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NLC, TUC and a dying legacy of protests,By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com There was a time in this country when Organized Labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would sneeze and the country would shiver. I don’t know whether anybody noticed the NLC protest to the Villa last week. It was meant to draw the attention of the federal government to the hardship largely occasioned by rising cost of living in the co ...

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The making of a democratic dictatorship, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com Though rarely applied awkwardly, there is a form of dictatorship embedded in the American brand of democracy. In one fell swoop, with a stroke of signature, America’s less than two week old President Donald Trump has put the whole world on high alert, pitting civilizations against one another; a throwback to the world’s ugly past—the Crusades, the Renaissa ...

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Much Ado about #BBOG’s invitation to Sambisa, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, last week sent a formal invitation to the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) to join in the search mission, to the former supposed enclave of Sambisa and a part of Adamawa state, for the rescue of the remaining Chibok girls. The minister said the invitation was in recognition of the ‘unwavering commitment’ of the civ ...

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SIP-CCT: Resource Sharing And Not Wealth Creation, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com After much dithering by the government of the day, and battering from critics, the former has finally begun its own form of social security programme, the Social Investment Programmes Conditional Cash Transfer, SIP-CCT. By the programme’s procedures, government will disburse N5,000 each to the poorest and most vulnerable members of the society. In some of ...

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Ajibola’s odyssey: Reflections Of An Economist’s Sojourn In The Newsroom, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The number of media personalities that gathered at Isiaq Ajibola’s book presentation last week was a reminiscence of the good times for the pioneer members of the Trust newspaper family. The nostalgia was intense but temporary. The convergence of representatives of leading media establishments and people, from all over the country, in honor of Ajibola is a testimony to the author’s huge influence and impact ...

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From US to Morocco: Buhari’s fortunes dwindling? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com, www.zainabokino.blogspot.com In the first year of President Muhammadu’s  presidency, he travelled to about 30 foreign countries, some of them world powers and the most developed, among which are US, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Asian giant, China. Although the trips attracted criticisms from Nigerians, the presidency justified same and said the shuttle diplomacy was part of ...

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Succession By Imposition: An Unprofitable Venture And Electorate’s Loss, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com Desperation is a fundamental issue in succession crisis in our political development. Nowhere has this manifested than in the race for who becomes governor when the position becomes vacant in some of the states of the federation. The out-going worries about who his successor is because in most cases, he wants someone he can manipulate, and who will as well ...

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Timi Frank, Erisco Foods And Other Unsettling Stories, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dropped all pretences and is now true to itself—a typical Nigerian political party that makes campaign promises without the slightest intention to fulfill them; a party that brooks no criticisms and without internal crisis management mechanism; a party that uses and dumps and a party that dispenses with ‘errin ...

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Clinton And The Conspiracy Against Women, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com, www.zainabokino.blogspot.com There is a new wave of resurgence of anti-women leadership in the world, so it appears. From Brazil to the US and now South Korea, there is a subtle conspiracy to truncate the steady progress women have been making, to break the glass ceiling especially since the Beijing declaration. The unfortunate decline in ‘women power’ culminated in the shocked defeat ...

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CCB/CCT: The Senate On A Slippery Slope, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com, www.zainabokino.blogspot.com The National Assembly is not done yet in their revenge mission to perhaps ‘deal’ with the CCB chairman, Justice Danladi Umar and clip the wings of the president, with its renewed vigour and passage of the CCT Act. The implication of the Senate’s insensitivity to the sentiment of Nigerians can only lead them to a cul-de-sac. Were the lawmakers to conduct a s ...

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The Criminal Neglect Of Abuja Indigenes, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com, www.zainabokino.blogspot.com It is almost becoming a deliberate policy of successive governments to pass over Abuja indigenous people in political appointments. Last week, the senator representing the FCT, Senator Phillip Aduda raised an alarm about this development after President Muhammadu Buhari failed to include a ‘native’ in his list of ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for scr ...

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Of Health And Wealth Of A Nation, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

zainabsule@yahoo.com,  www.zainabokino.blogspot.com Important issues are the least celebrated in Nigeria. The media constantly splash political scoops and stories on their front pages. They call some newsmakers. And newsmakers in our clime are mainly the big politicians who talk more, make bogus claims, accusations, and criticisms of policies, people and governments. To some extent, economic and negative st ...

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