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    Niger Delta: Amnesty Beyond Patriotic Patronage

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    It was for noble intentions and the need to placate the restive Niger Delta (ND) militants when former Nigerian President, Late Alhaji  Umaru  Yar’Adua  exercised his constitutional powers  by  granting  amnesty and unconditional pardon to all  Niger Delta militants in June 2009. On acceptance, the militants were expected to renounce violence and embrace the Federal…

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  • The Blogosphere And Buratai

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    Nigeria has an abundance of everything. Not just crude oil, solid minerals and agro-produce. Just watch the street corners and newsstands after a match and you realise this is a country with as many football coaches and technical advisers as there are football fans. They all have the perfect recipe that would have ensured the…

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STAFF, LT.-GEN. TUKUR BURATAI AND ACTING ARMY CHIEF OF ACCOUNTING AND 

BUDGET, BRIG.-GEN. ADEYEMI ADETAYO, AT THE 10TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF 

NIGERIAN ARMY FINANCE CORPS, IN KADUNA ON WEDNESDAY (16/9/15).
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    The Pontification of St Buratai

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    Nigeria has an abundance of everything. Not just crude oil, solid minerals and agro-produce. Just watch the street corners and newsstands after a match and you realise this is a country with as many football coaches and technical advisers as there are football fans. They all have the perfect recipe that would have ensured the…

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  • JAMB After Post UTME

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    The recent news that the federal government has scrapped the post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) test is very cheering news. There had been several complains about the conduct of many universities in the organization of these exams.  Many candidates complained of exorbitant charges for these exams, poor invigilation, and manipulation of results plus bribing…

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  • Ex-militant leader, Mr Ramsey Mukoro

    Understanding The Avengers of the Niger-Delta

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    I have long been an advocate of resource control for the oil producing states in Nigeria. This much is evident in my writings that predate the creation of the Niger Delta Development Commission by former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000, the Ministry of Niger Delta in 2008, and the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme by former…

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    The Last Chance to Deregulate

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    The discussion on the deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigerian petroleum Industry has been on for decades without any visible decision in sight. The sorest point around the issue is the debate for the removal or sustenance of subsidies for refined products. You would want to think that Nigeria being the largest producer…

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  • Time To End The Iranian Bid At Imperialism

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    Until the recent face-off between the Nigerian Army and Islamic Movement in Nigeria, better known as Shi’ite, not many Nigerians were aware of the activities of the sect. However, immediately after the incident, many were vocal in condemning what they had described as the high handedness of the Nigerian Army in handling the situation. However,…

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  • Seriake Dickson

    Bayelsa: Dickson’s Dream And The Journey So Far

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    With the governorship election in Nigeria’s oil rich state of Bayelsa just around the corner, it is the opinion of people in the state that incumbent governor, Seriake Dickson has performed creditably well, with the state having prospered under his reign of stewardship, and it is as such a widely held opinion in the state…

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