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FG Must Parley Now With Boko Haram – Shehu Sani

FG Must Parley Now With Boko Haram – Shehu Sani

By FEMI ADI Comrade Shehu Sani, Kaduna-based author and activist, tells FEMI ADI how the Boko Haram menace could be ended. What is your understanding of Boko Haram’s lethal campaign? Since the Boko Haram insurgency began, people in the country and outside have expressed different views. While some say Boko Haram is a western design

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Attitudinal Change And Ethical Values As Necessary Ingredients For The Transformation Of Nigeria

By Sir, (Barr) MIKE EJIOFOR, fsi Nigeria is today being crippled by one of the greatest threats affecting her ability to rapidly transform critical areas of her society along socio-political and economic lines. This threat is centred on the reluctance or refusal of its citizenry to develop right attitudes towards doing things. Consequently, the inability

The Illegal Weapons Saga

The recent news report that some weapons looted in Libya have infiltrated Nigeria is distressing. It portends great danger and should worry those in authority. It has serious security implication taking into consideration the current siege on the nation by Boko Haram. Also, the incident has further underscored the porous nature of our borders. That

Billionaire Civil Servants

By CHARLES OFOJI Nigeria is ostensibly a mad nation peopled by mad people. Therefore, it would be unreasonable to expect the civil servants to be different. In oddities, Nigeria comes first and little wonder that all around the world, it is only in our country that civil servants are multimillionaires and billionaires. It is unspeakable

Security: ‘The Way Forward’ – Hon. Umar Bature

In this exclusive interview with Desert Herald, Hon. Umar Bature, Chairman House Committee on the Interior, bares his mind on the duplication of duties in the nation’s civil service and other burning issues affecting the Interior Ministry. Excerpts: As the Chairman House Committee on Interior, what have been your challenges so far? Since I started

Transforming Agriculture in Nigeria

By VICTOR OLAPOJOYE Top officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), State governments, and Nigerian companies seeking to partner with and buy from American companies will converge in Washington DC this week to attend a trade conference on “Transforming Agribusiness in Nigeria through Investment”. The event organized by the Corporate Council

The International Dimension to Ibori’s Corruption: A Letter to President Obama

By DOTUN OLOKO Dear Mr. President: I am writing to express my deep concern that the U.S. government, through its development finance agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), supports financial intermediaries that stand accused of corruption, fraud and money laundering through investments in a number of Nigerian companies and banks that have been reported

Nigeria’s Educational System and the Democratization of Ignorance

By UGOCHUKWU RAYMOND OGUBUARIRI It has become an incontestable truism that Nigeria’s educational sector is in doldrums. Even with the entire hullabaloo being made about “transformation” of the country, yet, the drums of shame in the sector have continued to resonate and the naked dancers are not showing any sign of fatigue. Only few days