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No Duty Too High To Save Hameed Ali

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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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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The Interview Magazine

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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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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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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.

Modu Sheriff Not PDP’s Worst Demon

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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The Peoples Democratic Party is dying of numerous self-inflicted wounds and may not recover for as long as it thinks that Ali Modu Sheriff is its deadliest poison.

Inside Story Of Andrew Yakubu’s $11m ‘Gift’

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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One of the most frequently asked questions this week is, which Andrew? There was once an Andrew in the first coming of President Muhammadu Buhari who popularised that name.

That Andrew was a metaphor for the millions of frustrated young people who wanted to “check out” for greener pastures because politicians had wrecked the country and robbed it blind.

What Does Obasanjo Know About Buhari?

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will officially be 80 in March and there are many who think he is hyperactive for his age.

He is probably one of the busiest former presidents with a schedule that combines half a dozen foreign travels each month with countless domestic trips filled with meetings, speeches and plenty of mischief in between.

You Are Banning The Wrong Crowd, Mr President

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Chinyere Fred-Adegbulugbe

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Dear President Trump,

Of course, I was one of those literally dazed when you became the president of the exceptional United States. Not necessarily because I cared much for Hilary.  No, not after sometime in 2009 when I read Hillary’s Secret War, a book written Richard Poe. Since then I haven’t been so enamoured with her anymore. But that is another story.

Insanity Is Closing The Airport For Six Weeks

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Azubuike Ishiekwene

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They say there’s no going back on the decision to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for six weeks, starting March 8.

That’s what Minister of State, Ministry of Aviation, Hadi Sirika said and Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi has repeated it as well.

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