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BLOODSHED IN SYRIA

THE long seething discontent in Syria reached the surface in March 2011 and President Bashar al-Assad, who took over from his late father in 2000 — he spent almost 30

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Contempt For Privileges

CONTEMPT of court is a serious offence if seen from the prism of its capabilities to weaken the judiciary and minimise its abilities to deliver justice to all parties without

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Hackers target CIA, Mexican, Alabama websites

Websites affiliated with the CIA, Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were down Friday, allegedly done in by hackers, government officials and a well-known hacking group reported. A

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How Bombers are Chosen, by Boko Haram Suspect

Detained Boko Haram spokesman Abu Qaqa has told State Security Service (SSS) officials how suicide bombers are chosen among members of the sect. He also listed those being used for

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Blame Messenger, Always

SECURITY people get away with anything under the pretence that they have more information than the public. Where this ploy fails, they become vicious, searching for soft targets on which

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Supreme Court and the 5 Governors

Almost two weeks ago, the Supreme Court terminated the stewardship of five governors who were spending what in football parlance would be called “extra time” but which should ordinarily have

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Bayelsa’s Five-Star Hotel

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan remains a surprise. He was not different on Friday when he broke his long silence on the disputation between him and Bayelsa State Governor Chief Timipre Sylva.

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Agenda for the New IGP

Following the unceremonious retirement, by President Goodluck Jonathan, of Mr Hafiz Ringim as Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, an assistant inspector general, was appointed in his stead.

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Leadership Gives More Than Aburi

FOR years, Nigerians have been desirous of a quick fix for the challenges the country faces. They range from the economy to security. All these challenges are related to the

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