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Restructure in Nigeria’s best interest

TWENTY – SEVEN States cannot pay salaries.” That was President Muhammadu Buhari speaking at a recent occasion. Restructuring is not a swan song neither is it a mantra. It cannot also be called a slogan. Rather it is a direct appeal to our collective soul and wisdom to decisively reflect and preserve our Nationhood so that, quoting Chinua Achebe in reverse “The centre can Hold”. It is a road to that dream Nigeria that has to be.

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State of the economy: “What would PDP have done differently?”

However, arguments as to what PDP would have done about the current economic situation which APC-led government is not or has not done rather xrayed some economic solutions which could be relevant for discussions by policy makers in Nigeria. These arguments in some comments by some Nigerians were compiled from a Vanguard’s news story, “Economic Recession: Nigerians have realised electing APC was a costly mistake- Usman” Read.

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Role reversal for Akwa Ibom quintessential activist

In Akwa Ibom today, apart from Deputy Governor Moses Ekpo, Uwemedimo Nwoko, the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, is probably the only cabinet official in the Udom Emmanuel-led administration that had populist leaning to a point of drawing media attention before getting into government. It was that backdrop that informed mixed reaction by some concerned individuals.

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Interrogating Oshiomhole and the Non-Accreditation Blues at Ambrose Alli University

It is no longer news that six important courses at the Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma have failed the accreditation test conducted by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Given the critical role education plays in the development of any society, this is quite unfortunate and sad. This is an embarrassing, shocking development the Edo State government should not have allowed to happen, in the first place, had it decided to get its priorities right. This is because the government had enough time to prepare the state-owned university, by way of strategic and targeted funding, and by upgrading all its courses, ahead of the scheduled and routine visit of the NUC accreditation team.

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PDP National Convention: A Victory for Democracy

When the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, re-appointed the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the chairman of the 17th August, 2016 National Convention Planning Committee, it was because the party needed a strong and dedicated political strategist with the right skills to weather the storm of the anti-denocratic antics of the ruling party.

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