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Helmet And Shield For Our Kings

By Fr. Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua

THE report, "Unsung Heroes of Kano Emirate" on January 27, 2013 in the Sunday Trust reminds me of what Fr. Benjamin Dara Cssp told me in 1985 that "if you take care of your parishioners, your parishioners will take care of you." The report revealed that "the palace guards of the Emir of Kano are resilient, loyal, trustworthy and lovely". Two of the guards laid down their lives, shielding the monarch from a barrage of bullets that rained on the 83-year-old monarch's car.

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Nutritional Health And Dietetics

Value Of Fish OIl


IThere is noting you put in your mouth that is as agreeable or disagreeable to the intricate structures of your brain cells as fat. Your brain is the body's fattest organ, 60 per cent is made up of liquid. Among the so called polyunsaturated fatty acids, there are two basic types of fat. One is called Omega-6-fat and the other Omega-3-fat. They have distinctly different chemical make-ups. During prehistoric days when our brains evolved, our ancestors ate equal amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6fat. This ideal fat ratio prevailed for about four million years until the 1800s.


IMaku’s Media Tour Of Abia State


THE Good Governance Media Tour under the leadership of Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, had come to Abia State and gone, but the dust its visit had raised was yet to settle. Fielding newsmen, Governor Theodore Orji said that the tour seemed was orchestrated for Abia State, but it had ended up exposing his critics that the state was under-reported. While reading Orji in an interview it was as if one Louis Kronenberger in Company Manners had Orji at heart when he wrote that one of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false-shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.

Archival Matters

Bane Of Female Alcoholism


WHEN the rockafil musician Nico Mbarga sang sweet mother, celebrating motherhood, he was only reaffirming a truism of life. Indeed, motherhood's sweetness is unquestionable. But this cannot be said of womanhood since its blessing fluctuates like the rise and ebb of the Atlantic Ocean's tide. .

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Ensuring Adequate, Prompt Supply Of Petroleum Products


There is need to draw attention to an alleged anti-people policy plan (and threat to the interest of the common man), by the cabals within the NNPC Retail Ltd, to sabotage this administration


Nigerians Demand Windfall From Fuel Subsidy Removal


I have not written this article to be patted on the back nor have I written it for personal reasons but I think it is time we called a spade a spade. The government been it the junta or civility has very much often taken the masses for a ride believing they can always get away with murder

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Strengthening Bilateral Relations Between Nigeria And Czech Republic


Czech Republic was one of the countries Nigeria established diplomatic relations wtth almost immediately after Nigeria's independence in 1960. Diplomatic relations were established with Czech Republic in 1961, while Nigeria maintained an embassy in Prague, the country's capital until 2003 when it was closed for unavoidable reasons.


Security And Intelligence Sharing

MORE than any other issue in Nigeria today, the greatest concern has been the security condition of the country. ALMOST on a daily basis, there are accounts of several security threats arising from armed robberies, assassinations, armed militancy and banditry, kidnapping, bombings and of recent, the blood-let from a religious sect called the Jaamatus Alhus Sunnah Lid Daawatis Wal Jiliad (otherwise called Boko Harm) who say they are opposed to Western education and are ready to attack every vestige of western civilization.


Onolememen: The Future Of Nigeria Roads


Nigerian Works Minister Arc. Mike Onolememen struck the right note sometimes last year in Abuja during his presentation, on matters arising from the 2012 budget and to mark proposals on projects/programmes for the 2013 budget.

Political Platform

As Kalu Rejoins PDP

Every battle starts with provocation and the fear to lose a war is unsafe than war itself. This is why those who know the art of war are always constant in their struggle to surmount every unwelcoming block. The former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu deserves more than doffing a cap for these. .


ASUU confirms planned strike

By Felix Omoh-Asun  

Benin City - The fragile peace that government owned university have enjoyed over the past few months may soon be shattered if the threat by the National Association of Academic technologists (NAAT), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Institutions(NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian universities (SSANU) is carried out.

Lending his voice to the call, chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Benin Chapter, Dr. Anthony Monye-Emina, said the treat is real.

He spoke to the NIGERIAN OBSERVER in Benin City yesterday.

According to the ASUU chairman, the university system has continued to be on the decline.

He gave the indication that ASUU may and well join in the strike.

“Remember ASUU national signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Federal Government in early 2012, until today none of the issues raised in that MOU has been addressed”, he noted.

Dr. Monye-Emina stressed that strike is the only language government understands and so the
Different unions will continue to use it.

According to the university don, “several years now, we have always believed in dialogue, it is when that fails that we usually embark on strike, it is always used as the last option”, he explained.

He recalled that since the last strike by the union in 2011 and the subsequent agreement reached with the federal government, nothing has been heard about the implementation.

NAAT, NASU and SSANU had on Monday directed their branches across the country to mobilize members for an indefinite strike as a result of the failure of the federal government to fully implement the 2009 joint agreement.