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  • Once upon a time in Gambia

    Once upon a time in Gambia

    In the course of that visit, President Jonathan commissioned the new Chancery of the Nigerian Embassy in Banjul, and also met with the Nigerian community, in addition to the usual bilateral meetings. Nigeria and The Gambia have very strong cultural and diplomatic relations.

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  • Sen. Effiong: May Gov. Udom’s road be rough

    Sen. Effiong: May Gov. Udom’s road be rough

    For the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), this is an Akwa Ibom first. As politics goes, especially on the ground in that state, this might only be a storm in a tea cup. But it’s one storm that can break the cup and snowball into a tsunami, if the one man targeted by this defection does not see it as the writing on the wall that it is, and swing into action. I shall come back to the man, presently.

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  • NYSC and the demand for medical certificates

    NYSC and the demand for medical certificates

    Then as a medical student, I asked a question during our Community Medicine posting and the answer still puzzles me till date. That day, we visited the Environmental Health unit of a local government in Enugu.

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  • Nwodo’s emergence and renewed hope for Ndigbo

    Nwodo’s emergence and renewed hope for Ndigbo

    Never a time in the history of Nigeria has Ndigbo been so oppressed, humiliated and marginalized than now! Even the pre-civil war marginalization of Ndigbo was not so pronounced like what we are witnessing in this present government via its actions and inactions.

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  • Still on the death of corps members

    Still on the death of corps members

    In a basic medical set-up, you have doctors, medical laboratory scientists, pharmacists and nurses. The patient goes through all of them for adequate diagnosis and treatment. Whereby one of these groups of professionals is missing, the place cannot be termed a basic medical set-up.

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  • No swagger for the debtor

    No swagger for the debtor

    Beyond false modesty I truly feel that those like me, whose calling provide more of a public voice or a bigger slice of ears, tend to be more fairly acknowledged than those who work more assiduously in the ivory towers or “Aso Rock of their contemplation” in the words of Reuben Abati.

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  • Break up: Can we now get serious?

    Break up: Can we now get serious?

    Can the predominantly Yoruba speaking South West, where there are as many Muslims as there are Christians, be genuinely referred to as part of a Christian south?

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  • The Fulani Republic of Nigeria [II]

    The Fulani Republic of Nigeria [II]

    We have nothing in common with them physically, spiritually, culturally, historically and genetically. We are indigenous black Africans but they are not. They come from Berber, Taurag and Futan Jalon stòck. They are not and were never from here and neither were they ever part of us.

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