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FIRS: Making Stamp Duty The New Black Gold

FIRS: Making Stamp Duty The New Black Gold

By Muhammad Nami This matter of making the Stamp Duty (and by implication tax revenue) the next black gold has occupied my mind even long before I was appointed the Executive Chairman of the Federal…

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Abuja Fast Losing Its Allure

Abuja Fast Losing Its Allure

By Akpandem James Mallam Nasir el-Rufai must be a very angry man each time he visits Abuja. He would be upset at the turn of events in a city he staked his life and reputation.…

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APC Crisis: Democracy Without Democrats

APC Crisis: Democracy Without Democrats

By Unoigbokhai Adamu One Prince Vincent Ogbulafor once predicted few years ago that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the then ruling party, would rule Nigeria for 60 years before the opposition party can have a…

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NDDC Probe: Why All The Noise?

NDDC Probe: Why All The Noise?

By Akpandem James It is obvious that we, as a people, enjoy noise and noisemaking. Some Nigerians will celebrate with hysteria a fraction of what a goat will see and yet lie idly chewing its…

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The Grand Deception Called ‘Democracy Day’

The Grand Deception Called ‘Democracy Day’

By Bola Bolawole Last Friday, governments, civil society and labour groups, private organisations and individuals rolled out the drums purportedly to celebrate Democracy Day – they deluded themselves! Nigeria is not a democracy and democratic…

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Ibidun Ighodalo: A Beauty Queen With A Generous Spirit

Ibidun Ighodalo: A Beauty Queen With A Generous Spirit

By Ehi Braimah The news came like a bolt from the blue on a Sunday morning. Ibidun, wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, had passed away in Port Harcourt in the early hours of Sunday June…

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June 12 Is Not A Date

June 12 Is Not A Date

By Akpandem James In Nigeria, June 12 is not a date, it is a consciousness. It has assumed a spirit form and any time it is mentioned it evokes emotions; it triggers some form of…

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Fond Memories Of The Month Of June

Fond Memories Of The Month Of June

By Habib Aruna The month of June has always brought back fond memories to Nigerians. It was this month that Nigeria conducted the freest, fairest and most credible election of her chequered political history. It…

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An Autocrat In The White House

An Autocrat In The White House

By Habib Aruna It is very doubtful if the founding fathers of the United States, who sat for days in a hall in Philadelphia in 1776, trying to figure out how to build a country…

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Who’s Afraid Of Akinwunmi Adesina?

Who’s Afraid Of Akinwunmi Adesina?

By Ehi Braimah The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) or Banque Africaine de Development was founded on September 10, 1964 shortly after the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was established in 1963 by the 23…

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