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Uncertainties around FG’s 20-year power transmission plan

Most successful countries engage in long-term planning as a means of overcoming most of their capital developmental challenges but in Nigeria, they hardly get implemented. They have become the greatest sources of abandoned projects which litter our national landscape.

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Stop these child voters now

FOLLOWING on the heels of the recently concluded local government elections in Kano State, videos and photos of children, some of them as young as seven queueing in long lines to vote have sparked outrage in the social media. Nigerian laws prescribe that a person must be 18 or above to be eligible to vote

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Sustaining the war against malaria

ONE of the high points of the just concluded 30th African Union, AU, Heads of State and Government Summit held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was the special recognition of six member countries by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, ALMA – an alliance of 49 African countries working to end malaria on the continent by 2030. 

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Alex Ekwueme

As Nigeria bids Ekwueme goodbye today

Soft-spoken and amiable, Ekwueme did not cut the picture of a political firebrand. But he never failed to seize the political limelight whenever he ascended the political stage. Like a bolt from the blue, he emerged as the country’s first Vice-President, having been elected to that position along with President Shehu Aliyu Shagari in 1979 on the platform of the defunct National Party of Nigeria, NPN.

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