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6 May 2010
African farmers lost millions in Europe's recent Icelandic-volcano flying ban but their greatest threat comes from European environmentalist fears and European Union farm subsidies.Just last week, the chairman of a report by the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering and others said: "We should ask whether it is right to import green beans--or even roses--from a…
6 May 2010
THE announcement of the death of Nigeria's former President, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has brought a closure to months of shoddy politicking, barefaced lying, odious vocabulary of illness and dying imposed on Nigeria and Nigerians by persons around the man who turned his illness and his continued presence in office into their own vehicle of survival…
5 May 2010
IN line with his responsibility, the national security adviser admonished not only the president this time but the entire Nigerian people who cared to hear about how the actions of the CBN is constituting real threats to national – economic, social, political -  security. As the man with the ultimate responsibility for coordinating strategic intelligence…
5 May 2010
I wish, in this brief intervention, to present a summary reconstruction of the historical circumstances leading up to one of the worst massacres of the Second World War (1939-1945). I will also touch on the massacre itself, the reasons provided for the massacre, the reactions of the major world powers to the massacre, and the…
4 May 2010
THE first few months of this year alone has witnessed all manner of protests by pressure groups over matters germane to the interests and survival of both the concerned groups and the nation in particular. The list includes but not limited to visibly distraught women from Plateau, at the National Assembly, with a strong petition…
25 Dec 2009
  TODAY is Christmas Day when Nigerians once again join the rest of the world in marking an outstanding date in the Christian calendar. Christmas is the centre of an annual holiday season when Nigerians make intricate travel plans to reunite with families and loved ones, to celebrate weddings and a series of end-of-year festivities. It is the season when many religious people give thanks for blessings received through the course of the dying year. Christmas day is however particularly significant for Christians because it is the anniversary celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ the Saviour which occurred over two thousand years ago. In other words, Christmas commemorates the event of momentous event of the Incarnation - a core mystery of the Christian faith.
25 Dec 2009
May God give us leaders that care, leaders that will serve the people instead of serving themselves; may God in His infinite mercy rescue us from those whose main concern is to better their own lots and that of their immediate families. It is unsettling to read that new residences are to be built for the Vice President, Senate President, Deputy Senate President, Speaker and the Deputy of the House of Representatives. While reasons were averred for the proposed legislators' movement from Apo Quarters to Maitama District extension, no reason was given for constructing a new residence for the Vice President.
25 Dec 2009
  "You gotta cry to laugh" is the title of a book by Peter Enahoro. Looks like that is what Nigerians are going through, this Christmas. There is so much excitement across the land, people trying to enjoy a two-day Christmas holiday and a weekend, but deep down, the people are aching. When the Lord Jesus Christ was born more than 2, 000 years ago, his birth was heralded by comets which drew the attention of three Wise Men from the Orient.
25 Dec 2009
NIGERIA, greatly endowed and created 95 years ago has remained underdeveloped. Hence I have been reflecting on Nigeria 's current development approach and it appears to me that as long as this approach has kept Nigeria underdeveloped, it is not the appropriate approach. Nigeria therefore needs alternative ideas with which to develop. Meanwhile, let us briefly understand the existing approach, but a good insight is for you to check-out election posters or the newspaper pages by state governors on how they have developed their states.
23 Dec 2009
THE South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria is home to one of Nigeria's three largest ethnic nationalities - Ndigbo. Unlike any of the other geopolitical zones numbering six, the South East is today confronted by the worst case of university graduate unemployment even as small and medium scale businesses are fast closing shops because of the severe death of electricity power and other infrastructural facilities that would have created the enabling environment for speedy industrialisation in an area that has produced some of Nigeria's finest brains in all fields of human endeavour.
23 Dec 2009
  IT is here again, the season of joy. How nice to observe that age-long family custom of keeping vigil on Christmas Eve night. The joy of sitting round the tall, glittering and decorated Christmas tree while intoning those traditional Christmas carols which, perhaps, we learnt from childhood. Then the exchange of gifts and greetings. To children, it is the joy of dressing in their Christmas clothes on Christmas day, the good breakfast and lunch, the gift from Santa and all that. So, Christmas time creates the atmosphere to mend fences and extend the hands of friendship to everyone across the divide; to think about others; for true generosity; to enjoy special solidarity with our fellow men.
23 Dec 2009
THE death of Dr. Ibrahim Tahir, Talban Bauchi, fondly referred to as Baba Talba, in the family circles, on December 8, 2009, was a deeply personal loss to me in more ways than one. My association with him which began 38 years ago, defined my social, intellectual and family life.

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