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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…
4 May 2010
SIR: Watching "Welcome to Lagos" on BBC2 at 9.00 pm on Thursaday, April 15 and April 22, 2010, I was perturbed by the way Lagos city was portrayed to the international community and was forced to query the report sheet of the Lagos State governor who is being extolled by a part of the community…
4 May 2010
SIR: Yorubas are never known to be hard-hearted people. It is very unfortunate that respectable Yoruba leaders including Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and others boycotted the Edo bi-partisan rally of one-man-one-vote because of the presence of former and aspiring President Ibrahim Babangida. It is also unfortunate that President Babangida annulled the…
3 May 2010
OF recent, the Imo State government decided on a so-called job scheme for the thousands of job seekers in the state. It announced that it had in its portfolio 10, 000 vacant public sector job positions. But to get at any of the jobs, an applicant is required to pay the sum of N2,000 in…
3 May 2010
SIR: Upon his recent return to the country, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai made clear that it is his personal priority to clear his name of the slander that the EFCC has for the last two years taken the lead role in spreading. It is no surprise, therefore, that the EFCC is persisting in its campaign of…
3 May 2010
SIR: I read a piece in The Guardian, March 11, 2010, titled "How NECO ripped us off" by one Mohammed Shehu and others. In fact, I am not surprised. If Mohammed Shehu and Cynthia Okafor, based in Minna were short-listed by NECO, I am very sure they would not complain. Please Mallam Mohammed Shehu I…
3 May 2010
SIR: April 22, 2010 would have been the 72nd birthday of Chief Gani Fawehinmi had it been that the cruel hand of death did not reach him on September 5, 2009. Many are jubilating today that the fiery lawyer and activist is no longer here. It is a matter of conjecture to think that IBB…
3 May 2010
SIR: I read a piece in The Guardian, March 11, 2010, titled "How NECO ripped us off" by one Mohammed Shehu and others. In fact, I am not surprised. If Mohammed Shehu and Cynthia Okafor, based in Minna were short-listed by NECO, I am very sure they would not complain. Please Mallam Mohammed Shehu I…
2 May 2010
AS the international community celebrates the world press freedom day today, it is sad that Nigeria is considered one of those countries where journalists have become truly endangered. Barely five days after the killing last week of a journalist, Mr. Edo Sule Ugbagwu in his home at Egbeda, Lagos, death threats were also issued to…
2 May 2010
SIR: The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) hereby calls on the Senate leadership to activate the relevant rules of the upper chamber to immediately suspend Ahmed Sani Yerima, Senator representing Zamfara West senatorial zone from participating in its proceedings. This is because of his contempt of our constitution and his action as law breaker.…
1 May 2010
THE Workers Day came and went yesterday with hardly any celebration in the country. This is not unexpected, having regard to the fact that for workers, there is little to cheer about. It was just another day of lost hope, minimal existence, poverty, squalor and unbridled display of corrupt wealth by political leaders. Indeed it…
1 May 2010
Sir: The bitter truth is that democracy is a culture governed by a set of rules and standards of behaviour. Even when an agreement, written or unwritten, does not favour our sentiment or emotion, we still have to respect it for what it is. A rule can be changed, but not in the middle of…

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