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Palliatives needed for importers

Nothing can be more detrimental and sabotaging to the economy. It is a monumental economic crime worse than smuggling, under-declaration and under-invoicing which they claim to be porters’ shops afighting on the highways and streets and even imnd homes.

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Beware of death in Sahara, Mediterranean

BY now, the message ought to be clear to those who have ears: illegal migration to Europe through the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea is almost a certified death sentence. But unfortunately, in spite of the gruesome experiences of those who tried it and were lucky to return alive to tell their stories, more young men and women are still embarking on that journey to Golgotha.

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No to fuel scarcity this Yuletide

ADMITTEDLY there is no time of the year when union strikes and the scarcity of petroleum products are convenient and welcome. But whenever it comes at Christmas/New Year season (the Yuletide), the experience is always nightmarish and excruciating to all and sundry. This is one important reason that the government and all interest groups involved
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The Eastern railways controversy

THE delay in the resuscitation of the Eastern railway network is a great disservice to efforts to diversify the economy. Cognisant of this, the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport and Local and Foreign Debts chaired by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, recently invited the Minister of Transport,  Chibuike Amaechi, to explain factors behind what is being seen as the “exclusion” of the Eastern rails from the Muhammadu Buhari regime’s railway agenda.

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Boko Haram

Probe the Metele Boko Haram massacre

FROM Day One, the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency has been a big mystery to most Nigerians. How an otherwise “rag-tag” band of religious outlaws ballooned into one of the most notorious terror machines in the world, claiming the lives of tens of thousands of Nigerians and rendering more than two million people homeless in spite of the gallant efforts of the Nigerian Army and Air Force, is something difficult to fathom.

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