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Nigeria’s half-hearted commitment to universal health coverage -By Eze Onyekpere

  It is a trite fact that consistency of good policies, plans and budgets in a continuum is at the heart of development and will be instrumental to the regeneration of the nation’s economy. Incidentally, the Federal Government and the states have always chorused the fact that growth needs to be restored, the economy needs […]

National Condition And The OPC Franchise -By Louis Odion

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  On his inaugural ride in the cultural chariot as the Yoruba generalissimo, he perhaps will first have to contend with that eerie numbness – the odd feeling experienced when euphoria mixes with trepidation. Joy at attaining an epic height; anxiety about meeting very high public expectation that comes with it. This might then tempt […]

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#FraudAlert: How I Virtually Lost My Business To Diamond Online Banking -By Idongesit Umoh

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  I have been deliberating over the last few months if I should post this or not as it relates to my business. I didn’t want a case where when #IdongHarrie is searched on the internet, part of what comes up is information about fraud. However, it is high time I speak about this. My […]

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So far not so good, it has always been a story of the Ruthless and the toothless -By Issa Babatunde Ahmed

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  It is worth noting that people say they want the truth, but what they really want is a confirmation of what they already believe. People tend to define history through personal memories. There are some people who believed that African history should be dealt in a positive light deemed right by them. Still others […]

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Dele Giwa: Not yet Uhuru For Nigerian Journalists -By Israel A. Ebije

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  It is already 31 years since one of the fiercest, tenacious, patriotic journalist in Nigeria history, Sumonu Oladele Giwa was cut down by a parcel bomb. The death of Mr. Giwa was not only a loss to the profession, but a loss for Nigerians craving for people based investigative journalism. He blazed from all […]

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Okorocha ‘Loves’ Zuma! -By SOC Okenwa

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  Recent online reports had it that the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, had hosted with pomp and royalty the embattled South African President, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri. Zuma, on a two-day working visit, had arrived Owerri last weekend and was received by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other Imo State senior […]

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Between white collar crime and business efficacy -By Tayo Oke

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  If you ever wondered what sort of people get involved in criminal activities, your mind would have instantly been fixated on the usual criminal gangs on our streets, the armed robbers invading peoples’ homes at night or even in broad daylight these days, the kidnappers, marauding herdsmen, “area boys”, pickpockets etc. All of these […]

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The Forgotten Conversations -By Simon Kolawole

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A keen follower of the perennial debate on the state of the Nigerian union would have noticed some patterns by now: your diagnosis of the problem inevitably determines your prescription. If you think the problem with Nigeria is the 1914 amalgamation, your prescriptions will most likely be built around “de-amalgamation” or creating a loose union […]

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The Asaba Massacre And The Nigerian Question -By Charles Ogbu

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  For the people of Asaba, Delta State, October 7, 1967 remains a day they will forever rue, for that was the day the Nigerian state executed one of the worst forms of savagery against them. As I sat listening to a number of survivors narrate their experience at Grand Hotel, Asaba, venue of the […]

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Wasteful search for oil in the North -By Etemiku

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  A few days ago, I was rummaging through some past national dailies. One of them, The Guardian of Nigeria, carried a very curious story on its front page. The news item was that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation had already started a process that would lead to the exploitation of oil and gas in […]

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