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Obasanjo, an academic icon

Obasanjo, who enrolled in the university with Matriculation Number 146058901, successfully defended his thesis entitled: Resolving the Unfinished Agenda in Liberation Theology: Leadership, Poverty and Underdevelopment in North Eastern Nigeria. He was praised by Dr Samaila Mande, the Dean of Postgraduate School of NOUN, for being a pace-setter in the course which he manages.

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Kudos to EU on Borno rehab package

To say that this and other gestures of empathy and goodwill by the EU and other humanitarian bodies are welcome is putting it mildly. It is a huge relief, especially for a state whose government has bravely but with determination carried the grim burden of the carnage while spending much of its lean resources in caring for the displaced persons and rebuilding devastated communities.

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Budget before politics, please

THIS 2018 will be a year when governance takes the back seat to make way for political party conventions, congresses and campaigns. Professor Mahmood Yakubu’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has already showed its enthusiasm for the intense politicking that lies ahead by proactively publishing the programmes and timelines for the impending general elections. Indeed, INEC has brought forward political activities.

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Necessary cautions over Libya returnees

EVEN though the Federal Government wasted a lot of time before swinging into action when outrage over the sale of Nigerian migrants into slavery was exposed, we are encouraged by reports that up to 3,000 out of the estimated 5,000 stranded in Libya were brought home before the end of December 2017, going by the words of Ambassador Illiya Danladi Fachano, Nigeria’s Charge D’Affaires in Libya.

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