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Valentine romance : First family bags Okada gift

This year’s celebration of Valentine Day will for long linger in the memories of residents of Yenagoa the Bayelsa State capital as the Governor of the State, Chief Timipre Sylva and his wife, Mrs. Alanyingi Sylva were awarded a brand new motorcycle popularly known as Okada for being the most romantic couple of the day at a time most Bayelsans are clamouring for the banning of Okada as a means of transportation.

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N/A resolution and the poisoned chalice called doctrine of necessity

Again, for the umpteenth time, Nigeria emerged from its ashes of constitutional conflagration that sort of defied the natural order of combustion: much like the Mosaic experience of the bush consuming the fire rather than the other way round. So it was with the recent constitutional crisis triggered off by the eerie power vacuum in the wake of the long absence of President Yar’Adua from the country on medical trip.

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Report says attacks on journalists on the rise

A new global survey by the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ, has said that attacks on journalists are getting worse, with more attempts by repressive governments to censor the media. “Freelancers and online journalists are more vulnerable than ever before”, the survey which was launched at the UN headquarters in New York during the week said. The UN new edition of the CPJ finding entitled, “Attacks on the Press” in 2009, analyses threats in more than 100 countries.

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Good neigbourliness in times of crisis: The NVRI example

Except perhaps for those who had prior knowledge of the recent crisis in the Plateau State capital
and environs, it was an incident that caught many unawares. Many residents of Jos have become crisis-weary and probably felt it was the same for others. Little wonder that quite a number did not believe when initial reports of the outbreak of another crisis came. But it turned out to be true. Neighbours and friends once again became enemies, attacking one another and destroying property.

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