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UPF Nigeria Flags off Interreligious Orientation Campaign: “Forgive, Love and Unite”

By Dr Raphael Ogar Oko   As a follow up to the commemoration of the 2017 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, the UPF Nigeria has commenced the campaign on interreligious orientarayetion to religious leaders and organizations with a flag off at the Christ Evangelical & Pr Ministries in Lugbe, Abuja. The Ministry hosted the Staff and Ambassadors for Peace of the Universal Peace Federation - ...

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Humanity Failed Namibians, And Paid Dearly For It, By Owei Lakemfa

Descendants of the Herero and Nama people of Namibia on Thursday May 16, 2017 stepped into an American District  Court in  Manhattan. It was the first time in 109 years that the world would, through their descendants, hear the voices of over 100,000 Africans massacred in their ancestral home by German colonialists who operated on the basis that the Africans they annihilated are animals and not human beings. ...

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PMB’s Health: Gloating Is Of No Value, By Femi Adesina

I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998, and death had laid its icy hands on the maximum ruler, and the scepter had fallen from the grip of the king. I was deputy editor of National Concord, the newspaper owned by Basorun M.K. O Abiola, the man Abacha not only inveigled out of his mandate as democratically elected President, but whom he had also locked up in mili ...

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Understanding Buhari, By Azu Ishiekwene

Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves to test their loyalty or ideas. But there was no doubt who was in charge. US President, Donald Trump, is reputed to have the worst cabinet in modern US history, comparable in its dysfunctionality only to Richard Nixon’s. But again, there’s no dou ...

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Buhari’s Dirty War On Corruption, By Majeed Dahiru

The dishonest integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari, a politician commonly mistaken for a statesmanis in full but discrete display in the Ibrahim Magu affair. For the second time, the Nigerian senate has rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of EFCC by refusing to confirm him as the substantive head of Nigeria’s foremost anti-corruption agency. On each occasion,the senate cited a da ...

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Fanta, Sprite, Vitamin C and the safety of Consumers By Isah Ismail

The recent judgment of a Lagos High Court which ordered the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Conrol (NAFDAC) "to compel the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Plc to warn consumers of dangers of drinking Fanta, Sprite with Vitamin C has raised concerns over the unwholesome practices by manufacturers and the seeming inability of regulatory agencies to protect the rights of consumers in Niger ...

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The worn-out Road to Economic Recovery, By Owei Lakemfa

I cannot get the picture of Mrs. Esther Gadimah off my mind. A man carried the old woman  in his hands like a baby. She was one of the pensioners that had come to the Benin City verification centre  of the Pension  Transitional Arrangement  Directorate. She looked frail, worn-out, resigned, sick and bewildered. The immediate ‘recovery’ for her is to be paid her pension. Same for other pensioners and workers ...

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Who Is Scuttling The Anti-Corruption War? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com, www.zainabokino.blogspot.com   As the anti-graft war appears to have hit the brick wall, Nigeria is gradually becoming a laughing stock in the comity of nations. After the Senate rejected Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC acting chairman for the second time, it remains unclear the forces behind the travails of the acting chairman. Magu’s rejection has pitted the people against the Senate lea ...

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IDFP: Anchor For Nigeria’s Interfaith Unity

By Musa Simon Reef Amidst rising tensions and crises among Nigeria’s Christians and Muslims, the need for the promotion of peace and harmony was the central focus of an interfaith summit that culminated into the adoption of a constitution for the establishment of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP). Held from January 26-27, 2017 in Abuja, the two-day conference was organised by the Vienna-based K ...

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Magu and Ali: Acid Tests for Good Governance, By Issa Aremu

The way both the predominantly APC legislature (Senate) and the APC Presidency eventually  and  conclusively resolve the naughty twin-issues of confirmation of Ag. Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and that of the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali over wearing of uniform will conclusively prove or otherwise the commitment  of this administration  to good governance. Nigeria is fast becoming a 'huge Af ...

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DSS, Saraki, Melaye and the Senate’s Dirty Slap On Buhari’s Face, By Godwin Onyeacholem

No thanks to the unholy machinations of an unscrupulous cabal in the presidency which formed a satanic partnership with a shamelessly crooked senate, Ibrahim Magu, nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari as substantive Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), was for the second time denied confirmation for that post by the senate on the strength of the same ill-motivated Department of State ...

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Aisha Buhari’s Health Screening Exercises for underserved Nigerians, By Aisha Bunu

Since the assumption of Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has focused her attention on issues that affect Women and children who are the most vulnerable in the society. Mrs. Buhari understands that the role of women in every society cannot be over emphasized, therefore, their health and well being should be enhanced in order for them to make meaningful contribution both in politica ...

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