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Ebola virus-a clear and present danger!

Ayo Oyoze Baje The recent piece of sad news that the deadly Ebola virus that has already killed 660 people across the West Africa Sub-region has spread to Nigeria calls…

Designing public health policy: After Tobacco what next?

By Bilis Manuel There is an interesting discussion around initiatives to protect and improve the health of residents of New York City that is instructive for us in Nigeria. Indeed,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

O God save Nigeria from our politicians and their collaborators

By Dr. Olushola Olukolade   We are sure we were not the only people praying for Nigeria, for us at TGIF it is getting more and more difficult to pray…

Fueling the culture of impunity

By Tochukwu Ezukanma Long ago, that relentless nonconformist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, in one of his many sad songs, Sorrow, Tears and Blood, lamented official brutality in Nigeria. He sang about people…

Power to Abia South

Godwin Adindu The political climate in Abia State is becoming very clear. Before now, it was like a gathering storm with the ambiguity created by the generic term of Ukwa…

Gov. Fashola and environmental protection

By Ayo Oyoze Baje To underscore the increasing importance and imperative of tree planting to protect our fragile environment from further degradation, the forward-looking Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State…

National Conference, regionalism and the praxis of unity

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje But old attitudes, particularly the political attitudes among the elites, die hard, especially in the context of parochial sentiment of regionalism at the expense of national…

The man Ibrahim Shekarau

By ‘Swill Mavua It is interesting to watch Nigerian politicians in their act, playing games with our lives, while their scramble for political office is only to justify their selfish…

By Uche Nwosu

Abia’s new approach to governance   According to Bronson Alcott (1799-1888), an America philosopher, “to be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant”. In fact, this is…

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