Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Exclusive: Babies for Sale!

Exclusive: Babies for Sale!

Despite steps taken by several agencies and the federal government to stamp out child and human trafficking in the country, the illicit trade is still thriving and booming, reports Ohia Israel Babies are supposed to be gifts from God and no doubt a precious one for that matter. However, these rare and precious gifts from

Boko Haram Kills Spokesman Abu Qaqa II

Sambo: Attacks Not Religious By IKE ABONYI and TOKUNBO ADEDOJA The division in the dreaded Islamist sect Boko Haram deepened at the weekend with the murder of Abu Qaqa II, the spokesman of the militant group suspected to have taken over from Abu Qaqa I who was captured last January and has been in the

Corruption and Non Performance: Can Governor Yari Transform Zamfara State?

By IFEANYI CHUKWU NWANNAH Sixteen years after creation, Zamfara State still remains a traditional rural State due to some lapses, gross non-performance and corruption by virtually all the previous administrations of the state. In this analysis, IFEANYI CHUKWUNWANNAH take a peep at the state and the impediment that deters the progress and revealed that democracy

Prospects And Challenges of INEC For Credible Elections In Future

By AHMED ABUBAKAR As the 2011 general elections has past and INEC is assiduously working towards conducting credible and acceptable elections in 2015, it may be said that it has at the moment impressively put in place some necessary machineries for a successful election. But in spite of all the efforts of the Independent National

The Politics and Praxis of the Development agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN)

By IBIYINKA O.SOLARIN The DAWN document, a well-thought out, and meticulously prepared socio-economic framework for bold economic integration/transformation of western Nigeria was finally unveiled to the Nigerian public on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Those who prepared this document, and the organizers of its public unveiling are students of history. The personage and history of Obafemi

On the Approval of 13% Revenue Derivation from Solid Minerals to Northern States

By Dr. EMMANUEL OJAMERUAYE According to the report, “the Federal Government may have opted to appease some northern states … government was worried about rising insecurity in the northern part of the country with vociferous leaders of the north blaming the situation on poverty and inequality arising from alleged lopsided revenue allocation against them…It was

The North that Southerners don’t know

By MARK AMAZA THE general belief held by most southerners about the North is that the region is not just mainly Muslim, but wholly Muslim. Whenever I meet someone from the South and introduce myself, I am correctly placed as a Christian. But once I am asked my state and I say Borno State, the

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