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    Before they kill us all

    LAST week, the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) con­firmed what I have suspected all along: that more than 70 percent of the “wines” and “spirits”.....
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    ATPEN means well

    MY visit last week to the Nile Univer­sity campus in Abuja was very instructive. The Nile University belongs to the group of schools, colleges and universities owned by members of.....
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    Robot calls and crappy messages

    SOME months ago, in my previous life as an international civil serv­ant, I witnessed a very small incident which makes a very big statement about the parlous state of the.....
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    We are the Champions

    SINCE I left Lagos for Abuja 15 years ago, in the Year of Our Lord 2001, after living in and working in the “Centre of Excellence” for over 16 years,.....
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    A window into Igboland

    The Akanu Ibiam In­ternational Airport in Enugu is easily one of the major infrastruc­tural developments which have happened in Eastern Nigeria since after the fratricidal Nige­ria-Biafra civil war. Indeed, since after.....
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    Justin Abuah: A good man departs...

    One of the sad iro­nies of the jour­nalism profession is that while jour­nalists write about everything and everybody: Presidents, heads of government, state governors, cabinet minis­ters, pompous politicians, business moguls,.....
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    Black Lives Matter - in Britain

    The “Black Lives Mat­ter” movement (BLM), which began in the United States of America (USA), has gradu­ally made its way to the Unit­ed Kingdom – and has been warmly embraced.....
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    Dog attack in Leicester

    LAST week, I wrote about my sojourn in the British East Midlands – and my frequent forays through their major cities. After my trip to Notting­ham, the city of Robin Hood,.....
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    Haunted in Nottingham

    The date was Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The place was a quiet suburb in the Brit­ish East Midlands, which has served as my second place of abode in the last.....
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    "Nigerians are wonderful" (1)

    ONCE upon many years ago, when I was a news re­porter covering the State House beat during the Babangida Presidency, we had a colleague, from the Nigerian Herald newspaper, who.....
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    'Nigerians are wonderful' (1)

    ONCE upon many years ago, when I was a news re­porter covering the State House beat during the Babangida Presidency, we had a colleague, from the Nigerian Herald newspaper, who.....
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    A market of our dreams

    I want to make a small confession – although I have made it several times before: I am from Imo State, the state which re­fers to itself proudly as “the.....
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    Get rich quick - Or die trying (1)

    THREE weeks ago, in Brain Drain, Brain Gain, I spoke about the achievements – and the challenges – of the members of the Nigerian Community in the Diaspora, a very.....
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    A brave new world - ruled by women...

    LOUIS Achi, my col­league, is one of the Deputy Editors of The AUTHORITY newspapers. As my immedi­ate deputy, Louis is often both my right hand – and my left hand,.....
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    Brain Drain, Brain Gain (1)...

    THERE is a standing joke, indeed, a tru­ism, about town that if you go even to the furthest and most remote part of the world, you are very likely to.....
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    Brain Drain, Brain Gain (1)

    THERE is a standing joke, indeed, a tru­ism, about town that if you go even to the furthest and most remote part of the world, you are very likely to.....
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    A brave new world - ruled by women

    LOUIS Achi, my col­league, is one of the Deputy Editors of The AUTHORITY newspapers. As my immedi­ate deputy, Louis is often both my right hand – and my left hand,.....
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    The terror attack in Istanbul

    Mercifully, no Nigerian is known to have died in the recent terror­ist attack at the Ataturk Inter­national Airport in Istanbul, Turkey – despite the fact that hundreds of Nigerians pass.....
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    You can't kill the newspaper (I)

    FOR more than 200 years, journalists and newspaper pub­lishers have contin­ued to appreciate, and to be motivated by, the famous statement made in 1787 by Thomas Jefferson, America’s 3rd President,.....
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    Rich Nation, Poor People (1)

    Perhaps one of the biggest indicators of the abject pov­erty of Nigerians as a people is the near total lack of electricity – a basic amenity in any modern na­tion-state. It.....
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    Coming in to the cold (II)

    AGE catches up with all of us – sooner or later. I used to be young, very ath­letic and very energetic. Not anymore. With the advance in years, and the.....
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    A carnival for 'The Immortals'

    ON London Road, Leicester, just after the train station, an old black man was crossing the road – with considerable difficulty. The traffic was light, so he took even more.....
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    Rich Nation, Poor People (1)

    Perhaps one of the biggest indicators of the abject pov­erty of Nigerians as a people is the near total lack of electricity – a basic amenity in any modern na­tion-state. It.....
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    In the name of God

    Mike Ubani brings many years of solid professional journalism practice with him to join us last week at The AUTHORITY newspapers. He is the Editor of our South-South Bureau.   Although I.....
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    A feeding frenzy

    Every time I drive around the highbrow areas of Abuja, espe­cially Maitama and Asokoro, I am simply over­awed by the great number, va­riety and quality of residential houses in the.....
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    A journey to the East (ll)

    I will conclude today my trav­elogue, which I started a cou­ple of weeks ago, on my visit to Anambra State - the state affectionately referred to as “The Light of.....
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    Take care of your mother - I have lost mine

    Yesterday, March 8, the world celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016. Last Sunday, Nigerian Christians also celebrated the Mothers’ Day – beginning with the Anglican Communion and the Pentecos­tal.....
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    Your reactions to my History in a Hurry (II)

    Today, this page is again dedicated to the responses / feedbacks of many readers of this column since October 2015 when this newspaper, The AUTHOR­ITY Daily, joined Nigeria’s marketplace of.....
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    Your reactions to my History in a Hurry (II)

    Today, this page is again dedicated to the responses / feedbacks of many readers of this column since October 2015 when this newspaper, The AUTHOR­ITY Daily, joined Nigeria’s marketplace of.....
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    A journey to the East (1)

    Yesterday, on Tuesday morning, bright and early, I came out from my room at the King’s Palace Hotel, Nnewi, Anambra State – where I had spent the night after arriving.....
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    History in a Hurry

    Your reactions to my History in a Hurry...   Today, this page is dedicated to the re­sponses / feedbacks of many readers of this column since the last four months when this.....
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