Editorial

Will Mbu’s Departure Bring Peace In Rivers

The feeling in political circles especially within the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold is that the redeployment of Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu from Port Harcourt to Abuja is victory to the party in particular and democracy at large. This is due to the crises in the troubled state which has made Mbu hero on one part and ...

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Budgets As Tool Of Politics

It is very sad that the Nigerian political system and actions of the political elites recently have been taken a bit to the extreme with the demand for the blocking of the 2014 budget both at the national and state levels by politicians. Last week Thursday in Abuja shortly after their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting the national leaders of ...

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Deadly Oil Tankers On Our Roads

In the last three weeks four oil tankers have been involved in accidents by either parking wrongly thereby falling on other vehicles or as a result of reckless driving by the tanker drivers who run into them thereby causing untold havoc on both road users and the public at large. The fire outbreaks as a result of these accidents which ...

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Baby Factories: Govt Must Act Fast!

The stories of factories where babies are born and sold are not new to Nigerians any more even as they keep embarrassing the country and painting a barbaric image of its citizens before the international community. It is sad that in this computer age Nigeria is being identified among very few countries where this shameful act is still being practiced. ...

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Cold War Between Sanusi And Presidency

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been having a running battle with the Presidency in recent times. Presidential spokespersons Dr. Doyin Okupe and Dr. Reuben Abati have described some of Sanusi’s recent utterances as “very unbecoming” of a senior civil servant in his capacity. The body language of the Presidency suggests that the multiple awards winning Central Bank Governor has bitten ...

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Fate Of 30,000 Nigerians In Crisis Ridden CAR

That the Central African Republic is crisis ridden is no longer news and that about 30,000 Nigerians are stranded in the country is also not news. On December 18 the Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Nnenna Ukeje announced the Federal Government plans to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the country. And that about 2000 of this number are already taking ...

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FRSC And Accident-Free Yuletide

The Christmas may have come and gone but the yuletide season is still on. Many Nigerians are still traveling across the country to celebrate the New Year. Already the mad rush to do last minute shopping and of course conclude traveling arrangement is taking its toll on Nigerians. Just on Christmas day a trailer fell on 18-passenger commuter bus killing ...

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Menace of Killer Convoys

Just as the dusts raised by the shocking yet avoidable death of Prof. Festus Iyayi, former President of ASUU is settling down, another death in a similar manner that cut short the life of the professor took place, this time in Lagos and perhaps to a lesser personality. The victim of another killer convoy is one Mrs. Victoria Adeoye, said ...

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State Creation: How Realistic?

The applications cum agitations for creation of states from around the country and the seeming slow pace in response from the Senate Committee on Review of the Constitution led by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu which is in-charge of the whole process is giving agitators concern especially when it is considered that Ekweremadu’s committee has made it abundantly clear that ...

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