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Ogoni cleanup: The unimpressive journey so far (Feature)

By Asare Asare, Calabar The $1 billion proposed by Nigeria’s federal government for the long-awaited clean-up of Ogoni land requires attendant legislative back up to ensure it is carried out effectively. As it is, the residents of communities affected by

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Dagba: The ‘untouchable’ illicit drugs hub in Abuja

By Gaaden Puun, Abuja Dagba, located just about 200 metres away from the popular Area 1 roundabout, in the Garki axis of the federal capital territory, Abuja is gradually turning to a heavy drug spot. The heavy presence of security

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Cabinet reshuffle: PMB mulls Ngige as SGF to pacify Igbo agitation

* Oshiomole may replace Ngige By Gaaden Puun, Abuja Labour and Productivity minister, Sen. Chris Ngige has been tipped to replace embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Mr. David Babachir Lawal in a cabinet reshuffle expected very

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Charge our son to court now or release him, notorious gangster’s family urges police

* Police keep mum over suspect, family suspects foul play By  Abubakar Sodiq A family in Okene area of Kogi state has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to either charge their member, a known

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How Adamawa state university extorts students over laptop scheme

  By Amina Isah The Students of Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi, have alleged that the school management is extorting fresh students of the institution and shortchanging them in the issuance of laptops they reportedly paid for. Read also Unilorin

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Identity database: Why NCC, INEC, others’ data may not pass credibility test

In this investigation, Aljazirah takes a critical look at serial attempts by the government to craft a central and verified data base for its citizens and the pitfalls that have encumbered the process By Dupe Oloyede, Abuja For any developing

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Boko Haram suicide squads now include little boys, girls, and now babies

It’s not enough to slaughter the innocents with explosives. The Nigerian terror group targets the vaccination campaigns that try to save them from disease. By Philip Obaji Jr. What we call Boko Haram is a fractured, brutal, and deeply cynical collection of

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Anambra 2017: Permutations ongoing as Obiano, Ubah, Nwoye set to clash

By Gaaden Puun, Abuja A clash of titans The race for the  control of Awka Government House in 2017 may have begun in earnest last Christmas with almost all the known political super players in Anambra state politics returning home to

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How Cross River Governor lavished N3 Billion on Christmas Carnival

By Asare Asare, Calabar Multi-million naira festivities The one month long Christmas Extravaganza otherwise tagged Calabar Carnival now into its 12th year came to an end on 31 December 2016 with all night partying all over the streets, popular drinking joints

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Appraising the giant strides of the NSCDC under Abdullahi Gana-Muhammadu

It is for commendation that appraisal is given a pride of place in a decent and developed society. The need to encourage workers at every level to do more means that those who have done above average expectation be appreciated,

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