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State of the nation

I READ your write up on the humiliation of Goodluck and Onosode. I want to know why incessant strikes are the only solution to the myriad of problems facing our universities. Why can’t ASUU follow the path of dialogue and diplomacy and call off the strike while the negotiations continue? I believe in the sincerity of the Yar’Adua government in finding a lasting solution to the ASUU- FG face off.

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Begging for a federation

So if we run a federal system, the number of local governments a state wants to create should be the business of that state and its people not the headache of the central government. In other words, if Lagos State wants to create a hundred local governments, that would be its business, on the other hand, if Kano or Enugu want to merge their local governments, that should be entirely their business.

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What Acquino taught the world

Intolerant of opposition, he built a personality cult and curtailed human rights. His regime was credited with 3,257 extra judicial killings, 33,000 tortured victims and 70,000 detention cases. With his absolute control of the armed forces and the police, his private ownership of the country’s Central Bank and foreign reserves, and solid backing by the United States, Marcos was supremely confident and his regime seemingly impregnable.

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Talking to the enemy

Israel feels uncomfortable about America’s moves in world politics, especially in the Middle East. This has prompted Obama’s declaration that the bond between America and Israel is unbreakable. Gates has also assured Israel of continued American financial and technical assistance, adding that US will ensure that Israel has the most advanced weapons to defend itself.

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Jakande’s side in history

He carried out an education revolution in the state by phasing out the afternoon arm of public schools and building the largest number of public schools in the country’s economic capital while making education free. Also his administration carried out one of the largest job-creating schemes in the country’s history, especially of teachers.

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The colour of my skin

The Amnesty International complained that although the law had banned slavery in Mauritania by 1981: “Not only has the government denied the existence of slavery and failed to respond to cases brought to its attention, it has hampered the activities of organisations which are working on the issue, including refusing to grant them official recognition”.

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Zelaya’s Cross

Secondly, pretences that there was no coup cannot hold water. There is no evidence to prove that his removal by soldiers was a directive of the Supreme Court as no known order existed. This claim was made only after the coup. So in all probability, the so called order allegedly signed by a Supreme Court judge was an after-thought, a back-dated document.

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