Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Nigeria: Emerging third force

Nigeria: Emerging third force

BY FEMI AKOMOLAFE Nigerians are a case study in paradoxes. Back home, the 180 or so millions of them can hardly agree on anything. They bicker about almost everything from religion to ethnicity to revenue sharing to appointments of state officials.Agitators for restructuring the country appear hell-bent to tear it apart with Old-Testament fury. However, put a few Nigerians together [...]

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    The importance of mainstreaming advocacy communication for citizens

The importance of mainstreaming advocacy communication for citizens

BY NWACHUKWU AGWU AND CHAMBERS UMEZULIKE At a time when many researchers lament the deterioration in the quality of democracy and accountability in Nigeria, part of the reason governance has failed is lack of committed advocates. The central question is what is advocacy and how can advocacy enhance the performance of political establishments in Nigeria?In democracies, development agenda do not fall [...]

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    Burning questions on the returned Abacha Loot

Burning questions on the returned Abacha Loot

BY AYIBAKURO MATTHEWOver the last week or so, there has been heightened interest amongst Nigerians about the use of the most recently repatriated $322.5 million Abacha loot.  The questions raised around the issue include the choice of using the money for the conditional cash transfer programme of the Federal Government, the choice of states benefitting from the programme, the usefulness [...]

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    Nigeria: A pothole of ironies

Nigeria: A pothole of ironies

Here is a unique picture sourced from a Facebook page that goes by the name “Correct Bro”. It is a made in Nigeria pothole, it is so unique that it gives an image of the map of Nigeria.  Even our potholes are in solidarity!It was such a blessed sight that have been sent to remind us that it's not just [...]

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    Wanted in Oke Mosan: A thinking cap

Wanted in Oke Mosan: A thinking cap

BY ADEOLU OYEKAN Dresses are matters of personal choice. Sometimes, they reflect our personal values such as simplicity, ostentation, moderation, etc. At other times they could be deployed to mislead, especially when it involves politics, as it has increasingly become these days. Beyond building brands, politicians dress sometimes to convey a message, whether truly meant or not. Most important though, is [...]

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    Not Too Young To Run: From a hashtag to a law

Not Too Young To Run: From a hashtag to a law

BY CHIMEZIE ANAJAMAIt was a momentous joy on 30th May, 2018, when President Buhari finally assented to the NotTooYoungToRun bill, passed into law by National Assembly after it went round the houses of assembly of the 36 states of the federation where more than two-third voted in favour of it.When the #NotTooyoungToRun surfaced sometime in 2011 on social media, many [...]

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    Celebrating John Momoh

Celebrating John Momoh

BY KESTER OSAHENYEToday I am celebrating a rare Nigerian, influential, cerebral, and yet humble, someone with a generous heart, a quintessential broadcaster, a media entrepreneur, administrator and philanthropist, this is no other person but Mr. John Olatchy Momoh. The President and CEO of Channels Television, the President of the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria, the Chairman of Broadcaster Organisation of [...]

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    Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

BY ANAYO UDEThe media has been awash with reports on the recent comments of the Governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, on the wanton killings around the country. In the comments credited to the erudite former speaker on the state of insecurity in the country, he took to the cleaners the security policies of the present [...]

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    The president’s media team and his ministers are failing him

The president’s media team and his ministers are failing him

Nigerians love killing themselves. Like me you can list more than a thousand ways in which we do this. I have come up with a few below. You can add yours. Boko Haram Politicians inciting their supporters to kill / lynch opponents Politicians arming thugs to kill and maim Security personnel killing the people they should be protecting Those who [...]

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    SARS brutality and the abuse of human rights in Nigeria

SARS brutality and the abuse of human rights in Nigeria

BY EKENE ODIGWEIt is a common sight to see the police stop and search individuals on transit in a broad daylight and then go on to forcefully extort money from the passengers and even collect their phones before inquiring for identification, woe to you if there’s none. In some cases when there’s some sort of identity it won’t even prevent them [...]

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    Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

Tackling insecurity and spectre of killer herdsmen in the north-central

BY EDWARD ONOJAThe killings by suspected herdsmen across the north-central and elsewhere in Nigeria are tragic and worrisome at the same time. Tragic because no one should have to lose his or her life or loved ones to such cowardly attacks in our nation. Worrisome because we have left the common enemy to fight one another along political, ethnic and [...]

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    Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

BY BERNARD OKRIIt’s 2030 and the number of users on Nigeria-owned social media platform, Tanmo, just hit over 500 million users. Its gaining grounds quicker than any other medium across the continent because of its African appeal. The medium which allows users to connect socially, market their businesses and advertise has been dubbed the African Facebook.For youths in their 20s [...]

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    Sexuality education – an unending debate

Sexuality education – an unending debate

BY MOVORIA DEBORAHThe move to inculcate sex education in school curriculums all over the world has been met with controversial extremism. Opinions are either strongly against or in favour. Those in support believe it will reduce the dangers associated with the natural biological human desire – sex. The opposition describes it as a stimulant of promiscuity. Either way, this piece [...]

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    The rise of Fulani herdsmen militia

The rise of Fulani herdsmen militia

BY EMMANUEL ADEYEMORecently, the middle belt part of Nigeria has witnessed killings of innocent Nigerians, mainly farmers. These killings stem from the nefarious activities of herdsmen who are nomadic because of the nature of their occupation and are previously known to be peaceful. The activities of herdsmen have raised a considerable security challenge not only in North-Central but also in [...]

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    Fulani herdsmen: A replica of primordial American cowboys

Fulani herdsmen: A replica of primordial American cowboys

BY FOLORUNSO ADISAFor every crime, there is a punishment, for every violation, there must be restitution. The nomads of the world cannot place themselves above the law of settled humanity - Wole Soyinka.But if one steals your cow, it is not an excuse to rape his wife or wipe out whole communities. Fulani herdsmen; a replica of primordial American cowboys.Eminent [...]

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    Bukola Saraki: What manner of a leader

Bukola Saraki: What manner of a leader

BY ADEMOLA AKATANPOTake the bull by the horns. You are the bull - QuotableIt is fairly reasoned that the challenges and solutions of leadership are inside leaders. This view stands in line with the fact that natural leaders don’t just do things, they change things. Reading the life of Abubakar Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, Federal Republic of Nigeria, one cannot but [...]

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