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Jonathan utmost beneficiary of N-Delta agitation, says Odje

A Warri-based lawyer, Dr. Akpor Mudiaga-Odje, yesterday, said President Goodluck Jonathan was the utmost beneficiary of the Niger Delta agitation.

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Are elections programmed to fail?

CALL it ambuscade! The air of apprehension in the build up to the June 12, 1993 presidential elections, was so thick a knife could cut through it. With the path to the elections strewn with land mines of different nature – judicial and political – many Nigerians had thought the elections might not hold after all.
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WHAT HOPE? Nigeria at 100 years

It rose to N477.70 million in 1962, N498.19 million in 1963, N554.43 million in 1964 and N654.34 million in 1965. In 1966 the total revenue rose to N612.88 million and in 1970 total revenue stood at N634 made up of N166.60 million earnings from oil. With the export of crude oil on commercial basis from 1970, Nigeria revenue profile changed for the better as total revenue jumped to N3,724 million with non oil contributing just N813.40 million.

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Military killed Police Force, says Frank Odita

At that time, every service you have, the Customs, the SSS, the Immigration, the NDLEA, even the Federal Road Safety Corps; name it; every arm of the security we have today were all parts of the Nigeria Police Force. We had the Police Custom Service, the Police Immigration Service, the Police Fire Service and of course, the Hausa Constabulary eventually became the Royal West African Frontier Force (WAFF) which became the Nigerian Army.

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