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    AEC And Food Security In Africa

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    Economic eggheads, researchers, policy-makers and development partners are in Abuja, Nigeria, for the 11th African Economic Conference (AEC). The two day conference will provide a platform for the sharing of ideas on African development issues particularly as they relate to measures to end hunger and ensure food security on the continent. The conference is being…

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    Judges’ Role In The War Against Corruption

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    When President Muhammadu Buhari made the fight against corruption one of his priorities and declared, ‘if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria’ most Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief that, may be, the social evil is on the verge of being reduced to its barest minimum. Corruption, that social evil that has stalled…

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    Confronting Sudden Death Syndrome

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    Nigeria has, in the recent past, recorded significant feats in the area of health. Worthy of note is the successful combating of the Ebola scourge and efforts in the area of polio eradication as well as other diseases. However, while the decline in disease outbreak is uplifting, the growing cases of sudden deaths among Nigerians…

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    Buhari’s Recent Parley With N/Delta Leaders

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    At last we can heave a sigh of relief as the Pan Niger Delta Leaders’ Forum recently met with President Muhammadu Buhari and presented its 16-point demands for a comprehensive turnaround in the oil rich region. Firstly, we must acknowledge the jaw-jaw approach of Mr President who opted to dialogue with leaders of the region….

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    INEC And Ondo Guber Election

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    The November 26 governorship election in Ondo State has come and gone, with Mr Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerging the governor-elect. Mr. Akeredolu beat Mr Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) of the Peoples Democratic Party, who garnered 150, 380 votes, by polling 244, 842 votes. The peaceful outcome of the poll has,…

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    Atiku Abubakar At 70

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    As he clocks the biblical age of seventy, one thing that can be said of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Turaki of Adamawa is that he is a great thinker and a man whose thoughts have often been occupied by proffering solutions to present and future problems that confront  the Nigerian State. Atiku is…

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    Revitalising Primary Health Care Centres In Nigeria

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    The Federal Government is pursuing a policy thrust aimed at revitalising the 10,000 moribund Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in each of the 9,423 wards in the 774 local governments in Nigeria. The policy involves upgrading the existing PHCs to acceptable minimum standard as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This requires the availability of…

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    Castro, The Legend, Goes Home

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    Former Cuban Leader, Fidel Castro, a personification of anti- imperialism and capitalism, has just died at a ripe age of 90. In his life time, he was a major international historical figure. Even in death, the controversy that dogged his entire life has not quite abated. Born on August 13, 1926, in Biran in eastern…

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    North West And The Zamfara Bandit Rule

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    The issue of security featured prominently during the 2015 electioneering. It was so serious that then candidate and now President Muhammadu Buhari made it one of the focal points of his manifesto. He promised to make Nigerians feel secure anywhere they are. Since he assumed office, he has made effort to ensure that Nigerians are…

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    It May Yet Be A Bleak Christmas

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    It is approximately 23 days to Christmas and the signs are already there that Nigerians are on to a season that will not provide the means to be joyous. As the recession takes its toll and inflation keeps galloping, the yuletide will be everything but merry. The trend in the market about the price of…

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