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A Country Of Ghosts

GHOST workers are the latest buzz words for governments. Yerima Ngama, Minister of State for Finance sounded triumphant when he announced that 45,000 ghost workers who earned more than N100 billion, had been discovered on the pay roll of the Federal Government after auditing 251 Federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs. There are still 321 MDAs to be audited.

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Morbid Mystery

WEEKS after the discovery of dead bodies on the Ezu River in Amansea, Anambra State, it appears the incident would pass with similar official disinterest as that of 10 August 2006 when bodies of 12 robbery suspects the police paraded before the media 24 hours earlier, were dumped at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.

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Nigeria’s Porous Borders

CONCERNS about Nigeria’s porous borders have turned into regular complaints and occasional triumphant announcements of supposed conquest of the challenges. Neither is acceptable in the contexts of the importance of secured borders to Nigeria’s interests.

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