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Testing the grit of the Public service

IT is the title of the autobiography of Liman Ciroma, who once combined the posts of Secretary of the Government of the Federation and Head of Service in 1977-79, and as I related on this page, last week, the book dealt mainly with the travails and successes of his extraordinary career in the public service that saw him rise to the pinnacles.

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Mallam Liman Ciroma: An extraordinary public officer

IN the late-1970s when I was an admin officer in Chad Basin Development Authority, Maiduguri, I often sat at meetings as secretary, where the likes of Dr. Mohammet Lawan, Mal. Musa Daggash, Dr. Bukar Shuaib, Dr. Musa Goni, and AJKG Imam would be present and as discussions wore on, the name of “Mallam Liman” would always crop up in one anecdote or the other.

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Taking the fight to the terrorists

ATTACKS by bandits in the North-West and Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East were unrelenting last week, and very bloody, if the reports lavishly spread in the media were anything to hold on to. The bandits have been on a bloody campaign in Sokoto and Zamfara states with occasional forays in to Katsina State.

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soldiers

Boko Haram: Take the fight to them

IT is not the most edifying sight to witness your elected leader shed tears. But as  widely reported, that was what many saw the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima did, when he had audience with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Monday, along with a strong contingent of Borno indigenes.

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Civil service

Preserving the civil service

THE recently concluded primary elections have once more brought forth the acute dilemma of those in the civil service to come out as candidates for political positions or not. Ideally civil servants should resign from their offices before putting themselves up for elective posts. But what we have now is clearly getting out of hand.

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