a must read.

At the launching of the book which saw a galaxy of who is who in Nigerian military and politics including Chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga; Alex. Duduyemi, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Alake of Egbaland, Oba Gbadebo, who served under Akinrinade as an officer; Governors of Ondo and Osun States, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu and  Rauf Aregbesola respectively; Chief Bisi Akande; Gen. David Jemibewon (rtd); Deputy Managing Director of THISDAY Newspapers, Mr. Kayode Komolafe; Lady Maiden Ibru; Gen. Ike Nwachukwu (rtd); Gen. Godwin Alabi-Isama (rtd) and Mr. Tunde Rahman who represented Senator Bola Tinubu, among others, the book reviewer, Prof. Adebayo Williams, disclosed that the book was not a memoir of the General but a compendium of speeches, presentations and opinions over the course of time.

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