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Nyako’s Shock And Awe,By Ali M Ali

Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa state is smoking ‘hot’. His recent memo to his colleagues in the Northern Governors’ forum is, as my teenage son would say, the ‘bomb’. A  kind of awe minus the shock .I was awed alright. But I was not shocked. If anything, some sense of dejavu enveloped me after  reading through to the last word. It was not exactly the first time ,the sailor-turned-farmer-turned-politician ...

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The Unending Jonathan-Govs’ Feud,By Zainab Suleiman-Okino

In Nigeria, governance, policy making and politics are one and the same. While President Goodluck Jonathan and some governors are engaged in partisan politics and constantly bickering, the business of providing good governance and infrastructural developments is suffering. Their idea of dividends of democracy comes in form of increased poverty, terror attacks and lack of protection for the citizens, who are ...

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Romancing Terrorism (1)By Dele Agekameh

The dust raised by last week’s early morning bombing of the bustling Nyanya motor park located on the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal capital city and seat of government, is yet to settle down. Surprisingly, as if to really demonstrate that they are actually in charge, after the blast in Abuja, the terrorist moved to Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State and swooped on the students writing the ...

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Nigerian Censuses And Their Discontents (II) By Mohammed Haruna

When Chief Festus Odimegwu (sorry, I misspelt his surname as Odumegwu last week), the Chairman of the Nigerian Population Commission sacked last October, denounced all the country’s headcounts since the very first one in the Lagos Colony in 1863, not a few of his compatriots from southern Nigeria would have hailed him for having the courage as the country’s first chief census officer to speak “truth” about ...

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Nyanya Bomb Blast And The Fight Against Terrorism In Nigeria ,By Muhammadu Buhari

Sinister terror and hatred have again reached from the shadows to steal the lives of innocent Nigerians. In Nyanya, seventy-two people were killed by a car bomb. Hundreds more were injured in the devastation. Their killings served no purpose except for those who exalt in evil. The bomb blast quickly came and went like the deadly thief it was; but we shall be left to endure the pain and loss from this terrib ...

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The Difference Between The Past, The Present And The Future,By Dr Raphael Ogar Oko

This is the first time in the history of our nation that we have entered the fourth tenure of civil rule in Nigeria. It was not possible in the past but out of the sacrifices of the past, we have arrived at this new age. The path we are walking now is a new road that none in the past was able to pass through. We are the first generation of Nigerians to see this new dawn and it must come with challenges. Ima ...

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Understanding Soft Approach To Counter-Terrorism ,By Peter Bartholomew

The unveiling of a comprehensive new strategic approach to the disheartening and often frustrating war against terrorism in Nigeria by the National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki was timely and apt in responding to the mounting public concern and agitation in the face of callous massacre of the innocents by rampaging insurgents. The roll out of Nigeria’s Soft Approach to Countering Terrorism, NACTEST provide ...

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Diezani Factor In Legislative Oversight,By Wahab Adil

I have been observing the confrontational engagement of the Petroleum Minister Diezani Allison by the House of Representatives in recent times and I must say that the whole thing portrays the honorable members in very bad light. No one is denying the legislators their oversight functions as this is one of the fundamental roles for checking and balancing the powers and activities of the Executive in a genuin ...

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Change, Emerging Structures, Privatisation and The Challenge Of Leadership In The New Labour Movement

Change, Emerging Structures, Privatisationand The Challenge Of Leadership In The New Labour Movement BY Comrade Hyginus Chika Onuegbu*JP, ACTI, FCA STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL Presented to the Labour Writers Association of Nigeria (LAWAN) Capacity Building Workshop   VENUE: Ibadan,       Nigeria                                                           DATE ...

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Enough is Enough:Let’s Work Together to Stop Them Killing Our Children,By Jibrin Ibrahim

Violence, mass murder, abductions, hate, sex slavery and other crimes against humanity are killing Nigeria while the governing class watch with a sense of helplessness, fear, foreboding and paralysis. The class in power from the local government level to the presidency remains focused on stealing the national wealth and self-aggrandisement. The people look on in disgust wondering why they have rulers they c ...

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