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Jonathan’s tough choices

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By Nasir El-Rufai

Nigeria, a nation of over 150 million people generated a little over 2,000 megawatts of electricity last week. Ethnic, religious and political crises have claimed thousands of lives and displaced many more. Infant and maternal mortality are among the highest in the world. Education has practically collapsed. Infrastructure, where it exists is broken and neglected.


PDP and the National Mosque

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By Abubakr Siddeeq Mohammed

You can describe the events I relate here as inauguration drama at the National Mosque, Abuja. It was Friday 27th May, 2011, a day designated by the Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies Committee for a Special Inauguration Juma’at Prayers (whatever that means) at the National Mosque.


Between Archbishop john Onaiyekan and the CAN President

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Abubakr Siddeeq Muhammad

I am not a member of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), but I was not happy when the tenure of Archbishop John Onaiyekan as president of CAN ended and heralded the commencement of that of Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Pentecostal Federation of Nigeria. Archbishop Onaiyekan has been a bridge builder and a pillar of Christian-Muslim dialogue in Nigeria before, during and after occupying the exalted position of the CAN presidency.


Globalisation and the World after Mubarak

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By Dr Bukar Usman

The Tunisians started it but it took the Egyptians to ignite the fire throughout the Middle East. Tunisian leader Ben Ali's ouster through mass revolt might have remained an isolated affair without leading to the widespread Middle-East uprising we have today had the Egyptians not risen against their own sit-tight ruler. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's fall from power was what emboldened the masses of other nations and enhanced the spread of the fire of mass revolt across the Middle-East.


2011: Crunch time, Nigeria!

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By Kayode R. Idowu

“National honour is national property of the highest value.” – James Monroe (1758-1831), American Democratic Republican statesman and 5th President of the United States.

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