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    Reports say the kidnappers had contacted the Emefiele family for the ransom.

    Margaret Emefiele was kidnapped Thursday night along Benin-Agbo...


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    Tonnie Iredia & the verdict of history From colonial times till date, it is difficult to rate any Nigerian election as successful. An overview of Nigerian elections would confirm this. What can be called the first national election to form a government of an independent Nigeria was held on December 12, 1959. The outcome was tragic as acid and other corrosive substances were poured into ballot boxes to distort the results of the election. In the Eastern and Northern Regional elections of 1961, the dominant regional political…
    Written on Sunday, 04 September 2016 00:35 in Parliament
  • By Akintokunbo A Adejumo: Our Politicians, the NURTW and Us
    By Akintokunbo A Adejumo: Our Politicians, the NURTW and Us From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia, “The National Union of Road Transport Workers is a Nigerian organisation which functions as a mixture of a public transport company, street gang, and a transport worker's union. The organisation raises fund through several methods, but the largest of these is charging fees - of approximately 20 Nigerian Naira at illegal checkpoints, and from local shop owners. A large number of the NURTW have been arrested in recent months after a government crackdown on these…
    Written on Sunday, 31 July 2016 13:28 in Parliament
  • By Mathew Hassan Kukah: How Mohammed Ali Taught Me Magic
    By Mathew Hassan Kukah: How Mohammed Ali Taught Me Magic Hours after he died, David Remnick, Editor of the New Yorker Magazine, penned what will definitely be the most eloquent and elegant obituary of the greatest and the prettiest titled, The Outsized Life of Mohammed Ali. He said Ali was; arguably the most famous person on the planet, known as a supreme athlete, an uncanny blend of power, improvisation, and velocity; a master of rhyming prediction and derision; an exemplar and symbol of racial pride; a fighter, a draft resister,…
    Written on Sunday, 12 June 2016 21:55 in Parliament


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  • Trump is ‘unfit for the presidency’ – USA TODAY’s Editorial Board
    Trump is ‘unfit for the presidency’ – USA TODAY’s Editorial Board In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now. This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency. From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents. Whether through indifference or ignorance, Trump has betrayed fundamental commitments made by all presidents since the end of World War II. These commitments include unwavering support for NATO allies, steadfast opposition to Russian aggression, and the absolute certainty that the United States will make good on its debts. He has expressed troubling…
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  • EFCC docks ex-Naval Chief, 2 Rear Admirals for N600m fraud
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