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Abia and threat of violence

ABIA State is not known for political violence since its creation, though it witnessed such during the immediate past administration between 1999 and 2007. It was obvious to Nigerians then that the political violence that rocked the state was orchestrated by the government of the time to divert attention from its non-performance.

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Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda: the NEXIM bank example

THE President Goodluck Jonathan Transformation Agenda which has become a household name is intended to permeate a wide spectrum of the nation’s everyday life, ranging from housing, industry, energy, entertainment to the whole gamut of every facet of our social life. The present government is credited for the turnaround being experienced in many of the country’s productive sectors.

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Will rebranding of Buhari work?

IN a few days from now, the Presidential election will be held in all thirty-six (36) States of Nigeria plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). All observers will admit that this is the closest Presidential polls since the return to democracy in 1999. We held subsequent elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, with the Peoples Democratic Party winning convincingly with landslides.

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Tales of the unexpected at NNPC and CBN, By Atedo Peterside

A foreign correspondent first called my attention to it. We were at the same party in Lagos. He leaned forward and whispered in my ear, in a tone that suggested conspiracy and/or gossip, asking if I had heard about the missing $49.8 bn at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). There was a glint in his eye. A knowing look and a half smile that said: “after all this is Nigeria and so we love to give headline coverage to the negative – theft, corruption, sleaze etc.” I pointed at the glass in his hand and asked him if he had been drinking a little too much.

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Where will the pendulum swing to

THE 2015 elections are here. It is time for politicians to receive rewards for their stewardship. It has been a year of bruising campaigns, all parties have fought well. No matter the outcome of the elections, one thing is sure, the country’s polity will never be the same again. No more will our politicians take the people for a ride, our democracy is deeply enriched.

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