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The making of a dangerous nation

By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye “SOMETHING startles me where I thought I was safest,I withdraw from the still woods I loved, I will not go now on the pastures to walk…”– Walt Whitman (1819-1892) in the poem, ‘This Compost’. IN October 2004, Professor Chinua Achebe told Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s “civilian” ruler at the time, that Nigeria
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Challenges before Onovo

By Magnus Eze FOR Ogbonna Okechukwu Onovo, his appointment as Acting Inspector General of Police July 22 and subsequent confirmation by the Nigeria Police Council, August 4, capture the age-long saying, that “the patient dog eats the fattest bone”. Onovo had previously acted, though briefly, as IG of the Nigeria Police Force in 2007, before
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2011: Ominous signs in the horizons

By Richard Tosanwumi Serious politicians in  our country know that it takes about 18 months for intending contestants to prepare for a presidential election, and 12 months for a governorship election. In case of totally fresh aspirants for both positions, it will certainly take as much longer period because of their inexperience in the politicking
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Cost of peace at Unilorin

By Muyiwa Akande IN the Thursday, July 23, 2009 issue of the Nigerian Tribune, a piece titled “Akinlotan: Enough is enough” written by Mr. Mahfouz Adedimeji, acting Director of Information and Protocol of University of Ilorin, was published. In the piece, the writer tried his best, albeit unconvincingly, to rubbish the position of Mr. Idowu
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It’s good for a man not to touch a woman-Kamai

However, delving into the issue of Marriage, Paul also takes his time to talk about the “celibate, or unmarried state” which from all indications is his preferred option, “I wish that all were as I am” (7:6). Part of Paul’s reason for preferring the celibate or unmarried state is borne out the conviction that the time is short”. Paul still goes further to expound on the place of Divorce in Christian Marriage.

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Trailers of wickedness on our roads

The questions that keep coming to me are: First, why are there no training schools for trailer drivers in Nigeria, and if there are none, can’t NARTO put one together? Second, why would an entrepreneur entrust the control and operation of a truck valued over N15.0 million into the hands of a driver who can neither read nor write, does not understand the road signs, who drinks and smokes all sorts? Such trucks are accidents waiting to happen.

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Electoral reform and the Niger Delta Technical Committee report

But thank God the day has passed for blind euphemisms. He who lives with untruth lives in spiritual slavery. Freedom is still the bonus we receive for knowing the truth. “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” And I ask what then is the truth? The truth is that, this is the time for Nigerians to tell each other the truth about who and what have brought us to the condition of political and social deprivation against which we struggle today.

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Between the two Obis, Etiabas and I

His mother was also a candidate rigged out too, wasn’t she? Comfort listen to this new one: Emeka helped in the recruitment of some of the lawyers appearing for the Obi-Etiaba legal team and a particular case in point was that of Barrister Ezeuko (SAN) whose consultation fee Emeka personally paid and still has the receipt till today.

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Leave Sam Egwu alone

What is his offence? He celebrated the 25th anniversary of his wedlock to his one and only wife, Mrs. Eunice Ukamaka Egwu. While one of the trade unions in the Education sector called for his resignation, a popular columnist in the Vanguard, newspaper, Ochereoma Nnanna, called for his sack from the Federal Executive Council.

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NDDC and Nwagboso’s footprints

We also used the medium to appeal to the President to ignore the ranting of some politicians purported to be speaking for the oil producing communities in Ukwa-West of the State over the overwhelming support and endorsement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in the local government, state and national levels for Mr. Nwagboso who was the Federal Commissioner representing Abia State in the second Governing Board of NDDC.

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2010 election and fake endorsements

By  Eziuche Nwoka EVERYDAY in our state capital, guided tours are sponsored by our state government and Nigerians are given free return tickets and hotel accommodations, taken round the state in Coaster buses and shown various projects in the state. This is truly the first of its kind by any state government as neither Governor
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Why NYSC must stay

By  Mack Ogbamosa ONE of the fundamental instruments binding the nation together- the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – has been under media bashing in recent times. There have even been calls for its scrapping because, according to the critics, the scheme is no more relevant.  They base their arguments on reasons like unhealthy nature
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