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    The Vultures are gathering

    It is said that the Vulture is a patient bird. But the Nige­rian socio-economic and political vultures are a very impatient lot. They are the same group of carrion-eaters and.....
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    The challenges of reforming JAMB

    THE BEGINING On assumption of duty in August, it was obvious that I had to change the system for good; I chose to improve on what my illustrious predeces­sors had done......
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    The persecution of Ifeanyi Ubah

    erudite Dan Amor, my friend and colleague, penned an article a while ago tilted: “Who is afraid of Ifeanyi Ubah?” Yes, who is afraid of Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the.....
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    Owerri is not the new Sodom & Gomorrah

    YOUR piece on Wednesday, 19th April, on your regular back page incisive column, History in a Hurry, titled “Is Owerri the new Sodom and Gomorrah?” is hyperbolic. You started very well.....
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    Is Owerri the new Sodom & Gomorrah ?

    OWERRI, the capital city of Imo State, has attracted a great deal of news cover­age in recent times – for all the wrong reasons. While Anambra State, its more prosperous neighbour,.....
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    Meningitis is not a divine punishment

    A bizarre twist was added last week to the deadly outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningi­tis (CSM) which has been spreading like a wild fire through the nation. The rampaging epidemic has.....
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    The immigration crisis in Europe (II)

    I WAS probably the very last person to register online for Dan Parry’s seminar sched­uled to hold on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – at the Edu­cation Museum Studies Learning Studio.....
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    I wanted to see Buhari in London...

    (Note: I wrote this article in May 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari was President-Elect Buhari. But the circumstances are still virtu­ally the same today – for both the President and.....
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    The immigration crisis in Europe (1)

    The immigration crisis rocking Europe con­tinues to be one of the most dominant items of news, at home or abroad – es­pecially in the United Kingdom. Nigeria is regularly men­tioned as.....
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    The AUTHORITY of the People...(2)

    LAST week, this column was a prelude to the maiden edition of The AUTHORITY Awards for Excellence and Good Gov­ernance. Now the awards have come and gone. But their mem­ories.....
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    The AUTHORITY of the People... (1)

    HOW time flies. And so it came to pass that it is now almost 18 months when I first arrived at Chief Ifeanyi Ubah’s massive Capital Oil complex in Maitama,.....
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    The AUTHORITY of the People... (1)

    HOW time flies. And so it came to pass that it is now almost 18 months when I first arrived at Chief Ifeanyi Ubah’s massive Capital Oil complex in Maitama,.....
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    Before they kill us all

    LAST week, the Na­tional Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) con­firmed what I have suspected all along: that more than 70 percent of the “wines” and “spirits”.....
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