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Boko Haram: Are we running out of options or will?

Boko Haram, Pandemonium as Boko Haram attacks Chibok community

By Gambo Dori THE fight against Boko Haram has seemingly reached an impasse. After 10 years of fighting against what we all thought was a ragtag group of misguided religious hooligans, we have probably reached the lowest point now. All the gains of 2015/16 that we all hailed are being obliterated before our very eyes.
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Sordid state of Nigerian roads

IT was the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, who stirred the hornet’s nest. During a briefing session with State House Correspondents, after the weekly Executive Council meeting, in early November, the Minister was reported to have declared that “the roads are not as bad as often portrayed – the roads are not that bad”. The criticisms that followed these rather thoughtless remarks can only be likened to a tsunami. The social media, newspapers, television and radio all clogged up with the torrent of responses from angry, daily road users.

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At the dairy value chain forum

LAST Thursday I was holed up for the whole day in Bafra Hotel, Kaduna, with a group of stakeholders in the dairy industry, discussing the challenges facing the industry in Nigeria and proffering a way forward. It was at the forum for the dairy value chain, a platform provided by the Milky Way Partnership.

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The donkeys are winning

AT last some relief seemed to be coming the way of our decimated and beleaguered donkeys. I am heartened by the launch of a world report by Donkey Sanctuary, a UK based NGO that is involved in transforming the quality of life for donkeys world-wide.

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Mamman Daura, the silent power broker

The birthday

By Gambo Dori PERHAPS nothing had attracted so much attention in the media than the quiet and subdued celebrations surrounding the 80th birthday of Malam Mamman Daura, editor of the New Nigerian Newspaper, in its heyday of the 1970s. Much had been written, some of it quite bellicose but I guess the great journalist he
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