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Oteh’s SEC Stinks!


By Nana Gwadabe THE public hearing of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Capital Markets, important as it is, has unfortunately been ruined by allegations against the committee. Did the committee ask the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ms. Arunma Oteh, for a bribe as she publicly alleged? Did the committee chairman, […]

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True Confession of a Niger Deltan


By Michael Egbejumi-David Warri no dey carry last? Well, that may be true some nine years ago. But since 2003, things have been falling apart in that part of the country. We scrape the bottom of the barrel and, sadly, there we find Warri and the rest of Delta State. Only the Nigerian judiciary, clumsily […]

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Oteh vs. Hembe=Nigeria’s Loss


Okey Ndibe In Nigeria, tragedy often wears the garb of comedy. Last week’s duel featured Arunma Oteh and Herman Hembe as the principal adversaries. Ms. Oteh is the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Mr. Hembe the chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on the capital market. Nigerians – and no doubt many […]

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On the Crashing Nigeria Stock Exchange Market, Ms Oteh and Hon. Hembe


By Leonard Karshima Shilgba I am an investor at the Nigeria stock market. I invested all of my gratuity earnings that I received from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) about six years after I had left the university in purchasing shares of the Transcorp Company in 2007 at a unit price of N7:50. Today as […]

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The Borno’s unending violence: A call for Peace


Saturday 10th March 2012 was another busy day in Maiduguri when people moved endlessly criss-crossing the city to and from wedding venues and receptions. The ubiquitous JTF in strategic location along the roads did not bother them much, since social activities must take place no matter the curfew and harassments by the security forces, provocatively […]

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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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Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government


By David Barrett In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians […]

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Why Exploration of Oil in North is Delayed


By John Ofikhenua By John Ofikhenua The Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria, Prof Abubakar Sambo, yesterday stated that exploitation of oil in the North is yet to begin because of politics. According to him, Nigeria has refused to do enough investigation on the oil in the North because there is oil in […]

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