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Shettima and the kitchen crooks

By Clement Oduwole Chefs generally don’t starve, whether they are cooking for one big oga or madam, organisations like schools or hotels, eateries or catering outfits that are now engaged at naming, wedding and burial ceremonies. Their philosophy is rooted ...

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Change begins with education, By Adamu Adamu

It is with great respect and gratitude that I welcome His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to this important Presidential Retreat on Education for Ministers. Your Excellency, your presence at this important and historic event is a demonstration of leadership ...

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Politicising health matter

By Zainab Suleiman Okino   Last week, I tried to espouse how we glorify ethnic champions who must have caused deaths and miseries to the detriment of building a nation with collective aspiration, as the underlining factor that fractures our ...

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Nigeria has performed well at 57 — Yakasai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai is the Chairman Northern Elders Council and former Special Adviser to Ex-President Shehu Shagari. In this interview, he says Nigeria has fared well 57 years after independence and that the agitation for restructuring is unnecessary. SAMINU IBRAHIM ...

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Wanted: A restructuring of minds

Hearing some Nigerians speak (whether based at home or in the Diaspora) you discern that they are “in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity. ” Th ey spew out things that give them away as “whited ...

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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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Needless furore over JAMB cut-off mark

Professor Ish-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) must have been bemused at the controversies and negative reactions that have trailed the cut-off marks announced by administrators of tertiary institutions at the board’s policy meeting on plans ...

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Nigeria rats; E dey worry you.Kill am

Even though we are quarrelling, should we wish each other dead? Some ten years ago I had written on a very similar topic, and repeated same seven years ago and my introduction is not exactly diff erent, it is sad ...

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Letter to President Buhari

My dear President Buhari, I join millions of our country men and women in felicitating with you, your family, associates and well-wishers on your return from medical vacation in the United Kingdom. I wish you good health and strength to ...

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How ready is PDP for 2019?

Th e former behemoth Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a non-elective congress last weekend. Although it was geared toward authenticating Ahmed Makarfi ’s leadership for another four months before the main convention, and perhaps for mend-fencing, the opportunity was squandered ...

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