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1 Jun 2015
SIR: A federal road project was awarded in 2002 to a supposedly Turkish firm for about N16 billion and was to have been completed over a three-year period.
31 May 2015
THE occurrence of betrayal by radical activists of their previous radical beliefs and their former colleagues to their former common enemies is getting greater and greater representation in the literature. From Latin America under the dictators, to Asia under American boots to the Middle East and Africa, fighting governments and principalities, individuals are betraying themselves,…
Caleb Olumhense
31 May 2015
I WILL never forget the first movies I ever saw, about 50 years ago in my Esan village of Igueben. Advertising, at the time, comprised of the Town Crier. Any time there was an event of public interest, he traveled around the village, yelling the information at the top of his voice. Hearsay took care…
31 May 2015
Sir: There is need to correct a slight mistake in the brilliant exposition of Professor Akinterinwa on the current situation in Burundi which appeared in ‘The Guardian’ of May 24,2015. In the interview the Prof said that the Tutsi are in majority in Rwanda. This is not correct. Like in Burundi the Tutsi are in…
31 May 2015
Sir: The first democratically-elected president of Egypt, Muhammad Mursi was sentenced to death on charges of terrorism related to his removal from power in 2013. The death verdict was handed down under the nose of his erstwhile army chief and the mastermind of the coup that ousted him, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. What we are…
31 May 2015
31 May 2015
WHEN the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, stated the other day at a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, that the inspection of vehicles and drivers’ licences by men of the Vehicle Inspectorate Officers (VIOs) is illegal, he could not have expressed any better the need to alleviate the suffering of motorists who are daily being harassed by several agencies over the same drivers’ licences…
31 May 2015
UP into the wee eighties when I left the country, I gleaned no contradictions. I left Nigeria, an arrogant little Fella, convinced no one, no matter where on earth could be better than me stage for stage in whatever mattered. When I got to England to commence postgraduate training, I thought England should be grateful I came. I really did. When I was told it…
31 May 2015
FOR more than two months, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is still grappling with the issue of getting its best hands to manage principal offices in the 8th National Assembly, which responsibility it now assumes after winning majority seats at the March 28 polls. Since 1999, until 2011, when opposition members staged a coup, using…
31 May 2015
LET us agree that President Muhammadu Buhari said enough last Friday to set the tone. I cannot say how others interpreted or understood his inaugural speech, but the voice I heard was closer to that of a spiritualist, or at best, a moralist than a politician. Those who had expected to hear all the correctness…
31 May 2015
FOR some days last week, operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) laid siege to the Lagos home of Ogun State senator-elect and chairman of the Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Buruji Kashamu. According to the drug law enforcement agency, it stormed the residence because it had…
31 May 2015
DEMOCRACY Day 2015 will go down in the history of Nigeria as a memorable day. May 29 that saw the transition from one democratic government to another, a change from the 15 years’ leadership of one party to the emergence of a President from another party. The historicity of the day becomes even more colourful…

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