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Robes of the militant

Though those there took the decisions they wanted to take in respect of resource control in the name of a democracy mantra that though the minority may well have their say, the majority would have their way, the people of the South-South have by and large fought for that measure of control that they believed would make for peace in the area and the country.

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*seven-three years younger *the soft under-belly *the young shall grow

So many “ministries” are caught in the groove of “prosperity” that the gospel of the naira and kobo once entirely dominated our religious horizon. Perhaps it is because the Roman Catholic priesthood is shorn of that pre-occupation that the Cardinal, as well as other clerics of the same order, has found the space to turn around to the commonplace considerations of life … and that to the benefit of the common people.

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The romance of Year 2011 and the realities of today

Also, while road contractors are busy mobilizing for construction of new roads, daily or weekly paid workers (like the old PWD) should be engaged to mend old Federal and State roads (with the co-operation of State governments.) The dichotomy between federal, state and local government roads should be discarded under a suitable and agreed arrangement to ensure that all hands are on deck for effective road maintenance all the year round.

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Clean up Nigeria before inviting visitors

Then, upon my further inquiry, all the truth came out: To drink water they had to bribe someone; to have electricity in their home, they had to bribe someone; to buy fuel for their car, they had to bribe someone; to repair a phone in their home, they had to bribe someone; to dispose of their trash, they had to bribe someone. And to make matters worse, their home was burglarized twice throughout the duration of their stay. How worse can it get?

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Confronting Tompolo

Tompolo, before his current situation, was a major figure in ensuring a relatively calm environment for Uduaghan to operate his highly visionary agenda. But since the JTF moved against the Ijaw warlord, Delta State has not only lost a N5 billion soccer stadium investment but also the right to be one of the hosts of the impending FIFA youth soccer championship.

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