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EDITORIAL: FG’s sluggish response to Benue flood is a heavy blow on ‘change’ mantra

An estimated 110,000 people were reportedly left homeless by the flood that sacked some communities in Benue State penultimate week, AljazirahNigeria recalls. Apart from rendering thousands homeless, the disaster also washed away villages, farmlands and food storage facilities among others.

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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- 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: 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: Xenophobia- Its time for Nigerian government to ‘bite’

Recently, the Nigerians and indeed other Africans residing in South Africa came under another fresh round of xenophobic attacks and there was widespread looting of Nigerian-owned properties and businesses in Pretoria, AljazirahNigeria learnt. For us, it is quite unfortunate that

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EDITORIAL- Why President Buhari needs to come clean on his health status

President Muhammadu Buhari did what is required of him by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on 19th January 2017 by transmitting a letter to the National Assembly intimating them of his decision to embark on a 10-day

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(EDITORIAL) Cabinet selection- Thumbs up Mr Trump, lessons for Nigeria!

There are certainly clear lessons our political leaders in Africa particularly Nigeria can learn from the actions of about to be sworn in American President Donald Trump since he won the race to the Oval Office in a landslide victory

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EDITORIAL: Hike in price of gas, kerosene- suffering and smiling for Nigerians

For many Nigerians now the ability to survive each day is getting tougher. AljazirahNigeria notes that in the past few months, families have had to pay through their noses to take care of the most basic of needs. Transportation fare

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EDITORIAL- An appraisal of Nigeria’s 2017 budget

The Federal Government has presented a breakdown of the nation’s budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year, warts and all. The analysis follows the presentation of a ‘budget of recovery and growth’ by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly

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