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Why they want this IGP crucified

In his decision on the appointment of a new Inspector General of Police, IGP, in June 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari made a loud and powerful point of his commitment to the principles of appointing people into sensitive public offi ces ...

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A nation unprepared

In 2012, this country witnessed the worst fl oods in its chequered history. Every state in the country, north and south, east and west, experienced the destructive power of fl oods. Twelve of the states were the worst aff ected. ...

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What the king should focus on

After 103-day medical vacation in London, the king, President Muhammadu Buhari, returned to the country last Saturday to the warm embrace of his country men and women with wild jubilation in some quarters. Th is is expected because the president ...

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Diezani Alison-Madueke: What an appetite!

From time immemorial, precious metals – gold, silver and sparkling stones such as diamonds have delighted women. Relationships have been built and destroyed, wars fought for and reconciliations cemented with gold and precious stones. Not too far back in history, ...

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Geologists, insurgency and way forward

Th e recent abduction and murder of some geologists and engineers of the University of Maiduguri have again highlighted the perils facing professionals who work quietly in the background but whose occupational outcome is part of what is responsible for ...

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Farmers/herders rift: The unheard crux

Clashes between cattle herders and crop farmers have been a major cause of increasing violence and general insecurity in Nigeria. Th ese raging battles between two contending vital stakeholders in the agricultural value chain over grazing routes in Nigeria seem ...

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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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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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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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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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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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