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    Dambazau and Nigeria's internal security

    The internal peace and security of any nation is key to development and it is the bedrock against external assault. For any external aggression to succeed, the inter­nal harmony and.....
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    My wishes for Nigeria in 2017

    As we start a new year, it is usual to make new year wishes. Some make new year resolutions. In nor­mal circumstances, wishes and resolutions are not often the same.....
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    An Agenda for the Tiv Nation

    For much of the outgoing year 2016, the Tiv na­tion was in mourning, in grief. The portentous accents of the Indyer drum an­nounced the passage of the paramount ruler of.....
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    The Atiku cross

    In politics, reputation is critical to the success or failure of a candidate at the polls. And so, adver­tising and indeed, branding are used relentlessly by politi­cians to fight for.....
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    Rabid, Aggressive Obasanjoism (2)

    This part two of the series will address former President Obasanjo’s REAL, as opposed to CLAIMED, achievements. To chart a new direction, Obasanjo (as President-elect) set up the Presiden­tial Policy Advisory.....
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    Amaechi's lies and needless excuses

    Transportation Min­ister, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is an unhappy man. He has every cogent rea­son to be unhappy. Before his very eyes, the good peo­ple of Rivers State passed their.....
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    Africa's new strategies to defeat HIV/AIDS

    After more than three decades of wrestling the menac­ing monster, Africa is fi­nally slowing the rate of HIV/AIDS infections to a crawl. Over the last decade, progress in tackling the pandemic.....
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    Diagnosing citizens' rights in Nigeria

    On May 29, Daily Trust journal­ist Joseph Hir was beaten, al­legedly by supporters of the Nassarawa state governor for writing a “negative” re­port about the governor. A month later, Yomi.....
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    Rabid, aggressive Obasanjoism (1)

    There is this ma­laise that former President Mathew Okikiola Oluseg­un Obasanjo has refused to extirpate from his charac­ter, so, it looms large in the despicable footprints he has left on.....
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    The Abba Kyari I know

    I left Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Mass com­munication Department in an interlude for the more glamorous world of practical journalism in 1988 as an intern. The defunct Democrat Newspapers, Ka­duna.....
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    The grave needs not be so close

    Nigeria, in 1988, had just a handful of human or civil rights organi­sations. They were in their infancy in a country with very high mortality rate. To some of us,.....
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    Death on the prowl in Ogoniland

    Living in Ogoniland has become a night­mare for those who understand that Ogoni is gasping for survival. This week, the experience from visits to five Ogoni communities – Bori, Yeghe,.....
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    Thinking with you... On haul of thieves

    Corruption is syn­onymous with Ni­geria, a genre that has been mined to death. I know you’re tired of reading about corrup­tion. But forgive me to bore you once more because.....
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    The end of democracy

    The upheaval caused by the US election, Novem­ber 8, of real estate mo­gul, Mr. Trump as US President has not abated. In fact, the protests in the streets of Amer­ica.....
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    Use GMO for electricity and gas not food

    In my days in second­ary school, one of my best subjects was integrated science. That subject had Biology, Physics and Chemistry all fused in one even though we didn’t know.....
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    Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki - The Exit of a Titan (1)

    The late Sultan of So­koto, Alhaji Ibra­him Dasuki, in life evoked extreme emotions. But more loved, than hated. He was “hat­ed” for being Ibrahim Da­suki- blunt, hard working, questioning, independent.....
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    Nsude Pyramids: Black Africa's Lost Heritage?

    Unless the Nigerian government takes appropriate steps to reconstruct the once-famous pyramids located at Nsude, Enugu state, that historical monument will remain, perhaps, one of black Africa’s greatest losses to.....
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    Will Americans unleash Trump on us?

    In 1988, when a young, blond real estate heir, Donald Trump, attended the Repub­lican National Convention and was asked if he wanted to run for president one day. “If I.....
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    WORLD FOOD DAY

    Food: The best preventive medicine   World Food Day is cel­ebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture.....
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    Buhari: A new persona unravels

    After the December 11, 2014 national conven­tion of the All Progres­sives Congress (APC) in which Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s former military strong­man, beat the likes of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, former.....
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    Our economic model doesn't work

    .Remarks at the Investiture of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, held in Lagos, last month   THE theme of this gathering, “Growth: The Only Nigerian Imperative,” is a very impor­tant one. We.....
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    Another honour for Dr Ifeanyi Ubah

    … as Anambra takes the investment drive to the commercial hub of South Africa The usually serene Rose­bank sub urban district of Johannesburg, South Africa, recently wit­nessed the conferment of anoth­er.....
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    Rangers: Breaking the 32-year jinx

    This weekend, the 2016 edi­tion of the Nigerian Pro­fessional Football League will wind down. But from every indication, these last matches are, in a way, a mere formality; Rangers International.....
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    Economic Recession: The solution is in our hands

    Numerous narratives and buck passing predating the official pronounce­ment of the economy entering recession have been so entertain­ing, warped and quite unrealis­tic. Commentaries by captains of industry and financial cum.....
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    Ubah: A colosus worth celebrating

    Like I said in this column last week, the birthday of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has come and gone but the celebration continues. After all, forty five is, by every.....
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    PDP: Obasanjo's pound of flesh

    How would you feel if you took your very sick child to someone who would help cure the ailment, and all he advised was how you will con­duct the funeral?.....
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    Ending unkind attitudes among mankind

    Today, Monday Sep­tember 5, the global community is com­memorating the 2016 International Day of Charity. In recognition of the key role charity plays in alleviating humanitarian cri­ses and human suffering,.....
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    Herdsmen and the Igbo dilemma

    Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Gov­ernor of Enugu State does not come across as unduely temperamental. For the fif­teen odd months he has been at the helm of affairs in Enugu state,.....
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    The man who named his dog Buhari

    The one absolutely unself­ish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never de­serts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is.....
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    The battle against corruption

    It was argued in the last instalment that the exclu­sion of the states from the monumental task of fight­ing corruption has weakened the momentum which the fight ought to have.....
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    The Power to Prosecute

    Regrettably, the decision of the Attorney - General of the Federation to arraign principal officers of the Senate of the National Assembly in re­spect of certain allegations, has generated so.....
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    Pipeline vandalism and the military option

    Nigeria’s continental rank­ing in crude oil produc­tion suffered yet another dip in the month of March. For the second time in four months, Angola has beaten the once undisputed largest.....
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    Trial by the media and mob justice...

    In 1994, the American foot­ball Hall of Famer Orenthal, James Simpson, known by the nicknames ‘O J’ and ‘Juice’, was listed by the Los Ange­les Police Department as a person.....
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    Muhammad Ali: Never the easy way out (II)

    Now that the Greatest has slipped beyond the reach of human imagination, into death, there is no doubt that his toughest challenges came outside the ring. It was, perhaps, his.....
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    Muhammad Ali: Never the easy way out

    In 1967, Muhammad Ali was the heavyweight champion of the world and undefeated, in the prime of his life. He was six feet, three inches tall with uncommon hand speed.....
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    Trial by the media and mob justice

    In 1994, the American foot­ball Hall of Famer Orenthal, James Simpson, known by the nicknames ‘O J’ and ‘Juice’, was listed by the Los Ange­les Police Department as a person.....
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    And the dog came to church (2)

    As a recap, the story of a man who brought a lo­cal dog to church is de­signed to underline the tendentious nature of applications that have come before the apex.....
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    Preserving the dignity of labour

    Nigerians woke up to a new year message on January 1st, 2012 an­nouncing a price in­crease in Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) or petrol to N140 per litre from a previous.....
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    In support of subsidy removal

    What is fuel subsidy? It is the sum of money that the government gives mar­keters in order to bridge the gap between international price of petrol and the reduced government price.....
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    Trial by the media and mob justice

    In 1994, the American football Hall of Famer Orenthal James Simpson, known by the nick­names ‘O J’ and ‘Juice’, was listed by the Los Angeles Police Department as a person.....
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    Justice: The Hillsborough example

      Many football fans would have come across the re­cent tumult and nostalgia spilling out of English football in the last two weeks. For the unini­tiated, here is a quick recap:.....
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    Pipeline vandalism and the military option

    “I conquer my enemies when I make them my friends” Abraham Lincoln. Nigeria’s continental rank­ing in crude oil produc­tion suffered yet another dip in the month of March. For the second.....
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    Law and leadership in legislative houses

    The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Ni?geria, 1999 entrusts the function of law making to the Legislative Houses created by the Constitution. By legisla?tive houses, reference is made to.....
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    The burden our judges bear (2)

    Last week, we dilated on pre­liminary aspects of the burden our judges bear and indicated that decision making alone is sufficient to chal­lenge the life of any judge. Of course,.....
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    The burden our judges bear

    This column, once more, is for good rea­son, devoted to the protection of our good and honest Judges from the denigration which recently, has become their lot. By tra­dition, Judges.....
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    And the dog came to church (2)

    As a recap, the story of a man who brought a lo­cal dog to church is de­signed to underline the tendentious nature of applications that have come before the apex.....
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    And the dog came to church

    Only a short while a ago, a business disagreement between two well es­tablished car retail­ers reverberated in the well of the apex court and sent shock waves through the echelons.....
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    Our James Ocholi (SAN) is gone !

    It is no longer news that James Ocholi, former Min­ister of State, Labour and Employment, a Senior Ad­vocate of Nigeria (SAN), phi­lanthropist, grassroots mobiliz­er, and God-fearing man is dead. What.....
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    Guest Columnist| Who raped the Naira?

    The last time I checked, the Nigerian curren­cy, the Naira suffered a seemingly unpredicted rape though the identity of the rapist in question was signifi­cantly unknown. This critique was informed.....
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    An entity yearning for panacea

    Recently, several unpredictable scenes ranging from the #Dasukigate to rapid fall of the crude oil price, hike of petrol pump price, reemergence of Biafra agitation cum Niger-Delta militancy, the governors’.....
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    Bail: Time for a rethink?

    Very recent develop­ments in our crim­inal justice system have led quite a handful of stakeholders to believe that there is a subtle shift in the policy aspect of allowing persons.....
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