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Millions Of Troubles

FIGURES are deceptive. They hide the faces and agonies of those they represent. In other circumstances, statistics conceal the dangers they foretell, especially where the authorities, and all those who should use them ignore.

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Edo Hanging Row

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan on Fathers’ Day, June 16, had a unique message for Governors – sign the death warrants of those on death row. Eight days after Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State approved execution of four death row convicts; his intention preceded the President’s message.

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Death Of The Nigerian Car

BY August, the National Automotive Council, NAC, would be 20 years old. Its mandate in Act 84 of 25 August 1993 is to ensure the survival, growth and development of the Nigerian automotive industry using local human and material resources.

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Over-sighting Education

IF officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, or any of the public officers with over-sight functions for education, had their children in polytechnics in Nigeria, they would have been more circumspect in joining the Minister of Education, Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, who is celebrating the excellent standards of the institutions.

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Room To Meddle

SHOCKS over the United States Government’s order that Nigeria has to improve ports security or face sanctions – stoppage of vessels sailing to Nigerian ports – are indicative that Nigerians do not fully appreciate the implications of being members of the global village. It may be a village, but it has standards.

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