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22 Nov 2015
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22 Nov 2015
Sir: The World Health Organization (WHO) once declared that Psychiatrists are an extremely scarce resource in Nigeria, because in a population of over 140 million, there are only 130 psychiatrists, which presupposes a ratio of one psychiatrist to 1.1 million Nigerians.
22 Nov 2015
WHEN President Muhammadu Buhari terminated the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) it did not come as a surprise.
21 Nov 2015
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, last week, described the leaders of the Movement for the Actualisation of the State of Biafra, MASSOB, as ‘jokers.’ Buhari believes the agitators are hacking at granite with a kitchen knife if they believe they can change the minds of Nigerians to stay in one, indivisible country.
21 Nov 2015
IT must be obvious by now, at least to lawyers, and judges of experience, that it is impossible to curb crime and corruption through punishment because of the plural rather than merely individual beneficiaries of the proceeds of crime and corruption. One beneficiary of crime and corruption is easy to deal with and put away in prison.
20 Nov 2015
AUNG San Suu Kyi writes in Letters from Burma: “I have never ceased to be moved by the sense of the world lying quiescent and vulnerable, waiting to be awakened by the light of the new day quivering just beyond the horizon…” That new day and awakening arrived on November 8 on Burma’s (Myanmar) 2015…
20 Nov 2015
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20 Nov 2015
SIR: Waste does a lot of things when brought to the landfills. They emit greenhouse gas in form of methane, although methane can be used to make energy, it is generally hazardous to health. Wastes buried in landfills also tend to leach chemicals that can contaminate ground water. Wastes can be incinerated, the problem with…
20 Nov 2015
THE death at age 99 of Chief Mrs. Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, more  popularly called HID, marked the end of an era in the history of the Awolowo family, the Yoruba nation, and Nigeria. As her burial rites continues today, to end next Wednesday, Nigerians must reflect on the life of this remarkable woman and learn the appropriate lessons…
20 Nov 2015
PREDOMINANTLY, African countries are known as places where electioneering and political elections are synonymous with riots, fighting, violence and killings. Some of that is changing, but many things remain the same. Holding elections to elect representatives of the people does not equate attainment of democracy. There are countries where elections are organized to legitimize authoritarian,…
20 Nov 2015
GOVERNANCE challenges in Nigeria are broad, diverse and at times sudden. When a list assigning portfolios to President Buhari’s ministers-designate was posted on the social media on November 1, 2015, it seemed authentic. Few questioned its veracity or suspected any ensuing problem or confusion. The list was hardly considered bogus, until it was disavowed by…
19 Nov 2015
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl raped by her uncle; a 10-year-old boy beaten to death by his father; yet another heart wrenching story of abuse. No day passes without similar stories in the media. Many of us will sigh and turn the page, searching for the financials, the latest corruption scandal, or the sports news. We seem…

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