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Nigerians just want fuel

In an almost desperate bid to privatise all things privatisable and even those not privatisable, the Obasanjo administration’s advisers on privatisation and oil matters had come up with this very gullible theory of how selling licences for private refineries to be built will solve the twin problems of pricing and supply forever.

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Varsities: Dialogue as casualty

The Federal Ministry of Education in an invitation sent by Mrs. A.E. Aiyedun of the Department of Tertiary Education told ASUU: “At the instance of the Honourable Minister of Education, I am directed to inform you of the signing of the agreement arising from the FGN/University based Unions (negotiations)…”.

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Safe sex: who is responsible

Wherever and whenever a woman is not satisfied or could not climax, both of them – the woman and the man concerned should share the blame. I believe it is a woman’s God given right to enjoy sex (in which her body participates). But who would she blame if she inhibits herself? It is the woman most of the time that holds the key to her orgasm and not the man.

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A farewell to arms?

Not many Nigerians would disagree with Dokubo’s claim, knowing Obasanjo for the kind of wily fox he was. Dokubo has been, more or less, tamed so that the recent spat between him and the intelligence department during which he was detained (?) might be a baiting trick to see if there is any fire left in him.

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Of South Africa and Egypt…

By Paul Bassey I followed the Confederation Cup with keen interest. I wonder who did not. The rights acquired by the Broadcasting  Organisation of Nigeria (BON) further brought the cup nearer to Nigerians and with it, the attendant excitement. The Confederation Cup was also expected to be a dress rehearsal for the FIFA World Cup
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Sanusi’s Interview With London Financial Times

By Les Leba Lamido Sanusi, the new CBN  Governor’s interview with Matthew  Green of the London Financial Times is the second extensive interview granted the media house since his appointment.  Mr. Sanusi should be commended for ensuring that a local media “Next on Sunday’ was given the first opportunity to reveal the person, aspirations and
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Of Harvard and upstart governors

LET us be quite upfront with truth: Some of the individuals who are the governors of Nigerian states today could not pass their basic West African Schools Certificate examinations even in more than one sitting; some could not pass the Joint Matriculation Exam when it was the gold standard for academic performance in Nigeria; as a result they did not have the kind of standard university education available to the more talented of their peers in Nigeria, many of who probably ended up in academia, the first call in those now seemingly halcyon years, for the best products of the then highly competitive Nigerian university system. Yes, indeed, the very best were immediately recruited and retained to teach in the Universities.

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Training our governors abroad

I READ a disturbing piece of news some two weeks ago and it has still failed to be spiked as stale. It affects our governors, chief executives of the 36 states of the federation. They are bosses of their states, cannot be touched while they are on that high horse as executive governors, as they would prefer to be known by and referred to. Only impeachment, resignation or death can remove them during their period of office. The proviso that they must perform the functions of that office to be entitled to that protection is ignored in our interpretation of their roles.

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