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Ben Lawrence

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Panacea

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Panacea

Our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, deserves a million full-throated guffaws for scaling the first hurdle in his pledge to battle joblessness. The news is that 200,000 unemployed graduates have been drafted to teach in, schools and work in the agricultural sector. Does it not prove that government is the engine of growth in any economy,

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Buhari, Dream Even of Impossible

“The young shall grow” is the name of one of those transport companies with buses ever present on Nigerian roads. And the old will die. It is simple syllogism that there is nothing permanent on earth, except the air we breathe. As hard as ‘man’ tries to conserve nature, it is tampered with, even in

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SAP: Largade Must Apologise

They could not have been our new friends from Washington. Did Christine Largade, the mortician, come with a bell to conduct Nigeria’s final economic funeral rite? What hog wash was she uttering when the Breton Wood syndicate, in most of the last 29 years, supervised the destruction of what took our nationalists tears, sweat and

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Yawning Credibility Gap in Media

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke frankly to Nigeria without frills and embellishment. It took one back memory lane and invoked the images of men like Obalemi Awolowo, Nwafor Orizu, Humphrey Omo-Osagie, Adegoke Adelabu, Aminu Kano, Michael Okpara and Murtala Muhammed in public life. Like personages just mentioned, Buhari did not make empty promises. He was down-to-earth

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