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Goodluck, Ribadu. By Babayola M. Toungo

The defection of Nuhu Ribadu from the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) came as a very rude awakening to those of us who still believe that it is possible to change the country through the force of our collective characters.  What Ribadu did to us is akin to thumping his nose on all those who still believe in him and those like him, but to be fair to him he has only toed a line earlier toed by some of his former colleagues in the Obasanjo administration like Femi Fani-Kayode. Details

 

Hypocrisy of America’s experimental Ebola drug. By Theophilus Ilevbare

It is puzzling why over a thousand Africans had to die before talks of a vaccine hit the airwaves. It is safe to conclude that had the two Americans not contracted the virus we won’t be close to any drug of any sort. Before now, the research for a cure has been shrouded in secrecy by the Americans. That the ailment had no cure and is a fast moving outbreak gives a technical knockout to the argument of ethics – that the vaccine should first be tested on compatriots of the researchers and manufacturers in America. Details

 

Ebola Success In Nigeria Boost Blood Serum Antibodies Study. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Lagos State was the first to reject the colloidal-silver euphoria ordered because the medical scientific community was communicating with the politicians. In a way Nigerians were lucky that Mr. Sawyer came to Lagos, it could have been worse. He could have slipped into areas not as medically proficient. Details

 

You Poach, We Impeach. By Isma'eel Ahmed

In 2013 when the newly formed All Progressives Congress (APC) went on a ferocious drive of recruitment , the country was amazed at the simple and common manner in which the behemoth of the ruling party was disintegrating. There was a wild jubilation from the public and a cautious optimism from other people. The APC became the new bride in town. The media, the public and the international community were in love with the promise of an alternative in a democracy. And so the attention of the members of the PDP who have had enough from a president they consider a political neophyte and a party chairman hell bent on sinking the ship was drawn to this new darling. The APC was slowly gaining momentum: It had public opinion on its side, media narrative that was positive and a potential power bloc from the youth and women. Details

 

Empower Yourself With Primary School Hygiene To Prevent Ebola. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Nigerians can make business out of anything, which is why it is surprising that the Country is not the richest in the world. All of a sudden because of Ebola fake and borderline effective products sprung up. People were even reluctant to shake hands and if they do, would wash their hands immediately. Many types of designer water came out apart from Sapele water, prayer and holy water that are different but good for Holy Ghost. We need more than prayers right now.  Details

 

Ebola Outbreak In Sambisa Forest. By Dr. Bukar Abba Zarami

... Peter Piot, the Director of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the discoverer of Ebola Virus said he wouldn’t be worried to sit next to someone with Ebola virus on the tube as long as they don’t vomit on you or something; it is an infection that requires very close contact. ”He went further to say that a “really bad” sense of panic and lack of trust in the authorities in West Africa had contributed to the world’s largest ever outbreak. Details

 

Ebola, Media And Need To Quell Public Fear. By Mahmud Malami-Sadiq

Then, the pertinent questions are: why this panic? Does Ebola reasonably warrant this quantum of fear? Who are behind this Ebola puzzle? The fact that Ebola is as fatal as that almost 9 out of 10 people who contract the disease die of it; that no body can say, with any appreciable degree of certainty, the natural reservoir of the virus in the wild (bats, insects, guinea pigs and some species of plants have all been suspected of being the natural hosts of the virus); that the virus is very difficult to diagnose even in standard laboratories; that neither safe vaccine for preventing the diseases nor effective drug for its treatment has so far been discovered can reasonably explain, to some extent, the reason for this global panic-to be scared of this disease is being sensible and responsible human being. Nevertheless, that fear also need to be solaced by the fact that the disease, notwithstanding its other ugly features, is hard to contract and relatively easier to contain. Details

 

Ebola Panic Worse Than Death In Katsina. By Ahmed Isyaku

It is greatly saddening that people are being misinformed especially when you see the old and the young in jubilation of the new found false kitchen cure - my heart sinks. When I warned the old woman that it is dangerous especially for a patient with hypertension to take salt in such a manner , she reacted and said, "I'd rather die of high blood pressure than a cursed death which will not let my children and people touch me or burry me because of fear of infecting them." Details

 

Yeepa: Ebola Kills Medical Hedonic & Religious Paradise. By Farouk Martins Aresa

The children of Adedibu, Arekunsola, Umaru Dikko and other miscreants must hear us loud and clear, that their dead parents stole Ebola cure while stealing us blind to provide for them as we   toiled. Take a good look at those paying them condolence visits; you will see the birds of the same feathers that became our President at one point or the other. If these are the type of people we could muster as leaders, it is an indication of how low we have degenerated morally. Details

 

Yoruba N’ronu Stomach Infrastructure. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Yoruba leaders need to form a new party or build up Labor Party to express their community values and create enviable environment for other Nigerians like Awo did. Details

 

Primitive Accumulation and the Lessons of Philanthropy. By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

This writer has used the Abacha illustration as a pointer to ask the pertinent question of how much wealth an individual could amass to satisfy his or her personal needs. Details

 

Our Voiceless Without Oil Income Maniacs Survive As Loyal Citizens. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Those from the West claimed they have never been part of Nigeria and have never formed alliance at the center. Ijaw claim that they can survive as a nation with their oil income. The North claimed they were ready to stand alone before Azikiwe and Awolowo begged them into the Country. The East does not want anything to do with all these because they should have let them go as Biafra when they seceded. But they relish their new friendship with Ijaw. Details

 

You And What Army Waka Come. By Farouk Martins Aresa

When Boko Haram first encountered Nigerian Army, their obvious question was: “Na only you waka come?” Unfortunately, the Nigerian Army did not include one of world Most Badass Elite Fighting Units from all countries. This has major implications for Nigerians because they cannot understand why an Army that got laurels all over the world for their participations in World War I & II, peace missions and greeted as saviors in Liberia could not perform bravely at home Details

 

As Confab Scraps State Electoral Commissions. By Ado Umar Muhammad

The committee’s report, said to have been infested with some highly contentious issues surreptitiously smuggled into it by some people, contains clearly selfish and sectional demands of some people who reckon that they would be so rich if they ultimately get the 50 per cent derivation funds they are seeking for, such that they would not need federally-funded local councils any more. Details

 

The Kidnap of Umaru Dikko – 1984. By Max Siollun

Moments after Dikko emerged from the house, two men burst out from a van parked outside the house. They grabbed Dikko and bundled him into the back of the van. The team inside the van included a doctor who injected Dikko to render him unconscious. Dikko’s kidnappers locked him in a large crate labelled “diplomatic baggage” and addressed to the Nigerian Ministry of External Affairs in the then capital city, Lagos. They claimed diplomatic immunity for the crate’s contents, and drove him to Stansted airport to place him on a waiting Nigerian cargo plane. Details

 

Sell Out Nigeria With Promise Of Better Lives In New Countries. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Anyone asking for the unity of Nigeria while we are killing one another must be one of those sharing income from Niger Delta oil before it runs out. It is better for each of us to go our own ways than to stay together and kill one another off. If we continue to kill at this rate, there will be nobody left to share any income. We all understand that much. Details

 

Economic Salvation: Case Study In Nollywood Cultural Originality. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Africans finally realize that fake and broken European or American that we used to call Akada can never successfully compete with the original. Akada will always remain second class. The simplest case in point to African originality is Nollywood example from original African culture, swiveled into economic success by entrepreneurs increasing middleclass. It is an educational model that had little government input or grants which could have killed it at inception. Details

 

Jang and His God-Complex in Plateau State. By Joseph Dangme Rinyom

The interesting connection between Generals Sani Abacha and Olusegun  Obasanjo is the invocation of God as the final decision maker in their decision to run or not for President of Nigeria as a civilian (Abacha) and for a third term (Obasanjo), when all the while they had already made up their own minds on doing so. That is generally referred to as a god-complex. When you invoke the name of God in a decision you have already made, you are invariably playing God. Details

 

 

Ado Bayero: His Reign and Travails. By Ado Umar Muhammad

The most serious of his travails, of course, was the last of the three attempts on his life. The first two were by individuals who foolishly thought they could eliminate him through sheer physical force. The last in January, 2010 was blamed on Boko Haram elements. They stopped his convoy in the streets and sprayed it with bullets, resulting in the killing of three people including one of his bodyguards who shielded him from the bullets. Details

 

The Questions We Ought to be Asking: Who qualifies to be an Emir of Kano? Who is Sunusi Lamido Sunusi? What is His Relationship Between the A(E)mirship of Kano and SLS? What Are His Credentials? By Yaseer Musa Sagagi

No doubt, HRH will face several challenges. He is thus far the second of his kind, after His Eminence Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar. There will be challenges from within the traditional establishment, and the politicians. It is extremely imperative for HRH to chart a course for an honest and purposeful leadership. Perhaps I should use this medium also, to remind his HRH on solutions he has proffered to the myriad of problems affecting Nigeria at various fora. Details

 

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AUN’s Example In Community

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Agbaje: Ebola: Liability of government agencies

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Women, kids as suicide bombers

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Osun – Result Not The Surprise

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Police IG: As Abba succeeds Abubakar

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‘We fled to Cameroon after running out of weapons’

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Ebola: Don't rejoice yet, FG tells Nigerians

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2015 Polls: Nigeria Needs 500,000 Policemen

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40 Killed in Renewed Fighting in Nasarawa

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Jonathan, Obasanjo meet over Boko Haram

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EBOLA: Kaduna Community protests location of Ebola Quarantine Centre

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Boko Haram: Borno residents carry dane guns for self-protection •Terrorists burn telecoms masts, attack Mirga

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The Abuja environment during and after El-Rufai’s era

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Ebola, the fastest killer disease

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Trying times for the Fulani

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Lagos Ebola patients neglected, critically ill –Relatives, colleagues

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Police take over Imo APGA secretariat

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Ebola: Panic in Enugu over alleged 21 cases

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FIFA orders Maigari to conduct NFF election

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Nigeria imported $4b vehicles in 2012

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FG to ban tax collection by contractors

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CBN re-introduces N65 ATM withdrawal fee

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Ebola: FG to Develop Protocol for Disease Control at Airports

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Moody’s: Ebola Could Take Economic Toll on Nigeria, Others

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Buhari Set to Declare for 2015 Presidential Election

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Australian Negotiator: Politicians Funding Boko Haram

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Scores injured as 2 APC lawmakers clash in Ibadan

bullet Ribadu’s volte-face and his prospects in Adamawa governorship poll
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Confab delegates differ on implementation of report

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2015: Governors who want to be senators

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Presidency plotting life-term for Jonathan, Kwankwaso alleges

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Monarch shoots son over Amaechi’s visit

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bullet Moving Nigeria Forward: Lessons From Malaysia, Singapore, China And Dubai
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bullet Ebola: Time To Close The Borders
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Ribadu: Quest For Power And Glory?

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FIFA U-20 W’Cup: Nigeria to play New Zealand in quarters

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Eagles up one step on FIFA Rankings

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Ebola crisis set to worsen warns US expert

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Blackwater four 'made corpses of innocents'

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Libya ambassador warns of looming civil war

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FBI investigates mass hacking of US banks

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Colombian drug hitman 'Popeye' released

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Ukraine rebels say Russia troops among forces

BBC

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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

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Top tips to avoid Ebola

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France urges special Libya support

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Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

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Mali to prosecute migrant parents

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Zimbabwe police beat 'job seekers'

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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

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South Sudan UN helicopter 'not shot'

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Lessing's library donated to Zimbabwe

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Burundi investigates bodies in lake

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Investments in Zimbabwe 'plunging'

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World's rarest bird needs new home

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MH370 'may have turned earlier'

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Ebola 'even worse than feared'

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Police: Girl buried alive in India

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Qantas reports biggest ever loss

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Al Qaeda group seizes border post

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Boston bombers' sister arrested

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Uzi instructor 'extremely reckless'

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Libya violence: U.N. calls for sanctions

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Chinese overwhelm U.S. visa program

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Freed journalist: 'I'm overwhelmed'

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Key Gaza crossing opens

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Police scale back in Ferguson

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U.S. Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat

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FBI investigating JPMorgan hack

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Jack Daniel's struggling in Russia

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10-man Arsenal win $30M game

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