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The Story Of One Dino Of ABU

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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We’re in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t know.

 

It took one week and a Senate summons for the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Ibrahim Garba, to say that Senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU.

 

Time To End Impunity In The Senate

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For Jupiter, Recession Is Indeed ‘Just A Word’

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

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For Jupiter, Recession Is Indeed ‘Just A Word’

Why am I even writing about Jupiter?  Well, probably because there is this heavy guilt I feel for starving him the greater part of last weekend.

It wasn’t deliberate. I didn’t know we had run out of his supplies till it was too late to get any food for him in our neighbourhood.

The Bonding Things

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Getting out of Lagos was a tug of war. I’d been there like forever and there was no other place I knew.  At least, not since 1970 when my mother, cousin and I joined my father who had transferred his services from the Nigerian Ports Authority, Port Harcourt, to NPA, Lagos, after the war.

Understanding Buhari

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves to test their loyalty or ideas.

But there was no doubt who was in charge.

No Duty Too High To Save Hameed Ali

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In the last two years since Hameed Ali was appointed Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, I do not recall ever seeing him in uniform. But since the retired army colonel is not harming himself or any third party by not wearing uniform, I have gradually reconciled myself to seeing him in civilian dress.

The Shambles Of The Current Forex Regulations By Emmanuel Nwachukwu

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For decades bad policy decisions have bedevilled development in Nigeria and fuelled corruption. We have tended to go for populist solutions and ignored the long term impact of such decisions on the economy.  The recent changes to Nigeria’s foreign exchange regulations are oneof such policy decisions.

Coming After Abike Dabiri With A Sledgehammer

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally came out of the woodwork. And it did so with a sledgehammer aimed at President Muhammudu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri.

That Rescue Mission By Dogara’s Wife

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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It should have been a wrap, recession or not. I was nearing the end of a ThisDay print copy on Monday when the advert struck me.

Who Did This To Our Young People?

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

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My boss often says: "We think Boko Haram is our biggest challenge in this country, but you know what? The real challenge is the quality of human resources we have."

If you have had cause to hire or work with a fresh graduate from some of our Nigerian universities in the past six years, I bet you would agree with the above submission.

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