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Prospects And Challenges of INEC For Credible Elections In Future


By AHMED ABUBAKAR As the 2011 general elections has past and INEC is assiduously working towards conducting credible and acceptable elections in 2015, it may be said that it has at the moment impressively put in place some necessary machineries for a successful election. But in spite of all the efforts of the Independent National […]

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Saving Education in Nigeria


By MALCOM FABIYI If Nigerians choose to do so, by the International Day of Literacy on September 8, 2012 we can collectively ensure that Nigeria’s educational system will be firmly placed on a path to recovery. All that is needed is the removal of four words from our constitution, just four words! There has been […]

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You know President Jonathan Respects you if…


By RUDOLF OKONKWO   A common refrain in Nigeria’s political discourse is that commentators should respect people in government, especially the president. Even though respect is earned and not bestowed, Nigerians waste no time in spiting out words of that nature. Some say that even if commentators do not respect the occupant of the office, […]

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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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Plight of a Fraudulent Nation


The recent scam and financial scandal rocking the National Assembly involving the embattled House Committee Chairman on Capital Markets Hon. Herman Hembe and the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission has once again brought Nigeria into global focus as nation of fraud, writes Ohia Israel From the reign of Evan Ewerem to David […]

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Oteh/Hembegate Who’s Fooling Nigerians?


The Facts, the Fictions EFCC Barks, Will It Bite? As EFCC moves in to investigate the bribery and fraud allegations against the embattled Chairman of House of Reps Committee on Capital Markets and the DG of Securities and Exchange Commission, palpable fear grips both parties The gridlock between the House of Representatives’ Capital Market Committee […]

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EXPOSED: Senators, Reps, still the World’s highest paid Lawmakers


 …spend over N71Bn annually on allowances alone! By Our Correspondent The picture being painted by lawmakers in the National Assembly that they are cutting down their jumbo allowances to reduce over head cost may not be true, if what is being earmarked as allowances for them in this year’s budget  is anything to go by. […]

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Balarabe Musa blows hot: ‘Our Political Leaders are thieves’


Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa is the National Chairman of People’s Redemption Party (PRP) and the first elected civilian Governor of Kaduna State. A Chartered Accountant and Administrator of repute, the former governor spoke to our Kaduna Bureau Chief, Musa Alhaji Muhammad, on the recent all politicians summit and other issues of national importance.  Excerpts: You […]

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