Category: Opinion

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To Nigerians After The Election Charade In Ekiti

By Nneka Aroh If you are an adult Nigerian and you still can’t see how Ekiti State election is a testament to the rot in this country, then I shouldn’t really be having a conversation with you. And it shouldn’t even matter where your allegiance lies. The mere fact that your country men and women […]

Felix Houphouet-Boigny And The Nigerian Civil War: Between Foresight And Contemporary Realism
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Felix Houphouet-Boigny And The Nigerian Civil War: Between Foresight And Contemporary Realism

By Akin A. Ajose-Adeogun President Houphouet-Boigny of the Ivory Coast was more astute than the leaders of the non-Igbo South and Central Nigeria in 1967, the critical juncture in post-colonial Nigerian history when the power of the Fulani ethnic nationality over the Nigerian state was entrenched. We have suffered for fifty-one years now, the consequences […]

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$322m Abacha’s Loot Sharing: A Case Of Esau’s Hands, Jacob’s Voice

By O’Seun John On June 20th, 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria represented by the Special Assistant to the President on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, disclosed the intention of the Federal Government of Nigeria to disburse the repatriated $322,000,000 Abacha loot from Switzerland to poor and vulnerable Nigerians in 19 States. The Advocacy for Integrity […]

The Chess Play With Human Lives In The Face Of Natural Disaster
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The Chess Play With Human Lives In The Face Of Natural Disaster

By Ekene Odigwe The disaster started in the early seventies and has defied all manners of communal effort made in the past to combat it, the erosion threats takes its roots from Catherine rest house road (near beach junction) Nsukka that serves as confluence center for all flood collection in Nsukka main town. From there, […]

The Multi-Billion Naira Ilorin Water Reticulation Project: A Scam?
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The Multi-Billion Naira Ilorin Water Reticulation Project: A Scam?

By Dr. Abdullateef I. ALAGBONSI Water is a necessity for life and it is the responsibility of every responsible government to give priority to provision of good water. The unmatchable importance of hygienic water to human survival has triggered the consciousness of some international organisations to flag off different water provision programs for developing countries […]

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Busted N30 Billion Budget Scandal: The Real Reason Behind Senator Abaribe’s Arrest

By: Chidiebere Nwobodo Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a known critic of President Buhari’s maladministration was hounded and arrested last Friday, not because of his link with Nnamdi Kanu’s ongoing court case, but as a result of his testicular fortitude, displayed in busting one of the biggest scandal of President Buhari’s government. He alerted Nigerians on the […]

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Nigeria, Codeine ban and the Table-shaking aftermath

It was a bright morning during my university post graduate days. A morning in 2013 when a classmate returned after recess with a plastic bottle of a popular soft drink, and the bottle was being passed round the class while lecture was ongoing. In my usual curiosity I asked why they were sharing a bottle […]

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Benue State’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill: Where are the Priorities?

Benue, a North-Central Nigerian State becomes more prominent in recent times for so many wrong reasons. It is a state with a population of 4,253,641 as of 2006 census. With farming as the main occupation, the state can be credited for cash crops such as potatoes, cassava, soya bean, guinea corn, flax, yams, sesame, rice, […]

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Child Bride: Issue facing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) attainment in Africa

By Ekene Odigwe Noura Hussein Hammad was forced to experience the misery of child marriage at the age of fifteen. Despite her refusal, she got married on paper to one of her relatives at 15 years old, and three years later the husband – along with her family insisted to complete the official wedding ceremony. […]

Nigeria: A Nation That Lies To Itself
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Nigeria: A Nation That Lies To Itself

By Ebirim Anozie There is something inherently absurd about a nation like Nigeria. A nation that lies to itself. Is it not wonderful that 1200 candidates passed the police recruitment exam from the north west and only 600 from the south east. That’s double. The south east and the South south had the least number of […]