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Fulani in a New-Found Land. By  Ismail Iro, Ph.D.

Herding predates farming in Nigeria and they cannot be stopped. While farming provides the bulk of the carbohydrates, herding supplies the main source of protein consumed by the teeming population in the country. Ranching has commercial objectives and cannot replace open range grazing, which is still the most efficient, most ecologically sensible, and most feasible method of raising livestock. Those who are advocating ranching as an alternative to open range animal production are doing so without understanding pastoral nomadism. Details

 

“Not Everything Past is Simply Nostalgia.”-- (Ibraheem A. Waziri). By  Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

In an interaction with The Governor of Kaduna State Malam Nasiru Elrufai, he asked, “Was Nigeria designed to fail?”.  And I answered in the affirmative stating how the two sections of the country were initially kept separated from each other consciously, considering stark differences in almost everything. But later by virtue of economic considerations and administrative efficiency were welded together in an unconsensual manner. Details

 

Where was the Genocide? By Tochukwu Ezukanma

For our own good, we must start freeing ourselves from the psychological, emotional and sentimental fetters of Biafranism. Despite the intrusive availability of accurate information on the civil war, many Igbo prefer to cling to the falsehood of the Biafran propaganda. Thus, they remain captives to the past, Biafra, and giddy with the excrescence – abnormal outgrowth – of Biafra, neo-Biafranism. Neo-Biafranism is a flight into fantasy. Details

 

Insecurity in North West Nigeria: Armed Banditry or Boko Haram Expansionism? By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

However, the level of organization and coordination of attacks recently conducted by the “bandits”; the well established interstate networks and syndication and their sophisticated weaponry have started sparking a question of whether North West Nigeria is dealing with “Banditry” in conventional terms or it has metamorphosed into a higher from of organized terror. Details

 

Recession: Nigeria in Need of Expansionary Economic Policy. By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

Most people believe Nigeria is in recession because the whole world seems to be plunging in to recession due to the effects of COVID-19 on the world’s economy. Although partly true, I still believe it is not a justification that because world countries are experiencing recessions, Nigeria should/must too. Details

 

Who Is Mallam Sa'adu Zungur And Why He Should Be Immortalized. By Elder Adamu Bello Karofi

Having graduated from Katsina Higher College, he was the first Northerner to cross over to the South to study at the Prestigious Yaba Technical College in Lagos. Mallam Sa'adu Zungur distinguished himself as the best student in all the schools he attended. He earned a certificate of Pharmacy Technicians from the Yaba College and went on to School of Hygiene Kano to teach. Details

 

Need Of Exigent Regional Industrial Reforms And Policy. By Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim

While I still frown at the BusinessDay editorial for rendering the project economically non-viable, it is with the same passion that I would like to call the attention of Northern State governments to a statement made by Milton Friedman, one of the great economists of the 20th century that “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results”. But the question is, how do we achieve reaping the expected benefits of this massive and capital-intensive project? Details

 

Making Sense of El - Rufai’s Seeming Disparate Stance on Citizens’ Rights. By Abdullahi Usman

That said, Governor El-Rufai's strong-willed stance against Almajiranci as a veritable means of protecting the rights of the children, and his latest position in support of protecting the constitutional right of all Nigerians to live anywhere they may choose to, are not mutually exclusive at all, and should not be made to appear to be so. Details

 

When Lagos visited Abuja; what happened? By Okachikwu Dibia

The FRSC should stop treating offenders with kid gloves. They are too lenient with offenders. One way to see drastic reduction in poor behaviours of drivers on Nigerian roads is to INSIST on punishing offenders not minding ethnic affinity. Details

 

President Buhari: The Inability to Make Hard Choices. By Tochukwu Ezukanma

The former American Secretary of State, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, once summed up the follies of the Nigerian power elite, “They have squandered their oil wealth, they have allowed corruption to fester and now they are losing control of parts of their territory because they won’t make hard choices”. Despite his much-hyped incorruptibility and moral courage, President Buhari, like earlier Nigerian presidents, has failed to make hard choices. Details

 

Facing 2021: Notes to the Nigerian Left. By Edwin Madunagu

The questions were: “So, judging from the multitude of crises partially listed in the opening paragraph of this piece, has the Nigerian state failed? Is it failing? Is the summons: “revolution or state failure” real? In other words, is a fundamental change of agenda called for in the Nigerian Left?” My answer, which I called provisional, deliberately avoided a direct contact with the questions because it would have been unhelpful to attempt to answer them directly. Details

 

Insurrectionists and Boko Haram Hallucinate the Same Ideology. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Tolerance as long as it is not abused is the focus and salvation of all relationships. Anger over the loss of privilege has often been used to retaliate, oppress and suppress protests of the victims begging for relief, is not a just-cause. We are now at a point where the difference between begging for life, live and let's live has been blurred. Free Speech is not the freedom to drum up support to burn down the house, drum out the speech of those you disagree with until you have your way. Details

 

Trumpism: The Lessons for Nigeria. By  Tochukwu Ezukanma

Following the 2015 Nigerian presidential election, leadership, as personified by Goodluck Jonathan brought out the best in Nigerians. Many Jonathan supporters were ready to reject the election results and slug it out with the opposition. They were roiled and ready for trouble. It was the words of Jonathan that engendered the triumph of decorum over savageness in that inner duel among his supporters. Details

 

Engaging the Diaspora for Development. By Abachi Ungbo

If Nigeria were to be a dark firmament the diaspora population would be the constellation of stars. Some may have sullied the country’s image. However, not a few have invalidated the negative narratives and stereotypes. They have evinced a distinctive vibe and mentality. Yes, they are the embodiment of the ‘immigrant mentality’ that have drawn them from the fringes of their adopted homelands. Details

 

An Open Letter to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. By Sung Bauta, Ph.D.

Due to your position as chairperson of the International Summit Council for Peace (ISCPC), and as Special Envoy of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), it is necessary for your cordiality with Buhari’s government. But the cordiality is blinding you to the failures of this government, especially its brazen attempts to suppress legitimate protest. Details

 

Demystification of the American Democratic Process. By Anthony Akinola

The world will not forget the presidency of Donald Trump in a hurry. He has run a show, negative in many respects, which many American presidents were not able to do in  two terms of office. His presumptive successor, President-elect Joe Biden, has a lot of mending to do. His first task would be to heal the divisions which Trump has stoked for political advantage. Details

 

When Votes, Persuasions, and Protests Fail, Violence Resorts. By Farouk Martins

The recent elections in Britain and the United States have exposed the frailty of humans no matter where we are. If we add the nefarious surveillance and subtle interference of Russia and China, not only in the developing countries but boldly in Britain's Brexit Referendum and United States Election in 2016, the pictures become clearer.  Details

 

 

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EDITORIALS

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Return of Fuel Shortages

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One year of COVID-19 pandemic

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The crashed NAF aircraft

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The return to the state of nature

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Still On The Call For State Of Emergency

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FG: COVID-19 Vaccination Optional for Nigerians

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FG Approves Establishment of SIM Swap Centres in 774 LGs

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Buhari Orders Security Agents to Shoot Illegal Weapons’ Bearers

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Cancer may become leading cause of death in Nigeria without early detection

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FG, commissioners meet over sharing of 3.9million vaccine doses today

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Zulum urges FG to hire mercenaries, collaborate with neighbours to end insurgency

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No-Fly Zone: ACF urges FG to ban flight over Benue, Taraba, Borno

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Nigeria records 464 new COVID-19 infections, total now 156,963

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One Feared Dead as Zamfara Schoolgirls Reunion Turns Bloody

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FG: We’ve Cleaned up 15 Sites in Ogoniland

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Nigerians’ll be shocked by those behind schoolgirls’ abduction, says Matawalle

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Just in: Pastor abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok village released — Sources

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Controversy over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: We’ve received doses, says Edo SSG; we haven’t given out any— NPHCDA

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Kaduna announces mandatory use of Residents Card, NIN

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Emefiele Rules Out Foreign Investors’ Exclusion from OMO

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Dangote’s blood money

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FINANCE ACT 2020: An x-ray of major innovations in Nigeria tax system

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Ogun residents in Benin Republic, says Red Cross

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Food embargo: Bello, Fani-Kayode lead Northern traders to Buhari

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Where is Murtala Nyako?

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Re-imagining Nature-based Solutions in Nigeria

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It’s Terrorism, Stupid!

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For a Broader Strategy

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Recovery from Recession: Too Early to Rejoice?

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A Federal State In A Troubled Nation (1)

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Has Mr. Buhari failed...?

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Sadly this is Nigeria where nothing works and no one cares, when it works, it is because someone’s interest is about to be served or being served not the people’s interest. We talk about our institutions despairingly. Our leaders do not watch network news any longer except when their faces would be there on occasion of their sons/daughters’ wedding or such. They do not need the newspapers anymore because it is full of their lies, or paid adverts  negotiating with bandits with full paparazzi accompanied while the military causes mayhem in another section of the country. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON This Fulani narrative and the apartheid of our times

 

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One tribe sells the drugs, another takes them, but we forget that another ethnic group heads agencies that are enabling the crimes, one brings crime, another tribe facilitates so which ethnic goons are responsible for the baby factories, I hear they even harvest breastmilk these days, and pay with bitcoin). Details

 

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria—there are Robin-hood stories everywhere

So, I dare ask, if El-Rufai, Tinubu, Amaechi, Godswill, Rochas, or Buhari's family were abducted would we still be dancing the naked Robin Hood music, would we be debating regarding how they were kidnap, or on whose land and farm they were picked from, countless narratives while citizens are killed. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria's dead primary health system, and other deaths

Matter of factly Nigeria has failed in the last 30 years in adding any value to the declaration above, it has equally made no effort at putting any of the above back on the agenda. Infact it would seem like with the death of Ramsome-Kuti there was a deliberate effort at killing our health systems, through poor and almost zero-funding to waging an all-out battle on the wellbeing of the Nigerian populace. Details

 

 

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