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The death of Joy Odama: Acid test for IGP Idris and Nigeria Police

IGP Ibrahim Idris

By Godwin Onyeacholem There is no question that in Nigeria, the poor, the less privileged and the largely dispossessed majority who find themselves in that demeaning class of human categorization have been condemned to a life of perpetual oppression. Forget what is in the law books. Under this rightly described prevailing order of fascist democracy, it has been the lot ...

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A Voice From The Grave, By Femi Fani- Kayode 

Femi Fani-Kayode

“All of us who do not speak the Hausa language in which Buhari allegedly addressed Nigerians are being told one thing: you do not belong here. Can anyone ever come up with a more powerful rationale for secession?”- Kayode Samuel. Can anyone fault  Samuel’s thinking and rationale? It is obvious to me that it was NOT our beloved President Muhammadu ...

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LAUTECH Crisis: Misrepresentation of facts by Osun State Govt – ASUU

LAUTECH-GATE

Our Union, ASUU, has observed the fruitless media war and misrepresentation of facts by the agents of government in Osun State on the current crisis rocking the University. The calculated attempts to discredit the University community by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa are also not lost on us.Specifically, tagging workers who have not received salaries for ...

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Why I’m Afraid of Nigeria’s Break-up, by Gimba Kakanda

Gimba-Kakanda

A few days ago, a friend asked me to explain my aversion to the idea of secession as championed by the neo-Biafra advocates of Southeast Nigeria. He had assumed it was the fear, as simplified in a certain series of propaganda, of the North’s foreseen inability to sustain itself economically post-breakup. Since it was a private conversation, I elected to ...

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Open Letter to Gov Ikpeazu: Why He Needs Professionals in His Cabinet

Okezie Ikpeazu

By Uchechukwu Ugboaja My dear Governor, It is no longer news that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in one fell swoop you dissolved your entire cabinet leaving just your Commissioner for Finance, Attorney General/Commissioner for Justice and Chief of Staff, but a lot of Nigerians especially Abians have continued to wonder what must have precipitated your decision, even though the constitution of ...

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Imperative of Transportation Policy, By Eric Teniola

Eric Teniola

On resumption in office, the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Chibuke Amaechi pledged to reform the transport system in Nigeria. His immediate predecessor, Senator Idris Umar gave such a pledge years ago. Every transport Minister in Nigeria, including Mr  H.O. Omenai, Lt. Col. Musa  Yar ‘adua,  Jaja Wachukwu, Lt. Col.  Mohammed Magoro, Captain Olufemi Olumide, Dr Mrs kemafo chikwe. Alhaji Umaru ...

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INEC, Melaye and the sceptre of recall in Bello’s hands, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

Sufuyan Ojeifo

The conflicted relationship between the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, and the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, which fed on local political grievances, has snowballed into much wider intriguing webs of mischief that have received the imprimatur of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Governor Bello, from his latest move, has shown how committed he is to the ...

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