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TIME TO RISE AGAINST RIGHTS ABUSE

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

Globally, cases of human rights abuses have become a major concern to world leaders, policymakers, civil society groups and human rights activists. Every now and then, the rights of people are frequently abused and violated with impunity. Ironically, these abuses are meted out by those saddled with the constitutional responsibility of protecting these inalienable rights. […]

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Attack on president Jonathan’s convoy

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

Earlier this month, both President Goodluck Jonathan, the standard bearer of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential election and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, General Muhammadu Buhari, signed a peace pact. The pact is to ensure that the process leading to the general elections, the elections and the period thereafter […]

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Tackling challenges of food production in Nigeria

By   /  January 25, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

There is no doubt that agriculture is growing rapidly in Nigeria. Private sector investments in agriculture are expanding. All across the nation, smallholder farmers are witnessing a refreshing new dawn. Food import bill declined from N 1.1 trillion ($ 6.9 billion) in 2009 to N 684.7 billion ($4.35 billion) by December 2013 and continued to […]

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STONING OF PRESIDENT JONATHAN’S CONVOY IN KATSINA

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Editorial  /  1 Comment

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Earlier this month, both President Goodluck Jonathan, the standard bearer of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming presidential election and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, General Muhammadu Buhari, signed a peace pact. The pact is to ensure that the process leading to the general elections, the elections and the period thereafter […]

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French Terrorist Attack: Matters Arising

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

In his latest novel, French writer, Michel Houellebecq presents a controversial situation: The year is 2022, and France has become an Islamicized country where universities have to teach the Koran, women have to wear the veil and polygamy is legal. The book, which created a stir in France, went on sale Jan. 7 this year. […]

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STOP SPONSORSHIP OF RELIGIOUS PILGRIMS

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

In spite of the fact that the 1999 Constitution, as amended, stipulates that Nigeria is a secular country, other statutes however, give recognition to some religious practices. They include the Christian faith, Islamic faith and Traditional religion practice. The import of the constitutional provision is that there is no state religion in the country Rather, […]

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Keeping faith with the Peace Pact

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

Presidential candidates and national chairmen of registered political parties in the country last week signed a peace pact, thus committing themselves to peaceful conduct of next month’s general elections. The peace pact, commonly referred to as the ‘Abuja Accord,’ will ensure that the candidates and their respective parties work in unison for the realisation of […]

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Uniting against insurgency

By   /  January 17, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

It was rather a sombre mood as Muslim faithful in Nigeria joined their counterparts the world over to celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Fitri. In most parts of the North, the celebration was generally low keyed, thus reflecting the current disposition of the country. The Sallah was devoid of the usual hustle and bustle of events lined […]

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MOBILISING CORPS MEMBERS FOR ECONOMIC DEVT

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Editorial  /  1 Comment

Globally, youths are not only seen as essential part of an emerging society, but also an integral and instrumental workforce that must be carried along in the scheme of nation building. In fact, it comes to reason that no country can survive politically, economically and technologically without vibrant youths, given their pride of place as […]

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Another look at the national identity card

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

Months ago, a major achievement was recorded in Nigeria with the successful launching of the new National Identity Card by President Goodluck Jonathan. The card has the branded logo of our Coat of Arms and that of the American firm, MasterCard. The card according to the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC is designed to allow […]

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