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Why opposition parties do not flourish in Nigeria

OCHEREOME Nnanna in his Vanguard, Monday November 26, 2012 View Point explains why the planned Alliance between Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu “Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) and General Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) may not work. In the course of his explanation he brings to the fore the larger problem of the fate of opposition parties and the apparent futility of opposition politics in Nigeria. It is this latter problem that is addressed in this version of the Tuesday Platform.

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Tony Blair’s religious reconcilatory efforts

THE front page of Friday, November 23, 2012 Vanguard carries the prominent picture captioned “Reconciliation: From left were: Bishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury Designate; the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar; former Prime Minister Tony Blair; President, Christian Association of Nigeria, C.A.N, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, and Estu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar at the launching of Tony Blair Foundation Led-Work, to encourage reconciliation between Christian and Moslem communities.

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Nigeria-US Bi-National Commission and Nigeria Security Interests: How to Make the Commission A Win-win Project (3)

THE American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Terence McCulley was interviewed by a Vanguard team led by the Political Editor, Emmanuel Aziken. The two perspectives on what led US Army Field Manual FM 3- 07 describes as stability operations are identified in the lead question of the Vanguard Team and the US Ambassador’s answer of the question.

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