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Everyone has a right to a university degree, even if it’s in Hamburger Technology. Clive James The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes Laertius   Fejiro Oliver   For those uncouth MBBS graduates who will be reading this, thus feeling that I heeded to their request to wri...
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The People’s Democratic Party is no stranger to dissent and factionalism. In fact, its tight grip on power in Nigeria is all the more remarkable given the number of divisive voices it keeps under one tent. However, a major breakaway faction led by a former vice-president might just bring all these te...
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CHANGES that took place in the political history of Akwa Ibom State on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30, 2013 would continue to attract comments. This is so because they were unexpected. First was the news, which later turned out to be false, that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. ...
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(II) The Self-Colonizing Mission: Names for Collective Identity   By Yosief Ghebrehiwet   There is a method to the Eritrean madness of the past 50 years, and the alien naming mania that is surfacing all over Eritrea summarizes for us that madness rather neatly in a methodological way. The c...
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HARARE – President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF says it is not worried by the United States’ decision yesterday to maintain sanctions against Zimbabwe, but confirmed Mugabe’s threats to retaliate. The United States yesterday said it will not lift the travel and economic embargoes imposed on Mugabe’s...
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn in as Mali’s new president, after winning the country’s first election since last year’s coup. Keita vowed to protect democratic gains and rebuild national unity during a small ceremony Wednesday in the capital, Bamako. The new president also pr...
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  Bayo Olupohunda | credits: File copy “When the head is rotten, it affects the whole body” — A popular African proverb At the inception of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in 2011, Nigeria’s first minority president, the man whom much hope had been invested to clean the Aegean Stabl...
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  •Rauf Aregbesola By Gbenga Faturoti / Osogbo Unfolding events in Osun State in recent times suggest that Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has proved critics of his style of administration wrong over accusation that his government was attempting to turn the state into an Islamic state. The...
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BY DAYO ADESULU The lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which enters its third month, has been greeted with reactions from Nigerian mothers who lamented the face- off between the Federal Government and the union and expressed readiness to wade into the matte...
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By SIMON EBEGBULEM BENIN — Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has expressed worries over the prolonged strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and urged the Federal Government to hasten peace moves in the interest of Nigerian students. PFN, in a statement by its Natio...