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Akeredolu and security in Ondo forests

Niyi Akinnaso ANYONE who does not know that, in addition to Boko Haram insurgents, kidnappers, armed robbers, rustlers, and, yes, herdsmen have contributed immensely to insecurity in Nigeria is either deceitful or lives in a bubble, where he or she is screened away from reality. Similarly, any Nigerian living in Nigeria should have known by…

Time to speak to the Fulani youth

  By Fredrick Nwabufo SIR: Leadership must be responsive to diversity. It is the rudimentary ingredient to fostering unity among variegated people. Where leadership becomes insouciant to diversity, every other thing fails. This is where the Buhari administration hit its nadir. The government abused, disregarded and mismanaged the delicate ethnic and religious balance on which…

Shehu Garba needs some education By Dare Babarinsa

It is interesting that the Presidency finally found its voice concerning the security situation in Ondo State. In recent months, Ondo State has been at the centre of grave insecurity in the South West. It was here that a first-class traditional ruler was kidnapped and killed. It was here that the daughter of Chief Reuben…

Herdsmen Eviction: Afenifere backs Governor Akeredolu’s move

The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has backed the Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, over the one-week ultimatum given to herders to vacate Ondo forests in the wake of rising criminal activities in the state. It also advised the five other governors in the South West geo-political zone to emulate Akeredolu and flush…

Does laptop, cell phone radiation cause brain tumour?

Femi Kusa LARGELY overshadowed by COVID-19, the number of brain tumour cases may be growing in Nigeria. Doctors have not said what exactly may be causing the upsurge. Medicine’s lay folks who comment on brain tumour occurences in other parts of the world suspect many culprits, including electro pollution especially from over use of laptops…

Petroleum ministry and Nigeria’s gas potential

By Elizabeth Bivan WITH proven reserves of about 200.79 trillion cubic feet (tcf) as of January 1, 2019, and an additional upside of 600 tcf ranking Nigeria as the ninth in the world, domestic gas expansion and utilisation are imperative. Experts have long recognised this need, especially considering that several countries with smaller reserves are…

Pelosi’s ‘pound of flesh’

Mohammed Adamu IF you ask me, I should say that my ‘heroine’ from the just-ended tragic-comic electoral melodrama in the United States of America USA, is that 80-year old ‘chic-ky’, Nancy Patricia Pelosi, the three-time (and need I say first ever woman?) Speaker of that country’s House of Representatives. And of course the villain of…

Why Covid-19 is Sparing the Poor By Doyin Okupe

Have you been wondering why ordinary folks seem to be less affected by covid 19? Whenever my drivers, house helps and security come back from their leave at home, I always asked them the state of things in their villages. Up till today in the last 1year, none has come back with any news of…

COVID-19: Like the Boys Scout, ‘be prepared’

By Edward Ihejirika AS a public health physician, development and health policy management consultant I like to state unequivocally that vaccines save lives and clearly people need to take vaccines this time to stay alive but what is more important are the protocols advised for prevention. This alone can cut down the spread of Covid…

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