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Nigeria at 60: The Giant Shall Survive. By Garba A. Isa

During his tenure as Military Head of State of Nigeria (1983-1985), President Muhammdu Buhari described the country as “A giant in chains:” He was referring to the nation’s well known image as the Giant of Africa. Given the current turn of events in terms of Security, Economic, Political, Corporate Existence and other emerging challenges, Nigeria seems to be in even tighter chains. Details

 

The splendor of CAMA. By  Tochukwu Ezukanma

Therefore, in accordance to the Word of God, irrespective of its religious make-up, the Buhari administration reserves the right to regulate Nigerian churches. As dictated by the Bible, pastors must submit to government regulation, as stipulated by CAMA. Disobedient pastors will be punished by the Buhari administration with the approval of God. Details

 

Sheikh Abubakar Gummi: 28 Years After. By Garba A. Isa

Sheikh Mahmud Gummi was a former Nigeria's ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a former member of the Judicial Service Commission, a former Grand Khadi of the then Northern States of Nigeria (until he retired from service in 1975) and a former chairman of the defunct National Pilgrims Board which eventually transmuted into the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON. He was also the Chairman of the National Teachers Institute (NTI) Kaduna. The magnificent Sultan Bello mosque venue of the late  Gummi's Da'awah programmes greatly  misses the Sheikh particularly his Ramadan and regular Tafsir and Ahadith sessions. Details

 

 

Lend Your Voice. By Otive Igbuzor, PhD

The book Lend Your Voice is written to inspire women to speak loud and clear on critical issues that affect their lives and well-being and to encourage members and institutions of society to support them in their bid to stop the menace of rape, violence against women and girls, sexual harassment, discrimination, violation of women’s rights, trafficking of women and so on. Details

 

Getting In On The Act: Early Political Awakening In Northern Nigeria. By  Ajiroba Yemi Kotun

NORTHERN NIGERIA’s awakening in its early political drive is mainly traceable to the involvement of some educated Northerners with the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons (NCNC). The party was founded in 1944 by its President, Herbert Macaulay (1864-1946), a Yoruba; together with Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996), an Igbo, who emerged its Secretary-General in 1946. Details

 

Job Slot Demand: The Height of Political and Socio-economic inequality in Nigeria. By Manwu Samuel

Starting with the Federal  Inland Revenue Service, FIRS  2018 job saga , the whole bizarre started when some unfavoured legislators at the center out of their annoyance revealed how the agency balkanized the job vacancies advertised among themselves decided to seal the mouth of the legislators by allocating some slots to principal officers of the national assembly in order to frustrate any form of investigation. Details

 

Jibia: Why PMB Should Call Hameed Ali to Order. By Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia

Our problem is with the decision of the President’s right hand man, Col. Hameed Ali to ban the entry of Nigerian made goods into Jibia local Government, particularly Jibia town. For the past two months, additional checkpoints have been introduced including one at the point of entry into Jibia town, with the sole purpose of stopping any vehicle carrying goods into Jibia from any part of Nigeria. Details

 

Rot In NDDC: Beyond Titillating Tales From ‘Port Harcourt Girl’ And ‘Uyo Boy’ . By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

And so, as President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption posturing  and grandstanding which have for some years now been on life-support finally breathed its last and was wheeled out for burial (without an autopsy), and the loud attempt by some shameless pretenders to clean up  the cesspit of corruption called the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) degenerates into a public trial of the National Assembly, Minister of Niger Delta and the remorseless (mis)managers of affairs at the NDDC, instead  of there to be a national mourning and grand coalition against graft and its perpetrators, Nigerians are all over the social media and at various points of gathering, demonstrating that they have only found in the calamitous development fresh ingredients for juicy comedy skits and colourless jokes. What a tragedy! Details

 

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Socio-Economic Turmoil: Going Beyond Capitalism. By Kola Ibrahim

However, the biggest and most important lesson, that underlines all other lessons, to be learnt from the raging Coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 11.6 million and killed more than 539, 079 people globally as at the last count1, it is that the current socio-economic system, represented by global capitalism cannot take humanity forward to the next stage of civilization. Details

 

Reorganising Nigeria’s Left Politics. B Edwin Madunagu

There is a contradiction between an enduring desire of the Nigerian Left (the aggregate of Nigerian Marxists, socialists, and fragments of radical democrats), on the one hand, and the actual history of Nigeria’s Left politics on the other. That contradiction can be stated like this: Nigerian Leftists have always hoped to found a substantial and respectable pan-Nigerian organization that is capable of permanently and continuously coordinating their revolutionary strategies and popular-democratic struggles regardless of the electoral agenda, time-tables and timelines presented to the nation by Nigeria’s ruling class and its governments. Details

 

Katsina Bombing: More Questions than Answers. By Prof. Abdussamad Umar Jibia

Everyone knows that the bandits who operate in the Northwest and parts of North Central are not the same as Boko Haram in their ideology and methods. While Boko Haram claims to be fighting to establish an Islamic state and even chant Islamic slogans when they launch attacks, the bandits in the Northwest are completely ignorant of Religion, do not claim it and have no ideology but stealing, killing, maiming, raping and destruction. They were never reported, even once, to chant any religious slogan while attacking their victims. Details

 

President Buhari Reset (Part I). By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

Buhari should spend his remaining 35 months as president on big ideas, resetting his strategies around providing enduring solutions instead of palliatives; giving Nigerians the opportunities to express themselves, not hand-outs; and fashioning out bold reforms without retreating in the face of opposition by labour unions. We need a Buhari reset; Buhari must work towards certain signature reforms that would wean Nigeria from foreign reliance, provide foreign trade deals for our products, bring about quality education and health care delivery, and make skilled Nigerians to stay back and build their country. Details

 

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Issues in Kaduna's Castration Law

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Boko Haram Insurgency And Nigeria’s Sovereignty

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Buhari and debt-free sustainable growth - Part 1

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Lessons From The Edo Gubernatorial Poll

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COVID-19: Averting Another Lockdown In Nigeria

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Haphazard decision for gas-powered cars

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Beyond visa restriction for vote riggers

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No visas for election riggers

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Electricity, fuel price hikes: Between Labour and FG

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Lessons From Edo Governorship Election

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Breakup warning/60th independence anniversary: ACF warns Osinbajo over utterance, Ohanaeze, Afenifere, others back VP

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36 states governors drag President Buhari to Supreme Court

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Nigeria may break up, it has cracks –  Boss Mustapha

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BREAKING: Labour suspends strike as FG orders DisCos to halt electricity hike for 2 weeks

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Rise by 126 to 58,324

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Airline Operators Pull out of Planned Nationwide Strike

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Present cracks may lead to Nigeria’s breakup, Osinbajo warns

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Again, B’Haram attacks Zulum’s convoy, soldier injured

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States Drag FG to S’Court over Executive Order 10

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Tackling Pension, Gratuity Nightmare in Katsina

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Bandits kill bike man, abduct Kaura council boss in Kaduna

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Nigeria at 60: External forces behind insecurity – Oyegun

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Fani-Kayode refutes rumours of 5th marriage to Halima Yusuf

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Labour strike: Kaduna to invoke “no work no pay” on civil servants

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Ex-Nigerian envoy Felix Oboro regains freedom after 23 days in captivity

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Commercial motorcyclist hangs self in Ibadan

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One Dead, 3 Injured As Vehicles Collide In Ikoyi

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El-Rufai to appoint 1 out of 3 nominees for Emir of Zazzau

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Yoruba in Kwara, Kogi demand merger with South-West

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BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

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COVID-19: Demand for small-sized apartments grows

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Fuel, Electricity: Nigeria’ll incur wrath of IMF, World Bank if we revert to old prices — FG

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Strike: We’ll enforce the law, police warn NLC, TUC

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Price of palm oil increases in Enugu’s major markets

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Unreliable grains reserve hurts Nigeria’s poor

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Buhari Is Doing Well With Dwindling Revenues – Lai Mohammed

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Chuba Okadigbo and the Jolt of September 25

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IPOB/Oduduwa Agitators’ Alliance

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Nigerians’ future at stake, warns Jega

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Buhari, North reject restructuring as current system favours them –Adebanjo

ARTICLES

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How Organised Labour Deceived Nigerians

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Nigeria at 60: Is the Nation Truly ‘Together’?

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Nigeria at 60: Divided We Stand?

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Is President Buhari From Niger Republic as Has Been Rumoured?

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Nigeria: Still A Paradox At 60

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America’s Visa ban as Nigeria’s madman in custody of mother’s corpse

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Nigeria as global capital of under-five deaths

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Offa robbery and its aftermath

SPORTS

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UFC: Adesanya Dedicates His Victory over Costa as Gift to Nigeria at 60

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Super Eagles Now To Play Algeria, Tunisia

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Football, COVID-19 prevention dominate Google search in Nigeria

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Sport – Slavery for local athletes in Nigeria - Part 2

 

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

60 years after; how our leaders steal our meat

[GAMJI WRITER]

In a few days Nigerians would be celebrating 60 years of independence or dependent independence. Depending on which side of the horoscope you are looking at. And it’s no surprise that again the forces that be are again interested in influencing the 2023 election. What’s different this time around is the chessboard of perceived citizen participation, and youth involvement: the actors, their preferred outcomes, and their preferred mechanisms of influence may have changed or will change, till then. Details

 

PeeCeeJay By Jideofor Adibe

 

UN’s Call for Nigeria to Explore Political Solution to Insurgency and Banditry

[GAMJI WRITER]

The recent call by the United Nations for the federal government to combine dialogue with the deployment of force to combat insecurity in Nigeria made headlines. The UN was quoted as saying that Nigeria’s security crisis is complicated by a conflation of banditry and terrorism in the North-west, which makes a purely military solution unlikely to succeed. Details

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