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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

 

A New Year, New Mind? By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

How can an enlightened mind justify the shutting down of public universities in Nigeria for more than eight (8) months? How does this benefit the students or the university system? I think the National Universities Commission (NUC), which has the overwhelming statutory responsibility to manage and oversee federal universities, must sit up to stop such and similar academic compromises henceforth: Details

 

Central Bank Of Nigeria, CBN, Is Stifling The Economy And Pushing Millions Of People Into Further Hardship And Poverty. By Shehu Yusuf Kura

Another danger associated with this policy is the flow of fake dollar bills. Since its inception, there are reports by unsuspecting recipients of getting fake dollar bills from the banks. They did not know or notice it until after they left the banks. Details

 

Northern Nigeria and the Inevitable Transition. By Adamu Tilde

The truth of the matter is that Nigeria's Muslim North must arrest its unbridled race of producing 'needless' number of children; this in addition to stepping up to the challenge of being responsible to the ones already around. Traditional, religious, and political stakeholders must brace up for the challenge of forcing the bitter pill of birth control down the throats of the population. No economic growth can be achieved with an uneducated, unskilled, and idle population. Details

 

Is the North ready to end banditry and kidnapping? By Prof Abdussamad Umar Jibia

But grey-hair or not, when shall these things come to an end? And who are these bandits? Are they Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani or CAN? The problem of banditry in Northern Nigeria has defied solution because of the high level of hypocrisy involved in the discussions about the identity of this criminal type. Details

 

Why are the Igbo Paranoid? By Tochukwu Ezukanma

It is also the same inherent limitations of the people that make it impossible for many Igbo to see Nnamdi Kanu for what he really is and the danger his neo-Biafranism portends for Ndigbo. Nnamdi Kanu is a con-artist building his financial empire at the detriment of the Igbo, and his Biafran lunacy may spell the doom of the Igbo in Nigeria.Details

 

ASUU STRIKE: Where is Mallam Adamu Adamu? By Dr. Olawale Surajudeen Adebayo

In a characteristic manner of this government, the day has passed and no implementation of just one of its promises. They however want ASUU to suspend the strike based on their usual and fathom promises. They have forgotten they are products of these intellectuals from the ivory towers. Details

 

Improving The Prospects For Free, Fair And Credible Elections In Nigeria Through Constitutional Alteration. By Otive Igbuzor, PhD

It is through the exercise of franchise or the right to vote that citizens can perform this role. Unfortunately, from the history of elections in Nigeria from the colonial era till date, there are challenges for free, fair and credible elections and citizens are losing the right to vote or the vote counting towards the final electoral outcome Details

 

Study Notes on Nigeria’s Youth Revolt. By Edwin Madunagu

Suppose these minimum objectives have not been met, would the EndSARS protest be in vain? I asked my female compatriot. She responded: “Those objectives failing, then let it at least be that notice has been served regarding the masses’ capabilities and readiness to ensure that going forward cannot be business as usual.” Details

 

Nigeria: Situational Tribalists And A Naïve Populace. By Ugochukwu Ejinkeonye

The most painful thing is that while the hungry and haggard masses are out there fighting each other, the politicians whom they wrongly assume is their champion is behind closed doors negotiating a better deal for himself. Once he has been settled satisfactorily, he would come out and tell his people to halt the hostilities. He may let a few crumbs fall to them, that is, those who did not die during the conflicts. Details

 

 

Nigeria’s Struggle to a New Nation in the Age of Digitization: A Perspective on the #ENDSARS Protest. By Marwan Haruna, Ph.D.

Obviously since the return of democracy in 1999 to date, the self-evident truth that the security and welfare of Nigeria’s citizens is far from settled. Recent happenings across the country, are a manifestation of that and a consequence to the new world order; DIGTIZATION. The imperative then, for a change in governance that must conform to the current realities. Details

 

Hungry and Angry: Youth Can Only Be Temporarily Subdued or Suppressed. By Farouk Martins Aresa

When masses are fed up, it only takes the last straw to break the camel's back as we saw in Morocco where one unemployed graduate sparked revolt. Recovery becomes hard and long resulting in the rich eating one another as the poverty stricken cold hands reach into privileged class and grip those that refuse to listen to the voices of reasonable masses. It happened in Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan before it got to Libya (made worse by imperialist opportunists). Yet, greed for loot and power, blind Nigeria’s stubborn Vagabonds in Power. Details

 

Tribute to late Hassan Wayam (1945-2020). By Nura Jibo MRICS

One unfortunate incident that happened in Nigeria in the year 2015 was the election violence that made Hassan Wayam lost one of his heirs, Aliyu (Danladi) Hassan Wayam. Amidst military curfew and lockdown in Zaria, Hassan out of concern sent Danladi to see if the curfew was loosened so that he could buy them foodstuff and restock. The soldiers spotted Danladi out and shot him in the head. It was this pathetic scenario that made Hassan Wayam highly depressed and unforgiving to Nigeria’s Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Government. The rest is history! Details

 

President Comes, Presidents Goes, Nation Remains. By Anthony Akinola

However, patriotic Nigerians must always seek to protect the sovereignty of their nation at all times. There would be those who would want to exploit a crisis situation to achieve unconnected objectives. The call for Buhari to resign may be unnecessary. The agitation for the breakup of Nigeria cannot be sustained on the platform of the current crisis, not least because police corruption, extortion and brutality, have been a national malaise. Of course, all religions have failed our nation in this. Details

 

#EndSARS: How We Came to the Sorry State. By Abachi Ungbo

Our leaders simply buried their heads in the sand. They turned deaf ears and cast blind eyes. They  carried on with blissful indifference as the dam was recording incremental rise. The alarm rang out stridently yet couldn’t awaken them to the disaster that was shaping up. The breaches were in plain sight. Finally, the dam gave way, releasing its content with fury and carrying everything along its path. Today, the land is pervaded with tears, sorrow and regret! Details

 

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Kaduna prison unaware Zeenat El-Zakzaky positive for COVID-19

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CBN to phase out old cheques March 31

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Jega, Nwodo, Adebanjo: Restructure Nigeria now

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Who Shall Tell the President Nigeria is Dying?

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Nomadic Cattle Rearing Must End

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Covid-19 ‘Cut and Paste’ Response

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Buhari, Air Force and Navy chiefs

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3 fallacies in Falola’s ‘diss’ of diasporan academics over ASUU

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Vaccine Controversy

BURNING POT BY DR. PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

Nigeria’s one bo...and a plate of peppersoup

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It is sad that Nigeria is not in any serious conversation moving forward, it is 2021 and we still remain a dumping ground for anything and everything, rather than tackle the great social and economic challenges within the 'not exactly' federal republic of Nigeria, our ruling class has taken refuge in anti-religious, pro-ethnic rhetoric. Details

 

 

 

POLICY INTERROGATION, DISCOURSE AND DEBATE BY  OSELOKA H. OBAZE

 

Covid-19 R-Factor and Weak Links in Nigeria

 

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Because Nigerians are not being broadly tested, it is assumed that the national rate of infection is low - a faux premise and narrative. Of those tested, contract tracing is at best abysmal. Meanwhile, Nigerians are being infected daily in hundreds of thousands, if not millions. Many continue to die, most deaths hardly ever documented. Details

 

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Who is Nigeria's Father?

 

In a country where good news is scarce and bad news is commonplace, a nation where the political class and elite are the harbinger of all sorts of rascality, epitome of crass misgovernance. We were anxiously waiting for the next drama to occupy public space. Happily yet unfortunately the Paternity scandal, and it’s ante-dent DNA drama sprung up. And the bastion of democracy USA also brought along with Trumpism, a once in a lifetime epic. Details

 

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Minority Report; The Nigerian Experiment

Truth is that the little talked about New Year speech by the Nigerian President has come and gone, at the heart of it was sour hope, no charter, the treaty that binds the collection of her people, as a Nigerian project was not there. It is well worth reiterating that at the heart of pressing matters of governance, each passing hour in a year that is barely a week old, a lot is slipping from public consciousness. Details

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