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Lawmakers and sitting requirements

The Senate, on October 9, adjourned till November 20 after it failed to form a quorum. Just 20 out of the 109 members of the Upper Chamber turned up for the day’s sitting, necessitating the […]
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The attack on INEC office in Akwa Ibom

IN yet another incident that portends grave danger for the country’s democracy, a group of hoodlums reportedly stormed one of the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State during the […]
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The invasion of Ekweremadu’s residence

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IT is almost impossible to find a middle ground between the disparate claims by the Nigeria Police and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu over the incident in the latter’s official residence last week. While the […]
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Samuel Akpobome: What’s going on in this society?

IN a rather wacky fashion reminiscent of Sigmund Freud’s idea of Oedipus complex, 18-year-old Samuel Akpobome allegedly had carnal knowledge of his mother in Ologbo, Edo State. However, contrary to the Freudian theory, Akpobome’s sacrilegious […]
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Enforcing National ID scheme in January 2019

ONE of the most frustrating attributes of the public service in Nigeria is the typical perfunctory attitude of officers to their jobs and lack of regard to the very members of the public they are employed to serve. This has again reared its head in the touted intention of the Federal Government to start implementing the mandatory use of the National Identification Number, NIN, as from January 1, 2019, less than 60 days away.
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The Supreme Court judgment on oil revenue

The Supreme Court, on October 17, delivered a consent judgment in the case between the Attorney General of Rivers State and two  others and the Attorney General of the Federation.  The judgment ordered the Federal […]
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The death of Dr. Okeoghene Edigba

THE death of a resident medical doctor with the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) this week shocked many Nigerians. Dr. Okeoghene Edigba, according to reports, died after performing four straight surgeries. During the surgeries, […]
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Gov. Yari’s dangerous offer

THERE is a need for politicians holding high positions of public trust to think through their policies and programmes before making them public. Otherwise, the good intentions behind such policies could turn around and breed nightmares which will be difficult, if not impossible, to handle.
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The planned workers’ strike

The leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress  (NLC) has said that workers across the country will, from tomorrow, embark on yet another strike over the issue of a new minimum wage. Despite setting up a […]
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IMF’s repeated warnings on foreign debt

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AGAIN at the recently-concluded World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings in Indonesia, the IMF warned Nigeria about its rising debt profile. It advised the country not to be misled by the rising oil prices […]
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