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Niger Delta:The Gbaramatu crisis

By Henry Ayanruoh AS I listened to news from different Nigeria television stations and read national newspapers of Nigerians expressing their concern about the Gbaramatu crisis amidst the mortar burst and whining bullets, it dawned on me that when pressed with the demands of inner truth men do not easily assume the task of opposing
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Kogbara and the anti-Saro-Wiwa scheme

By Patrick Naagbanton DONU KOGBARA, the veteran media writer and daughter of the late Chief Ignatus Vibel Kogbara, the prominent Ogoni elite, is a courageous woman. Courage can be displayed when one either is doing good or evil, but it’s always good to demonstrate courage for good, for the health of society. Reading Donu’s convulsion
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I remember my friend, Ladi Lawal

IT was Remi Olayiwola, a colleague and friend for all seasons, who called me from Nigeria very early in the morning to inform me that Ladi Lawal, my friend of the NUJ, had gone down in silence. William Shakespeare did say that death, as a necessary end, will come when it will. And Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya, the scientist and all-time great teacher, evangelist, prophet and general overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, added that death is death, regardless of the cause.

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Nothing wrong with ‘good people, great nation’

EARTH is a shopping arcade and all nations are its decorated shops. Recently, the government of Nigeria launched a campaign that aims at wiping out the wrong image that some people propagate about the country. However, the exercise has drawn criticisms from some people. I have been living in Nigeria for some years now and I feel that the branding exercise is a step in the right direction.

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Kogbara and the anti-Saro-Wiwa sentiment

DONU Kogbara, the veteran writer and daughter of the late Chief Ignatus Vibel Kogbara, the prominent Ogoni elite, is a courageous woman. Courage can be displayed when one either is doing good or evil, but it’s always good to demonstrate courage for good, for the health of society. Reading Donu’s convulsion in the Vanguard newspaper of Sunday, June 4, 2009, under the title, “The Forgotten Four”, stirred my mind.

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The ‘flying’ governor of Edo

By Ehi Akhigbemudu DESPITE the economic meltdown, the  dwindling  oil resources due to a lull in the global oil market and the ongoing genocide in the Niger Delta region, the comrade governor of Edo  State  Adams Oshiomhole still derives joy in junketing around Nigeria in chartered flights.

Niger Delta war: Wake-up call for ministry

By Ifeatu Agbu GIVEN the controversial circumstance of its birth, the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs was expected to prove the skeptics wrong by hitting the ground running. This was even more so when it was generally perceived as President Yar ‘Adua’s panacea for bringing lasting peace and development to the crisis-ridden oil-producing region. Unfortunately,
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Sanusi spoke the mind of many

By Ahmed Mustapha THE new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was reported to have told the Senate that there was an urgent need for government to address “critical infrastructure” if we must effectively address the problem of economic development in Nigeria.

Umeh speaks, but not about that N250m

By  Afam Ofomata EMEKA ETIABA has been very busy with his state-wide consultations involving all stakeholders who are now beginning to accept his message of delivering a befitting state capital in Awka, committing our security votes towards fighting crime in the state, overhaul of primary and secondary health care in the state, returning back to
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