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North now land of bandits, says Northern Elders Forum

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By Kingsley Omonobi, Joseph Erunke & Henry Ojelu •Indigenes cry out over secret killings, kidnappings in Taraba; 9 criminals taken out along Kaduna-Abuja highway •NAF deletes...

Mon Apr 15th, 2019     Read More →

Democracy, law and disorder

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By Owei Lakemfa OVER half the states in the North are enveloped by anarchism. States in the North East have for about a decade now been under constant Boko Haram terrorist attacks. Inhabitants of...

Mon Apr 15th, 2019     Read More →

How Nigeria can catch up with US, China – Ikokwu

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•Nigeria playing with disintegration without restructuring •Nigeria can’t afford severance package for non-returning federal lawmakers Second Republic Politician and lawyer, Chief...

Mon Apr 15th, 2019     Read More →

We aren’t losing hope, say parents of 112 Chibok girls still missing

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Aisha Musa Maina digs through an old bag looking for memories of her daughter Hauwa, one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped five years ago by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria. Dauda...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

Youth leaders hail Kachikwu for raising bar in petroleum sector

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BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME Niger Delta Youth Leaders Coalition for Peace and Progress, has hailed the Minister of state for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu for establishing foundation for development...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

INSECURITY: Nobody sleeps with two eyes closed

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By Dayo Johnson, Akure Nigeria is under siege, no thanks to the rising spate of kidnapping, banditry, terrorism, cult clashes and ritual murders. Insecurity across the country has taken a turn for...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

Calm after storm over billions traced to Patience Jonathan 

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By Emma Amaize, Regional Editor, South-South FORMER First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, has been in the news since her husband and former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, left office in 2015 over...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

The Ajaokuta jinx and the 34 bills rejected by Buhari

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By Henry Umoru, Assistant Political Editor IN the next two months, the eighth Senate that was inaugurated on June 9, 2015 will dissolve to pave the way for the ninth Senate. But as the Senate...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

9th Assembly Speakership: Why Northern Govs are showing interest in who emerges

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•Contest narrowed down to Gbaja and Bago •Why we are yet to come out with zoning formula — APC By Levinus Nwabughiogu Though an express pronouncement on the zoning arrangement by...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

The death of democracy in Nigeria: A coroner’s inquest (7)

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By Douglas Anele Supporters and lackeys of President Muhammadu Buhari who repeat ad nauseam that he is an honest man, a man of integrity, either do not really know the meanings of...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

Why Leah Sharibu’s release is difficult — Buhari

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•Says on-going negotiations encouraging •’I have not forgotten the abducted Chibok Girls’ By Johnbosco Agbakwuru PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday gave insight into why...

Sun Apr 14th, 2019     Read More →

CEN SAD Summit : President Buhari returns to Abuja

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N’Djamena – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from N’Djamena, Chad, where he participated in the one-day Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State...

Sat Apr 13th, 2019     Read More →

Tears as Dickson buries Govt House photographer, ex aide murdered on election day

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By Samuel Oyadongha TEARS flowed freely yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State as the remains of the Government House Photographer, Reginald Dei and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP)...

Sat Apr 13th, 2019     Read More →

Orgy of killings by policemen in Lagos: Three adults, teenager, gunned down in one month

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By Evelyn Usman An unkind fate recently visited 67-year-old Mrs Olufunke Odebiyi, whose only son, Kolade Johnson, had life snuffed out of him, by a bullet from the riffle of one Inspector Ogunyemi...

Sat Apr 13th, 2019     Read More →

My wife named her killers before she died —Husband of murdered psychiatric Nurse

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By Dennis Agbo Marcel Amadi is the husband to late Dr Maria Amadi, the Deputy Director, School of Post Basic Psychiatric Nursing, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu, who was murdered in front...

Sat Apr 13th, 2019     Read More →