on JUNE 17, 2011 · By Charles Kumolu
WHEN Ignacy Hryniewiecki died from bomb explosion while assassinating Tsar Alexander II of Russia, in 1888, hardly did he know that he was kick-staring a deadly trend that would extend beyond 19th century.
While driving on one of the central streets of Saint Petersburg, near the Winter Palace, Alexzander was mortally wounded by the explosion of hand-made grenades and died a few hours afterwards.
This marked the beginning of… Continue
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on JUNE 17, 2011 · By Evelyn Usman
On November 4, 2010, Mr Hafiz Ringim was confirmed by the National Council of State as the 15th substantive Inspector-General of Police, having served in acting capacity for two months. Same day, he announced the disbanding of multiple crime squads in the states nationwide, arguing that the squads had become inefficient, with his focus majorly on conducting a crime free elections.
The IG who in his five-point agenda highlighted the… Continue
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on JUNE 17, 2011 · BY Ikeddy Isiguzo, Chairman Editorial Board
THE first bomb blast in Nigeria happened in 1967 and within 36 hours, the culprits where apprehended. But today, the security operatives are so relaxed, thus making it easy for the perpetrators to continue with these gruesome acts without being apprehended. This is not good for the nation.
A day after, the police said the days of the bombers were numbered, bombs went off at the car park of the police… Continue
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on JUNE 17, 2011 · By Sola Ogundipe
Shortly after the bombing of the Police headquarters in Abuja yesterday , Dr Charles Umeh, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, commented on the typical profile of a suicide patient. Excerpts:
Several factors could be responsible. Some people have tendencies of being pessimistic in life and there are others who might be depressed without people… Continue
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Wale Sokunbi ( 08056180228 email@example.com) Wednesday, June 15, 2011
If Lagos State’s darling governor, Babatunde Fashola, is not to leave the state, unappreciated, at the end of his tenure in spite of all his efforts on roads construction, he should, from this moment, begin to pay closer attention to the problem of flooding. The rains that fell last Saturday in the metropolis rudely exposed the underbelly of the mega city that his government is trying to… Continue
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By RAZAQ BAMIDELE Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Last Sunday, June 12, 2011 was the 18th anniversary of the annulment of June 12, 1993 presidential election won by the late Bashorun MKO Abiola. And human rights activists and pro-democracy groups celebrated the occasion with funfare by organising seminars, symposia, lectures and press conferences at various locations.
Late Bashorun Abiola was the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections of which the military… Continue
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By Sun News Publishing Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The 7th National Assembly took off on June 6 with the election of its key officers. While the Senate returned Senator David Mark and some of its past officials in line with the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) zoning arrangement, it was an entirely different ball game at the lower legislative chamber, the House of Representatives.
Here, the PDP zoning formula was disregarded with the election of Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal from the… Continue
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By Aniefiok E. Bassey Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The article entitled “Poll Tribunals: The world is watching”, credited to Mr. Godwin Nzeakah and published recently in many national dailies was timely. However, the author somehow failed to hit the nail on the head. We should always bear in mind that the numerous ills besetting the nation have their root chiefly in political corruption, which manifests itself principally in election malpractices.
Therefore, if we must fight… Continue
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By Yahaya Etila Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, is somewhat home to me in the sense that the University of Ilorin is my alma-mater and I still relish those good old days in school. Although I am not an indigene, I unilaterally awarded myself indigene-ship of Kwara State.
I have shuttled back and forth the state for the past ten years since graduation and to an extent, I have witnessed the transformation of the city into its present cosmopolitan… Continue
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By Ned L. Ned Wednesday, June 15, 2011
‘After the rain, comes sunshine’, is a popular phrase that gives succour and peace to the hearts of many. Nigerians have toiled through the nights of electioneering days, to ensure a free and fair election. Though it eluded us in most parts, we still suffer loss of lives not just of our children who were youth corp members but a lot of innocent lives were lost expecially during the post election mayhem.
In the midst of our grieving… Continue
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By MADUABUCHI DUKOR Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This is because individual values only conserve the individual and social values conserve the society, also humanity conserves itself for universal values. These universal values are the contents of the universal formation of human beings.
Corruption seems to be the mono-causal factor or the bedrock of all societal ills including even kidnapping and hostage taking, murder, ritual murder, cultism, robbery, political violence… Continue
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on JUNE 13, 2011 · By DELE SOBOWALE
The economist like anyone else must concern himself with the ultimate aims of man —Alfred Marshall, 1842-1924, Vanguard Book of Quotations, p45.
ALFRED Marshall, better known as the father of classical economics virtually laid down this law for every professional economics. However, since not every economist will eventually rise to a position where his policies, actions and utterances will affect millions of his fellow men, the… Continue
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on JUNE 13, 2011 · By Ayotola Ayoyinka Ayodeji
PAPA (Chief Obafemi Awolowo) was, among other things, a visionary, a philosopher, a statesman, an eminent strategist and tactician, an accomplished economist, an orator of enthralling eloquence, a man of letters, and above all a most affectionate husband, father and grandfather. He was a lover of good wholesome food, a disciplined politician, a devoted and committed Christian; a self-taught scientist; who enjoyed good music, had an… Continue
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By Benjamin Udodigbo Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Following the recent appointment and announcement of Anyim Pius Anyim as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation , (SGF) , the tribe of the professional attackers and destroyers of public office holders has been let loose with a stated mission of adding yet another conquest to their hunting bag. In this particular instance, the spectacle is made even more interesting by the fact that he is Igbo.
Appointments into that… Continue
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By Bisi Olawunmi Wednesday, June 08, 2011
With the swearing-in of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as president of the federal republic on Sunday, May 29, 2011, in his own right after being declared winner of the presidential election of April 16, 2011, he now faces the challenge of governance, afresh. The bombs which went off in Bauchi and Abuja, among other places in the North, on the day of his inauguration have shown that Jonathan’s task is cut out for him.
The North’s… Continue
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The Sina Adedipe (firstname.lastname@example.org 08055958583)Wednesday, June 08, 2010
My joy knew no bound that Charles raised the issue that all I had been writing about President Goodluck Jonathan were negative stuffs and that he made the unbelievable request that I help him tell Pastor Tunde Bakare to try and convert General Muhammadu Buhari from Islam into Christianity. Ditto the claim by Lasisi Abu that I was biased against the president and his bizarre advice that I should stop… Continue
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By Hassan Momodu and Eghosa Omoruyi Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Let us state from the outset that we believe in the platform of engagement, which the mass media provides. We relate with it as a veritable market place of ideas. This is why we have decided to take advantage of the platform to engage with the public on an issue, which deeply touches our sensibilities: the propensity by some politicians in Edo State to bash Chief Tony Anenih.
This piece is our well-considered… Continue
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With Steve Nwosu [ email@example.com ] Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Going through the papers (including your beloved Daily Sun) yesterday morning, on the outcome of Monday’s inauguration of the 7th Assembly of the House of Representatives, you’d come to the conclusion that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has just lost a major election with the emergence of Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the Speaker of the new House.
And true to the reportage, the PDP is actually… Continue
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By Sun News Publishing Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Recent warnings on heavier rains and floods this year by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) have, once again, raised fears on the devastating impact of these natural phenomena in the country. Last year, heavy rains and floods ravaged many parts of the country, rendering many homeless, even as some state governments, such as Lagos, had to provide temporary camps for displaced persons.
Unfortunately, the prediction,… Continue
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