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Osun: Time to decide

The Governorship election of Osun has been heating up and with few more days to the polls, the people would speak and their future would be determined by the outcome.…

Nigeria: A land of contradictions, resilience and unpredictability

Nigeria: A land of contradictions, resilience and unpredictability

Anene Ogochukwu, a public affairs analyst, tasks Nigerians across ethnic, political and religious divide, to work for the unity, peace and progress of the nation… As the nation is about…

Ebola virus-a clear and present danger!

Ayo Oyoze Baje The recent piece of sad news that the deadly Ebola virus that has already killed 660 people across the West Africa Sub-region has spread to Nigeria calls…

Designing public health policy: After Tobacco what next?

By Bilis Manuel There is an interesting discussion around initiatives to protect and improve the health of residents of New York City that is instructive for us in Nigeria. Indeed,…

The debate on state police in Nigeria

State police can be seen as a body of police unique to each state, having state wide authority to conduct law enforcement activities and criminal investigations. The concept of state…

Curbing  the menace of Abuja land speculators

By Rogers Edor Ochela In Nigeria today, there is no state or city where the menace of land speculation is as pronounced as the Federal Capital City. For want of…

The Police and Old-Kpons

By ‘Swill Mavua My friend Old-Kpons, remember him? I once introduced him in this column. We met again last Saturday, and as usual, had some discussions over two bottles of…

Nigerian Youths and ‘vested interests’

By Oludayo Tade Permit me to use the story of David in the Bible and his victory over Goliath (1 Samuel 17/18) to start this piece. Goliath was armoured and…

Preventing the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus

It is a terrifying development that Nigeria is at risk of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease epidemic. The virus is “out of control” and spreading rapidly across the West -African…

Lessons for Gov. Aregbesola from Ekiti 2014

Lessons for Gov. Aregbesola from Ekiti 2014

In the countdown to the August 9, 2014 gubernatorial election in Osun State, Ayodeji Ajayi, a public affairs analyst, volunteers some counsel for the incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola and other…

Detecting and dealing with pneumonia

By Bilikis Bakare Globally, pneumonia kills more than 1 million children younger than 5 years of age each year. This is found to be greater than the number of deaths…

An open letter to Governor Gabriel Suswan

Sir, the crime rate in Makurdi, Benue State Capital is on the increase despite the presence of the security men everywhere in the town. I witnessed on several occasions how…

National Confab: Success or failure?

National Confab: Success or failure?

Against the backdrop of the abrupt postponement of the conference plenary, Nze Nwabueze Akabogu, a public affairs commentator is of the view that the Confab has failed to live up…

That bombing of Buhari’s convoy

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The recent attack on the convoy of General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by a suicide bomber…

“Missing” oil revenue: Between Sanusi and the Senate

By Matthew Adejoh When  the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) and now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, initially disclosed that  $49.8b was not remitted to the federation…

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