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Kaduna State as a mirror of the poor state of education in Nigeria: Gov El-Rufai deserves commendation

We tested our 33,000 primary school teachers, we gave them primary four examination and required that they must get at least 75 per cent but I am sad to announce that 66 per cent of them failed to get the requirements

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Morals, Rule of Law, and Partisaship in Nigerian Politics

Every society is governed by a set of rules by which its members are expected to conduct their affairs. Within the society itself, different classes of persons are governed by different sets of rules unique to their circumstances. For example, medical doctors are bound by what is known as the Hippocratic Oath whilst in Nigeria Legal Practitioners are bound by the Legal Practitioners Code of Conduct. Even amongst the military and before the adoption of the Geneva Convention on conduct of war fare, a defined set of rules had over the centuries been developed to guide soldiers on the battle field in the treatment of the enemy. Therefore, hardly can one find a sphere of modern society that is not regulated by some form of rules and regulations.

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Inter-State transportation in Nigeria: Problems (1)

“The revival, resuscitation, development and modernization of 21st century rail system is a sine qua non to the liberation of the country from the shackles of primitive and outdated rail system we presently operate.   Until very recently when some works were carried out on the almost abandoned Nigerian rail lines, most Nigerians no longer remembered that railway even existed in the country! Such was the extent of the neglect the rail system suffered in our dear country”.

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Trump vs Kim Jong-Un: Is mass destruction inevitable? (2)

Last week I started a discussion of the current impasse between the United States of America and North Korea brought about by the latter’s continued nuclear weapons program in the course of which it has fired several test missiles while the world watches on with trepidation. Before continuing my discussion I wish to reproduce a contribution I received from a reader, O.J Enitame, which in my view introduces a new and interesting dimension to the issue.

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Powers, achievements, and failings of the Nigeria Police: Need for urgent attention (10)

IN the last ten editions, I have presented the historical origin of the Police both in Nigeria, England and USA; the salient provisions of the law as applicable to the police especially on its functions and duties; the myriad of problems confronting the organization culminating in the present strength of the Nigeria Police. This week, I shall try and proffer solutions as I see them taking cognizance of the totality of the surrounding circumstances.

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Powers, achievements, and failings of the Nigeria Police: Poor remuneration- need for urgent attention (8)

The sad aspect of it all is that our policemen work under a very dangerous, un-conducive and thoroughly hostile environment as opposed to their foreign counterparts who have everything modern at their disposal and under a beautiful, encouraging atmosphere within which they operate – and with fantastic salary to show for it!

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