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Davido Child Abduction Scandal: What Really Happened – Dele Momodu

By Dele Momodu In September 2015, I got a call from Dr Adedeji Adeleke, a long time family friend, telling me his son had fathered a baby girl with my cousin, Sophia Momodu. I rejoiced with him as any reasonable soul would do. He apologised that he had not called …

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Playing Politics With Human Lives Is Evil, Fani Femi Kayode Writes Buhari

By Femi Fani Kayode Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has written a thought provoking letter to President Muhammed Buhari warning him to stop playing politics with human lives. In the letter he said the President Buhari keep telling the international community and the Nigerian people that we are …

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Between Subsidising Polluters and Thieves

By Nnimmo Bassey The movement against subsidising the fossil fuel industry continues to grow and is an integral part of the keep it in the ground struggle. However, in places like Nigeria, contentious subsidies are those related to the importation of petroleum products. The debate is yet to fully focus …

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My 150 Minutes Encounter With Dare Devil Robbers

By Dele Momodu Nothing in the world prepares you for this kind of encounter. Not the fact that you grew up in middle-income Surulere, Lagos or that you know Lawanson like the back of your hand. Not the fact that you spent holidays with your cousins in Mushin and played …

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BY Mabota  Alata Like the much maligned Inquisition in history, which led to the suppression of the truth and the death of those who stood for religious, scientific and political tolerance in most parts of Europe in the Medieval Age, the so-called Commission of Inquiry into the violence that attended …

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Shell’s Bad Day in the Dock

By Nnimmo Bassey The decision of the Appeal Court at The Hague on 18 December 2015 that the four farmers whose lands and creeks were damaged by Shell’s pollution can indeed sue the oil mogul in The Netherlands has come as refreshing news. While this is a sweet step towards …

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COP21 Agreed to A Climate Changed World

By Nnimmo Bassey COP21 has come and gone, and like most others before it, the response has been varied. Some have applauded the Paris Agreement as a giant step for humankind. Some are claiming a big win. Others take a holistic look at the future scenario the agreement presents and …

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Recognising Climate Crooks

  By Nnimmo Bassey The COP is an interesting space where climate criminals prowl about in well cut suits dripping with blood. Of course the COP means two key things: Conference of Polluters and more importantly, Conference of Procrastinators. A really toxic combination. When they tell you that CCS means …

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A Big “YES” To Increase In Tobacco Taxes

By Abdul Adeku One lasting legacy that former President Goodluck Jonathan bequeathed to the nation was the signing of the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) into law on May 28, 2015. Effectively the NTCB is now the Tobacco Control Act 2015. Among some commendable provisions such as ban on single …

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Bayelsa Politics: A Balanced View

By Mabota  Alata Lately the run of campaigns leading to the December 5 governorship poll in Bayelsa State has led to bizarre claims from the camp of Governor Seriake Dickson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against Chief Timipre Sylva of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The two are the …

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