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Pot Pourri for 2012

There is nothing new under the sun. There is nothing to be said about Nigeria in 2012
that has not been said before; a pity that the country does not have listening leadership
or leadership that is able to make an effective difference.

Our Not-so-distinguished Senators

Distinguished Senator David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark is a very lucky man. Indeed, he is one of the luckiest Nigerians dead or alive. In the last three decades, he has featured prominently on the national stage as minister of communications, Governor of Niger State, four-term senator and two-term Senate President.

Spitting on graves of Odi, Zaki Biam victims

IT is a story that breaks the heart: A group of soldiers arrives in town, asks everybody to assemble in an open field for an address by its military commander, encircles the gathering, and then opens fire.

Should Canadians skip university?

As some Canadian industries struggle to find skilled workers, others face a glut of qualified candidates and not enough jobs to go around. University professor Peter Fragiskatos says emphasising the importance of a university education only makes the problem worse.

Sambo jumbo 14 billion naira residence!

This is the height of debauchery. This is the limit of profligacy. This is the limit of wastefulness. This is the height of irresponsibility. This is the height of insensitivity. This is the limit of disconnect between the government and the governed. This is recklessness at its highest and at its worst.

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