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Fragile Niger Delta

STILL gloating over the peace it is said to have created in  the Niger Delta, the Federal Government has again shown the shallowness of its engagements with Nigerians. The disarmament of the militants was an emergency measure solely for the survival of the economy. Only two months after the amnesty was closed, and with the
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More gas on flaring

Gas flaring was to end on December 2008, one of numerous proposed dates that were never implemented.
“I think the government has never been able to develop a strong will to ensure the implementation of these basic policies and the result, of course, is like any other law, the operators take the easiest line of resistance, which is to maybe pay N2, or 1 Kobo or whatever and flaring many cubic feet of gas … Whatever it is, it is cheaper for the companies or the operators to flare gas and pay the penalty than to stop,” he said last year.

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Judgement day here

NIGERIAN politicians are a strange breed. They believe  they are the smartest beings in existence which could explain their conduct. In 10 years of managing Nigeria’s vast resources, they have insisted on befuddling the issues. Politics have become all about power for individual interests that usually run against the common good. Nothing is more important
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Latest bank reforms

CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido   Sanusi has lost the gusto with which he spoke about his banking reforms. When he threw out the managing directors of five banks last August, he accused them of infractions that threatened the health of the entire banking sector. Chief among these allegations were that they gave bad
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Human rights retreat

The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government. — Section 14 (2b) of the 1999 Constitution. THE once booming business of promoting human rights  is on serious retreat in Nigeria. It is appropriate on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day to remember this. A major reason for
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