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    Babangida Aliyu: Activist-Servant At 60

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    In a tribute to commemorate the 60th birth anniversary of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, last year, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah explored the effectiveness or otherwise of serious-minded intellectuals in shaping public policy in a developing nation like Nigeria. That piece was perhaps one of the most authoritative on the subject, as it also provided useful insights…

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    The Race For Niger Government House

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    It is no longer news that the race for Minna Government House is a straight one between Umar Mohammed Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The reason for this keen competition in Niger State is not far-fetched. Like in the remaining states—with the exception…

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    Niger: Let Nasko Be

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    Weeks after Umar Muhammad Nasko has been established as the best man to succeed Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu as the next chief executive of Niger State, a few dissidents still haul insults at him. The PDP candidate for the February 28 governorship election in Niger State is certainly not a saint, but not many will…

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    Babangida Aliyu’s Mission In The Senate

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    Not a few have snorted that some governors serving out their last term are fixated by their ambition to head for the Senate. Indeed, some see it as self-perpetuation by other means. Let us get it clear; the constitution of the Federal Republic does not discriminate against governors with such dreams. But much as some…

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