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Blow on Kenya’s Underbelly

The terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping mall, not just shows the danger terrorism poses to the world, but a wake-up call on all to take the issue of security seriously It had all the trappings of a spy movie that many movie buffs may have seen at one time or the other. A group of terrorists seize and take control of an aeroplane or building. Then, in a fit of delirium, they gloat about

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The Pride of Africa

  The Dangote Group is honoured as one of 10 most valuable brands in Africa for meeting the needs of several African countries by producing world-class products, thereby reducing importation The Dangote Group prides itself as an indigenous organisation with a pan-African focus. With its growing influence, adding value to the countries where it operates, the group will in no time even surpass its own expectations. For instance, the Dangote Group was last week named

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Exploring the Next Frontier

Eager to harness its resources for food security and economic growth, the Ekiti State government recently held an AgriBusiness Forum in Akure, the state capital As an experienced farmer, Sunday Osanyilusi knows the importance and place of fertiliser in ensuring a good yield. But beyond such knowledge, year in, year out, he had watched helplessly as his capacity to cultivate the land reduced while his output further declined due to lack of access to fertiliser,

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South Sudan: Not Yet Uhuru

Going by the estimates of the United Nations, UN, over 1,000 persons have died in the violence that erupted in South Sudan on December 15, 2013 when forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting Riek Machar, his former vice-president, took up arms. Malakal, a gateway city to the oilfields of the Upper Nile region, is the battlefield from where civilians have been trying to escape. According to reports, about 9,000 persons have arrived

APC Splits Over Kogi Election

House Deputy Speaker Shuns APC

Emeka Ihedioha, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives has dispelled rumours that he was about to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC. Ihedioha told constituents at Mbutu, his home in Mbaise local government area of Imo State that such speculation was unfounded.  The state governor, Rochas Okorocha, who won the seat on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, another opposition party has defected, though not without attracting controversy, to

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Jonathan Replies: Obasanjo’s letter designed to incite war

President Goodluck Jonathan over the weekend wrote a reply to the 18 page letter written by the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. In his reply, President Jonathan debunked the allegations the former president made describing it as lies and threat to national security calculated to incite the entire citizenry into ethnic disharmony. LETTER:   “I wish to formally acknowledge your letter dated December 2, 2013 and other previous correspondence similar to it.   You will

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Portrait Of A Politician With An Indomitable Spirit

Love him or hate him, Chief Tony Akhakon Anenih, the Iyasele (prime minister) of Esanland and two-time chairman of the Board of Trustees, BoT, of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, remains a political riddle that is difficult, if not impossible, to solve. His staying power, just when you think he is down and out politically, has confounded political pundits and opponents. Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, the retired police commissioner has since

‘IBB Can Sweet-talk Anybody to Death’ – Debo Bashorun

“…During that regime, people died, they just died without an idea of what caused their death.” – Major Debo Bashorun, former Press Secretary to General Ibrahim Babangida   He is one man who can be said to have devoted his entire adult life to the cause of fighting injustice. To start with, even his foray into the Nigerian Army was borne out of the need to fight injustice. It all started from a most unexpected event.

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Obama and Castro: Can Mandela End The Cold War?

  What appeared like a routine diplomatic exercise at FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Tuesday December 10,2013, is beginning to evoke an ecstatic debate in the United States, and before long in Cuba over the future relationship between the two countries. Mr. Barack Obama, president of America had on his way to read his tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, on whose account the world had gathered at the stadium, shaken hands with some world

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At Mandela’s Burial: Graca is Woman of the Moment

Just how much important is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of late Nelson Mandela? Not much to Jacob Zuma, South African president. Dressed in black and seated very close to Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow at the memorial service for Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, Winnie failed to make the list of dignitaries recognized by Zuma. Reading a prepared speech to an audience, which included more than 70 world leaders, Zuma specially recognized Machel first fondly referring

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