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Need For Accountability On Nigeria’s Money Laundering Scandal, By Femi Falana

Within the past three weeks the Asset Forfeiture Unit in the office of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in South Africa seized two tranches of fund totaling $15million being payment for the alleged purchase of arms by the Federal Government. Initially, the sum of $ million smuggled into South Africa…
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The Hidden Hunger, By Margee M. Ensign

The women and children filled the Cathedral, an ocean of beautiful colors.  They were all packed together, and although there were 1100 people there, it was disturbingly quiet.  They were all very hungry. One of the most serious consequences of the violence in Northeastern Nigeria is the increasing number of internally displaced…
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Tears For Nigerian Conspiracy Theorists, By Jaafar Jaafar

Have you ever queried why 'conspiracy theory' is called a theory despite lacking in 'testability' or empirical features that make a theory? Why should hearsay, urban legend or superstition be termed a theory without subjection to the rigors of research? When Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, then governor of Kano State, suspended…
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Ngilari: Law, Equity And Justice, By Obo Effanga

While the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was busy in Adamawa State, finalising its preparations for the gubernatorial bye-elections in that state, the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ordered INEC to forget about the election. According to the court, in the eyes of the law, the…
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Linda Ikeji And The Plagiarist In All Of Us, By Olukayode Thomas

The more I read about the hullabaloo over Linda Ikeji’s plagiarism and the eventual shutting down of her blog on Wednesday by Google, after incessant complains by mainstream journalists and co-bloggers, the more I remember Jesus Christ’s trial by the Scribes and Pharisees in the book of John Chapter 8.…
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Why It Pays To Invest in Health Systems, By Ted Turner

The Ebola outbreak in several countries of West Africa offers a stark reminder of the importance of investing in health systems and infrastructures before health emergencies strike, as well as the persistent nature of the most challenging diseases. The program established to help eradicate one of these diseases – polio…
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