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By Jaye Gaskia This will be very short. This ‘government of change’, and its ‘governing party’ never ceases to amaze. The Vice President [VP] comes out to announce that they have started making their promised N5,000 monthly payment to indigent families as part of their much trumpeted [and i am ...

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Corruption Has No Class In Nigeria- Tim Newman

  Somebody once said that there is much to write about Russia, but when one tries you can never find the words to write the first line. Nigeria is much the same, and indeed there are many similarities between the two countries. I have tried to describe Nigeria to people ...

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Working in the shadow of death

Workers can be victims of the work they do. This is the case of seven staff of the British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) who at the time of their  employment many years back were certified medically fit. But  have suddenly developed different terminal ailments after several years in the company’s ...

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Azazi, Yakowa And Oronto: An Enigmatic Twist Of Destinies

It is four years ago this season and we again have reason to forebear our inevitable duel with fate as we remember that the lives of two of Nigeria’s cherished statesmen and others came to a melodramatic end, following the ill-fated helicopter crash which occurred in the creeks of Okoroba, ...

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PMB at 74: Peace Shuttle In Birthday Week By Femi Adesina

What a helluva week for a man who turns 74 today. In one day, in his birthday week, he flew from Abuja to Monrovia, from there to Freetown, and then to Banjul, in The Gambia. He held meetings lasting many hours, then flew to Freetown, again to Monrovia, and then ...

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Ghana: An African dream deferred

By Owei Lakemfa. I lived in Ghana continuously for about three years from January 6, 2013 and thought President John Mahama could easily be defeated by a determined opponent. This was what happened on December 7, elections when his challenger from the New Patriotic Front (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addoh beat him ...

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By Prof. Isaac Adewole In Nigeria, the burden of  Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) emanates primarily from cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease), diabetes mellitus, cancers, sickle cell disease and chronic obstructive airway diseases including asthma. Others leading causes of morbidity and mortality include mental health disorders, violence and road traffic ...

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Governors And The Politics Of Succession By Reuben Abati

The recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states threw up a number of issues about the politics of succession in Nigeria. In Edo state, you would think it was the then incumbent Governor Adams Oshiomhole seeking re-election. He campaigned more than the candidate. He danced, waved the broom, his ...

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Is ‘Project Buhari’ falling off?

by Simon Kolawole There is a confession I’ve been longing to make: I never expected Candidate Muhammadu Buhari to win the 2015 presidential election. Although I have never hidden my soft spot for him for decades, I somehow expected President Goodluck Jonathan to be returned by any means. I had ...

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The Unspiritual Side Of Aso Villa By Femi Adesina

Let me begin with two clarifications. Aso Villa is not my home, I am just passing through. Even this world is nobody’s home, we are just birds of passage. So, let nobody turn up his nose in derision, and say; “he’s writing like the landlord of Aso Villa, defending a ...

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