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Unnecessary protests over Buhari

Th e medical leave of President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom has continued to elicit reactions from within and outside the country, since May when he travelled. While several eff orts have been made by the Federal Government to ...

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Gov Abubakar: More garlands for a reformer

On August 1, 2017, eminent Nigerians across political parties under the banner of Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC) gathered at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja and honoured Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state .Th e occasion was chaired ...

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Why I dislike attending parties

By Adewale Kupoluyi In this part of the world, social engagements are usually organised to bring people together for fellowship, entertainment and celebration. A party, which is a form of social gettogether, aff ords people an opportunity to relax under ...

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Biafra: Enough is enough

By BABAYOLA M. TOUNGO With the advent of this political dispensation, which began in May 1999, the north sank deeper into a sea of poverty, illiteracy and joblessness amidst the greed of rapacious, conscienceless ruling class, whose only target is ...

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Before we all perish

By BALLASON Gloria Mabeiam Our greatest threat is that we fail to be true to the realities that we are up against. Even routines are dreary and dreadful. How does anyone explain what happened yesterday at St. Philips Catholic church ...

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Terrorism in Nigeria: The Qatar example

By KAREN GOULDING Terrorism is a global tormentor. It is now the world’s biggest affl iction, with most countries trapped in its quagmire completely helpless. In the Middle East and parts of North Africa where terrorism has a solid base, ...

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President Buhari and 2019 prophecy

By Mohammed Ajah Unless President Muhammadu Buhari does not re-contest or it is the will of God, nothing human can stop the post of the president from him. I simply mean that no wishful thinker, the sycophant or enemy of ...

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Still on food security

By Adewale Kupoluyi As Nigeria continues to battle with the challenge of unemployment, hunger and poverty, among others, new insights have been unfolded on the way to go in ensuring food security in the nation. Food security can be established ...

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Nigeria; our ancestors are responsible

By PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Some two months ago, the Federal Government, the 36 states and their local government areas had so far shared N1.4 trillion from the federation account, being revenue generated in the fi rst quarter of 2017. Th ...

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The nth constitutional amendments

By Dan Agbese Th e National Assembly is taking on once more the task of amending our constitution to possibly iron out the creases and make it a document worth waving in the face of incipient democratic tyranny. I have ...

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Gowon and Nigerian unity

By Anthony Akinola When Gen. Yakubu Gowon was asked what he thought was the solution to the crisis situation in the 1960s, he replied rather crisply that it was in “Willink”. Th e Willink Commission whose recommendations were published in ...

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Presidency and governance in Nigeria

By ABDULRAHMAN AGBOOLA Action speaks louder than voice is a maxim that can best defi ne the superiority of action over intention. Oftentimes, people align with promises based on hope, derived from trust and belief in the personality reeling out promises either ...

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We can always go to Abuja

By BALA IBRAHIM It is the responsibility of citizens to assess the performance of public institutions, owing to the fact that the existence of such institutions can only be relevant if their statutory functions benefi t the citizens. But for ...

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Mounting agitation for restructuring

By Adewale Kupoluyi What seems to be sounding louder by the day is the call for restructuring by the various interest groups in Nigeria. Th e impression the agitators are giving is that the country is structurally lopsided to the ...

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A tale of Nigeria’s corruption war

By Gerry Uwah Nigeria’s war on corruption is faltering. Corruption has staged a devastating and demoralising counteroff ensive against prosecutors of the war. In the last two years since the war started, not one high net worth politician or civil ...

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The burden of victory

By Dan Agbese Sweet victory, right? Yes. You cannot blame the PDP leaders of the Ahmed Makarfi faction for being so euphoric since the Supreme Court handed it the fi nal legal victory last week. It had been a long, ...

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In support of broadcasting for peace

By LAURATU UMAR ABDULSALAM Th ere has been a growing recognition of the relevance of communication in confl ict management and peace-building initiatives across the world. Dramatic improvements and sophistication in information and communication technologies have engendered consciousness about the need to ...

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Malabu Oil: A scam that became a deal

By Majeed Dahiru Saturday, the 14th day of July, the peace and serenity of the government reserved area of Okene town in Kogi state, was disturbed when a combined team of security agencies raided the country home of Mohammed Bello ...

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Not yet Uhuru for PDP

Th e Supreme Court judgment which put to rest the issue of the authentic chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) must have buoyed the confi dence of the party but it is not enough to return the highly fractured ...

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The travails of David Attah

By Clem Oluwole I did not know about the serious health challenge facing Chief David Attah until I read Adagbo Onoja’s piece in his column last Tuesday on page 18 of this paper. Adagbo painted a very disturbing picture of ...

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Facebook addiction: Let Sultan speak louder

By Ibrahim Muhammed During the National Edition of the Quranic Recitation Competition, Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, had expressed his concerns over the rate social media is keeping youths especially girls from their studies. “According to him, if girls who ...

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Over-sighting defence expenditure

So, if we all admit that defence budget is not transparent, extremely diffi cult to verify, accountability for improper expenditure is absent and all the fi ne details are neglected, reforms in the sector is inevitable and it requires the ...

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Yellow card for el-Rufa’i (2)

Th e role assigned to a state governor requires hard work and continuous physical eff ort. It is extremely demanding, very diffi cult to fulfi ll, endure or overcome. It is also laborious, requiring a lot of time, attention, energy ...

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Restructuring by forward integration

By Majeed Dahiru Nigerians across diverse backgrounds appear to be united on the new slogan of ‘’restructuring’’. Th is term is not new to the political lexicon of Nigeria but is now increasingly used as a once and for all ...

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Why power tariff hike eludes DisCos

DisCos contend that no one has factored the alarming increase in the cost of imported power distribution equipment like transformers into electricity tariff Jerry Uwah Some weeks ago, this column called for the sacking of the 11 electricity distribution companies ...

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Yellow card for el-Rufa’i (1)

Th e good people of Kaduna State are very much frustrated over glaring failure to actualize their hopes and wishes. An atmosphere of disappointment has currently permeated the state invoking an eerie feeling of letdown. It was that of sadness ...

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