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26 Jun 2015
AS various states in the nation are mired in financial crises leading to non-payment of workers for several months, one sure way to return them to fiscal buoyancy and a path of responsibility is to review or abolish outright existing laws which have inevitably constituted the hotbeds of profligacy in government.
26 Jun 2015
25 Jun 2015
SIR: President Muhammadu Buhari has done very well cutting his own salary and allowances. Nevertheless, someone suggested on “Dialogue”, a Radio Kwara interactive programme, presented by Aminulahi Dansaki, Saturday, June 06, 2015, that salary and allowance cutting should be formalized through legal procedure. There have been unholy gaps in the salaries and allowances of Nigeria’s…
25 Jun 2015
I HAD begun putting this essay together with the mind of entitling it, “If I were Buhari.” But I recognised very quickly that even with the best of intentions, I could neither approximate to the General’s corpus of fine attributes, replicate or reproduce his dour façade or mien nor am I the one who the people cheer his incoming administration with so much hope and starry-eyed enthusiasm.
25 Jun 2015
AMNESTY International, the world’s foremost human rights campaigner, must be surprised at the energetic reaction of the Nigerian people and organisations to its report of June 3, 2015 on the conduct of the Nigerian armed forces in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists.
25 Jun 2015
25 Jun 2015
SIR: The naira is known to have dropped against major currencies in recent times. Perhaps, this was why, during the 2015 Nigerian presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari made the point of “making the naira equal to the dollar.”
25 Jun 2015
IT was to Africa’s utter embarrassment that the recently concluded 25th Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of African Union (AU) in Johannesburg descended into a farce with the presence of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
25 Jun 2015
IT was President Barack Obama of the United states of America, who in his usual profound sense of oratory and appreciation of humanity and governance, stated in Ghana, in 1999 that: “History is not just made because we are powerful, financially rich and brute but for the change we bring to the well being of our community and society at large.
25 Jun 2015
IN the midst of euphoria over the swearing-in of President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigerian leader on 29th May 2015 in the presence of over 50 foreign Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers etc
24 Jun 2015
Inaugural lecture by Prof. Benedict Bernard Benapena Naanen, BA (Nigeria), MA, PHD (Dalhousie), Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Port Harcourt.
23 Jun 2015
ACCORDING to Onigraffiks Contemporary Dictionary, terrorism is seen as “the use of violent action in order to achieve political aims or to force a government to act in a definite way to achieve selfish desired objectives by a group of persons”. A major terrorist trait tendency is violence, with its subsequent effects in killings, destructions,…


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