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FEBRUARY 22,  2016   VOL. 38. NO. 19

Cover Story
Preying On The Throne
Traditional stool which is revered across cultures suffers descration in South South and South east of

Forword (Editor's Column)

Peterside: Proof, Please Proof

If you did not read the text of the press conference by the APC governorship candidate in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, here are what you missed:

Attention: Mr. Health Minister
By Gwiyi Solomon
I wish I could start this piece by first, congratulating the erudite

Certain Issues Should Not Be Politicized
By Goodluck Jonathan
Though this event is billed as a press conference on a Better Security and Education for West

Letter (Readers' Comments)

How Far Can Saraki Go?
Senate President Bukola Saraki moves to save his job amid renewed quest to remove him as Nigeria’s number three citizen. How far can the Kwara state-born politician go?

“We Will Not Implement Confab Report”
—Henry Ajomale, Lagos APC Chairman
By Femi Oluokun/Bayo Bernard
In the build up to the transition to All Progressives Congress, APC, your

‘Biafra Is No More Realisable’
—Chris C. Nwadigo, Lawyer, Human Rights activist and President, Peoples Rights Organisation

Boko Haram’s Festering War
War against Boko Haram insurgency in the North east drags on despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s oft-repeated deadline to achieve military victory over the sect

Tariff Tussle
Mixed reactions trail the picketing of electricity Distribution Companies by organised labour following increase in electricity tariff

Yabatech: Day of RageStudents of Yabatech go berserk, destroying properties worth millions of naira over the death of a final year female student

Business & Economy
Budget of DiscordControversy trailing the 2016 budget lingers as Senators, ministers and Nigerians bicker over spurious allocations and errors contained in the altered version re-presented to the National Assembly

Chisco Churns Goodwill
Despite the lingering economic down-turn, Chisco Group braves the odds to reward loyal staff and customers

No Hiding Place
Smugglers in ogun state
groan under the weight of tough measures of Area Comptroller, Wainda Multafu

Life and Style
Stolen Lyrics

Plagiarism of ideas, lyrics and songs is gaining currency in the Nigeria music industry

Back of the Book
Usual Rituals
The National Sports Commission bemoans paucity of funds, raising doubts about Nigeria ’s performance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Ray Ekpu
Viruses Galore
By Ray Ekpu
When the AIDs Virus hit the world like thunder in the 80s we thought we had seen the worst of the viruses. Everyone who had it looked like tooth pick

Kerosene And The Poor
By Ray Ekpu
In the discussion as to whether or not subsidy should be removed from our petroleum products, Household Kerosene

Uncalled For
By Ray Ekpu
The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh,

Child Soldiers
By Ray Ekpu
War is a dangerous enterprise. In the traditional war setting, able bodied men and women are

December (2015) Deadline

Kogi's Conflict
The framers of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria did not envisage that a

NYSC and Hijab
I served in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the very first year of its inauguration in 1973. It was not easy for Yakubu

Nigeria's First Eleven
President MuhammaduBuhari has selected what fair minded people can consider a good team, the real first eleven, to use a football lingo

The President's Men
By Ray Ekpu
The long awaited list of the President’s men is now in the


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Benin traditional Priests and traditional worshippers placing curse on kidnappers.
 Saraki: Will he survive this final battle?Henry Ajomale, Lagos APC Chairman
Obasanjo: His iron fist set the stage for PDP’s troubles, Jonathan: Accused of aloofness, Yar’Adua: Inherited sick PDP.
Chris C. Nwadigo, Lawyer, Human Rights activist and President, Peoples Rights Organisation
Ahmedu Obiabo, alias Blackface and WizkidProtesters at one of the DISCO.
Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, a former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan
Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,
Ayodele Fayose

Peterside: Proof, Please Proof

Amaechi: A Time To Salute

Dambazzau And The Shoe Shiner

Nwobodo’s Food Is Ready Politics

While We Were On Break

So, El-Rufai Lied

What’s Wrong With These Governors?

Let Shema’s Prosecution Begin

Arunma Oteh: The Rejected Stone
Aregbesola & Osun Workers
Let me start by congratulating the governor of Osun State, Rauf

The Buhari Administration And War Against Corruption In Nigeria - Part I

An Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari

Wanted: Effective Slimming Diet For Obese Government Accounts

The Change Must Start Now!

My Personal Notes

The real losers of the presidential election

The Debt we Owe GEJ

How INEC Defeated Jonathan

The Obasanjo-Buhari Coup

Wole Soyinka’s Seismic Shift

Re: Soludo and Okonjo-Iweala: N30 trillion Mismanagement Claim

Debate: Buhari Has Only Contempt For Nigerians

What Fuel Price Cut Proves

The 2015 Elections and Education Reform in Nigeria

Explanations Buhari Owes The Igbo Race

Between Jonathan And Buhari

Soyinka’s call to Anarchy

Jonathan As Obasanjo’s Nemesis

What Exactly Is ‘Clueless’ About Goodluck Jonathan?(3)

The Good About SA’s Betrayal

What Is 'Clueless' About Jonathan?(2)

What Is 'Clueless' About Jonathan(1)?

Why Nigeria’s Future Is Tied To The Girl-child

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