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Okemiri Ogbonnaya as a role model

THERE is ability, so goes the saying, in disability.  In Nigeria, as in virtually every country in the world, that dictum has found ample expression in the achievements of people living with disability, be it in economics, the arts,…

The N2.6 billion school feeding scam

THE recent disconcerting revelation that a certain sum of N2.6 billion meant for school feeding was traced to private accounts may presumably be taken as the usual narrative of corruption in the country: an alarm that is essentially…

The rape, murder of Favour Okechukwu

WITHOUT doubt, rape and sexual assaults leading to murder have assumed threatening dimensions in the country. Reported cases are burgeoning virtually on a weekly basis. Regrettably, no part of the country is free of this criminal and…

As Ondo goes to the polls

ON Tuesday, ten of the 17 governorship candidates participating in Saturday’s election in Ondo State signed a peace pact to ensure violence-free election, with a promise to accept its outcome. Among the signatories were the candidates of…

Endless SARS reforms

THIS week, for the fourth time in four years, the office of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) banned personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) from carrying out routine patrols, stop and search duties, and mounting of…

Military invasion of Okoma community

THE Okoma community in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State was  thrown into panic last week when some errant members of the Nigerian military visited the place, leaving in their trail the well-known trademarks of sorrow, tears…

The attacks on Borno governor’s convoy

TWICE within the past one week, the convoy transporting the Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has come under attack from members of the Islamic State-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). ISWAP broke…

The Lokoja tanker tragedy

ON Wednesday, September 23, yet another tragedy struck the country as scores of persons perished in a petrol tanker explosion that also razed several cars and other properties around the Felele area of Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.…

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