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Editorial: President Buhari’s one year in office and the way forward

May 29, 2016 made it one year since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office. Prior to the inauguration of his administration after defeating incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan at the 2015 election, hopes were high that the incoming president would

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Editorial: The way to returning permanent peace in Niger Delta

The resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta region has again put Nigeria on the edge. The bombing of oil infrastructure in the creeks has not only been blamed for the collapse of electricity generation systems, it has also affected

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Editorial: As the inevitability of deregulation hikes petrol price to N145

Last Wednesday, a new price regime for Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, was announced by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu. The regime jacked up the price of the product from N86.50 to the

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Editorial: Our disappointment in Northern leaders’ position regarding killings by herdsmen

The recent killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen and the concomitant loud public outcry have exposed the chauvinistic disposition of some of Nigeria’s leaders. The developments further went to show that the loyalty of such leaders lies more with their ethnic

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13 sacked VCs: 2,000 protesters shut down N/Assembly, Education Ministry

A civil rights organisation, Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Wednesday shut down the entrance of the National Assembly and Ministry of Education in Abuja protesting against the sacking of 13 Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, describing it as illegal. The

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Editorial: The oil pipeline surveillance contract to ex-militants must be terminated

Last Thursday’s agitation at the National Assembly complex by former Niger Delta militants from Akwa Ibom State is one that drives home an obvious indiscretion of the Goodluck Jonathan administration and serves as a stern warning to the incoming administration

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Editorial: Let there be a smooth transition

Unfortunately, the goodwill and bliss triggered by the actions and utterances of President Goodluck Jonathan before the conclusion of the March 28 election is fast being eroded ahead of the May 29 hand over date. The forthcoming change of control

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Editorial: The imbroglio surrounding Fourth Alteration to the 1999 Constitution

Smarting from the no-holds-barred and vicious politicking that characterized the just-ended season which culminated in the election of nation’s next set of leaders; Nigeria’s public space is currently enmeshed in another round of frenzy and debate. The present mood of

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Editorial: The inexcusable let-down in the recent gale of defections

In Nigeria’s recently-concluded 2015 general elections, the leading opposition party in the country sprang lots of upset. Not many people expected the All Progressives Congress, APC, to dislodge incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan who passionately sought to be re-elected, clinch an

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Editorial: Enough of the xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa

A supposed statement from a revered traditional ruler suggesting the expulsion of foreigners was all that pugnacious South Africans needed to swing into action. Immediately the provocative “pack their bags and leave” statement was mouthed, they spared no thought in

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Editorial: We condemn politicians and the media for endangering Nigeria because of Presidential election

Much has been said about Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election with a substantial part of the narratives being in the positives. Accolades and congratulations have continued to trail the elections. These tributes did not only come from respected Nigerians and African

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Editorial: The good in President Sall’s eagerness to reduce his years in office

Something very interesting but strange was last week hinted in Africa by an African leader that must not be left uncelebrated. Although the declaration still exists in the realm of proposition; that it was voiced out in the first place

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Editorial: We utterly condemn the prey on albinos for ritual purposes

Over the last two decades, those suffering from albinism have turned endangered species particularly in the eastern flank of Africa. As far back as the year 2000, albinos have come under various forms of attacks by those with mistaken and

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Editorial: We applaud President Pohamba for clinching the 2014 Ibrahim Prize

The prestigious Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, though not as popular as the Nobel Peace Prize, is the largest prize of its kind in the world. The Award which was instituted in 2006 by a British Sudanese telecom

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Editorial: INEC staffers should be spared this senseless distraction

Arguably, the most difficult job in the world right now is the one that involves superintending over Nigeria’s 2015 general elections. Unfortunately, this herculean task is compounded by the sophistry of kite-flying PDP and wolf-crying APC chieftains aided by their

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Editorial: Corruption need not be relegated in Mbeki’s IFFs report

Much commendation has trailed the report of a joint study on illicit financial flows from Africa commissioned by the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), which unraveled that Africa loses more than $50 billion

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Editorial: NLC should put its house in order and stop betraying Nigerians

What happened at the International Conference Centre in Abuja last Thursday is as crestfallen as it is disillusioning. It not only feeds the skepticism of cynics who believe there is something fundamentally wrong with Nigerians, but also debilitates the optimism

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Editorial: Nigeria must cease to be a nation with world’s deadliest waters

While Nigerians got engrossed with debates for or against the adjournment of the 2015 general elections as well as the general elections fever, the nation’s reputation deteriorated further as international security experts crowned waters off Nigeria as “the deadliest in

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Editorial: Matters arising from the NEDG 2015 elections debates

Last Sunday’s vice presidential election debate sounded eloquent statements. On the one hand, it defied the optimism of those who thought the presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) would reconsider his decision not

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Editorial: Let the February elections hold as scheduled

It was at the Chatham House in far away London that Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Mr Sambo Dasuki, confirmed what some Nigerians feared was being contemplated in official quarters. Before he came out in the open to say what

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Editorial: We welcome the Abuja accord and urge all Nigerians to keep faith with it

On Wednesday, President Goodluck Jonathan and his main challenger in the February 14 presidential election heeded a wise counsel earlier advocated by former minister of Foreign Affairs and deputy chairman of the 2014 National Conference, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, for them

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Mission Statement: Africa Is Not Supposed To Be A Continent Full Of Diseases, Poverty And War – Global Reporters

We are a group of people with conscience who believe that justice and equality are sacrosanct to human race. We identify with the needy and oppressed, and work for humanity and mankind. Africa, a continent blessed with huge human and

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Nigerian Accused Austrian Police Of Brutal Arrest: Lands In Hospital After His Release From Police

… No, he injured us – Police … Goods/properties worth over €8,000 destroyed during the arrest … Court case comes up tomorrow Nigerian Stephen Onuoha living in Vienna, Austria, has cried out over the manner he said he had been

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