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Defects in de-regulation

DE-REGULATION, the public thinks, is another name for price increases without any certainty about improvements in services. While de-regulation has worked with the telecommunications industry, where the issues of power (fuel and energy for industrial, commercial and domestic uses) are concerned, the same factors that made telecommunications a burgeoning success appear to disappear.

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Sacking The Ministers

THERE are some who succeed only when there is tension. If the country is moving towards peace, they find new noise to heighten the tension. Those who call for sack or change of Ministers are bringing a proposal that has little bearing to the belated efforts to steer the country into some direction. Who will be the new Ministers? Who are their sponsors? What is their motive?

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She Died, Her 3 kids Died

TRAGEDIES like the one in Port Harcourt last week, where at least 10 people died – four from one family – by electrocution are very sad comments about our country, made sadder because they point to the extent of poverty in a country that struts the global stage as if it cared about its peoples.

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Lawless Bauchi State Assembly

A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected expressly by, or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government, to disabilities or restrictions to which citizens of Nigeria of other communities, ethnic groups, places of origin, sex, religions or political opinion are not made subject. – Section 42 (1a) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Anambra, Not The Test

THOSE who think a successful holding of Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra State would indicate the state of the country’s democratic atmosphere or the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to effect changes in its operations that would make the results of the 2011 elections more acceptable to the generality of Nigerians are wrong on both assumptions.

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Sinister Senate

AFTER 65 days, during which all that Nigerians knew about their President were speculations, the Senate last Wednesday moved a motion asking the President to comply with Section 145 of the Constitution. Today marks the 71st day of the President’s absence. He reportedly receives medical attention in Saudi Arabia.

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