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    Finally, Trump Takes Over

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    When, 18 months ago, the New York real estate mogul, Donald Trump, joined the race for a successor to President Barack Obama, not many gave him a chance. He was seen as an outsider for some reasons that at the time seemed too obvious. He sounded unorthodox because he did not want to be seen…

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  • New Media And The Nigerian Military

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    Events around the United States of America Presidential Election drew world attention to fake news, which the world has now realised is powerful enough to alter the natural course of events, sometimes for the bad. The situation is dire enough for European Union leaders to have voiced their concerns on the impact that internet-spread fake…

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    Let’s Keep The Airport Open

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      The controversy is still raging over the planned closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to enable repair work on its dilapidated runway. The federal government, on the one hand, has expressed its resolve to shut down the facility and has actually fixed a March 8 date for that purpose. To ameliorate any…

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    As We Mark January 15

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    The Armed Forces of Nigeria, yet again, yesterday, January 15, held activities to mark the remembrance of their fallen comrades-in-arm. The theme of this year’s event ‘appreciating the resilience of the Nigerian Armed Forces’ is instructive, as it brings to the fore the sacrifice these men and women of valour made in the service of…

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    Sarkin Sudan Wurno Is 79

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    Alhaji  Shehu Malami, as a prince and scion of the fabled Uthman dan Fodio dynasty of the Sokoto Caliphate, needs no introduction. As the Sarkin Sudan Wurno, he is one of the most senior princes who lay claim to the seat of the Sultanate as an inheritance. His name was mentioned as a contender for…

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    Time To End The Bloodshed

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    Anyone with humanity still in him will be appalled enough to condemn the bestiality of the massacre in Southern Kaduna. It was carried out with so much hate, bile and venom that one cannot but wonder at what might have led to such descent to the Hobbesian state of nature where in the struggle for…

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    Dry Ports And The Nigerian Economy

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    For Nigeria, a vast country with a landmass of approximately 923,766 square kilometres, a road network of 15,000 kilometres and an estimated population size of 190 million, concentrating shipment inlets and outlets to the sea ports alone can pose a grave challenge for those involved in that line of business. Nigeria’s, it needs to be…

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    Make Public Procurement And Fiscal Responsibility Acts More Effective

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    One of the objectives of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategies (NEEDS) of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo was to eliminate waste and corruption in public institutions and government. While the Federal Ministry of Finance initiated the Fiscal Responsibility Act, the office of the Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit at the Presidency initiated…

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    Telecom Consumers And Tariff Regime

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    For the umpteenth time, telecommunications operators and service providers are, again, putting pressure on the regulatory agency to hike the tariff on their services. They hinge their present demand on what they describe as multiple taxation at all levels. By definition, a telecommunications tariff is an open contract between a service provider and the public,…

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    As Obama Bows Out

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    Mr Barack Hussein Obama, is on his way out of the Oval Office of the White House, the seat of the government of the United States of America as the 44th President of that country that prides itself as the greatest nation on earth. Obama made history as the first African- American to be the…

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