JAMB: The prize of fighting an established cartel

When a form of internal house cleaning mechanism took place (and still) going on at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), there was not much media scrutiny, but hell was let loose when the exercise started yielding results. A swap deal to return embezzled money or go to jail was struck, and under this deal, not just monies but houses worth More...

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By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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The debt burden of 2017 budget

The 2017 Appropriation Bill has finally lumbered its way out of the National Assembly. The National Assembly padded the bill with N143 billion. Out of the padded N143 billion, the lawmakers appropriated N10 billion More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Sawabaonline 602: Keeping Ebola at bay

The Federal Government has issued warnings of danger over possible outbreak of Ebola in the country, for the second time since 2014, following a declaration of the recent outbreak of the deadly disease by the United More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Dangote, always first among equals!

In the Ghanaian mythology, a story is told of a mighty warrior named Ossei Tutu, no consanguinity with the archbishop Desmond Tutu. The latter is a retired South African cleric. Ossei was so pissed off by the murderous More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Boko Halal: Education is not western but universal

The compatibility of education and the Islamic faith is clearly elucidated in the holy Quran, “Read, in the name of God, who created man from a clot of blood. Read in the name of God, who is generous and taught More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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APC, PDP: So much to take away from France

An unprecedented defiance of the established order took place about two weeks ago, but it did not look like the authorities took notice of its far reaching consequences. For the first time in the history of the More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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Anti-graft war in Federal Republic of ‘Thieves’

Recent developments in Nigeria seem to suggest that the country is one in which only the criminalminded individuals and brazen thieves hold the reins of power. The current anti-corruption crusade of the government More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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GenCos and DisCos: Time to wield the stick

Two weeks ago, the minister of power, works and housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola held the monthly ministerial meeting with operators of the power sector in Jos, Plateau State. Developments at the meeting paint a frightening More...

By Blueprint Newsroom On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Sound bites from social media

What many may not know is that an article I wrote on this column on Monday 28th,November 2016 has become part of the subject of litigation before a High court. I will not comment on the facts of the case because More...

By Muhammed Adamu On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Strident calls for restructuring

Recent calls for restructuring the country by different ethnic groups, and lately by leading politicians in the country, are becoming increasingly worrisome especially as some of the reasons adduced for that were More...