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Globalisation, flu and the underdogs

June 5, 2020 Hadiza Onido 0

GIDDENS (1990) declares that globalisation is the intensification of worldwide social relations in such a way that local happenings are shaped by events occurring many miles away. A flu of exponential contagion in faraway China has shaken our lives to its very roots collectively on a worldwide scale, at a pace that could not be imagined 100 years ago. Just Read More

The alarming rate of rape in Nigeria

June 5, 2020 Editorial III 0

Rape is a very serious sexual assault both under Nigerian law and other jurisdictions. The reason is that the issue of sexual intercourse is strictly a personal thing and should be done on the volition of the individual that wish to indulge in it. In other words, consent is paramount in sexual intercourse. Thus, when carnal knowledge is undertaken without Read More

Re: As Lalong and citizens bicker over Covid-19 stigmatisation

June 4, 2020 Makut Simon Macham 0

The attention of Plateau state government has been drawn to a feature published on page 20 of Blueprint Newspaper No 288 of Wednesday June 3, 2020 in which several allegations and outright misinformation were raised against the state government and the person of His Excellency, Governor Simon Bako Lalong. We are constrained to put the record straight before the article is embraced Read More

How Dangiwa’s letter missed the point by Salisu Dambatta

June 4, 2020 Salisu Dambatta 0

In a country where the views of high profile individuals who have free access to the media can gain currency through widespread exposure, it is possible for  those individuals to use that  opportunity for the good of the society or otherwise.  It is in this context that I will express my perspective as a fellow citizen on the recent letter Read More

That hatchet job by Dangiwa Umar

June 4, 2020 Musa Ilallah 0

It is public knowledge that the editorial of The Guardian of Tuesday,  June 2, 2020, titled ‘Buhari and his federal character virus’ and the open letter to President Buhari titled ‘President Buhari should belong to all of us’ – Col Dangiwa, all firing bullets unjustly at PMB were not in any way coincidental.  For me, they are planned well ahead Read More

Re:Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 4, 2020 Tukur Dan Fulani 0

Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio, of blessed memory, said that conscience is an open wound and only truth can heal it. In Zamfara state, the conscience of former Governor Abdulazeez Yari and that of his administration’s apologists is continuously haunting them in an endless pursuit of a worrying vicious circle. In a grand design to rubbish the God-chosen administration of Governor Read More

Dialoguing with pan-Africanist compatriots

June 4, 2020 Edwin Madunagu 0

On April 21, 2020, and for a couple of days thereafter, my article, “Re-introducing the Lugano Report”, appeared in the media and on discussion platforms. The content of the piece is what the title indicates: a repeat introduction to readers, particularly from the Nigerian Left, of a book I had previously introduced under a different rubric. The earlier introduction of Read More

The alarming rate of rape in Nigeria

June 4, 2020 Enoch Samson Peri 0

Rape is a very serious sexual assault both under Nigerian law and other jurisdictions. The reason is that the issue of sexual intercourse is strictly a personal thing and should be done on the volition of the individual that wish to indulge in it. In other words, consent is paramount in sexual intercourse. Thus, when carnal knowledge is undertaken without Read More

Aduda: Not guilty as charged

June 3, 2020 Dr Mike Uyi 0

Many who work successfully for the growth and development of their nation most times face challenges of false allegations from naysayers. Such is the case of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, at the National Assembly. The baseless and false reports being bandied against the Senator are been paddled by the machination of the same crop of Read More

Sokoto: When the blame game failed

June 3, 2020 Mansur Ibrahim Rigasa 0

  There is the truism that failure, like the proverbial golden fish, has no hiding place. This reality explains the inability, even failure, of commercial media commentators to twist the story of Sokoto state under Governor AminuTambuwal’s watch.In the last few weeks, I have noticed how the commercial media commentators on Tambuwal’s payroll struggled to push down the throat of Read More

5 years after: Buhari’s bold steps towards consolidation of democracy

June 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The hallmark of democratic governance in the 21st is its gradual consolidation. This has been the challenge with Nigeria’s democratic governance since 1999. Before now, we have witnessed brazen abuse of power by seating presidents. The issues of autonomy for local governments, state legislature and judiciary were treated with levity, or better still, the twists and turns in the Read More

The ripples in Nasarawa PDP

June 3, 2020 Victoria Ngozi ikeano 0

  Last week’s ruling (March 28) by an Akwanga High Court presided over by Justice Mustapha Ramat annulling the Nasarawa state PDP ward and local government congresses held in March, deepened the crisis within the party. It came just a few weeks after the party’s National Working Committee extended by three months, the tenure of the state executive. This followed Read More

That letter by Dangiwa Umar

June 2, 2020 Abdussamad Umar Jibia 0

  The open letter to Buhari by Col. Abubakar Dangiwa Umar (rtd) is as frivolous as its author.Col. Umar was appointed the military governor of Kaduna state when he was a bachelor and an ordinary major in the Nigerian Army. The immaturity and incompetence with which Dangiwa handled the Kafanchan crisis were a clear testimony for his unsuitability to govern Read More

Violating inter-state lockdown order

June 2, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

  The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has certainly brought about serious distortion to human lives in all ramifications. This should be expected as nothing can ever be too much to ensure that the virus does not go out of hand. The interstate lockdown is a major intervention by the Federal Government to ensure that there is a drastic reduction in the Read More

Zamfara: Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 2, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

   It’s already one year now that Governor Bello Matawalle was sworn in as the chief executive of Zamfara state, resulting from the seeming miscarriage of justice from the judiciary. In fact, neither the people of Zamfara nor the entire citizens of Nigeria have ever witnessed this kind of lacadaiscal mal-administration in the entire history of the state  For record Read More

A look at Pantami versus Dabiri debate

June 2, 2020 Zayyad I. Muhammad 0

  The recent misunderstanding between the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has generated debates, accusations and counter-accusations, feminism issues and the use of Nigeria’s fault lines. Thus, the debaters were grouped into three – supporters of Minister Pantami, supporters of DG Dabiri, and those Read More

As INEC wins landslide in legal tussle…

June 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Thursday, May 28, recorded a landslide victory in a suit determined by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The suit filed by the erstwhile National Unity Party (NUP) challenged the constitutional power of INEC to deregister political parties. The NUP is one of the 74 political parties that INEC deregistered in February this Read More

Abba Kyari: My editor at The Democrat

June 1, 2020 Haliru Sarki Kende 0

The demise of the erstwhile Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari Mallam Abba Kyari is like a stone dropped into a pool of water that would keep some ever widening ripples. The encomiums and accolades showered as tributes on this erudite writer would possibly stand as reference for several decades.           I dashed into the newsroom to submit my Read More

Zamfara: Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure by Musa Gusau

June 1, 2020 Musa Gusau 0

It’s already one year now, that  Governor Bello Matawalle was sworn in as the Chief Executive of Zamfara state, resulting from the seeming miscarriage of justice from the judiciary. In fact, neither the people of Zamfara nor the entire citizens of Nigeria have ever witnessed this kind of lackadaisical mal-administration in the entire history of the state  For record emphasis, Read More

Is coronavirus more of politics than health issue?

June 1, 2020 Olusanya Anjorin, 0

Coronavirus might not be the deadliest virus in the world but at this moment in time, it liquid form has towered over it pairs –Ebola, Avian Flu, Lassa fever, Mers,  Sars and such likes. It came down from Wuhan, China late last year and flaunts itself in our opulent surroundings and today things no longer remain the same. Mosques, churches, Read More

Covid-19: Thrusting e-learning on our children

June 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

“Daddy, Paper yes! Paper yes!” “Tise, where is the paper you are saying yes to?” She gave me the look I have come to associate with being told that I’m not smart. “Daddy, I said paper yes! Paper yes! I am not saying yes to a paper” “Paper yes” “No Dayddy, papper yes!!!…” -Pius Adesanmi Excerpt from Facebook post- September Read More

Dissecting Bello’s purposeful leadership in Niger state

June 1, 2020 Omonu Nelson 0

Though the twin plague of global pandemic and local security threat had brought development to a grinding halt in many countries, Nigeria inclusive, some subnational government in the country, especially Niger state government, is still delivering on development. The five years of  Governor Sani Bello’s All Progressives Congress, APC, led administration in Niger state is now a model and reference Read More