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A New Sheriff Is In Town

By FEMI ADESINA Some call it the Buhari bounce. Others describe it as the Buhari effect. Yet some others say it is the Buhari aura. One thing is however crystal clear. Things have not been the same in the past 100 days in Nigeria, since Muhammadu Buhari assumed the presidency. …

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Understanding Buhari In 100 Days

The enormously popular talk show, Berekete, on Wazobia FM radio, Abuja station, told the incredible yet true story of the hardworking and respected school teacher somewhere in Plateau State who hanged himself. He hadn’t been paid salary for seven straight months. He came home to find that no one had …

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Tobacco matters arising

  The Dr. Goodluck Jonathan administration may not be said to have got a good public rating but public health advocates opine thatthe signing of the National Tobacco Control Bill (NTCB) into law at the end of the life of thatadministration was a move deserving of commendation. The tobacco bill …

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‘We Don’t Mind Wrestling With Pig As Long As It Produces The Pork’

By Debo Adeniran The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines a “Pig” as an unpleasant or offensive person; a person who is dirty or greedy. Based on this premise, leaders who deliberately run elitist, oppressive and draconian government can only be described by no other name, but pig. Gov Babatunde Raji …

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  BY DOIFIE BUOKORIBO President Muhammadu Buhari is working. Nothing best demonstrates the promise of PMB to rise up to Nigeria’s myriad challenges than his prompt response to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Report on the environmental restoration of Ogoniland. It is a show of good faith, a promise …

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Polio, Now We’ve Won The Battle, The War Is Ours To Win

By Atiku Abubakar On July 25, Nigeria celebrated a milestone in our country’s Health sector: An entire year without any reported case of polio. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines poliomyelitis (polio) as a highly infectious viral disease which mainly affects young children. It is caused by a virus. It …

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Boko Haram And Other Battles Ahead

Just before the presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan celebrated his victory over Boko Haram. The swiftness with which the bandits were “vanquished” raised more questions than answers. The Jonathanian soldiers were shown on video burning the mutilated bodies of Boko Haram at the Sambisa Forest. In Bama, men dressed in …

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Buhari, From Washington With Dignity

It was an official visit that attracted not only national, but also international attention. President Muhammadu Buhari was going to visit the United States of America for four days at the invitation of President Barack Obama. Was this going to be just another jamboree, or truly an event that would …

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Nigeria Committed To Good Governance And Fighting Terror

By Muhammadu Buhari This month, the world moved a step closer to the defeat of Boko Haram, the jihadist group that has terrorized hundreds of thousands in the northern states of Nigeria. In one of my first acts since taking office as president six weeks ago, I have replaced the …

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An Afternoon with President Buhari

  BY DELE MOMODU Fellow Nigerians, let me confess that in over 30 years of writing no President has ever reacted directly or positively to my constant admonitions, lamentations or commendations. Rather, most of the time, their aides, cronies and acolytes used to fire darts and barbs at us from …

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