Boko Haram: Horror in Adamawa

Boko Haram: Horror in Adamawa

DAYS after an early morning bomb attack on a mosque in Mubi, the bewildered Adamawa State community has yet to overcome its grief. The Boko Haram attack was primed for maximum impact. As worshippers trooped into the mosque for the dawn – fajr – prayer, the young suicide bomber, whom the police estimated to be […] ...
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The face-off between EFCC and DSS/NIA

The face-off between EFCC and DSS/NIA

LAST week, the   feud between the leadership of the State Security Service (SSS) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reached a crescendo when operatives of the SSS foiled the arrest of its (SSS) [...] The post The face-off between EFCC an...
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Banks and non-remittance of withholding taxes

Banks and non-remittance of withholding taxes

BANKS operating in Lagos, but found liable in the non-remittance of withholding taxes and other statutory charges to the state government, are being threatened with a shutdown of their headquarters. The state government claimed that the WHTs collected by the b...
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The Wike/Amaechi clash in Rivers

The Wike/Amaechi clash in Rivers

LAST week, the supremacy battle between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, took a drastic turn in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Right before the voting public, [...] The post The Wike/Amaechi clash ...
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States and unclaimed UBEC funds

IT is a major symptom of the rot in the quality of leadership in the country that many states have failed to provide the counterpart funds required to collect their shares of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds. The post States and unclaimed ...
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Plight of soldiers in Boko Haram war, inexcusable

Plight of soldiers in Boko Haram war, inexcusable

OVER the past eight years, Nigerian soldiers have recorded mixed outcomes in the war against Boko Haram. In all this, the welfare of the troops has been hidden from plain sight. Now, it is hard to turn a blind eye to the stories of distress coming out from the...
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The fall of Mugabe

The fall of Mugabe

THE streets of Harare exploded in jubilations and celebrations on Tuesday following the announcement of the resignation of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, who had ruled Zimbabwe for almost four decades. He is the only president that [...] The post The fall of Mugabe ap...
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The global rating of the Nigeria Police

The global rating of the Nigeria Police

THE World Internal Security and Police Index International (WISPI) recently rated the Nigeria Police as the worst police organisation in the world. The Nigeria Police recorded the most abysmal performance out of the 127 countries [...] The post The global rati...
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Super Eagles: The road to Russia

Super Eagles: The road to Russia

THE Super Eagles have occasionally failed to meet the expectations of football-loving Nigerians, but they are going to the Russia  2018 World Cup on a massive high. Boasting hardly any great name, and nowhere near [...] The post Super Eagles: The road to Russ...
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The Oyo-Ita / Kyari reconciliation

The Oyo-Ita / Kyari reconciliation

Penultimate week, at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari and the Head of Service of the Federation, [...] The post The Oyo-Ita / Kyari reconciliation ...
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