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Between kidnappers, security agents and Abia govt

WHEN the kidnapping saga erupted in the South East zone following the amnesty programme that brought militancy in Niger Delta region to an end, the people and governments of the zone were worried. As times passed by, the crime gained momentum in the zone, but took a dangerous dimension in Abia, precisely in the Aba/Ngwa axis of the state, despite spirited efforts by the state government to tackle the problem.

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Re IBB: Bad product, bad salesman

The article by Ben Nanaghan in Sunday Vanguard of 3 October, 2010 was to say the least, an unfair charge against Dr Raymond Dokpesi, the Director General of Ibrahim Babangida Campaign Organisation. The attempt to dent his credentials tended to instigate a rebellion against the leadership of the campaign organisation. Unfortunately for Nanaghan, Dokpesi still has his honour intact.

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The truth about the motion for independence

There has been so much confusion, misunderstanding and misinformation about who actually moved the motion for Nigeria’s independence. Given the fact that Nigeria was 50 years old on October 1 and it marked our jubilee year as an independent nation, I believe it is time to set the record straight and bring this matter to closure. And in order to do so successfully we must be guided by facts and historical records and not by sentiment or political considerations.

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Gbemi Saraki’s endorsement: Let the people decide

Amid the scramble for the tickets of the political parties ahead of the 2011 polls, each of the states has its own dynamics. It is this dynamism that will decide the political direction and the fate of aspirants come next year. In Kwara State, former Senate leader and political heavyweight, Dr. Olusola Saraki, endorsed Senator Gbemisola Rukayyah Saraki as the preferred candidate for the Government House in Ilorin.

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Nigeria @50: Where is our commitment (2)

The teachers are on a field day on industrial actions on issues that are really none of their business. Students posit as if character and learning have become obsolete values in the making of a student and embrace the negative values of violence, cheating and immorality to the detriment of their persons and the society.

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