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Chinese Technology company, Huawei and Kenya’s Safaricom have teamed up to support antiterrorism eff ort in Kenya. Th e two companies have developed mobile surveillance project to track and preempt threat to security in Kenya. Th e project is a ...

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Buhari: Imperative of a New Deal

It is common knowledge that President Muhammadu Buhari is alive. This is heartening for well-meaning Nigerians but not mischief makers who had wished that the wicked rumour they deliberately packaged and instigated was real. Presidential spokespersons and other officials of ...

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Borrowing out of recession

The new three-year debt management strategy unveiled by the federal government to be managed by the Debt Management Office (DMO) has capacity to promote the country’s speedy economic recovery. The strategy which runs from 2016 to 2019 with a marginal ...

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Nigeria’s failed promises

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I was 7 years old the first time I recognized political fear. My parents and their friends were talking about the government, in our living room, in our relatively big house, set on relatively wide grounds ...

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Governor Wike and the law

By Ismaila Nurudeen In the eternal struggle between good and evil, there is always the law; divine, human, political, religious among other, but for the presence of the law, society would be grounded in the Hobbesian state; no order, no ...

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DSS: Between myth and reality

By Robert-Sam Isaiah In the last few months I have watched as various reports about the Department of State Services (DSS) have made its way to the public space. As a personnel of the Service who is set to retire ...

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Re: Running a state from a plane…

By Ibrahim Dosara I will begin this piece with a commendation to a fellow professional colleague in the media practice, Malam Mahmud Jega for his fashion to putting a perspective about the current political crisis rocking Zamfara state. For me, ...

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Boko Haram is not Islamic but Muslim

Several reasons have been advanced by analysts and experts  as to the cause of terrorism and the rise of terrorist organizations like the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l Jihad commonly known as Boko Haram, Islamic State of Iraq and the ...

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Jigawa: Setting the records straight

By Adamu Muhd Usman “The sad of Jigawa’s misfortune would finally come to an end. In line with our philosophy, we appear only when where there are challenges, but I must admit we are dumb-founded, more than shocked and astonished ...

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An X-ray of NOUN Under Tenebe

By Targema Doose Although, Nigeria has over 120 public and private conventional universities, but it is unarguable that they are far from meeting the educational needs of the country’s teeming population. The illiteracy level in Nigeria remains very high. Several ...

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Demonising Aliero to support Buhari

By Dr. Aliyu U. Tilde Since his questioning of the rationale behind lifting the ban on rice importation by Nigeria Customs Service, Senator Adamu Aliero, has come under virulent attack from some online supporters of the President. Messages are circulating ...

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Kashamu: Between the Law and Powerful Men

By Comrade Philip Ogenyi A. As a close watcher of the debate on renditions across the globe being championed by the American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) and other international organisations to take a detail study of the on-going politically motivated ...

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Gov Amaechi And Matters Arising

It has become celebrated news that the Rivers state governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has decamped to the “progressive” All Progressives Congress (APC), it is also celebrated his stance against the present central government and his claimed intolerance for ...

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Indonesia: Uniting a divided nation

On Friday October 17, 2014, the President-elect of Indonesia, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with his main rival in July 9, presidential elections, Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta. JIBRIN BABA NDACE writes on the positive impact of the meeting between the two ...

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Kwankwaso and APC’s search for sure bait

By Akinjide Thomas The flagging off of political activities earlier this month by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sparked whirlwind of campaign activities and widen the horizon for consultation and formation of common fronts. The target, at least ...

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Caliph-of-hate (3)

By Hannatu Musawa Co-habit, blend in and recruit more members from within that community. To be fair, when the insurgency started getting out of hand, the army did what they could to try and quell the insurgency by destroying some ...

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Security: A test for Osun guber elections

By Musa Bello Empirical investigations show that the greatest obstacle to democratic consolidation in Nigeria is electoral violence. This is as a result of the rascal politics that the political elites engage in. Sometimes, the violence is intra-party, and most ...

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What Buhari represents

By Yazid Ibrahim July 23, 2014 will go down as one of the sad chapters in Nigeria’s history. On that day an assassination attempt was made on the life of General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), the leading political opposition figure in ...

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Kano: The selection of an Emir

By Zainab Abbas Gwangwazo The Sun newspaper of Saturday, July 12, 2014, carried an interesting piece on the controversy that dogged the selection of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano. The article, written by a retired banker, Alhaji ...

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Kano: The selection of an Emir

By Zainab Abbas Gwangwazo The Sun newspaper of Saturday, July 12, 2014, carried an interesting piece on the controversy that dogged the selection of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano. The article, written by a retired banker, Alhaji ...

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Jonathan faces the north

After two months in the global spotlight, the insurgency in northern Nigeria is fast turning into a national political crisis. The deepening security crisis in northern Nigeria and along the borders with Cameroon and Niger has galvanised more attention internationally ...

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Our economy and our society’s security

In the last couple of weeks our country has attracted the World’s attention for the wrong reasons.  The dreadful and appalling crime of up to 300 school girls’ abduction has shocked the world’s conscience.  News of efforts to rescue the ...

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Confab memo: Live and let live

By Abdullahi Keni Saint-George Don’t ever underestimate the power of the brain. And don’t ever underestimate the ingenious mix of the brain and mind, the resultant potion that gives birth to thought and intuitive cognizance, that paved the way to ...

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Soldiers: Stop attacking Fulani

On 3 April 2014, the Defence Headquarters through its spokesman said that it will start operations aimed at eradicating terrorists in Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau and Kaduna States. The operations have started. So far, three Fulani settlements have been affected. However, ...

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Christian pilgrimage: Envoy scores Borno high

The non-discriminatory policy thrust of Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State to issues, especially that which borders on religion has re-echoed again, this time in Israel, the Holy Land. Commending the governor for this non-partisan disposition in the secularity of ...

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