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Politics Blamed For Delay In UN Aid Delivery To Syria

No humanitarian aid has entered Syria yet, the UN says, despite the de-escalation of violence across the country following the coming into effect of a nationwide ceasefire. Al Jazeera has learned from diplomatic sources that no route for the delivery of aid has been agreed upon yet. The Syrian foreign ministry on Tuesday said it would not allow any humanitarian aid to enter the rebel-held side of Aleppo without coordination with the Syrian government and the UN. It said Turkish convoys in particular would not be allowed into Syria. A diplomatic source, speaking to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity on...
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Henry Onyidoh: Getting Around Office Bad Belles

Call it (or them) any name you want – saboteurs, haters, opposition, people with pull-down-at-any-cost syndrome, enemies of progress; but it all boils down to bad belle people, of whom the master rapper, Mister Incredible (M.I) has made quite a huge diss about. You encounter this type of people in every facet of life, and most especially in your place of work, and more often than not you’ve relegated them to the background, where nothing they say seems to matter anymore. Imagine a colleague with whom you are having this type of relationship with, the person who makes every innocent conversation edgy....
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Tope Adesipo: NANS; Can This Rotten Organization Be Redeemed?

The rot in NANS is huge and phenomenal. NANS has completely lost its legitimacy, reputation and mass base as actions in recent times have plunged it into. The most recent is the award it gave a wanted drug baron Buruji Kashamu .worst still, most students do not even know it exists anymore. For years now, successive leaderships of NANS have been completely anti-struggle and pro-state and sometimes attack dogs for politicians. In January 2012 during the widely-supported general strike and mass protest against fuel subsidy removal, NANS stood out shamefully on the side of Jonathan's anti-people government....
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Why Ndigbo May Remain Politically Irrelevant By Uche Igwe

I took advantage of the break caused by the postponement of the elections to visit a few places in the South-East and South-South zones and directly gauge the perception of the people about the current political developments in the country. The first place was my village in Mbaise, then my mother’s village, both in Imo State. After going to my state, I joined one of my close friends to pay a courtesy visit to one of the riverine villages near Yenagoa in Bayelsa State. Interestingly, some grass-roots politicians showed up during both visits and I took the liberty of the two visits to discuss Nigerian...
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I Did Not Endorse Buhari For Presidential Ticket Saraki Says

Contrary to unconfirmed reports that he may have thrown his weight behind the aspiration of former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), Senator Bukola Saraki said he not endorsed any of the aspirants seeking the presidential ticket under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Saraki’s clarification came on the heels of a newspaper report on Monday. He was touted as possible director-general of General Buhari’s campaign in the report. But Saraki, through his campaign office, has denied the report insisting that he was still consulting on his next line of action regarding...
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Nigeria Is Not Working; Not A Nation By Adebayo Taiwo Hassan

However unpleasant, we must be frankly truthful about who we are, our history and what future holds for us a society. Perhaps, that would cause us regret, sober reflection, the spirits to correct the mistakes and ultimately bequeath a better society to the posterity. Such is the frankness and grimness presented by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in HALF OF A YELLOW SUN, fiction, reflecting Nigeria's artificiality and brutal history through the 60s, pointing to a future that hangs in balance. Nigeria is not a nation and I am really convinced, I wish not to be, that the idea of one Nigeria is a blandishment and...
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