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Unskilled Youth, A Tickling Bomb

Unskilled Youth, a Ticking Bomb  Data from the Demographic Statistics Bulletin of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) show that in the Nigeria population pyramid, majority of the population lies between ages 0–14. Closely followed is youth aged 16-30. Estimates also indicate that youth form at least half of Nigeria’s projected …

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NASS Security Breach by Shiite Sect

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Protests by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shiites, demanding the enforcement of a court ruling that ordered the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, assumed a dangerous dimension last Tuesday, when a clash between the police and the protesters …

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Nigeria’s Growing Population

Every July 11, countries around the world observe the World Population Day, a day set aside to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The day is observed to create awareness about the need to find solutions to issues related to growing population. Inspiration for this day is drawn from the …

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Signing of the AfCFTA

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History was made on July 7, 2019, when President Muhammad Buhari finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement at the Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union and 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union, holding in Niamey, Niger Republic. Nigeria has thus become the 53rd African …

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Buratai’s Criticism of Soldiers’ War Efforts

Buratai's Criticism of Soldiers' War Efforts

The Boko Haram – fuelled insurgency in Nigeria, particularly in the North -Eastern part of the country has led to regrettable loss of lives, including those of troops fighting in the frontlines. Only recently, two lieutenant colonels reportedly lost their lives in a Boko Haram ambush just as no fewer …

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The Plight of Refugees

The Plight of Refugees

Recent statistics by the United Nations Refugee Agency, (UNHCR) show that following extreme violent attacks of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, which spilled over the borders of north-eastern Nigeria into neighbouring countries like Cameroon, Niger and Chad in 2014, no fewer than 2.4 million people have been uprooted, including over …

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Executive-Legislature Relations

the 9th National Assembly

On Tuesday June 11, 2019, the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated and principal officers for the two chambers were elected. While Ahmed Lawan emerged Senate President, Femi Gbajabiamila was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives at the end of a tension-soaked process. The emergence of the duo, who were …

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Agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

History will be made in Africa’s most populous nation, and the country with the continent’s largest economy today when President Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Buhari is on course to equaling the record of former Nigerian leader, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, …

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Infrastructure Development in Abuja

When Abuja was created, it was envisaged by those who drew up the development master plan that the city would be built in 25 years with 79 districts, nine sector centres and 11 satellite towns with the planned maximum population of 3.2 million people.

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The Drowning of Emmanuel Balogun

The Drowning of Emmanuel Balogun

The news last week of the drowning of a 17-year-old undergraduate of the University of Abuja, Emmanuel Balogun, in a swimming pool in a hotel in Abuja was not only scary but disturbing. According to reports, the deceased, had attended a party organised for freshers in the university in company …

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