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Buhari and Southern leaders’ N50bn suit

  L ast week, 16 leaders of socio-cultural groups in the Southern part of Nigeria sued President Muhammadu Buhari and his government over the lopsidedness in his appointments and allocation of federal favours against the South.     The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/595/2020 was filed for the plaintiff by a group of lawyers led by 10 […]

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Nigeria’s economy post-COVID-19

    T he outbreak of the dreaded Coronavirus (COVID-19) has redefined and altered a lot of socio-political and economic calculations globally.     Largely described as a leveller with no regard for race, age, class or might, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world, including world powers, into a single cage.     Amid […]

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Terror, torture, child abuse and North-East crisis

Last week, the global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, released a report on the plight of children trapped in the war ravaged North-East region of the country. The 91-page report captioned: “We Dried Our Tears: Addressing the Toll on Children of North-East Nigeria’s Conflict,” examines how the widespread unlawful detention and torture by the Nigeria […]

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A vote for electronic voting

Most Nigerians had over time craved for an amendment to the Constitution as well as the Electoral Act 2010 to allow for electronic voting system, which many believe will boost the confidence of voters in the electoral process if properly implemented. Section 52 (1) (b) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), outlaws electronic voting […]

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Before Nigeria joins the football restart craze…

It is no news that the effect of coronavirus outbreak across the world denied lovers of football the opportunity of watching actions in the round leather game for about three months. It was a tough period for all stakeholders of the game, especially the fans. We are aware of the lockdown situation all over the […]

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Buhari’s battle cry to Service Chiefs

    L ast week, it was made known that President Muhammadu Buhari was no longer satisfied with the performance of his Service Chiefs, whom he appointed in 2015. The source of anger of the president is the persistent security challenges that have taken over the whole of the North-West, where banditry, mass murder, cattle […]

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NASS, NDDC and audit conundrum

    W hen President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a forensic audit on the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), he was responding to the persistent criticisms that the organisation had been a cesspool of corruption.     There has been a general perception that the corruption in the system has been largely responsible […]

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Indigenous coaches should emulate Keshi, Amodu

Modern football is very dynamic. Coaches, players and all stakeholders follow the trend by updating their knowledge in the round leather game. We are aware that over the years, the interesting game, which is number one sport in Nigeria, has witnessed many rules and regulation on and off the pitch. Today, there is need to […]

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Embarrassing banditry amid national security malaise

If there was any disclosure that rattled Nigerians and indeed mortified the nation recently, it was the expose by Senator Ibrahim Gobir, representing Sokoto East in the National Assembly, that over 5,000 Nigerians in troubled parts of Sokoto State have relocated to Niger Republic following increased attacks by bandits. Besides being an unpleasant development, it […]

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Violation of interstate lockdown by govs, citizens

In April, governors of the 36 states of the federation agreed to ban interstate travels to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The move, which came at a time the Federal Government had locked down Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states, was to help limit the spread of the virus across the states’ borders since […]