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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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Handshake Across the Niger summit

Handshake across the Niger summit

COME Thursday, January 11, 2018, a historic event will take place in Enugu, the capital of the defunct Eastern Region. Tagged: “Handshake Across the Niger”, it will be the coming together of the Igbo and Yoruba leaders of thought in a bid to create a common platform of understanding, brotherhood and cooperation which will ultimately strengthen the unity of Nigeria and promote its rapid development.

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Whither the elusive ‘looters list’?

VERY early at the start of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari voluntarily promised to release the list of those he called looters. On 12th December 2015 the President said the only thing holding back the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, from publishing the list of those who looted Nigeria and have returned parts of the loot was to avoid jeopardising investigations and further recoveries. Till today, he has not fulfilled that promise.

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Don’t politicise the #ENDSARS campaign

EVERYTHING possible must be done to avoid bringing politics into #ENDSARS, the campaign by some social activists to have the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police scrapped. The campaign, which took off in the social media made a worrisome landfall in the streets of some cities such as Abuja, Awka in Anambra, and Port Harcourt in Rivers State at the beginning of last week.

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