Ki’lonse Bukola? By Abdulrazaq Magaji

What do honest, decent and innocent people do when they are tossed before a judge for an offence they never committed? Do they run from pillar to post, accuse witches, waste millions in legal fees or waste millions in seeking

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In event that Donald Trump wins

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun   Political theorists have sometimes been seen as a group of people who predict (the result of an election) wrongly and later explain why they predicted wrongly. This perfectly describes those who initially predicted the 2016

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Nigeria venturing into nuclear age: Precautionary measures are necessary

By Emeka Chiakwelu   Nuclear energy and nuclear technology can be of great aid to Nigeria in her endeavor to supply steady, reliable and clean energy for her domestic electric consumption. Without doubt Nigeria at this stage of her industrial

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Kaduna State Religious Preaching Bill: Resolving The Constitutional Controversy, By Inibehe Effiong

Permit me to begin this legal discourse by expressing unreserved gratitude to the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Mr Samuel Aruwan, for furnishing me with the electronic copy of the Kaduna State

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Imo North Senatorial Rerun: Uwajumogu Will Unseat Ekweremadu As Deputy Senate President If …

By Innocent Ebirim Okadigbo (Mkpisi Edemede)   Opinion – There is a very deceptive, destructive and dangerous propaganda going on in the forthcoming Imo North Senatorial re-run election. The propaganda is that if the APC Senatorial candidate, Rt. Hon. Benjamin

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Video: Man turns into ‘dog’ in TB Joshua’s church

Wonders, they say, shall never end. A weird clip has been uploaded to YouTube purportedly showing a young man transforming into a ‘dog’ during a deliverance session at the popular church of Lagos-based preacher T.B. Joshua. The video, uploaded by

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Bandits in uniform, or a country of anything goes

By Chido Onumah   I had a few sleepless nights last week. It had nothing to do with the searing heat in the country or the epileptic power supply by Nigeria’s eternally dysfunctional electricity company. My discomfiture had to do

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Buhari’s apology over sacked VCs, governing councils: CSOs withdraw suit against President, Education Ministry

Less than five days after his public apology over the dissolution of the Governing Council of Universities, a human rights organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Groups, has withdrawn its case against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Education, Mallam

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Legislative Aides Forum: My removal doesn’t stand, says Melaye’s brother

The Chairman of National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum, Mr. Sam Melaye, on Sunday in Abuja, described as a joker, his purported removal by a faction of the organisation led by one Lawson Oviasogie, saying it does not stand. “The purported

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The Return Of Hausa Constabulary In The Nigeria Police Force & Intensification Of Structural Violence Against Senior Officers Of The Southeast Zone

It has come to the attention of the Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) through the latest seminal advocacy research of our coordinating group (International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law) that there is strong

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Nigeria today: NYSC, in whose interest? By Leke Ademo

In one of my ruminating escapades I stumbled upon this thought: ‘Is NYSC really in the interest if Youth Corp Members?’ Many people have put forth their voices regarding the National Youth Service Corp scheme that was put in place

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#iStandWithBuhari and the Limits of Political Opportunism

It has been almost a year now that some of us, swept by the euphoria of the “Change Mantra”, went all out to support perhaps the most persecuted presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. We were told severally how the General

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Anambra Central: Confessions, election and the law

By Okelo Madukaife Chief Joe-Martins Uzodike, lawyer, Politician and now a member of PDP was an adviser to Governor Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo in the Second Republic. In the first term of Governor Peter Obi in Anambra State as currently structured,

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Adams Oshiomhole is a man of double standard and a liar – Agbomhere, APC’s governorship aspirant

Visits Iyase of Benin Kingdom Threatens to probe Oshiomhole if he becomes governor   Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has been accused of having manipulated proceedings leading to the upcoming APC’s governorship primaries in the state in favour of his

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CBN Interest rate at 12%: Erratic monetary policy and illiquidity

By Emeka Chiakwelu   The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the country’s supremely reserve bank has made a decision of hiking the interest rate from 11% to 12%. It was puzzling to many financial and monetary observers because it was

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Matters arising on Osun LCDAs

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE   IT’S no longer news that some 31 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), 3 Area Councils and two Administrative Offices were recently created in Osun State by the Rauf Aregbesola-led administration. As Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure

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N7 billion allegation: Musa Dikwa apologises to Oritsejafor, Oyedepo

Barely one year after his allegation that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, allegedly gave out N7 billion to the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship off Nigeria (PFN), to facilitate and support his reelection, controversial Pastor and Executive Director

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IPOB Press Release: Nigerian Defence Headquarters and Their Deceits

On Monday, the 21st of March 2016, the Nigerian Defence Headquarters represented by General Abayomi Olonisakin inaugurated what it called a 12-man committee on human rights. It is not clear if the Defence Headquarters is acting based on Section-5(1) CAP

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UTME: House of Reps. makes u-turn, backs computer-based test

The House committee on Basic Education on Wednesday in Abuja threw its weight behind the Computer Based Test (CBT) saying the electronic test was in tandem with global dictates to sanitize the education system   The Chairman House Committee on Basic education, Zamari

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Who Is After Nellie Mayshak? By Godwin Ogan

The recent suspension of Mrs. Nellie Mayshak, may come as a surprise to many, as she is one of the only government officials hired by the previous administration, that has survived the hurricane of “change”. Could this be an omission?

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“You cannot continue to take the blood of the innocent” – Gov. Fayose tells Pres. Buhari

Reacting against the high level of violence and the killings that characterized the rerun elections in Rivers State, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State who had earlier described President Buhari as lacking competence to lead Nigeria said, “God is angry

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Abduction of Rev. Dziggau in Kaduna: CAN convenes emergency meeting

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has convened an emergency meeting to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of the President of TEKAN/ECWA, one of its Blocs, Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau, by unknown gunmen in Kaduna.   The General Secretary of

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Billionaire Ubah unveils $30m stadia project in Anambra

From Chuks Collins, Awka   The Executive Chairman of the Capital Oil Group, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah has commenced a three hundred million dollar stadia project in the business community of Nnewi, Anambra State.   The project comprising synthetic and natural grass

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Border killings: Anambra monarch cries out to FG

Commends Obiano for prevailing peace, new roads, bridges Bemoans incessant attacks by Kogi’s Ibaji community   From Chuks Collins, Awka   The incessant cross-border attacks on the crude oil bearing Aguleri-Otu community, Anambra East council of Anambra State has remained

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Angola: Shall we tell the president? By Abdulrazaq Magaji

If, as is the fad in Africa, compatriots do not prevail upon to change his mind, Angola’s veteran leader, the normally-reticent and manipulative Eduardo dos Santos, will vacate his peacock throne in 2018. By then, Mr. Santos of the Popular

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Donald Trump Will Never Become US President, He’s On Mission Impossible By Bayo Oluwasanmi

There are many ways you can discover that it is dangerous to jump off a ten-story building: You can read about the law of gravity in a book. You can learn from the sad experience of someone who tried it.

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Rivers State rerun elections exposes opposition’s desperation: Support PDP – Akwa Ibom State Speaker

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke has advised a youth group in the state, Coalition of Youth Leaders, CYL, not to relent in supporting the PDP led government in the state. He also commended the CYL

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End Of A Dark Era: Regime Atrocities Facing COAS Turkur Buratai & Retiring IGP Solomon Arase

The attention of all Nigerians and members of the international community are drawn to the fact that clock is speedily ticking for the duo of the outgoing Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase and the Chief of Army

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Fighting terrorism with a lean purse

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun   Apart from those who witnessed the Mallam Muhammadu Maitasine riots in the ’80, many would have beaten their chests that terrorism cannot be an issue in Nigeria as we know it today. These people have

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Women as half-men

By Abdulrazaq Magaji   Putting women down through legislations, as Nigerian senators have done, when they should be empowered means African countries cannot fully tap their potentials. With pontificating religionists and traditionalists all over the place, Africa is not the

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