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‘And they wickedly cast the first stone’

By Femi Adesina I learnt an enduring lesson on the day General Sani Abacha died. It was June 8, 1998, and death had laid its icy hands on the maximum ruler, and the scepter had fallen from the grip of

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God Bless Iya Oniparaga

By Pius Adesanmi. Thirty-six years ago, Nigeria established a National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development to “develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria” (Premium Times). The Institute has not had electricity in nine

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Ile Ife carnage: Why FG must not take sides

By Abubakar Sodiq Is it that everyone has been silenced or these times are just normal or what really is happening? Does this present administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari have lost focus or

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Tribute: My friend Onukaba Adinoyi-Ojo

By Taiwo Obe The book, Atiku-The Story of Atiku Abubakar, has the author’s name as Ojo Adinoyi. Unless, of course, you were familiar with the author or, and, knew that he was a special aide to the former Nigerian vice-president,

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The custom uniform saga by the Nigerian Senate

By Babatunde Ogala I wish to refer all those who have been commenting on the Custom Uniform debate to take time out to read Sections 1-4 of the Nigerian Customs Service Board Act which creates the Nigerian Customs Service  Board

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Sheer arrogance: the case of Colonel Hameed Ali

By Danielson Monday In this piece, the writer opines that the customs boss, Hameed Ali has just three options. He should resign to save his pride, be properly kitted in his uniform  to appear before the senators or get relieved

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Obasanjo’s hard choices

By Dare Babarinsa I know Chief Olusegun Mathew Aremu Obasanjo. He is Abeokuta most famous resident, Nigeria’s longest ruler, Africa’s pre-eminent elder statesman, farmer, soldier, author, agent-provocateur and international trouble-shooter. But it is not entirely correct to say I know

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The politics of independent report submission in National Assembly

By Morgan Omodu The Legislative arm of government has her constitutional duty as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic. Of most significant to this write up is the over sight functions exercised over the MDA’S, Parastatals and Agencies

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The Nigeria-prays-for-Buhari competition

By Reuben Abati After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been

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It is not yet time for celebration

By Morgan Omodu We are no doubt in one of the most important periods in the annals of our history as a nation where retrospection is needed writes Omodu in this piece. To start with, the way and manner the President’s

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