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An agenda on climate change

The scenarios are frightening but they represent the reality. Lagos may be submerged in the event of sea level rise. An estimated 87 million Nigerian farmers face food insecurity as a result of frequent climatic disasters. This is due to the changing rainfall patterns, increased desertification and flooding which pose the greatest challenge to farmers, and continue to deepen rural poverty. This puts 42 per cent of the GDP currently contributed by agriculture at a great risk.

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Muscle-flexing new comers to the party

This is the story of how newly-elected public office holders are demonstrating that their time has come and that they intend to institute a new paradigm. However, the hastiness in their acts suggest an underhanded attempt at stonewalling their predecessors and, in the instance of the House of Representatives where the tussle for the office of the Speaker is still roiling, the newly-elected representatives are spoiling for a showdown with the ruling party.

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The tragedy of May 29

In this report, we examine the spectre of violence which greeted the 2011 general elections and how some innocent Nigerians, including members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who were drafted to assist the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in the conduct of the elections, lost their lives.

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The health sector rot

The troubles confronting health care delivery in Nigeria are legion. Even as he gets set to carry on with the mantle of leadership at the federal level of government, President Goodluck Jonathan already has his work cut out. Presumably, he is under no illusion about the Herculean nature of the task ahead.

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Jonathan, govs must deliver on promises – Oritsejafor

The National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, recently, came under severe verbal attacks from certain quarters because, like Prophet Isaiah in the Bible, he dared to point at those he perceived to be troubling the nation. In this interview with SAM EYOBOKA, apart from setting an agenda for the incoming governments across the country, Oritsejafor refused to join issues with the CPC presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and his co-travellers, insisting that ”you cannot build a nation on anything less than the truth.”

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Economy: It’s a mixed grill

As the tenure of the present administration comes to an end today, stakeholders, industry players in different sectors and the masses are divided in their views on what government has achieved in the last four years in the areas of infrastructural development, economic growth/development and public goods for improved standard of living. While some experts rate the Federal Government low on infrastructural development, especially in the area of power supply, others called on the new administration of President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure adequate planning and policies implementation to fast-track development for long-term growth.

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