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Pa Soludo – A Challenge

THE police has been handed another rare opportunity to prove its seriousness with the promises it has made to tackle kidnapping. The kidnap of Pa Simeon Nwankwo Soludo, father of Professor Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has upped the intrigues in the Anambra State governorship election. Events so far are
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Winner Is – Nobody!

THE Mo Ibrahim prize for achievement in African leadership has given a damning verdict on the quality of African leaders with its decision not to award the 2008 leadership prize. Former president of Botswana Ketumile Masire, speaking for the selection committee said, “The prize committee could not select a winner”. The prize, the largest individual
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Electricity, Not Excuses

IT is a long time since President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua said a word about Nigeria’s low electricity supply, or even his electoral promise to declare an emergency on electricity within months of being in office. Electricity is central to the existence of the modern society. Decades ago, it was one of the strongest factors that
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Remember Chia?

DETIMBIR Chia, a 14-year-old secondary school student, in the inner recesses of Benue State, three years ago, was credited with the spirited and courageous efforts that resulted in the fervent rescue operations which saved the lives of some passengers of the military plane that crashed in his village of Mbakunu, in Sangev Ya. There are
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Still On Election Cases

WITHOUT prejudice to the provisions of Section 294 subsection (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, an election petition and an appeal arising therefrom under this Act shall be given accelerated hearing and shall have precedence over all other cases or matters before the tribunals or court”. – Section 48 Electoral
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Here We Go Again

NIGERIAN politicians are a strange breed. They believe they are the smartest beings in existence. In 10 years of managing Nigeria’s vast resources, they have befuddled the issues. Politics are about power for individual interests that are against the common good. Nothing is more important to politicians than laying their hands on power. They can
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We Are The Law!

THE House of Representatives is pushing a bill that would grant legislators immunity like the executive. This backdoor move, if it results in a law, would illegally amend Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, which currently grants this status to only the President, Vice President, Governors and Deputy Governors.