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It is quite interesting that tobacco use has found a good place for expression by various groups in Nigeria in recent times. For many years in the past, it was only religions organisations that preached against tobacco use in all its ramifications. At that point in time, one of the most leading production...

By Donald Ofoegbu   It is hard to believe when not directly affected, that globally a woman dies from complications in childbirth every minute – about 529,000 each year. To Barrister Victor Laima such ordeal has been made a fact as he witnessed the death of 3 pregnant women within an hour in a medical centre in Gombe State. Such deaths are more peculiarly in developing...

By Kola Odepeju   “Let tomorrow come quickly, Let tomorrow come quickly, So we can crown the new king”.   – African royal song   Tomorrow Friday 29th of May, 2015 is a day many Nigerians have been waiting for – with eagerness – as our president-elect, Retd. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will take over the mantle of leadership of this country from...

By Uwa Eghomeka   We live in an unusual world – a world where vices are seen as virtues, where ignorance is strength, freedom is slavery and war is peace. (Apologies to George Orwell). I recall that when I was growing up, my mother often told me to strive at all times for honour. She believed that ultimately, people will celebrate honour in a person. I took this...

By Ayo Oyoze Baje The sun breaks through the cumulous clouds, heralding another day with its charming smiles. The once mist-crowned mountains glow in green. The ocean tides surge to the shore in foaming fury, remolding the dream castles of the sinking sands. Suddenly, the whirlwind whips across the crowded market place, clearing the debris of dirt and dust. And somewhere...

Last week, the first democratically-elected president of Egypt, Muhammad Mursi was sentenced to death on charges of terrorism related to his removal from power in 2013. The death verdict was handed down under the nose of his erstwhile army chief and the mastermind of the coup that ousted him, president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. What we are told by the West, the architecht...

By Okwudili Uzoka   During Buhari’s electioneering campaign activities last December, he said, point blank, in an interview with Weekly Trust, that he will scrap the office of the First Lady if elected President, on the grounds that there is no constitutional provisions to justify the existence of the office and insisted that constitutionally guaranteed ministries...

By Edwin Uhara IN propounding Separation of Power as a political philosophy, late French Philosopher, Baron de Montesquieu stated that for there to be...

By James Febebebo  Having won election victory, General Muhammadu Buhari should know he has a lot of challenges on his hands. This is because Nigerians...

By Ebun Asagbe   Isn’t it amazing that whenever some people call for the probe of Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke by General Muhammadu Buhari, they always...