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#ENDSARS: The Next Step. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

First, let me advise the Buhari government that the  #ENDSARS matter is not about President Buhari. Buhari's managers shall be making an irredeemable mistake to assume that this movement is about Buhari. It is belittling to reduce the #ENDSARS call to an Anti-Buhari Agenda.  #ENDSARS is a metaphor for building a more perfect union. The clarity of vision, articulation of intent, and aggregation of like minds shall grow brighter and brighter each passing moment until the haziness associated with its inchoate shape is lifted. Details

 

EndSARS: Aluta continua. By Tochukwu Ezukanma

In sane climes, every element of power comes with a corresponding responsibility. But in the upside-down world of our beloved country, Nigeria, every element of power comes with a corresponding irresponsibility. The Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) was specially empowered to enable its operatives to effectively combat violent crimes. But in our characteristic abuse of power, they convolved their powers into a license for impunity, brutality and murderous binge. They took illegal arrests, extortion, torture and extra-judicial killings to extents, hitherto unknown in Nigeria. Details

 

Matters Arising:  GMO Seeds in Northern Nigeria. By Abubakar Bala Garba Muri

The destructions of Northeast farmlands and driving farmers away to become international displaced persons (IDPs) was the first stage to make them lose all their natural seeds and crops, and now the second stage to replace their crops with the so-called ‘improved seeds’ used as the code name for GMOs and Hybrid seeds. Details

 

Study Notes on “Revolution” and “National Unity”. By Edwin Madunagu

This piece, or rather, the set of propositions in it, should be seen as a memorandum to a future committee or commission of the Nigerian Left on People’s Manifesto. It is not an infallible diktat. With this understanding, we may proceed to the question of national unity. If Nigeria’s ideological spectrum is broadly divided into the Left and the non-Left, I propose that only the Nigerian Left has been consistently committed, in principle, to the just resolution of the national question which I broadly define here as the complex of problems of “national unity” that arise when two or more ethnic groups or ethnic nationalities—each of them class-divided—are brought together under one sovereign state. Details

 

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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Dealing with tales of corruption

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Justice for victims of Lekki Tollgate butchery

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#EndSARS: Let’s de-escalate now

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The assault on Bukola Bello

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Nation Newspaper office on fire

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Army denies deploying soldiers to Lekki tollgate, but videos show soldiers on the scene

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Emerging videos on social media show soldiers shooting at the site
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Using poor pay to justify corruption is as dangerous as it’s disingenuous

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#EndSARS: Obasanjo blames Buhari, says President didn’t explore dialogue

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#EndSARS killings: Buhari under fire, hoodlums on the rampage, burn buildings, vehicles

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Nigeria records 37 new COVID-19 cases, total now 61,667

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BREAKING: FRSC Office Set Ablaze In Delta Over #ENDSARS Protest

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Return Friday or face music, Obaseki tells escapee inmates

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BREAKING: Massive looting at Shoprite, Surulere

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Five killed, seven vehicles burnt in Niger tanker explosion

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Ogun police arrest wanted killer of mechanic

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EFCC arrests two ladies for attempting to smuggle hard drugs to detainees

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Jailbreak: Correctional Service Declare 1,993 Inmates…

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United Capital Grows Nine-month Profit by 26% to N4.1bn

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NIDCON, Ecobank Seek Reduction in Remittance Cost

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CBN Raises Red Flag over COVID-19 Financing

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Reps summon CBN over alleged clampdown on 5,000 accounts

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FG excludes foreign firms from contracts below N5bn

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Breaking: Nigeria loses N700bn in 12 days to #EndSARS protests – LCCI

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Local equities market opens week flat

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#EndSARS protest: INEC mulls postponement of 15 by-elections

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Buhari and EndSARS protests

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#EndSARS Protest: Take responsibility and step down, Fani-Kayode hits Buhari

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2023: Zone presidential ticket to South-East or we won’t accept any other arrangement — Ebonyi PDP

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From #EndSARS to Bloodbath

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BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

#ENDSARS; Nigeria again at 11:59...

[GAMJI WRITER]

 

We need not renegotiate our unity but to understand it as a bond of cohesion, one of humanity with shared commonality and interdependency not some state policy. The gods are angry, the land is soiled, leadership has failed, again the nation is at 11:59 and our 12:00 is what we make of it. Details

 

 

POLICY INTERROGATION, DISCOURSE AND DEBATE BY  OSELOKA H. OBAZE

 

INDIGENE, WIFE AND/OR DAUGHTER: SCARS OF WOMEN’S POLITICAL EXCLUSION IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA.

Remarks by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, MD/CEO Selonnes Consult, During the Women for Women Community Zoom Webinar Session, Thursday 15 October 2020

[GAMJI WRITER]

It’s most ironical that women make up 52% of the voting population in Nigeria, yet cannot rally to elect their fellow women into public offices. Part of the challenge is anecdotal. The nature of politics played in Nigeria discourages women from participating actively. Power connections, political manipulations, financial patronage are preferred over merit. But then again, most women in politics often forget they are women and start acting and behaving like men. This can put off followers, supporters and aspirants. 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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