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“Sam, Is it true your Mummy Stole Money”

By SEGUN O’LAW “You’re a thief. You lived a lie. Sitting in an office with plaques and awards and Financial Times articles on the walls and certificates of academic excellence – all lies”, Judge Michael Perl QC scoffed at Tony Billings for theft of £430,000 from his boss to pay for extravagant gifts and foreign

Community sacks Cleric, Razes Church over Snake’s killing

He killed our sacred snake – Eze Two-week-old baby, others missing Car, property worth millions destroyed No, it’s a false allegation, says Cleric By GODDY OSUJI   Angry villagers in Akaeze, a community in Ivo Local Government area of Ebonyi State on March 17 expelled the priest in-charge of the Anglican Pentecostal Church in the

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ALHAJI SULE KOLO – FEDERAL PERMANENT SECRETARY

He was born in Jos of the old plateau on the 11th of August 1926. After his primary and secondary education, Sule Dede Kolo joined the League of Northern pioneers to receive full university education. He read and graduated with a Bsc. Degree from London School of Economics and Political Science U.K. On his return

The Unmasking of Nigerian Federalism

By REMI OYEYEMI   “Conscience is an open wound, only the truth can heal it” – Uthman Dan Fodio (1754-1817) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 It was Uthman Dan Fodio, a Fulani and great Islamic scholar who described “Conscience” as

The North, Insurgency And Conspiracy Theory

Keen observers in the socio-political arena across the world and, in Nigeria particularly, have expressed palpable and ominous fears of the unfathomable consequences over the reported gruesome murder of Christopher McManus, a Briton and Franco Lamotinara, an Italian, by their abductors in Mabera Area of Sokoto on Thursday, 8 March 2012. The duo, who worked

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Ex-Yobe SSG Narrowly Escapes Boko Haram Attack

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Our target is Ba’aba and all those Northern Politicians that looted at the expense of the poor, says Boko Haram Spokesman In a teleconference with DESERT HERALD last week, the self styled spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa, exclusively told this paper that it was their men that visited

World Bank Presidency: Hats off to Ngozi

When economists from the World Bank visit poor countries to dispense cash and advice, they routinely tell governments to reject cronyism and fill each important job with the best candidate available. It is good advice. The World Bank should take it. In appointing its next president, the bank’s board should reject the nominee of its

Who is Idang Alibi Fooling?

By NA-ALLAH MOHAMMED ZAGGA Credulous readers can be easily misled by sophistry and propaganda, which is intended to arrest the intelligence of undiscerning Nigerians. One cannot, therefore, resist the urge to challenge the opinion of Idang Alibi, a freelance journalist, on the outcome of the recent governorship election, which once again returned Aliyu Wamakko of

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