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Omar Bongo (1935-2009)

El Haji Omar Bongo Ondimba, the diminutive President of Gabon, passed on last week at 73. After 42 years of uninterrupted control of Gabon, he became the world’s longest serving president by March 2008 (possibly one of the richest), overtaking Cuba’s Fidel Castro, who stepped down due to failing health. Born Albert Bernard Bongo, to
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Savannah Bank’s Return

WHY was Savannah Bank Plc shut down in 2002? The Central Bank of Nigeria claimed the bank was unable to meet some of its obligations, the bank disputes that to date. A Federal High Court in  Abuja ruled on 20 October 2006 that CBN’s closure of the bank was legal.

16 June 12s Ago!

JUNE 12 is at the verge of receding to the memory of a few. Dubious politicians, with a flair for speaking from both sides of their mouths, have applauded and condemned June 12, depending on whether it could buy the next political meal or not.

One For Women

A citizen of Nigeria of a particular community, ethnic group, place of origin, sex, religion or political opinion shall not, by reason only that he is such a person be subjected either expressly by or in the practical application of, any law in force in Nigeria or any executive or administrative action of the government,
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Seven-Point Debate

NEEDLESS debates are trailing the seven-point agenda of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. As usual, in the absence of a clear direction for the administration, debates on the seven-point agenda provide cover for its motion that is mistaken for progress.

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Fear of EFCC, ICPC

SENATE President, David Bonaventure Mark is afraid that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and its poorer cousin, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) would have too much power without another body supervising their work.

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