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TO say that the western International Oil Companies (IOCs) are divesting from the Nigerian upstream arena because of harsh operating environment was very far from the truth as a number of them are moving into more challenging frontiers in the

bring back our girlsIMMEDIATELY after over 200 girls were abducted from their school in Chibok Borno state last April, a group of protesters (mostly women) vexed by the dastardly act entered the street in protest and decided to occupy Abuja until the girls were freed by their abductors. To this group, the president, Goodluck Jonathan as the head of government and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces should take full responsibility for the safe release of the girls. They came out every morning to make speeches and this protest continued but for a season.

TRYING to understand the way the Nigerian mind works should have been an impossible task even to Nostradamus, the man who saw tomorrow, if he were to live in this country by this time. Is it not a shame that what has delayed the Passage of the all-important Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) at the National Assembly equally played out at the ongoing National Conference? How can you explain that the issue of total withdrawal of subsidy on petroleum products could split delegates at the National

Has Nigeria become so bad for its own good?

DiezaniJUST last week it was said that if Nostradamus, the man who saw tomorrow, were to live in Nigeria at this time, it would have been absolutely impossible for him to decipher how the Nigerian mind works especially those of the political class. There are certain manifested behaviours by our political class that are very difficult to explain and without mincing words, we are taking our local politics too far and it is not in the interest of either the politicians or Nigeria as a country.

MISCHIEF, which is a major preoccupation of the human mind, no doubt has been perfected by the word politics in Nigeria and a clear manifestation of this is in the serial unguarded, sinister and at best unpatriotic utterances of some political leaders and even military officials since the nation came under the clear threat of the

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