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New realities on a troubled peninsula -By Femi Mimiko

  The latest phase of the crisis on the Korean Peninsula demonstrates the tenuous nature of positions, interests, and realities in the international system. It is one system that is uniquely fluid – existing in a permanent state of flux, in all ramifications. This is what provided context for its characterization by Lord Palmerston as […]

  Love Nnamdi Kanu or loathe him. You cannot ignore him. He is young, bold and brave. He took a path young politicians of Nigeria, feared or failed to walk on, in our nation’s political turbulence. He came and disturbed our nation’s conscience. He was the proverbial gunpowder waiting to explode. Nnamdi exploded to national […]

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  …Govt never subsidized fuel for one day The author of Reversing the Rot in Nigeria, Mr Olusegun O. Oyegbami has condemned the Federal Government of Nigeria for shielding the fraud behind the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). The author said is a pure fraudulent activity wherein Nigeria continues with the PEF policy. Oyegbami who has […]

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  Incessant fire outbreaks has cost the national economy about N6 trillion in the last five years, with major cities like Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt , Abuja experiencing serious consequences of the scourge. The president of Fire Disaster Prevention and Safety Awareness Association of Nigeria, Badanga Ahmed Lamidi, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview […]

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  There had been this altercation between the police leadership and a senator of the Federal Republic of late. Isa Misau, Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy said the police generated revenue from individuals and organisations but they didn’t render account to lawmakers who should appropriate funds. Misau alleged that some N120bn per year was involved. […]

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  The rhetoric is not plunging into a diminuendo, and the shrieks are not shuttered into a decrescendo. You can hear the brash and bumptious bawls from every ethnic enclave in Nigeria. The fustian of war is getting harsher, louder, and meaner; and mongers aren’t ready to dial it down. On the one hand is […]

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“Over 90 per cent of deaths in our hospitals are due to the attitude of doctors and other health workers” — Thomas Agan, Chief Medical Director, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, The PUNCH, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Had the searing indictment of our hospitals and health workers by Professor Thomas Agan, Chief Medical Director of […]

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  For the record, I do not have any shred of sympathy for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra. I agree that the Igbo people of South-East Nigeria have been served the short end of the stick for too long. One should be honest enough though, to admit that Nigeria has been […]

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  After the hue and cry that followed the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra as a terrorist organisation, the military backtracked on its decision. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, found himself at great pains to clarify the indistinct difference between the army making a “declaration” about IPOB being a […]

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  Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, called radio “the most important instrument of mass influence that exists anywhere”. This makes sense and holds true even for the 21st Century – which despite being dubbed the social media age, radio has for decades played an important role in the mass media. Radio, an electromagnetic wave transmission […]

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