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    The former minister, who is a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress, announced this on his Face Book page on Tuesday.

    He asked...


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    Written on Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:22 in Parliament
  • By Akintokunbo A Adejumo: The Inanity of “No Vacancy” of Political Positions
    By Akintokunbo A Adejumo: The Inanity of “No Vacancy” of Political Positions “MAKURDI—the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro has declared ahead of the forthcoming general elections that there would be no vacancy in Aso Rock come 2015. Moro urged all those aspiring for the position of president to jettison the idea and allow President Goodluck Jonathan to compete all the good works he started for the country.” NEWS STORY Mr Moro was informing us predictably and true to type. It is a Nigerian, and also a very African syndrome that officeholders…
    Written on Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:18 in Parliament
  • By Ela Rose: Letting Go
    By Ela Rose: Letting Go As I sit here writing this, it seems like the words never really can come together, I haven't written a post since because I have been thinking of the right ways to put this. In any case, I have decided to write it the way it has been flowing through my head. My post today is about setting the captive in your mind free, because I have realized that we all hold various grudges in mind or resentment for one…
    Written on Monday, 21 July 2014 22:49 in Parliament


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