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Highways of endless death-traps

MANY have since concluded that the Federal Highways across the nation have become a metaphor for the worst of every situation.  In the first part of this article, which appeared in Thisday Newspapers of August 28, 2009, page 16, we dwelt exhaustively on the Lagos-Benin Highway that was adjudged the worst road in Nigeria at the time.

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How not to treat a fugitive – Josef Omorotionmwan

NIGERIA is one place where corruption is gradually assuming the same dimension with the weather, which everyone complains, but nobody does anything, about. We condemn stealing in the strongest possible terms; but all our actions seem to indicate that crime pays, provided you do it big. That explains why the petty thief is quickly thrown into prison while the big time looters who steal billions and trillions walk our streets in unfettered freedom.

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Equal but separate Courts for looters

ANYTHING  that affects all must be approached by all. This is one way of explaining the seriousness with which the relatively new Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen, is approaching the fight against corruption in Nigeria. In Onnoghen, we see the first bold attempt to deal with the issue of corruption in this country.

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Still on restructuring Nigeria

THERE are critical segments of our    society that have not been properly assimilated in the scheme of things; hence we have suggested consistently in this Column that there is the crying need to return to a modified Regional System of Government. We have advocated the restructuring of the country into eight Regions under which the Middle Belt minorities of the old North; the Mid-Western minorities of the old West; and the Calabar Ogoja Rivers, COR, State Movement of the old East will be properly assimilated, once and for all. For too long, these minorities have been agitating for their own separate Regions.

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