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Pension For Govs: Uzodinma stands with the people

Pension For Govs: Uzodinma stands with the people

By James Udemba When a civil society group fought relentlessly last year to compel serving senators and ministers to refund pension funds they collected from their states as former governors, the members never bargained that their job would be made easier by a governor who ought to benefit from the rash of laws being made […]
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That people will have so little to eat

That people will have so little to eat

A BOY, about 12 approached   my car as I stopped at a traffic light in Abuja. It was difficult to guess when last he might have had a bath. His bushy hair might not have felt the touch of a comb in a long while. When I looked more closely at him as he asked for alms, he was a beauty; like gold in a mud. I asked him his name. “Abdullahi.”  His surname? “Abinchi.” That means food in Hausa. So I explained what I was enquiring. He replied: “Abinchi.”  He was not smiling, so it wasn’t a joke. But I was convinced that could not be his surname. It might simply mean the reality he faces; hunger.

How many people have you led across the road?

How many people have you led across the road?

The routine is fairly the same. Early in the week, every week, I try to sit or lie still for a while and allow my mind to dwell on things I had witnessed, observed or read during the week. Sometimes my mind is crowded, in which case I silently pray for divine help in choosing a topic. Sometimes, on very rare occasions I must admit, the topic chooses itself with such clarity and force that I can’t wait to get to the computer. On some other occasions, it is the other way round. I am blank. I lie or sit there sometimes for a stretch, pondering what to write on.

Strange disease kills 50 people in Kogi

Strange disease kills 50 people in Kogi

A strange disease whose symptoms include diarrhea, bloodstained vomiting and high fever has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi state.

Security in Lagos….What the people say

Security in Lagos….What the people say

TO me the Lagos State government and the security agents are trying in protecting the people of Lagos and their property. As we all know you cannot be in all places at the same time. In such places that we have insufficient police presence, crime is always on the high side.