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My reflections on Hajj management and NAHCON By Muhammad Ajah

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) was be 10 years on 25th May, 2017. It celebrated the occasion on 1st and 2nd July, 2017 in Abuja by gathering experts

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Musa Isa: 15 years after

By Ibrahim Isa Abubakar Great men live and leave, but their deeds and footprint remains forever. They enter the stage, gracefully dazzling the spectators and moving the audience; and exit

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How NAHCON celebrated 10th anniversary in grand style

By Muhammad Ajah At the auditorium of the National Mosque complex, Abuja, enters the man on the mantle of Hajj administration in Nigeria, Barr. Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, who with his

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Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian”

By Reuben Abati Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, Molara Wood, met recently at

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Igbo-haters, the Arewa ultimatum and our nation

By Reuben Abati Fifty years after the civil war ended, Igbos do not yet feel a sense of belonging, acceptance or safety in the Federation called Nigeria. The sad part is

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Change delivered: Two years of steady progress, teething challenges

By Abdulrahman Abdulraheem  President Muhammadu Buhari has completed two eventful years in office. It is difficult to believe that two years have already passed since that time the President, his

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A word for Governor Bello’s poor media hirelings

By Safiya Stephanie Musa My attention has been drawn to a poorly scripted press statement credited to Kingsley Fanwo who identified himself as the Director General, Media and Communications to

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Democracy, Biafra And A Sense Of History

By Reuben Abati It is sad that many Nigerians today talk glibly about the possibility of a coup or of military intervention in politics.  They make it seem as if

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Buhari And The Marabouts

.By Reuben Abati “Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She

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The First Class degrees galore

By Reuben Abati The Daily Trust newspaper has published an interesting feature story (May 15), on the sudden surge in the number of First Class degrees being churned out by Nigerian universities. Daily

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