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Nigerian Government claims “Living Standard” is improving despite Cronic Poverty


By SANI TUKUR Since increasing petrol price from N65 to N97 in January, prices of goods and services have soared by as much as 50 per cent or more, leaving Nigerians to pay more while their earnings remained largely the same. Four months into the new price regime, analysts have said the country’s poverty level […]

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The North that Southerners don’t know


By MARK AMAZA THE general belief held by most southerners about the North is that the region is not just mainly Muslim, but wholly Muslim. Whenever I meet someone from the South and introduce myself, I am correctly placed as a Christian. But once I am asked my state and I say Borno State, the […]

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The Unmasking of Nigerian Federalism


By REMI OYEYEMI   “Conscience is an open wound, only the truth can heal it” – Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1817) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 It was Uthman Dan Fodio, a Fulani and great Islamic scholar who described “Conscience” as […]

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N3b Scam: DPR and Harrowing evidence of Fraud


By IFEANYI IZEZE   When the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Gas Resources in Abuja accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) of frustrating the efforts of the Federal Government to monitor and measure the amount of gas produced at every given time, the agency must have meant to […]

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Drivers License: Winnowing the Chaff from the Grain


By ROGERS EDOR OCHELA   ”Life is about change. A leap can only be attained when dreams are translated into reality. A goal can also be fulfilled when a decayed system goes through the surgeon’s knife”—Alhaji Adamu Muazu, ex-Governor of Bauchi State It is often said that the only constant thing in life is change. […]

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Military Coup in Mali


Governments, which shall come to power through unconstitutional means shall not be allowed to participate in the activities of the Union. –  African Union Constitutive Act.                          The sudden news flash of a Military coup d’etat in Mali does not come as a surprise to me for two very important reasons. The first that begs for […]

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EFCC: A Waste of Taxpayer’s Money


By Charles Ofoji If you spend, or employ uselessly without adequate return, it is a locus-classic case of profligate squander. Now, if you juxtapose the colossal sum spent on the so-called anti-graft agency, the EFCC since it was conceived and set up by former President Obasanjo`s government, with the results it has achieved in its […]

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Revealed: How Jonathan and his Men Plotted Sylva’s Fall


Facts have emerged on how President Goodluck Jonathan and his loyalists plotted the fall of the embattled Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva. Minutes of a “strategy meeting” obtained by this medium shows that it had the support of security agencies in its actions. At one of the meetings, the group gave inkling into […]

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