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Latest bank reforms

CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido   Sanusi has lost the gusto with which he spoke about his banking reforms. When he threw out the managing directors of five banks last August, he accused them of infractions that threatened the health of the entire banking sector. Chief among these allegations were that they gave bad
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Human rights retreat

The security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government. — Section 14 (2b) of the 1999 Constitution. THE once booming business of promoting human rights  is on serious retreat in Nigeria. It is appropriate on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day to remember this. A major reason for
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A policeman’s rage

NOTHING can justify the actions of mobile policeman, Raymond Egbongbonwuyi, who invaded the children’s ward of an Ibadan hospital, on November 25, beat up medical personnel, pulled off drips being administered on five children, and tear-gassed the ward. He was on this rampage for two hours before police from a nearby police station arrested him.

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Climate won’t wait

FEW settings aptly capture the international community’s proclivity for deception than the debates about climate change. Little difference is expected at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change which started in Copenhagen, Denmark yesterday. It runs until December 18.

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Mark his leadership

WHO does Senate President, David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark think he is? Is he anything more than the President of the Senate? His command that Nigerians should pray continuously for nine days for the health of the President is the latest in the ridiculous ways that are becoming Nigerian life. Where did he draw the authority
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Lessons from Venezuela

VENEZUELAN Ambassador to Nigeria, Enerique Fernando Arrundell, could not have offered his advice on Nigeria’s management of its petroleum resources at a better time. The anchor of government’s argument is that higher prices would draw foreign investors to the down stream sector of the industry. Professor Dora Akunyili, Minister of Information had solicited Venezuelan  investments
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No more campaigns

PRESIDENT Umaru Musa Yar’Adua last April told his party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and by extension his own aides, that it was time to work and not campaigns. Jobbers started campaigning for a second term for the President before he completed his one year in office.

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Promises of electricity

One of the things that has caused Nigerians some concern in recent times is the phenomenon of low supply of electricity, and I thought that the measures we have taken in recent times would have put things right. I think there is sabotage. I am not saying I am sure.

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Unhealthy concerns

NIGERIANS have good reasons to be concerned about the health of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, who is off to Saudi Arabia for treatment again. His office said the visit was a routine follow-up check. We wish him quick recovery and return to his duties.

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