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EDITORIAL: When line between freedom of expression and hate speech becomes blurred

On 6th June, 2017, a coalition of Northern youth groups rose from a news conference in Kaduna where it issued an ultimatum for Igbo people living in the North to leave before Oct. 1. This has initiated a series of

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Lopsided appointments: Acting President Osinbajo in the eye of the storm (EDITORIAL)

AljazirahNigeria recalls that, a fourth night ago, Dr. Ismaila Farouk posted on the internet an article accusing Acting President Yemi Osinbajo of nepotism and favouritism in the appointments he has made since assuming office in that capacity. It was cited

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EDITORIAL- The Biafra agitation: solving a nagging conundrum

Fifty years ago, Nigeria starred disintegration in the face when the declaration of the Republic of Biafra came to the fore, AljazirahNigeria recalls. Biafra was born out of the political crisis which engulfed Nigeria at that time. The crisis began with

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EDITORIAL: Two years of APC, still far from the Promised Change

Nigerians had high expectations when the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressive Congress, (APC) in a keenly contested poll chased out the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from power after years of control of political structures around the nation in 2015.

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EDITORIAL: How ‘open’ is the 2017 NASS budget?

  Even as the National Assembly released the breakdown of its 2017 budget to the public as soon as the national budget was passed by both the Senate and House of Representatives, certain issues still linger. AljazirahNigeria notes that the

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EDITORIAL: Return of Chibok girls, ‘Not yet Uhuru’

Since the dreaded sect, Boko Haram abducted the 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno state, on the night of 14–15 April 2014, a lot of issues have arisen therefrom. In some

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EDITORIAL: When anger, violence marred May Day celebrations

A rally planned for the Eagle Square in Abuja to mark this year’s May Day was disrupted as thousands of unionists demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari “must address the suffering workers.” As in Nigeria, millions of protesters across the world

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EDITORIAL: Our position on suspected Fulani herdsmen killings: Enough is Enough!

From all indications, a new terrorist group distinct from the dreaded Boko Haram has emerged in Nigeria as the country continues to grapple with its share of global terrorist attacks. But the authorities who apparently have not learnt any lesson

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EDITORIAL: Presidency/Senate faceoff: Time to sheathe swords

That the Senate/Presidency faceoff has degenerated to abysmal low is to say the least. It is perhaps time for both arms of government to sheathe their swords. AljazirahNigeria recalls that the faceoff started when the Senators directed the Secretary to

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EDITORIAL- A worrisome culture of frivolous protests

Protests are the inherent constitutional rights provided by the beauty of democracy for citizens to air their grievances. It is a channel through which the average citizen can express their angst against the powers that be in any democratic setting.

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