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    “Port Harcourt is a slum”, “Orubebe has amnesia”: Rivers governor, minister in messy fight.

    By January 19, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola It should be pointed here that as bitter and dirty as the recent accusations and counter-accusations and accusations again between Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson, and ex-governor, Timipreye Sylva were; that was nothing compared to the one currently...

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    Surprise: President Jonathan makes unscheduled visit to Police College

    By January 18, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola All the news before today was that the president was going to jet out to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, for the Extra-Ordinary meeting of the ECOWAS Heads of Government. By the time you’re reading this, he very well...

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    Fisayo Soyombo: The Jahman I know

    By January 18, 2013

    by Fisayo Soyombo IT was nearly a decade ago. I was only a 100-level student of Agriculture but I had suddenly been thrust into The Guardian’snewsroom on a two-month internship. “This small man with big tie, I just hope you can...

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    Suleiman Dikwa: I am a stranger in my Maiduguri

    By January 18, 2013

    by Suleiman Dikwa Maiduguri, or Yerwa Fato, as popularly referred to by the indigenes has become a grave, deadly place. It now seems like eternity since the last time I visited Maiduguri. My daughter has never been to my home town,...

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    Ultimate search: Reps set to probe the disappearance of N2.1 billion from minting company

    By January 18, 2013

    by Ibrahim Faruk The House of Representatives, yesterday constituted a special ad hoc committee to investigate the alleged disappearance of N2.1 billion from the vaults of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company (NSPMC) in December 2012. The Speaker of...

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    Godwin Onyeacholem: FCT minister: Hurting the poor to cushion the rich

    By January 18, 2013

    by Godwin Onyeacholem He is simply not the one he claims to be. Beneath the facade of his alluring rhetoric lies the stinking debris of pure cruelty. To many residents of the hollow universe called Federal Capital Territory, a space...

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    Hauwa Mundi: Islam is all we’ve got

    By January 18, 2013

    by Hauwa Mundi We could kill who ever dares to speak evil of our Prophet, yes! We could kill them with our smiles, goodness and kindness. People always ask why it becomes really personal for the Northern Muslim where his...

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    Wobia Akani: Strip the Nigerian Police Force now

    By January 18, 2013

    by Wobia Akani Two prominent signs one is likely to spot in any of the numerous police stations spread across the country read thus: “THE POLICE IS YOUR FRIEND” and “BAIL IS FREE”. We see them and we ask “Really?”...

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    Rotimi Fawole: Check. Mate. Corruption wins.

    By January 18, 2013

    by Rotimi Fawole The mantra is that government is corrupt. And politicians and senior civil servants surely must be, given the billion naira scams that we keep reading about. But there is a level of life and living that that...

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    Where do you stand? PDP and ACN clash over ideas

    By January 18, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola Nigerians love to lament about how our politics is devoid of ideas or ideologies and how our politicians are just the same irrespective of party affiliations. To a very large extent, that view point still holds true....

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    Yomi Kazeem: Dear Reno Omokri…

    By January 18, 2013

    by Yomi Kazeem Reno Omokri has got a very difficult job. Effectively, he’s got to say the opposite of what the reality is and try to sound sane at the same time. He’s got to qualify the President with positive...

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    Vision 13:2050: PwC says Nigeria could be 13th top economy by 2050

    By January 18, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola At the pace we are moving, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that in seven years time, when 2020 arrives, Nigeria would be among the Top 20 nations. That has been our dream as a country since 2007, at...

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    Off to Abidjan: President Jonathan to attend ECOWAS leaders meeting

    By January 18, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola President Goodluck Jonathan will travel to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire today for an Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. ECOWAS is set to go ahead with the full deployment of the community’s...

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    Amnesty for Mr. President? Tompolo rallies disgruntled ex-militant leaders for GEJ

    By January 18, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola Relief for President Jonathan at last. We almost thought he’d lost the entire MEND constituency. In less than two weeks, three of the president’s staunchest supporters – Asari Dokubo, Ateke Tom, and Victor Ebikademor (aka Boyloaf) –...

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    New year, New fight: House of Reps threaten to ignore Jonathan

    By January 17, 2013

    by Ibrahim Faruk The fractious relationship between the House of Representatives and President Goodluck Jonathan has continued into the New Year. And if today’s sitting at the House is evidence of things to come, then Nigerians should get set for...

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    ‘Wanted’ Babalakin shows up in court: What’s the EFCC up to?

    By January 17, 2013

    by Stanley Azuakola The approach of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to the prosecution of the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Limited, Wale Babalakin, is a curious one. Nigerians were surprised to hear that Babalakin had been declared wanted by...

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    Mugabe’s VP, John Nkomo, dies

    By January 17, 2013

    by Solomon Osadolo Zimbabwean vice president, John Nkomo has died. The 78-year old who has been battling with cancer died in the hospital on Thursday. Sicknesses and ailments have become the major opposition to sit-tight Zimbabwean leaders. The president of...

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    James Eze: Unveiled – The Nigerian Mind

    By January 17, 2013

    By James Eze Among all black people on God’s earth, the Nigerian is probably the closest archetype of the black race. He has some of the finest qualities that inspire racial pride among all black people. He also has some...

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    Collins Uma: Why Jonathan should not run in 2015

    By January 17, 2013

    By Collins Uma I have avoided writing anything on Nigeria’s on-going under-development for a while now because of my belief that we spend a lot of time – too much time – on social media analysing policies of government. We...

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    Solomon Osadolo: Obeying The Clarion Call

    By January 17, 2013

    by Solomon Osadolo Youths obey the clarion call Let us lift our nation high Under the sun or the rain With dedication and selflessness Nigeria’s ours, Nigeria we serve. The first time I heard and learned that anthem I was standing...

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