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12 Apr 2015
I’M trying hard to refrain from the kind of political talk that characterised the polity prior to March 28. But members of the political class would not let me. I thought by now we should be discussing how to translate the results of the election into templates for concrete development. But what do we have? Some bad losers in the PDP, are smuggling themselves into the APC, while some famished winners have not learned to speak the benign language of victory. They are still threatening and concocting.
12 Apr 2015
THE PDP, which had hoped to rule for 60 years, has had its hegemony prematurely terminated after only 16 years, creating a huge shortfall of 44 years. The consequences of this failed mission are yet to fully settle.
12 Apr 2015
WHEREAS Nigeria’s 2014 re-based GDP drew cautious optimism from the rest of the world, the very un-African misconduct of the politicians during the recent elections de-based the citizens globally by transrmogrifying them into dreadful shreds socio-politically, economically, morally and spiritually.
12 Apr 2015
PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan took the unprecedented step and conceded victory to his main opponent in this Presidential election, APC’s Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and by so doing, doused the palpable tension that had enveloped the polity in the wake of this election cycle.
12 Apr 2015
ONE mini-debate going on in Nigeria is whether President Goodluck Jonathan, who was defeated in the March presidential election, is a statesman because he conceded defeat.
12 Apr 2015
SIR: The other day, after passion ebbed and reason emerged, I tried unsuccessfully to fight or soft pedal on the urge to write my final thought on this anti-Igbo rants by HRM, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
12 Apr 2015
WITH elections over and new leaders about to take office in Nigeria, the exemplary leadership of Lee Kuan Yew is a good template for the in-coming class. That Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew who passed on the other day was an architect and builder rolled into one is an incontrovertible fact.
11 Apr 2015
11 Apr 2015
IT’S been more than 365 days that over 200 innocent girls were unceremoniously kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria by the shadowy and ISIS-affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram.
10 Apr 2015
OTHER values they would have imbibed are cooperation, responsibility and commitment. Equipped with these constructive tools, they would be able to become productive citizens, contributing their quota to the nation’s development in the agricultural sector or agro – allied industries or if they so wish, in other sectors of the economy.
10 Apr 2015
AS the electorate in Lagos prepare for the governorship election tomorrow in the state, the threat by the Oba of Lagos appears to have thrown a major spanner in the works of the APC’s candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, as the   next governor of the state.  
10 Apr 2015
THE words of Hon. David Umoru, former Special Adviser on Community Newspapers to outgoing Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, challenging critics to come up with a better alternative if they want him to make a u-turn on his support for the state’s PDP governorship candidate for this weekend’s elections, Senator Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi, aptly capture the general mood in the state where the PDP is being hailed for recognising the right of Delta North to take the reins of government.


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Mr Tony Ojukwu, SAN, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has reiterated the commission’s commitment to promote and promote human rights of all persons living in Nigeria.
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Nearly half of cancers worldwide can be traced back to a known risk factor, primarily tobacco or alcohol, a huge global study found on Friday, which said that behavioural changes can help reduce the threat of disease.
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The World Health Organization said Friday that two existing treatments dramatically reduced deaths from Ebola and should be given to people of all ages suffering from the often-fatal haemorrhagic disease.
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The United Nations on Friday called for the safety of aid workers in Nigeria's volatile northeast where a jihadist conflict has killed 35 humanitarian staff in the past six years.
1 hour ago
Staff of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) on Friday suspended their three- day warning strike following the intervention of the FCT Minister, Malam Mohmmed Bello, over their salary matters.