Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa

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Mar 23rd, 2013
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By Justine John DYIKUK In the chill of January 20, 2013, this writer chanced upon what was supposed to be a rejoinder to the sermon delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, his Excellency, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah at the requiem mass of the late Governor of Kaduna State; his Excellen...
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Jan 6th, 2013
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Bishop of Bomadi Catholic Diocese, Vicarage Hyacinth Egbebor, in his homily at the burial of Gen. Andrew Azazi blamed the helicopter crash that killed the former National Security Adviser, Andrew Azazi; former Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa, and four others, on corruption. At the state funeral ...
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Jan 4th, 2013
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by Chido Onumah One of the most frightening things about the Jonathan administration is the president’s palpable lack of appreciation of the problems that confront us and “the fierce urgency of Now”. This phenomenon rears its head at every opportunity the president has to reassure Nigerians that he h...
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Jan 2nd, 2013
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By Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E.  And so it is now official. Contrary to the thinking of a majority of local and foreign observers, the principal problem of Nigeria is not corruption but attitude. According to our President, what Nigeria requires most urgently in order to make progress is not an end to ...
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Dec 24th, 2012
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One of the sad characteristics of the leaders and governments in Nigeria is that they never learn from tragedies. This is why preventable tragedies such as the recent Augusta 109 Helicopter crash reoccur frequently, often with greater intensity and costs. Therefore, to minimize the likelihood of re-o...
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Dec 19th, 2012
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Remarks By His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On The Occasion Of The Launch Of The 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem And Appeal Fund For The 2013 Celebration, Abuja, December 18, 2012 Protocol 1.I welcome you to the formal launch of the 2013 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Em...
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Dec 19th, 2012
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President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday said that the country is more important than personal, religious and ethnic differences, urging Nigerians to rise above individual differences and promote values that bind the country together. Speaking at the emblem appeal launch for the 2013 Armed Forces Remem...
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Dec 18th, 2012
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Former Military Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar has again warned that the current insecurity in the country is affecting the economy of the nation especially in the northern part. Abdulsalami Abubabakar who spoke in Minna Niger state on today after he and others were inaugurated as members...
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Dec 17th, 2012
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SIX years after a Nigerian 18-seater Dornier 228 Air Force transport plane, carrying 15 senior army officers and three crewmembers crashed leaving only three survivors that sustained serious injuries on September 17, 2006, 2012 will go down in history as the year that recorded the most recurrence of ...
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Dec 15th, 2012
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The governor of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has been killed in a helicopter crash in the southern delta region along with other senior officials, his party says. Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa and former national security adviser Gen Owoye Azazi were on the helicopter which came down in Bayelsa sta...