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Christmas: Amaechi Preaches Peace

From Blessing Iruoma, Port Harcourt In commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi  Amaechi has appealed to Rivers people and those residing in the state to show God’s love and be …

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Building and Equipping a Prepared Citizenry

Leonard Karshima Shilgba In the first inaugural speech of President Dwight Eisenhower of the USA on January 20, 1953, as he came to the conclusion of that speech, he said those memorable and insightful words: “We must be ready to …

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What About Us?

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba  I am not going to bore you with statistics about how the Nigerian public officers and civil servants take more than 70 per cent of Nigeria’s revenues every year; probably, you know about that already. My …

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The Fiscal Stifling of Nigeria’s NOP States

NOPS is an acronym for Non-Oil Producing States. The Nigerian state is so presently organized in such a way that encourages dependence of the federating states on disbursements from the federation account. But what is the primary economic activity of …

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Does Nigeria Need a Revenue Crisis?

I am thinking about a situation when crude oil prices do not exceed 40 US dollars a barrel and the demand for Nigeria’s oil drops, partly because the US (a country that imports about 40 percent of Nigeria’s crude oil) …

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The Nigerian Challenge and the Future of the Minorities

(A Basil Chianson Foundation  Annual Lecture at Benue State University—August 25, 2012) Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD I have been invited to this annual Lecture of the Basil Chianson Foundation to talk on the Nigerian Challenge and the Future of the …

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How my daughter died by General Osokogu

In the last few days, the Nigerian mainstream media and social media have been inundated by reports of the gruesome murder of Cynthia Osokogu by her Facebook friends. Her killers have been arrested, but several questions are still unanswered. In …

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