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Fuel Subsidy Fraud: Sons Of Bamanga, Arisekola, Ahmadu Ali, Others Charged

The sons of PDP chairman Bamanga Tukur, Ibadan businessman Arisekola Alao and former PDP chairman Ahmadu Ali are in the first batch of suspects to face various charges filed before the high court in Lagos by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with the fuel subsidy scam.

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The price of prejudice

Written by Mohammad Qaddam Sidq Isa My last week’s article in this column titled “North’s readiness for a division” has elicited many interesting comments and equally provoked many emotional reactions some of which even accused me of treason against the North, collecting “brown envelops” or simply being “among those sponsored columnists” as someone put it. […]

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Boko Haram, Poverty: Between Carson and Oritsejafor

In the last one week the controversy Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, stirred back in February when he linked the Boko Haram insurgency in the North to extreme poverty in the region, seems to have escalated into a verbal warfare of immense proportions. The protagonists are, on the […]

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Nigeria’s problem corruption, not Boko Haram -Tam David-West

FORMER Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, weekend in Lagos, said injustice, infidelity of leaders and corruption, rather than the activities of Boko Haram and the like, would break up Nigeria. Prof David-West who spoke on Beyond Subsidy, What Next?, at a seminar by Labour Writers Association of Nigeria, LAWAN, lamented  that “Injustice and lies […]

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Memo to Northerners on Diversification

The Northern Nigeria has been the focus of global and media attentions due to the condemnable acts of terrorism by faceless armed militants, using name of a religion for destruction of lives and properties. Incidentally, up till the Abuja bombing by MEND on October 1, 2010, the Northern region was never known for bomb explosions. […]

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Oxfam warns of drought crisis in Central, West Africa

The international aid agency, Oxfam, has warned that some 13 million people are on the brink of a full-scale humanitarian crisis in Central and West Africa if an urgent action is not taken to stop the looming catastrophe. The agency warned on Friday that tens of thousands of people in the Sahel region of Central […]

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Nigeria: An Inconvenient Truth – By Hannatu Musawa

Every time our country goes through a period of challenges propagated by violence, the one characteristic of the Nigerian that seems to surface is one of skewered finger-pointing and self-denial that border on ethnic and tribal lines. Even when the facts are clear and responsibility has been claimed for acts of violence, it still seems […]

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Nigeria’s Abandoned Youth: Are They Potential Recruits For Militants?

In a small stone, tin-roof building in Rigasa in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna, in a room whose walls are decorated with slates inscribed with Quranic verses, Abdullahi, 15, lies on a mat, feverish with malaria and typhoid. His younger brother, Adamu, tends to him. “He’s very sick,” says Adamu. Adamu has not eaten […]

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Budget 2012 (5) – On Defence Spending – By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

For a nation that is not at war, Nigeria’s defence spending raises several critical concerns. The paradox of course is that the more government spends on defence, the more insecure Nigerians feel. Travelling within the country has become so perilous that it is now advisable to get a ‘security report’ of all towns and villages […]

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Palliatives Can’t Cushion Effect Of Subsidy Removal – Jigawa Gov.

Jigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido yesterday ruled out the provision of palliatives measures by government as a cushion for the economic problems created by the removal of subsidy on petroleum products. Such measures, according to him, merely keep Nigerians perpetually in a state of helplessness, as it is gradually becoming apparent that government had failed […]

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