EHICHIOYA EZOMON
Opinion

#EndSARS protesters reject SWAT as Janus-faced

Like a magician, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, literally “conjured” a Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) to replace disbanded Federal Special Anti- Robbery Squad (FSARS).   But the complexity of FSARS is such that you can’t “wish into existence” a replacement in a manner suggestive of a fire-brigade approach primed to get the #EndSARS […]

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#EndSARS protests: A clarion call to reform and overhaul NPF

The spate of violent and unlawful killings by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Unit of Nigeria Police, especially in the South West region of the country has not only queried the efficiency required by the police in discharging their responsibilities but has also greatly undermined human security.   Consequently, the lawless situation in […]

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#EndSARS#: What’s the army got to do with this!

Media reports suggest that the Army has thrown its guns into the ring of the #EndSARS fray. Their men, according to the reports, have bloodied and wasted some “Bloody civilians!” (#EndSARS# protesters).   The online video clips say it all, and put the lie on the Army’s claim that they would not lift their guns […]

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Patriotic show of anger

The agitation for the scrapping of the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) continues to gain momentum, not only within the country but beyond the shores of Nigeria by youths and young men and women across the board.   The police are notorious for brutalising, assaulting, maiming, and killing the people indiscriminately in the course of […]

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Finally, Nigerian youths have woken up (I)

And finally, the Nigerian youths, whom President Buhari sometime ago described as lazy and therefore unproductive and clueless, have woken up from their deep slumber. ‘Taa bu gboo’, says an Igbo proverb that goes further to explain that when one wakes up remains one’s dawn or morning.   So, good morning, Nigeria and Nigerian youths! […]

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Breaking the impasse

Something significant happened to the raw, coarse and illiterate disciples of Jesus Christ as they followed him daily. Their minds began to acquire discipline of thought, clarity of expressions, expansion of ideas and an increase of processing speed.   The upgrade in their architecture of thought was so profound that the elite of the society […]

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Intensifying food production via technology

Penultimate week, the global community commemorated World Food Day. It’s invariably celebrated by all the United Nations (UN) Member States. It is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. The focus of the day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right.     Yet, in a world of billions, 805 […]

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Dickson steps up for Bayelsa West

The forthcoming election for who represents the West Senatorial District of Bayelsa State brings back the tried and tested Henry Seriake Dickson to the prospect of the old and familiar: offering quality service to his people.   This opportunity arose sequel to the election of Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as Deputy Governor and the Independent National […]

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2023: Why Jonathan will not come back

What happens to Section 137(3) of the 1999 Constitution as amended with the 4th alteration if former President Goodluck Jonathan runs for president in 2023? Ordinarily, such a bonehead idea and terrible mischief to contemplate doesn’t deserve a waste of time and energy, but this is 2020 Nigeria, where anything goes. That Jonathan is being […]

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Borno: What options do we take?

will like to start by, once again, registering our depth of eternal gratitude to the good people of Borno State for the overwhelming support and sincere goodwill our administration has been accorded in the last 17 months. Nothing I say here or anywhere else can best describe the extent of my gratitude to the people […]