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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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Nigeria And The Oil Fortune

There is every danger that addressing a topic like this might yield another exercise in vain lamentation when what our country needs to do is take and give effect to rational decisions about the oil sector. For instance, the discourse around the resource curse has had a deep resonance for …

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The Lagos Water Challenge Take My Water, Take My Life

Now that the tensions of the Nigerian general elections are settling, it is time to wash off the dust and move on to take actions for the safeguarding of lives. In the months leading up to the electioneering campaigns, and indeed for decades, the World Bank and the then government …

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Risks And Deaths As Workers Generate Wealth

Workers labour to make a living. Sadly, for many, the wages of work has been death. The occupational hazards that workers face is a challenge for those in the formal as well as in the informal sectors. Stringent regulatory and control measures as well as strong and united labour unions …

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