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Kenyan youth are winning elections, the ones in Nigeria are daydreaming, By Fisayo Soyombo

This is a story of two popular but dissimilar Cynthias. One recently earned her fame, the other has been around for a while. One is a politician, the other a musician. One symbolizes intellect and strength of character, the other

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Drama behind Saraki’s pension: Who is fooling who?

By Gbenga Odunsi, Abuja In July, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asked Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to institute legal action on behalf of Nigerian people to recover over N40 billion dubiously earned

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Anti-Buhari Protest: Freedom of expression under attack in Nigeria

By Gbenga Odunsi Several criticisms have trailed the policies of the Buhari-led administration, as most of them have posed a serious threat to the nation’s economic growth. However, indications have shown that criticizing President Buhari’s policies could lead people to

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This house need not fall

By Afam Belolisa In the beginning Peter Enahoro (a.k.a. Peter Pan), an erudite Nigerian journalist of the 1960s, wrote ‘How to be a Nigerian’, a hilarious book that offered a sneak preview of the then emerging character and persona of

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Buhari’s health: Falsehood elevated to an art

By Chukwudi Enekwechi With the recent visit of some governors and All Progressives Congress leaders to President Muhammadu Buhari in London, Nigerians now have incontrovertible evidence against the liars and alarmists who have ceaselessly peddled falsehood about our recuperating president.

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Terrorism in Nigeria: The Qatar example

By Karen Goulding Terrorism is a global tormentor. It is now the world’s biggest affliction, with most countries trapped in its quagmire completely helpless.  In the Middle East and parts of North Africa where terrorism  has a solid base, rages

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Paradox of education and graduate unemployment

By Ibrahim M. Hadejia  Individuals’ credentials galore are the main obstacle confronting Nigeria’s education and learning outcomes. I had the privilege, in 2010, to work with a team of freelance researchers to launch empirical investigation into post-secondary school education ‘outcomes’

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Restructuring Nigeria is non-negotiable – Simon Kolawole

My 72-year-old mother, widowed since 1976, has not received her pension from the Kogi state government for over a year now (we have, let me confess, lost count of the months). Insult plus injury, she has not been paid her

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Nigeria, Corruption Control and the Burden of Integrity: A call for patrotism

By Shehu Bashir Integrity is a virtue that should never be compromised for anything, when it  does, the result is always devastating – a nation in shambles and a soul in disarray. Nigeria no doubt is such a very complex

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Is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?- By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Nigeria, meanwhile, must go back 50 years to draw its own lessons: wars build from agitations like this. If the South-Easterners don’t want to stay, let them go. Fragmentation is a million times better than the devastation of war. On

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