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Catholic bishops hold prayers for victims of Benue killings

Makurdi The four Catholic dioceses in Benue yesterday held prayer to mark one month memorial session for the 73 victims who were given mass burial on January 11. The prayer session was led by the Catholic Bishop of Gboko, Williams Avenya; Makurdi, Chikpa Anagbe; Otukpo, Michael Apochi; and Katsina Ala, Peter Adobo. Chairman of the […]

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Lagos and burden of resurgent insecurity

The security situation in Lagos is becoming a source of pain to residents and the earlier the Lagos State Government addressed this “festering wound”, the better for all. Attracting investors to Lagos has been a primary desire of the Government over the years. However, with the current state of insecurity in Lagos, it may be […]

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W/Bank ejects $171.5m into Nigeria Health Investment Project

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has commended the World Bank for injecting the sum of $171.5 million into the Nigeria Health Investment Project (NSHIP) strengthen Performance Based Financing (PBF) system across Primary and Secondary Health facilities in the Pilot states of Adamawa, Nassarawa and Ondo since 2011. He also said, the extension of […]

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Senate’s verdict on the nation’s security architecture

The Senate on Wednesday last week, in its reaction to series of wanton killings in the land, used the entire legislative session to ruminate on the nation’s security architecture as presently designed and concluded that it has collapsed. TAIYE ODEWALE in this piece captures contributions of each senator and the solutions proffered. Incessant killings The […]

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Correlation between democracy, poverty and insurgency

By Umar Ardo The popular saying of the South American priest that “the poor cannot sleep because they are hungry and the rich cannot sleep because the poor are awake” has a menacingly poignant relevance to the current insecurity, insurgency and separatist tendencies in Nigeria. Ever since the return of democratic rule in 1999, the […]

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NPA boss charges professional women on maritime investment

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has again charged women professionals in the maritime sub-sector to invest more in themselves in order to be indispensable in their field of endeavors. Hadiza Bala Usman gave this charge in a key note address at the opening session of the annual conference of Network […]