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Speechless inauguration was wrong

MILLIONS of Nigerians were shocked and disappointed on May 29, 2019, when President Muhammadu Buhari refused to make an inauguration speech after he was sworn-in for a second term in Abuja. That was a serious slight on a hallowed democratic tradition observed all over the world, even in countries with entrenched dictatorships.

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Apapa gridlock: Beyond presidential fiats

OVER the past 13 years or so when the negative effects of some port reforms, coupled with deregulation of the downstream oil sector, spilled thousands of trucks, trailers and tankers onto the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway and adjoining communities in Apapa, the Federal and Lagos State governments have issued several ultimatums for their clearance to no avail.
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Happy Eid-il-Fitr

THE long stretch of 30-day fasting has ended with festivity, happiness and merriment. It was a season of worship, commitment, discipline, charity, love and forgiveness, culminating in the celebration of Eid-il-Fitr otherwise known as Festival of breaking fast.

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Economist

Agenda for Buhari’s second term

AS President Muhammadu Buhari and the various elected or re-elected governors of 29 states begin their tenures of office, we wish to put on their tables the most pressing issues they should give utmost priority to pull Nigeria back from increasing cases of insecurity, economic doldrums and other social problems plaguing the country.

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