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The Police and Old-Kpons

By ‘Swill Mavua My friend Old-Kpons, remember him? I once introduced him in this column. We met again last Saturday, and as usual, had some discussions over two bottles of…

Nigerian Youths and ‘vested interests’

By Oludayo Tade Permit me to use the story of David in the Bible and his victory over Goliath (1 Samuel 17/18) to start this piece. Goliath was armoured and…

Preventing the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus

It is a terrifying development that Nigeria is at risk of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease epidemic. The virus is “out of control” and spreading rapidly across the West -African…

Lessons for Gov. Aregbesola from Ekiti 2014

Lessons for Gov. Aregbesola from Ekiti 2014

In the countdown to the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Ayodeji Ajayi, a public affairs analyst, volunteers some counsel for the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola and other…

Detecting and dealing with pneumonia

By Bilikis Bakare Globally, pneumonia kills more than 1 million children younger than 5 years of age each year. This is found to be greater than the number of deaths…

An open letter to Governor Gabriel Suswan

Sir, the crime rate in Makurdi, Benue State Capital is on the increase despite the presence of the security men everywhere in the town. I witnessed on several occasions how…

National Confab: Success or failure?

National Confab: Success or failure?

Against the backdrop of the abrupt postponement of the conference plenary, Nze Nwabueze Akabogu, a public affairs commentator is of the view that the Confab has failed to live up…

That bombing of Buhari’s convoy

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The recent attack on the convoy of General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by a suicide bomber…

“Missing” oil revenue: Between Sanusi and the Senate

By Matthew Adejoh When  the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, initially disclosed that  $49.8b was not remitted to the federation…

On Lagos new maternity and paternity leaves’ policy

By Tayo Ogunbiyi The Lagos state government recently approved a 10-day paternity leave for male civil servants. Consequently, the male officer to whom a new baby (or babies as the…

Save this nation from collapse

By Anthony Cardinal Okogie Indeed, Nigeria is a blessed country and we, Nigerians, are blessed people. A country blessed by God needs to walk along God’s own path of Faith, Hope…

Lagos public servants anxiously await Ambode

By Nelson Omotayo As a civil servant in the Lagos State public service, I am indeed highly elated that one of us, namely Mr. Akin Ambode, is a top contender in…

Dayo Adeyeye: The patient dog and the fat bone

By Akin Owolabi It has been a long, dogged walk for Prince Clement Adedayo Adeyeye, Nigeria’s recently appointed Honorable Minister of State for Works. He has been a journalist (rising to…

What happened to our shared humanity?

By John Ukah “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”- Mahatma Gandhi…

$1bn loan: Matters arising

By Edwin Ekene Uhara The debate over the plan by President Goodluck Jonathan to source $1 billion loan to fund the on-going military campaign against Boko Haram insurgency and other…

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