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EDITORIAL: Time to pray for Buhari, shun violence, religious, tribal sentiments

The health status of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is the obvious issue of the moment in the country in the last few months. Of course, being the nation’s number one citizen, whatever concerns the President ought to interest all Nigerians.

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EDITORIAL: Osun By-election: A yardstick for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday announced Mr Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun West Senatorial by-election. The election was held in 10 local government areas making up the  senatorial district. Ademola Adeleke

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EDITORIAL: YES to restructuring and NO to war or secession

The three most popular words in the country right now are restructuring, Biafra and Secession.  The call for restructuring followed recent activities of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and various notices for Nigerians to quit parts

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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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