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7 Feb 2015
ALABA was fuming and Trouble was trying to placate him. Palace. Church buildings.  Hilton Hotel. A road named after an important person. Irregular steps which do not add up as stair cases. A culture of management and make do with things inferior and of low quality. Why does the Nigeria of today accept these things?…
7 Feb 2015
SO much has been said about the emergence and leadership qualities of Akin Ambode, the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State and Jimi Agbaje the PDP flagbearer in the state’s elections scheduled for later this month. The clear thing is that both emerged on the scene as dark horses in the run off to the primaries that brought…
7 Feb 2015
SIR: Though the task of policing the borders is quite challenging, the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, is blessed with officers and men who have the requisite competence to deal with smuggling. Then, why are the NCS officials suffering? Why are they not being given leave allowances? Why were they denied the 13th month salary last…
7 Feb 2015
SIR: Nigerian streets are notorious for blaring sirens. Siren symphony in blues punctuates my sleep. Towards the later part of every week, the sound bears a shrill omen that pervades my bedroom.  It wakes my mind to the folk belief of the bad bird that perches on top of the tallest tree in the village…
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7 Feb 2015
7 Feb 2015
WHEN the leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone decided to form the Mano River Union (MRU), they were formalising a relationship between countries that are intertwined in geography, history, ethnicity, culture and cuisine, held together by the Mano River like an umbilical cord that weaves through them.  Health issues were not paramount and so…
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5 Feb 2015
5 Feb 2015
THE move by the Ekiti State Government to ban clerics from demanding HIV status report from prospective couples before marriage is wrong given the fact that the HIV/AIDS pandemic is a deadly disease that poses great danger to human existence. Therefore, whatever could be done to curb the spread and in this case spare unborn…
5 Feb 2015
TOWARD the end of January, 2015, Washington Post published a poll it conducted with a leading American polls firm showing that American voters are more concerned with the character of a candidate in an election than the quality of his or her vision. The report came to a couple of public policy wonks and even…
5 Feb 2015
•Continued from yesterday SO, where does Islam fit into the picture? Does the jihadist perpetrators’ claim to represent Islam authenticate that claim without reservation? If so, then can one presume automatically that Anders Behring Breivik was a Christian terrorist because he claimed he was motivated to preserve and safeguard Christianity and largely Christian nations from…
5 Feb 2015
WHO is in charge of Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Kebbi and Sokoto? Who can stop Boko Haram from operating freely in these states or indeed anywhere? They have hit Abuja, Gombe, Plateau, Niger, etc.  It is not President Jonathan and the Nigerian Army.  Can President Jonathan freely go to campaign in Borno, Sokoto, Yobe, and Adamawa? …
5 Feb 2015
ONLY the deaf in Abia State today will pretend he or she is not hearing the whistling sound of the wind of change blowing across the length and breadth of the state even in this election year. The agitation for this desirable change in governance has been expressed by the people of Abia at different…

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