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Chibok girls: 100 days and counting

WEDNESDAY, 23 July, marked 100 days since the abduction of 279 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The circumstances of the 14 April abduction were graphic portrayals of the...
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Eid Mubarak everyone

THE Ramadan has ended. Its demands of abstinence from food and water are some of the easily remembered aspects of the month-long observation, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is more. It...
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Nigerians do not want to break up

By Ochereome Nnanna I don’t think that Nigerians, in their heart of hearts, are tired of living together in one country. Everything points to the fact that Nigeria still holds a very prime attraction for...
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Why Jonathan did not visit Chibok

By Emmanuel Aziken, Clifford Ndujihe & Ben Agande ABUJA—ONE hundred days after the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram terrorists, President Goodluck Jonathan,...
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Curbing the street beggers

AGAINST the background of widespread street begging in many parts of Nigeria but especially in the North, which constitutes an embarrassment and portrays the areas in bad light, the move by the Niger State...
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Bringing Back Books

NIGERIANS read for profit. Not for most Nigerians the studious attitude with which people read books and newspapers in countries. The difference is not in the literacy level, as some are wont to suggest....
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Wole Soyinka at 80

BY Erasmus Ndule The editorial and opinion pages of the magnificent Guardian newspapers bristled with intellectually stimulating articles written by exceptionally brilliant academics in the mid-eighties and...