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    First term report card: Verdict of the examiner

    The last session of the Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja provided a very apt occasion for President Muhammadu Buhari to declare his verdict and he did not mince words or lose face. He rose in a robust defence of his cabinet ministers by deflecting orchestrated criticism of his decision to retain them till the end of his first term. In the process, President Buhari impressively saluted...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Western Sahara: When Nigerians hosted an African President

    STATE visits are state visits. Usually drab affairs with polite speeches, handshakes and some reassurances. It is usually a state affair in which the people are rarely involved. Not so when President Brahim Ghali of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, SADR (Western Sahara) came calling mid-June. The notice of his visit was quite short and his programme, tight. So a race began to get...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Towards ending the killing spree by herdsmen

    NOT long ago when a global terrorists index was issued by international experts on terrorism and the threats terrorists pose to world's peace, the Nigerian version of armed herdsmen was rated as the fourth deadliest killer terror organisation in the world. Sadly, as the international community of concerned experts are wracking their brains on how to get the relevant global leaders to act to stave...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    The war against banditry, Buratai's winning formulae

    "The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war" Douglas MacArthur. Nigeria is a great country. A country with high potentials and substantial economic resources that have somewhat translated into a considerable challenge for us as a people and as a nation. I recall that in numerous forums, I have...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    The Boss as a bridge-builder

    Mr. Boss Mustapha, even when he was the helmsman at the Inland Waterways Authority, carried out his duties efficiently outside the public glare which is rare for a man of his political standing. This may have prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to choose him to replace the disgraced former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal. The President, after the heat generated by the...

    • yesterday
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    Justice Karatu and Bagudu's rejection of religious card

    On any issue, there are always three sides to it - the 'truth' from both sides of the divide and the real truth. For some days now, there has been this hullabaloo about the alleged confirmation and sack of the former Acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Justice Elizabeth Asabe Karatu. It has been back and forth on the veracity of what transpired between the former judge, the...

    • yesterday
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    The debt the black race owes the sickle cell disease patient

    Introduction As we celebrate this year's World Sickle Cell Day, Nigerians need to take a pause and appreciate what the disease means to us as nation, in particular and to the Black race, in general. I wonder how many Nigerians are aware that the country is the epicenter of the disease worldwide with the highest prevalence figures. While there are about 300,000 babies born with...

    • yesterday
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    June 12: Tinubu Didn't Betray MKO Contrary to Kola Abiola's Insinuation

    I have come across interviews and analyses about the battle against the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, and the declaration of late of June 12 as Democracy Day through the courage of President Muhammadu Buhari who also honoured the heroes, both living and dead, of the struggle. Of particular interest to me is the interview of Mr. Kola Abiola, son of the...

    • yesterday
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    Kachikwu: Winning big for three and a half years

    With a testimonial that stands tall in three and a half years as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources under President Muhammadu Buhari, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is a desirable reference pointFrom his first day at work, starting with his days as the Group Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu knew what he wanted and did not beat around...

    • yesterday
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    Jibrin: Undisputed kingmaker of House of Representatives

    The story of the emergence of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his successor, Femi Gbajabiamila, will be incomplete without adequate mention of the exploits of Abdulmumuni Jibrin, an influential member of the House of Representatives from Kano State. Jibrin has succeeded in 'installing' two different speakers of the House of Representatives in two different circumstances, first...

    • yesterday

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