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    Diezani’s N35bn And The Banks’ Connection

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    A Lagos High Court has ordered Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke to, temporarily, forfeit an amount put at N35 billion to the federal government. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had alleged that the money was stolen from the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and stashed in banks in Nigeria….

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  • A New Tor Tiv And The People’s Expectation

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    The Tiv nation is not known to have royal families from which a paramount ruler of the status of the Tor Tiv could easily be chosen from. In theory, every Tiv male has a right to aspire to that throne. But even then and because of the rotational principle involved in the process of choosing…

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    NYSC: The Journey To Self-sustenance

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    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has come a long way since its inception by Decree No 24 of 1973 in response to the nation’s post- civil war challenges. The then military administration saw it as one effective way of harnessing the energy and potentials of the educated youth population for the implementation of the…

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    Militancy: Cutting The Nose To Spite The Face

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    Most Nigerians must have, by now, lost count of the number of militant groups operating in the Niger Delta region of the country. The number of those misguided groups of socio-economic saboteurs is not as important as the hardship they are bringing to the people in the region whose interest they claim to be fighting…

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    The Senate And An Economy In Recession

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    While the Senate was on recess, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, told the nation that the economy was in recession. But before the official declaration, Nigerians, who are actually wearing the shoes, knew that something was wrong with the economy as cost of virtually everything was, and still is, on a tailspin. The Senate…

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    States, Allocations And Restructuring

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    For some time now, Nigerians, the famous and the – not – too famous, have engaged themselves in a seemingly endless argument over the vexed issue of restructuring the country. Some insist that without it, the country will retain its sluggish development strides. Others argue that there is nothing wrong with the country as it…

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    Before The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Derails

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    When Nigeria’s first ever standard guage rail track went into operation with the commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna rail transport system and flag-off of the Abuja-Kaduna services by President Muhammadu Buhari, about one month ago, not a few Nigerians were delighted. Between the 60s and early 80s, Nigeria could boast of a robust rail network through…

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    The Rise Of The New Ombatse

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    There is a growing fear in Nasarawa State over the re-emergence of the dreaded cult group or militia known as Ombatse. The Nasarawa State House of Assembly recently expressed deep and profound anxiety over the threat as a result of the re-emergence of the militia. The speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim…

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    No Detainee Swap With Boko Haram

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    The Boko Haram terrorists’ group must have been boxed into a tight corner for it to begin to plead for a soft landing in the form of detainee swap with the federal government. In that move, they are trying to take advantage of the anxieties of the parents and family members of the Chibok Girls…

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    350m Illegal Arms In Nigeria?

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    The United Nations last week expressed concern over the 350 million illicit weapons which, it claimed, are in wrong hands in Nigeria. According to the world body this figure accounts for 70 per cent of the estimated 500 million small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Africa. To say the least, the figure is as…

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