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Nigeria cannot be broke

Nigeria-broke

IN his justification of the recent increase in the pomp price of fuel, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, postulated that the issue was not about oil subsidy but that Nigeria was skint.

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APC primaries in Bayelsa

Edo Primaries: What role for money?

IN the next 48 to 96 hours, Edo State will be engulfed in the primaries of the major political parties for the September 10 gubernatorial election. While the primary for the All Progressives Congress, APC, comes up on Saturday, 18 June 2016, that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is scheduled for Monday, June 20.

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Comrade Adams Oshiomhole with Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa

The Erediauwa dynasty: Like father, like son

By Josef Omorotionmwan THIS is neither a rejoinder nor a Biography on Crown Prince (Ambassador) Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’ Uselu. Rather, it is more of an addendum to the brilliant prompting by The Guardian editorial at page 14 of its Friday, 14 May 2016 edition. For cohesiveness, we feel impelled to recapitulate the major highlights
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JOINT ACTION FORCE (JAF), EDO MASS ACTION PROTEST AS ACTIVITIES PARALYZED BECAUSE OF THE PROTEST IN THE STATE.  PHOTO BY BARBANAS UZOSIKE

Edo 2016: War of succession (3)

AS the race for Osadebey Avenue gathers momentum, it becomes increasingly clear that the mass media must play the essential roles of educating, informing and entertaining the people. Among other things, the media has a responsibility to help the people make informed decisions and judgments.

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Photo by Adekunle Aliyu

The unprotected consumer

NIGERIAN banks deserve some accolade, having come a long way from the dark ages when even the simplest bank transaction was an entire day’s job. Today, depending on how fast you can speak the language of the Automated Teller Machine, ATM, in split seconds, you are done with your banking transaction – without interacting with any human.

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A fully loaded truck in one of the inland dry ports in the sub-region, will be delayed, harassed for bribes by the numerous security agents along the region’s transport corridor before it gets to its destination.

Importing our exports

By Josef Omorotionmwan WITH just a little push, Nigeria would have been able to show itself a blessed nation; but it is the lack of that essential push that has left us the way we are – impoverished! Nigeria’s development process is not only disturbing but also pathetic – a country with all the natural
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• A gas flare site in Niger Delta

Will gas flaring ever end?

FIRE could be man’s best friend or his worst enemy – depending on how he uses or misuses it. This land of obvious contradictions has been caught severally on the wrong side of the use of fire – burning what should be conserved and conserving what should be burnt!

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buhari-Naira

Naira’s flop is doomsday foretold

EVERY corruption case in Nigeria has an expiry date. This is one clear area where we shall consistently return to His Eminence, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who we think can author a bestseller any day on the subject, being one Nigerian who thoroughly understands the Nigerian psyche and knows exactly when to do what.

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