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    How APC stalwarts failed in the bid to stop Osinbajo’s visit to Akwa Ibom

How APC stalwarts failed in the bid to stop Osinbajo’s visit to Akwa Ibom

BY EKUNDAYO PETERSLast weekend, as part of the festivities marking Akwa Ibom State 32nd Birthday Anniversary, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, (GCON) was the Special Guest of Honour. He was invited by the Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel to help commission the first of its kind flour mill in the South- south-the Kings Flour Mill, the Plywood [...]

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    On weapons needed to fight Boko Haram

On weapons needed to fight Boko Haram

In Nigeria today, wonders shall indeed never end. I have longed questioned the role of the media in National Development, as well as the role of the media in the war against terrorism in Nigeria. I recall that at a recent forum, I had spoken how the Nigerian media have played a pivotal role in assisting the Nigerian Military in [...]

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    Institutionalising APC for democratic leadership

Institutionalising APC for democratic leadership

BY SALIHU MOH. LUKMANOn Friday, September 13, 2019, while receiving progressive governors on a solidarity visit to congratulate him following the presidential election tribunal ruling affirming the victory of the APC in the February 23, 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari remarked “what I will say to the chairman of the party and governors in return for your congratulating me is [...]

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    Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

Potential role of the private sector in ending open defecation in Nigeria

BY ZAID JURJIWith about 200 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. With a population of this scale, any progress or regression in development clearly has a significant impact on both African and global development indicators.In 2018, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, National Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF initiated a survey to assess the state of [...]

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    Inside the world of Nigeria’s child prisoners

Inside the world of Nigeria’s child prisoners

BY AMEH EJEKWONYILO Inside the dormitory of the Minna Remand Home in Niger state, not up to the size of a normal room, without mattresses and fans to reduce the effect of the scorching heat in the month of March, about 30 children are held in chains for various offences.An overpowering stench from the crowded dormitory welcomes any first time visitor. [...]

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    The changing civic space of anti-corruption

The changing civic space of anti-corruption

BY FREDA UKPOJULike many Nigerians, I have often wondered if it is possible to fight corruption in Nigeria; or make any meaningful impact on anticorruption; whether we are not just chasing the wind with anticorruption campaigns or crusades that have taken over the air and land waves and spaces.The optimists insist that things are changing for better, but the daily [...]

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    Nigeria: Restructure or rupture

Nigeria: Restructure or rupture

BY AUSTIN EMADUKUNigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a “Revolution”, we all really need to calmly analyse and situate the cause(s) of our problems. In any case, a revolution without a vanguard is a recipe [...]

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    Nigerians are the smartest in the world, not criminals

Nigerians are the smartest in the world, not criminals

BY JUSTICE OKAMGBA The people of Nigeria can easily be included amongst the most intelligent people in the world. Contrary to the misconception that all Nigerians are criminals.I had previously been contacted by a woman who claimed to be from California in the United States. Her intent was to somehow convince me to become a part of the Bitcoin mining [...]

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    Nigeria’s VAT increase: Penny-wise, pound foolish

Nigeria’s VAT increase: Penny-wise, pound foolish

BY AYO BANKOLE AKINTUJOYEOn Thursday, September 12, 2019, news broke that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved plans to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.5%; representing a 50% increase. It is worthy of note that the current 5% VAT regime has been in existence for over 25 years (Since 1994). Although it is still subject to [...]

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    Boko Haram: Who is afraid of super camp strategy?

Boko Haram: Who is afraid of super camp strategy?

BY RICHARDS MURPHYI was jolted out of my seat when I read the story published by Reuters titled 'Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps". I imagined how such a piece laced with outright mischief, and illogical conclusions would have passed editorial integrity and certified fit for publication.As a start, the whole concept of [...]

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    Herdsmen-farmers crisis and the end of hypocrisy 

Herdsmen-farmers crisis and the end of hypocrisy 

BY OKANGA AGILA“Information gathered from impeccable sources indicates that it could not have been a coincidence that upon issuing such threats, before the elections, and after the elections, activities of herdsmen and armed bandits have increased tremendously….There are several pointers to the fact that making the country ungovernable is a game plan of Atiku Abubakar who enjoys some level of [...]

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    Super camp, Boko Haram and the end of evil

Super camp, Boko Haram and the end of evil

BY KAREEN GOULDINGSince 2009 when Boko Haram began its violent campaign against the state in Nigeria, it has been a tale of invincibility. The military authorities underrated their sophistication at the time, and this resulted in heavy casualties on civilian populations as well as troops who employed conventional war strategies in a war that is asymmetric.I must add that the [...]

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    Why PMB may not win the anti-corruption war

Why PMB may not win the anti-corruption war

BY WAHEED OLANIPEKUN Coming into office as an elected President of Nigeria in May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) left no one in doubt as to his mission to fight corruption to a standstill, this being one of the three cardinal programs of his government. Four years after, it is paradoxical the stance of the government on its acclaimed giant [...]

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    Rebranding the National Health Insurance Scheme

Rebranding the National Health Insurance Scheme

BY TERSOO ADAGHERIf the rebranding agenda of the new National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Boss, Professor Mohammed Nasir Sambo is anything to go by, the myriad challenges limiting Nigerians from accessing qualitative healthcare service delivery will soon be a thing of the past. The Scheme was established by NHIS Act Cap N42 (LFN) 2004, to ensure that every Nigerian has [...]

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    Will Buhari surpass his first term?

Will Buhari surpass his first term?

BY OLUWASEUN AJAYIThe verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, affirming the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, has cleared the way for him to settle down to the business of governance without the distraction of a whining opposition. The testiness that had characterised his first 100 days in office can now be done away with while he takes unpleasant decisions that [...]

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    Buhari’s victory as Atiku’s Shame

Buhari’s victory as Atiku’s Shame

BY SOLA OGUNMOLASimilar to when he dismally lost the 2019 Presidential Election to President Muhammadu Buhari, defeated People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is again being begged not to head to the Supreme Court after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal dismissed his challenge of his defeat. Those begging him to shun the apex court are doing a [...]

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