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The Boko Haram Insurgency; A Violent Conflict Between Faith And Citizenship, By Majeed Dahiru

In the beginning The Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed the lives of over twenty thousand people with a further displacement of another two million, is the most challenging armed conflict directly involving the Nigerian state since the civil war. The escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency into a full blown war beginning from the year 2010 has exerted enormous pressure on the Nigerian state and her na ...

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Nigeria’s National Assembly As Democracy’s Poisoned Chalice, By Godwin Onyeacholem

To say that Nigeria’s National Assembly has been living in infamy since the beginning of the Fourth Republic in 1999 is to understate the severity of the country’s democratic woes. While less endowed but well-meaning and development-conscious counterparts on the continent are devising means of advancing the culture of popular representation through openness and improvement of the lives of their people, Nige ...

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Before It Is Too Late: My Second Epistle To Bitter Wendell Smilin aka Reno Omokri

By David Iyofor My Dear Wendell Smilin aka Reno Omokri, If you are astonished that I am writing you a second letter so soon, barely 24 hours after I lovingly admonished you in my first epistle to you, kindly pardon me. I do not mean to belabour you with this letter (its not like you have anything else to do with your life, anyway). Your response early Tuesday morning to my first letter was so mortifying. It ...

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Before Nigerian Governors Wreck The Country, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com  Those who are familiar with the antics of our governors will not be surprised at the latest findings allegedly linked to ex-governor Gabriel Suswam, if allegations of complicity are eventually proven. Having been confronted with a Suswam perspective at the weekend when I travelled with some colleagues to Benue state and came face to face with the deplorab ...

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Is Amnesty International Truly anti-Nigeria? By Olawale Rasheed

Across the world,Amnesty International releases several reports on various  conflict situations that many considered subversive and squared to de-legitimise state authorities. From Middle East to several troubled spots,the body acts mostly as agents of anti-state platforms . That judgement may be harsh. In reality, the experience of Nigeria in the hands of the organisation portrays a deliberate attempt at u ...

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Osinbajo’s Homily, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a born-again Christian of the Pentecostal hue.  He is a committed member of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (TRCCG) where he is an ordained pastor.  His pastoral duties have not been undermined by his political engagements and official duties.  He is, no doubt, a God lover who dedicates quality time to serving Him. Since re ...

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Responsibilities Of Radio Journalists, By Gbemiga Bamidele

RESPONSIBILITIES OF RADIO JOURNALISTS, BEING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY GBEMIGA BAMIDELE SENIOR ASSISTANT NATIONAL SECRETARY, NUJ NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DURING THE COMMEMORATION OF WORLD RADIO DAY BY NUJ, ‘B’ ZONE ON FEBRUARY 25, 2017 AT NUJ PRESS CENTER, IYAGANKU, IBADAN. Introduction World Radio Day is a day to celebrate radio as a medium, to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourag ...

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President Buhari’s Extended Vacation and Matters Arising, By Akowe John-Duke ‘Selime

On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, wrote to the National Assembly notifying the governing body of his intent to make longer his leave in order to finish with his treatments and to also obtain the results of a run of medical assessments proposed by his health consultants. The president who had earlier designed to return to office February 6, 2017, ...

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The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari Competition, By Reuben Abati

After the publication of my column last week, titled “I want to go to London… to see Buhari”, I received a lot of feedback from persons who were either amused or dead serious that they had been overlooked in my compilation of the list of persons who should go to London. One fellow asked: “Abati, you left out the Miyetti Allah and the cattle herders of Nigeria.” “Excuse me?” “Yes, they too will like to go to ...

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A Letter To Wendell Simlin aka Reno Omokri On Your Petty Vituperations Against Rotimi Amaechi

By David Iyofor My dear Wendell aka Reno, I am not sure how to address you, whether to call you Reno Omokri or Wendell Smilin. This in itself is a fundamental problem. Your multiple identities send a profound message about your character and duplicitous personality. For the benefit of those who may not remember, I crave your indulgence to remind them that Wendell Smilin is one of your multiple names, the fa ...

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Aliyu Magatakarda Wamako The Ultimate Leader, By Emmanuel Ado

By 2006, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko,was politically dead, or so his political enemies thought.He was Kaput - German word for utterly finished,defeated or destroyed.The governor Attahiru Bafarawa wanted him impeached at all cost,in what many say was to stop him from succeeding Bafarawa.Wamakko eventually resigned putting his faith in God.But Wamakko not only survived the machinations of Attahiru Bafawara,his ...

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Xenophobia and the Nigeria in South Africa, By Isah Ismail

Chima Unigwe (not real name) runs a small business in a Johannesburg suburb. He often serve his customers through locked gates for fear of being attacked by mobs in the neighbourhood. Chima left Nigeria about 5 years ago to join a friend who was doing well as a spare parts dealer in Jo'burg. In April 2015, Chima and his friend, another Nigerian, lost everything they had as violent erupted across South Afric ...

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