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THERE was an unusual kind of protest in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, few days ago. The protest was unusual because the protesters...

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Cost Of Living Crisis: A Personal Story – By Azu Ishiekwene

I WAS going through some old files in my closet the other day when I saw some documents and receipts that absolutely cracked me...

Bukar Abba Ibrahim: The Man Who Touched My Life (1) – By Dr Hassan...

“He had a good heart, see where he died.” “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” - Thomas Campbell “DAGA Allah sai...

The Danger After AFCON 2023 – By Dakuku Peterside

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Super Eagles’ Performance As Springboard For Sports And National Development – By Kazeem Akintunde

THE nation has been in celebration mode in the last couple of days due to the superlative performance of the national team, the Super...

Great Lessons From Football Leadership – By Martins Oloja

I HAD planned to write on leadership lessons from the late General Murtala Muhammed who was assassinated 48 years ago. Tuesday this week is...

What Women Want – By Funke Egbemode

SO there have been protests from certain quarters since last week’s piece titled ‘WHAT EXACTLY DO MEN WANT FROM US?’. How dare you make...

Sall Taking ECOWAS From Frying Pan To Fire – By Azu Ishiekwene

AS THE troubled Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) convenes its Ministerial Council meeting in Abuja on February 8 to discuss the quit...

The Rule Of Law As The Foundation For A Successful Nation – By Dr...

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Naira: Comedy Inside A Tragedy – By Dakuku Peterside

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Hardship In The Land – By Kazeem Akintunde

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Who Is My ‘First Republic Saviour’? (1) – By Hafsat Salisu Kabara

WE are all architects of our social and economic development woes. Let's stop the blame game. Change begins with you and I. Our attitudes...

What Exactly Do Men Want From Us? – By Funke Egbemode

WHY do men think big successful girls are single because all they want is money and independence instead of marriage and commitment? Why do...

ECOWAS: Is This The Beginning Of The End? – By Azu Ishiekwene

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FAAN, CBN And The Short Trip To Lagos – By Dr Hassan Gimba

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Growing Helplessness Of Nigerians Over Insecurity – By Dakuku Peterside

THE impact of insecurity in Nigeria is significant, encompassing substantial losses in terms of lives, economic setbacks ,and the emergence of humanitarian crises. Many...

Northern Interest: In Whose Interest? – By Kazeem Akintunde

SOME Northern politicians have been huffing and puffing since it came to light that some departments in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and...

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Niger State Workers Begin Indefinite Strike Today

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Tinubu Appoints Hafsat Bakari As CEO Of Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit

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Tinubu Directs Payment Of Presidential Villa Electricity Bill After Power Company Disconnection Notice

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Bandits Block Gusau-Sokoto Highway, Abduct 26 Travellers

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Elumelu Expresses Readiness To Support, Partner Finance Ministry To Boost Economy

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