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    The passage of the #GEOBill is long overdue

The passage of the #GEOBill is long overdue

Being female in Nigeria can be considered an extreme sport, with women and girls perpetually playing the odds in a game where the house is rigged to win.For over 30 years, Nigeria has paid lip service to the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls. Past governments have said one thing, hurriedly signing international treaties, but failing [...]

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    Why money is not flowing like Ikogosi springs this campaign season

Why money is not flowing like Ikogosi springs this campaign season

It is a season of Spartan political campaigns. I am sure you have noticed that “money is not flowing” this season as it did in 2015 when there was a blizzard of dollars. Everyone, who had hoped to make quick money from the campaigns, is gritting his teeth.  But what could be responsible for the “slush money drought”? Well, I have been reliably informed [...]

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    The unsustainable operation of Nigeria’s rail sector

The unsustainable operation of Nigeria’s rail sector

This is meant to be a sort of travelogue of my first train ride in Nigeria. I will focus the first part on exactly what happened and the second part on an analysis of what can be done better. I need to say that I am not one of those who are unnecessarily cynical or overly critical. Equally, I am [...]

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    Poverty and transactional sex in the city

Poverty and transactional sex in the city

If you are here to read about my views on misogyny, you are on the wrong bus, and you may get off the bus at this time. If you are here to hear me praise or condemn Folarin Falana (Falz) over his latest album, moral instruction, and his hatred for transactional sex, then you booked the wrong flight, please redirect. [...]

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    Now that IGP Idris is out… will order return?

Now that IGP Idris is out… will order return?

Ibrahim Idris has finally bowed out as Nigeria's inspector-general of police after a controversial tenure in office. While he held sway at the Louis Edet House for roughly three years beginning from March, 2016, the Nigeria police force was rated the worst in the world. Controversies trailed the Niger state-born officer; from the unimaginable to the utterly embarrassing.The ex-IGP was in the mentions [...]

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    Double-standard integrity and the Buhari legacy

Double-standard integrity and the Buhari legacy

On the 4th of October 2017, Nigerians woke up to a very shocking letter from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. The letter, addressed to President Buhari read in part: "In over one year of Makanti Baru’s tenure as the GMD of NNPC, no contract has been run through the NNPC board"!The Minister listed major contracts awarded [...]

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    A break from ASUU and orthodox education

A break from ASUU and orthodox education

What would happen if the Nigerian government proscribed ASUU, NASU, NANS and their cousins in polytechnics and colleges of education? What if, in a bid to prevent them from regrouping (as they did in 1988 by taking new names), the government outlawed unionism in all its forms in tertiary institutions? In terms of learning and teaching, little would change in the [...]

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    It’s Buhari so Onnoghen is a victim. What is happening to us?

It’s Buhari so Onnoghen is a victim. What is happening to us?

It is important we get this straight. Walter Onnoghen, the Chief Justice of Nigeria is not a member of the PDP neither is he an APC member in the bad books of the Presidency. If anything, choosing to charge the CJN for false declaration of assets with the 2019 general elections only a matter of weeks away would only be [...]

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    Ogun politics: My encounter with violence

Ogun politics: My encounter with violence

I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 Presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youths wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us.  It didn’t matter that it was a Presidential convoy. But nothing in those two places is comparable to what I experienced in Sagamu, Ogun State on Sunday, January 13. The [...]

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    Parliamentary debate: Adede’s sobering insight

Parliamentary debate: Adede’s sobering insight

Long before the National Assembly became known more or less as a “fattening grotto” for lawmakers on account of humongous compensation package received, that same arena was once inhabited by not a few actors with slender appetite, even modest taste.That is the generation that first warmed the seats at the iconic Green and Red chambers at the birth of this [...]

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