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US Department of Justice wants Boko Haram labelled as Foreign Terrorist Organization

By MARK HOSENBALL and JOHN SHIFFMAN The Justice Department is pressing the State Department to designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group alleged to be responsible for hundreds of deaths, as a “foreign terrorist organization,” according to a document obtained by Reuters. Lisa Monaco, head of the Justice Department’s national security division, sent a letter

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Gov Yuguda Must Hear This: Citizen Tahir: A Sad Story of an Undergraduate!

By MUSA ALHAJI MUHAMMAD Mallam Abbas Tahir Haladu is an indigene of Bauchi state who was born without deformity, but fate reversed all that when fire gutted his father’s house some years ago. The disaster claimed the life of Tahir’s younger brother, leaving Tahir badly burnt and rendering his fingers useless, but a strong-willed Tahir

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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

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

LUTH: A Heaven of Corruption and Mismanagement

By WALE MOGAJI -SURULERE, Lagos. The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is always in the news for the wrong reason. We all remember the Baby Eniola saga, when an infant was given HIV-infected blood. The then Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Tolu Odukoya did not take decent administrative step of resigning, he was forced out

A Federation without Federalism

By NASIR AHMED EL-RUFAI If any ques tions remain as to why, despite huge oil revenues and massive borrowing by the government – poverty, unemployment and insecurity have worsened, our detailed analysis in this column of the 2011 and 2012 budgets of the Federal Government would have provided some answers. We raised posers on whether


EXCLUSIVE : Why Gov. Yakowa is Failing

It is becoming obvious that Kaduna State is doomed to fail under Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa. Reasons: There are serious crises in the state’s key sectors of education, health, public utilities and security. In less than two years Gov Yakowa has received more than one hundred billion naira allocation from the Federation Account with nothing

The stunning discovery in pension fund scam

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reform, Mr. Abdulrashed Maina’s recent revelation that a pension racket syndicate had been defrauding the Federal Government of about N3.3 billion monthly is mind-boggling. Also stunning is the discovery of how a few privileged but corrupt civil servants in the Pension Office of the Head of


N3b Scam: DPR and Harrowing evidence of Fraud

By IFEANYI IZEZE   When the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Gas Resources in Abuja accused International Oil Companies (IOCs) of frustrating the efforts of the Federal Government to monitor and measure the amount of gas produced at every given time, the agency must have meant to

On The Controversial BPE Sales

The recent recommendation of revocation of the Federal Government sale of Daily Times Nigeria Plc and nine other public enterprises by the Senate is a confirmation of the shortchanging of the country by public officials that managed the controversial privatisation programme. The Upper Legislative body, on December 20, assented to all 45 recommendations of its