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Libya coastguard says rescues nearly 400 migrants

Libya’s coastguard said Friday it had rescued almost 400 migrants in four separate operations this week.

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The parable of Nathan

We all know the story. Following King David’s act of adultery, the prophet visited him and narrated the account of the rich man who chose to forcibly abduct and sacrifice the only lamb of his poor neighbour to entertain his guests, rather than touch any of the several thousands that he personally possessed.

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The Senate defection anti-climax

Emotions were high, there was the anticipation that at least the era of the Peoples Democratic Party’s, PDP, sitting at the driver’s seat and dishing out instructions at the National Assembly was about to come to an end at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday, following the gale of defections especially that rocked the House of Representatives.

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From the House of Represenatives

In a bid to sustain the 2011 House project that produced the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal, and his deputy, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, innermost members of the House, during the Yuletide break, in a meeting, resolved to retain Ihedioha as Deputy Speaker in case Tambuwal decamps from the PDP to APC.
Based on this arrangement, Ihedioha remains in PDP, but holds unto his position as DS.

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My encounter with Madiba

The year was 1990. I had just emerged from the cavernous bunkers that serve as Unilag’s Engineering Faculty, still dazed from the mauling I had received from the vengeful Thermodynamics exam I had just written. As I blinked in the mid-afternoon sunshine, I suddenly observed what I had desperately hoped not to see.

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