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WE WELCOME the Federal Government's decision to set up The National Conference to enable Nigerians to come together and discuss the way forward. We believe it is a right step in the right direction. This Conference could not have come at a better time.

PETER OBI's two-term tenure as Governor of Anambra State is over today, and Chief Willy Obiano replaces him. We dare repeat the undying dictum veni, vedi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) coined by Julius Caesar, then Emperor of Rome, in 47 BC, to describe the astonishing feat achieved by Governor Peter Obi in Anambra State

UNDER Articles 68-74 of the Geneva Convention of 1929, any prisoner who is incapacitated and cannot contribute to the war efforts due to illness or disability, is repatriated to his or her country. In other words, a prisoner exchange or prisoner swap is a deal between opposing sides in a conflict to release prisoners of war, spies,

A few weeks ago, Ukrainians hatched a people's revolution in which their ethnic Russian Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovitch, was cavalierly ousted. In the said revolution, the native Ukrainian language, rather than the Russian language, was popularly adopted as the nation's lingua franca and popular opinion tilted in favour of alliance with

POLITICAL violence may not be a new phenomenon in the Nigerian political landscape. In the colonial era on to the country's First Republic (1963-1966) and thereafter, in the 1970s and 1980s, political violence was restricted to competing political parties; in most cases, it was targeted at distinct gladiators involved in power

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