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16 Feb 2015
OUR own Anthony Asiwaju is a world renowned historian whose favourite quote is “History is the witness of the times, the light of truth.” An Emeritus Professor of history at the University of Lagos, the septuagenarian never fails to emphasize the importance of history. Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat…
16 Feb 2015
16 Feb 2015
SIR: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made history as a party in power but operating as though in opposition. The acclaimed largest party in Africa has found itself in a tight corner of defending most of its policies and programmes with difficulty.    With the coming of APC as a legitimate opposition party,…
16 Feb 2015
SIR: The currently leading political parties, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), exported their characters to Ghana, recently. They went to erect huge billboards in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, with the pictures of their presidential candidates together with some chieftains of the parties. Ghanaians had never seen that level of desperation;…
15 Feb 2015
IT is deeply disappointing to see what has become of Turkey in the last few years. Not long ago, it was the envy of Muslim-majority countries: a viable candidate for the European Union on its path to becoming a functioning democracy that upholds universal human rights, gender equality, the rule of law and the rights…
15 Feb 2015
15 Feb 2015
NIGERIANS may have borne the insult with admirable equanimity, even with some hope that something good would be the outcome of their long wait and delay. But let Professor Attahiru Jega and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as President Goodluck Jonathan and his security advisers not be in any doubt that with…
15 Feb 2015
THE Yoruba town of Ibadan is the largest native market in Africa. The Yorubas engage in the business of planting and trading in cocoa, palm produce, timber, rubber, and kola nuts, apart from their normal food crops. They are good businessmen and women, some of whom dealt in timber, cocoa, kola nuts, trading from Lagos…
15 Feb 2015
“Insults are the arguments by those who are in the wrong” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau; French Philosopher, 1712 – 1778) NIGERIANS have followed the on-going political campaign for the 2015 General Elections characterised by lack of any significant discussions about issues affecting their welfare. It was obvious from the start that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is…
15 Feb 2015
THE screaming headline from a report by Bloomberg on recent developments in the Nigerian foreign exchange market leading to the organization pointedly wondered aloud if the new Governor of the Central Bank is really his own man! An unbiased assessment of this sweeping pronouncement will be to ask if this conclusion is not rather hasty,…
14 Feb 2015
AFRICAN nations, outraged at the atrocities being committed by Boko Haram recently demonstrated their solidarity with Nigeria by proposing to set up a regional force of 7, 500 troops to fight the rampaging terror group. Such intervention by the African nations under the aegis of the African Union (AU) is undoubtedly commendable as the threat to security posed by the terrorists requires a collective effort by Nigeria and her neighbours…
14 Feb 2015
IN a previous article, I had written glowingly about the capacity of the United States of America to literally carry on its shoulders the burden of the globe without stretching to breaking points. It is the only nation on earth that can be everywhere at the same time and still function optimally. The rest of…


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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.
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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.