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Between IPOB and Boko Haram

Before its proscription by the military and Southeast governors, the Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB had exhibited all the characteristics of a terrorists group to the extent that it had become the metaphor for describing the southern ...

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Sociology of kidnapping in Nigeria

Growing up in Ibadan, parents left no stones unturned in warning us about the menace of kidnapers, called gbomogbomo in Yoruba parlance. Everyday stories of lucky survivors were told to our hearing to all the more underscore the need for ...

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Why Buhari must be placed on herbs

Oshineye Victor Oshisada A Greek philosopher once said: “After thunder, rain comes.” Another philosopher said: “Th ere are two periods in life – negative and positive periods.” Th ere is a Nigerian version to these sayings: “No condition is permanent.” ...

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X-raying NTI under Azare

Since the beginning of social dynamism, provisions have been carefully structured to recognise and reward those whose performances aff ected mankind and changed communities. Unfortunately, there is vast number of remarkable men and women who have carved a niche for ...

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Critics and Buhari’s govt

Whenever overbearing critics make disparaging remarks about the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, they often like to hammer on the so-called government’s slow nature in delivering electoral promises. Th ough people have the right to talk, comment and ask questions ...

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How voters rape democracy

Democracy is simply a rule or leadership that involves the majority. In a wider description, it is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives among themselves to form a governing body such as ...

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As Nigeria prepares for 2018 census

One of the challenges confronting the presidency is the proposed 2018 census. Th e on-going Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) exercise which is already at its third phase, and the successes recorded so far in this preparatory step are all pointers ...

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Mambilla: No victor, no vanquished

Th ere has been a groundswell of anxiety and feeling of disappointment recently among some ethnic groups in Mambilla, with the exception of the Fulani community, over the recent suspension for a period of three months of John Yep, chairman ...

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Dear Buhari, this is how Osinbajo fared

Mr. President, while you were away on medical leave, detractors, using politicking, agitations and hate speeches made several attempts to take over the polity, but Acting President Yemi Osinbajo remained resolute on promoting good governance and purposeful leadership. Professor Osinbajo ...

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Still on PDP’s pyrrhic victory

Adigun My fascinations with political parties and elections started when I worked as a polling clerk, in a ward at Itire (in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state) during the 2003 general elections which gave me insights into the ...

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NIMASA’s quest for economic prosperity

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the zenith regulatory and promotional maritime agency charged with the responsibility to grip, handle and clench all maritime related matters for the overall interest of Nigeria. The agency was created from ...

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PMB and the limits of endurance

When President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) entered the presidential race in 2015, he might not have appreciated, as a fact, that he was taking his luck too far, given his age and, more importantly, his health status. Recall that he had ...

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Senate and anti-graft war

By Chuks Okocha Some Nigerians are quick to jump into conclusion that the Senate, indeed the National Assembly, is not supporting the anti corruption campaign of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. In fact, the Attorney General of the Federation ...

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Restructuring and the common man

True Restructuring should start from our ‘homes’ – states and LGAs. State Governors should free funds meant for local councils and spend their FAC allocations transparently for the common good of their states, while the local councils should spend their ...

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The cry for restructuring

By Odurombi Onabanjo I was at the newspaper stand opposite the University of Ibadan school gate, some days ago to read the day’s news reports. Th ough I get to read many newspapers online, I always fi nd the arguments ...

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Gov Abubakar’s harvest of honours

By Musa Bala In the complex scene and act of leadership failures and imperfections have become the order of the day, taking the center and critical stage in coterminous descriptions of the au courant leaders and their characters and perceptions ...

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Enugu APC crisis and Buharism

By Ben Nnadozie I was shocked to read in a recent media interview where an APC party stalwart in Enugu State and Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Chief Osita Okechukwu said that the current crisis in Enugu State was ...

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Jigawa plantation and land compensation

I am very keen about real-sector development as engine of growth. When the idea of huge foreign private investment in Jigawa’s agricultural landscape was fi rst muted in 2012, I followed the policy-syntax and dynamics and read other documentations there ...

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Challenges for new ALGON executives

By Salis Muhammad Moriki Th e Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) was established with the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999. Th e association provides a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas and experiences for local ...

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Scourge of domestic violence

By Rasak Musbau In both rich and poor nations of the world, democracies and dictatorships, domestic violence is clearly making the headlines across the globe. In Nigeria, for instance, such headlines include: ‘Judge sentences man to death for killing wife’, ...

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No controversy over Peace Corps Bill

By Rabiu Garba “One lie built on another is like a thatched house, and before long, it will soon rain through” -African Proverb It is increasingly becoming clearer by the day that some misguided elements are getting more desperate and ...

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World’s 4th leading killer

By Rufus Adedoyin It is a known fact that chronic diseases (CDs) are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. While efforts are directed to reduce the prevalence of chronic diseases in advanced nations, prevention of CDs and other chronic non-communicable ...

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2019: Atiku versus Arewa agenda

By Zubairu Jakara So just who is Arewa’s most suitable candidate for the 2019 elections? Th is question may seem premature or even unnecessary depending on your concern for Arewa 2019. But when we observe the alarming level of discord ...

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UniCal VC’s double laurels

By Sunday Attah University leadership anywhere in the world is a serious business. Much as it appears good for all intellectuals, but strangely, it is only for the gifted in human resource management. A politician can fail in leadership, but ...

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Uja’s innovative leadership at NCPC

By Celestine Toruka Rev. Tor Uja assumed office as Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) at a very critical time of a challenging economic environment in the country. He was appointed on May 23, 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari. ...

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