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Service Chiefs are very dispensable

President Buhari receives Service Chiefs in Salah

IT has been years since President Muhammadu Buhari came under intense pressure to get rid of the current crop of Service Chiefs: General Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Defence Staff; Lt-General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Ekwe Ibok-Ette Ibas,  Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, Chief of Air Staff. The
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Focus on access to power, Sahara Group urges investors in UK, Africa

Arewa’s woes beyond power supply

  NORTHERN Nigeria, fondly referred to by its people as “Arewa”, is heavily challenged by mass poverty, destitution and a cocktail of ethno-religious-related violence. Both the elite and the masses live in fear for their lives. Though the situation is not limited to the North, it is this region, the largest and most powerful political
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Herdsmen Attack: UPU frowns at killings of eight person in Uwheru

Herdsmen’s attacks on Delta, Katsina

It is unfortunate that the continued attacks and killings of innocent Nigerians by armed herdsmen all over the country are gradually becoming “normal” items of everyday news in Nigeria. The Federal Government does not seem sufficiently outraged by their murderous exploits. The Federal Government and the military authorities have studiedly refrained from recognising the reign
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Borno state, Waste recycling

Gov Zulum and the good teacher

SINCE he assumed power some eight months ago, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the Governor of embattled Borno State, has continued to strike the posture of a leader on a messianic mission. He has put the interests of the common man above partisan niceties and often found himself at odds with the Federal Government and the
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Social media regulation will fail, PDP replies FG, Lai Mohammed

We reject $500m loan for NTA

Mohammed,NTA: ONE of the great dividends of democracy is that it creates the Legislative arm through which the people are represented and given a voice in government. Apart from legislation, this arm of government also controls the purse of the nation and the power to mitigate the excesses of the Executive arm. It is this
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INEC deregisters 74 political parties over non-performance in elections, coalition

INEC’s weeding of unviable parties

AS Nigeria gets set for the 2020/2023 electoral cycle, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, announced the deregistration of 74 out of the 91 odd political parties which took part in the 2019 general elections. The electoral umpire now has 18 political parties on its register. The Chairman of the
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Sports, crucial element for effective policing — I-G

Our police world ranking

Police: ONCE again, Nigeria is reminded that she is one of the most backward countries in the world. Our rankings in such areas as education, healthcare, electricity, infrastructure, human development, food security, poverty/prosperity, human rights and what have you, show we are either at the bottom of the scale or very close, even in the
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4,500 impounded ‘okadas’

On the ban on Okada in Lagos

Okada ban: PERHAPS for the umpteenth time in the past 20 years, the Lagos State Government has announced a ban on the use of motorcycles and tricycles for commercial transport, this time in six local government areas, LGAs, nine local government development areas, LCDAs, 10 major highways and 40 bridges, flyovers and causeways in the
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Nigeria, U.S. , Travel ban

Much ado about US visa ban

Visa Ban: THE United States government on January 31, 2020, made good its intention to impose a ban on the issuance of immigrant-class visas to Nigerians and citizens of Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar, ostensibly in line with President Donald Trump’s policy of keeping Americans safer. What it simply means is that for now,
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