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Still on ranching

Following the outcry against the ancient and unproductive nomadic style of cow rearing coupled with the incessant clashes with and sometimes outright killings of farmers by herdsmen, it is imperative that ranching be enshrined in Nigeria’s law. First, we must remember that cattle rearing is a personal and non-state business. Just as every business in […]

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Open defecation is veritable shit-curing

As public hygiene matters go, the situation is increasingly becoming dire in the heart of Minna, the capital of Niger state. At the Bosso Campus of the Federal University of Technology, the larger ambience of the Bus Park has been turned into open-air area of defecation; just across the university’s fence at the Garima Complex, […]

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Igbo president as APC’s survival strategy

From 1960 till date, the Igbo have been marginalised by the other major ethnic groups from having its own become the president of Nigeria. This marginalisation has been extended to the present civilian regime since 1999. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) divided the country into six geo-political regions with six states in each. It is […]

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Buratai: Walking encyclopaedia of military strategies By Esther Okpabi

  Nerve-cracking and heart-rending internal insurrections around Nigeria have pepped up anxieties, pains and sorrows. It has intensified tensions, fear and a frightening feeling of insecurity among the citizenry. Nigeria had lived with this sickening bug and internal servitude for years. President Muhammadu Buhari was not just worried about this ugly trend, as a passive […]

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Why we endorsed Sule Lamido

After painstakingly examining the current socio – political situation in the country, and after a thorough screening of all aspirants eyeing the Presidential ticket come 2019, former Governor Sule Lamido ranks highest among all the potential presidential prospects, judging by his giant strides in all spheres of human endeavours as former governor of Jigawa state, […]

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Governors and state police

It is the constitutional duty of federal government to provide maximum security and to also ensure the protection of lives and properties of the people they govern. Any (central) government that fails to provide security can be regarded as a failed government and it is a way leading to a state of nature or stateless […]

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Kaduna APC crisis: Why El-Rufa’i should take the blame

The Kaduna state All Progressives Congress (APC) crisis has taken a new dimension with the opening up of new state office believed to have the support of Senator Suleiman Othman Sulaiman Hunkuyi. Prior to this unfortunate development, the state chapter of APC has been factionalised with the Akida group headed by Senator Shehu Sani and […]

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The tragedy of Obsanjo’s son on N100,000/month

If what the estranged wife of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Ms. Martins, said in an interview she granted a national daily was true about the present state of affairs of the only son she bore Obasanjo then that young man (Olujunwo Obasanjo) deserves great sympathy indeed; even more painful is the pointer to the fact that […]

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Change of election sequence and APC senators

The Nigerian politicians are one different species that are very difficult to understand. The recent u-turn by some APC senators over the change of the election time table after its passage by the Senate clearly shows they cannot and win election without clinging to the personality of the President Muhammadu Buhari. That is why the […]

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Fuel crisis: The only way out for NNPC

I have read a lot about the current fuel crises but have not seen a lot of suggestion on how to resolve the issue apart from calling NNPC to repair the existing refineries and building new ones. It will take 12 months to repair the refineries, about 48 months to build a new one and […]

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Ambode, reconstruct Ikotun road

This special Save our Soul appeal goes to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to help us reconstruct the road that leads from Isheri Oshun roundabout to Iso Pako (Ikotun Road), Isheri Oshun, Lagos. This road was constructed over 35 years ago and is no longer passable due to its terribly bad shape thereby making economic activities in […]

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Lekki toll gates’ hike

The whole of Victoria Island to Oniru was bedlam on Thursday. Traffic was bumper to bumper, as they say in Lagos. The alternative route was a no-go area either. It was as if the management of the toll gates, Lekki Concession Company, deliberately created traffic gridlock on the route to prevent people like me from […]

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Of senators and Nigeria’s unity

Since the emergence of the third republic, there has never been a toothless Senate chamber like what we witnessed from 2015 – date. Naturally, one has to respect the wisdom that necessitated the combination of these honourable men and women that emerged at that respectable chamber from that date to this very chaotic time all […]

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Attention! Senator Ali Wakili

I deem it fit to write this piece; this means seems to be the only medium through which I can reach you. As a distinguished senator representing the good people of Bauchi South in the red chamber, I think it is not right that to allow small boys to drag you into banter with them. […]

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Ogun’s rice pyramid

On December 21, 2017, Ogun State government held a celebratory homage to our agricultural initiative and progress just in time for the end of the year. In MITROS rice our collective effort brought us 100,000 bags of rice! As one of the farmers involved in the entire process, I am aware that a point a […]

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Nigeria and the restructuring option

There comes a point in the journey of a nation when it becomes imperative to make a fundamental turn in order to make remarkable progress. This also applies to Nigeria as she grapples with inherent problems, amidst popular and expert counsel from various quarters to review her structure and modus operandi in order to unlock […]