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Opinion/Columns

Ocholi: Too late to stop believing

By FEMI ADESINA [L]et’s be honest with ourselves. When some baffling things happen, we question God, if not verbally, at least, in our hearts. But we pretend that we are

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The road lies in wait

By Reuben Abati   [M]ay we never walk when the road waits, famished” – Wole Soyinka, The Road  Two major road accidents in the last week brought to the fore again

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Anything Can Happen In America

By Reuben Abati [T]his is really exciting time in America; watching the drama of the 2016 Presidential nomination process from a distance, I find the contests, the debates, the arguments, the

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N5000: The Hullabaloo And The Kenyan Model

By Moses Okpogode [I]n Kenya, youths are not given free shillings. While no politician, or anyone, promises any social security largesse during campaigns,they are amongst the most empowered set of

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Ese Oruru, the girl-child and a nation’s shame

By Reuben Abati   [T]hree different incidents in the last week cast, poignantly, in bold relief the plight of the girl-child in Nigeria. Thanks to The Punchnewspaper which launched the #FreeEse, #JusticeforEse campaign and

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Nigeria’s FRSC and its penurious N58m media budget

By Phrank Shaibu   [I]n Nigeria, road safety is still a very complicated, highly misunderstood and an under addressed issue. The reasons are very many but they all hang on

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Rev. King, The Law And King’s Supporters

By Reuben Abati [I]n the case of the State and Rev. Chukwuemeka Kingsley Ezeugo, the Supreme Court a few days ago, upheld the rulings of the lower courts and ruled that

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The Naira-Dollar blues

By Reuben Abati [M]y brother, e ku exchange rate oh.” “Excuse me?” “I am greeting you. I am saying how are you and the exchange rate palaver. The dollar wahala”. “So, that

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Pegged Exchange Rate: The Calculated Fraud

By Moses Okpogode [I]t is no longer news that the naira has gone the way of the Somalia Shillings, exchanging at over N400 to $1 USD in the parallel market

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Seven Takeaways From President Buhari’s Visit To Egypt

BY GARBA SHEHU [I]n the difficult moments of our history, looking precisely at the period of Nigeria’s war of unity 1966-1971, Egypt proved to be a strategic partner from helping

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