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Time to End Bandits’ Siege to Katsina

The Katsina State government recently expressed fears that the 2019 general elections scheduled to begin in February may not hold in parts of the state due to the activities of armed bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and other criminals in those areas. This followed an earlier alarm by Governor Aminu Bello Masari on the …

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Who is After Chief Justice Onnoghen?

Shock and disbelief reigned supreme across the land over the weekend when news filtered out to the effect that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, would be dragged to court early this week over issues pertaining to his asset declaration. Coming barely a few weeks to the start …

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No to All Forms of Thuggery

As campaigns intensify ahead of the general elections this year, one issue that may security agencies may have to contend with is the issue of thuggery. Political thuggery is one of the social malaise that has characterised Nigeria’s brand of democracy over the years.

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Sign Diability Bill Into Law

On January 4, 2019, the United Nations marked the first official World Braille Day. The World Braille Day is an event observed in order to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realisation of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.

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Amina Zakari’s Appointment, Moral Burden on President Buhari

The recent appointment of Amina Zakari as the head of the election collation centre for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections is one that has continued to dominate discussions and generate reactions across the political strata, ever since the announcement was made by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood …

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Probe NAF Helicopter Crashes

Last week, five crew members, made up of two pilots and three personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, were confirmed dead in the military helicopter crash which occurred in Damasak, Borno State. The victims were identified as Flight Lieutenant Perowei Jacob, the pilot in command; Flight Lieutenant Kaltho Kilyofas, the …

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Nigeria’s Rising Debt Profile

Economists and finance experts have for some time been expressing concern over Nigeria’s continual rising debt profile, which is reaching an embarrassing , and almost intolerable level. Their concerns are not only genuine but equally understandable. According to  statistics  from the Debt Management Office, DMO, the country’s external debt alone …

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Migration as Issue of National Concern

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), recently disclosed that a total of 4,123 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya between January 6 and December 18, 2018, following the combined efforts of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU), who facilitated the return of Nigerians stranded in the …

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Happy New Year

New Years mean different things to different people. For some, it is a time of reflecting on the past, while others see it as a time to look forward to what the New Year holds for them. It is a time when many make resolutions and plans for the year, …

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Happy New Year

   New Years mean different things to different people. For some, it is a time of reflecting on the past, while others see it as a time to look forward to what the New Year holds for them. It is a time when many make resolutions and plans for the …

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