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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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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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#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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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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Buhari: The lying overlord

By Iyoha John Darlington   I have always made plain my aversion to lies and falsehood and I dislike it as it constitutes a deliberate affront to my intelligence. As I navigate through life and encounter one who lies to

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This “Change” Is Killing Us: Open Letter To President Muhammadu Buhari, By Inibehe Effiong

Dear President Buhari, It is with a deep sense of humility that I write to convey to you my sincere feelings on the state of affairs in our nation and my home State, Akwa Ibom. I am doing so as

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Samdaddy: The mindset of a people’s representative

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones Due to the uncertainties surrounding the conduct of court ordered rerun elections in Imo State, I deem it fit to suspend discussion on that till the electoral umpire must have come out with credible information on

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Legal Implications Of The Abduction, Forceful Conversion To Islam And Purported Marriage Of Citizen Ese

By Inibehe Effiong According to a report in the Punch Newspaper of February 28, 2016, a girl of 14 years of age by name Ms Ese Oruru was allegedly abducted from her mother, Mrs Rose Oruru (a food vendor), from

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Botched rerun elections in Imo State: Delaying the deal

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones The Independent National Election Commission has till the 15th of March 2016 to conduct the Senatorial election in Imo North Senatorial district and some days before that to conduct other house of assembly elections in three

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Regenerating Edo State Under Osaro Onaiwu

A first time visitor to Benin often sees and stands in awe of the great historical monuments and relics lining the centuries-old streets. Had these architectural gems, for instance, like the aqueducts and cobblestone roads of the Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Assyrian

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The Money Laundering Act and its discontents

By Chido Onumah   Late last month, President Muhammadu Buhari sent two executive bills to the National Assembly that border on the government’s commitment to strengthen the fight against corruption. The two bills are the Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition

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Political establishment, Hillary Clinton and US 2016 elections

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun   The 2016 US presidential campaign is turning out to be dramatic. Many analysts have predicted a something close to an easy victory for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton to have an easy ride in the primaries.

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#We Ain’t Criminals Your Excellency By John Darlington

‘Nigeria’s president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be “accepted” abroad” reported The Telegraph on February 5, 2016. I

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Boko Haram: President Buhari lied to Nigerians – Sen. Baba Kaka Garbai

Says most part of Borno State is still under the control of Boko Haram   By Uzoma Ahamefule   Speaking to BBC on how his administration had dealt with Boko Haram in a short possible time – in a suggestive

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Who is advising Buhari? By Uzoma Ahamefule

Before the image of Nigerians abroad is completely destroyed   Considering how the crook lives of a good number of Nigerian politicians and leaders have led to the death of many, negatively affected behavioral attitude of numerous Nigerian youths towards

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Imo: Okigwe Senatorial Rerun, The Chances, The Choice By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

One of the things the things the present National Assembly members should tinker in our Electoral Act, is that provision which requires elections to be re-conducted if the Independent National Electoral Commission mistakenly omits the logo of any political Party

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Lesson from Uche Nwosu to Imo youths

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones At an award ceremony organized by the Social Media Searchlight Concepts in which Ugwumba Uche Nwosu and Rt. Hon. Deacon Chike Okafor were recognized as Imo Youth Friendly Man of the Year and Imo Youth Friendly

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Opinion: Who wants the Igbos out of Nigeria? By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones

There is no doubt about the reality of a renewed and arguably more stringent push for the actualization of the sovereign State of Biafra. The most vocal of which is the one championed by a group known as the Indigenous

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Celebrating wickedness by FCC Jones

There is hardly any ordinary Nigerian who is not embittered about the fact that most of those who had at one time or the other occupied public office have used that opportunity to serve themselves, instead of serving Nigerians, and

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Lagos and the ‘Lagoon’ Challenge: Confronting the native/settler discourse

By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   No doubt, the 2015 election in Nigeria will remain one of the most discussed political events in many years to come. This is because a lot of surprises sprang up in its wake and thereafter. Nobody

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Diezani Alison-Madueke came, saw, but did she conquer? By Uzoma Ahamefule

Preamble   This piece is centered on a woman that has been judged and found guilty in many pages of newspapers and some online reporters – libeled Diezani Alison-Madueke, the woman I met in Vienna, Austria. This opinion was also

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Uche Nwosu: The Valerio Viccei of Imo

Valerio Viccei, an Italian moved to London in 1986 . He was a playboy and serial seducer who came to London in search of a big life and he had found it. “I had a passion for weapons, beautiful women

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Immunity or impunity clause?

Some months ago, the Lekki home of Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu was barricaded by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reportedly to arrest the “wanted drug baron” at the request of the United States Government. As soon as

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Conflict inducements and resolution strategies: The lessons for Africa, by Madu Magnus Emeka and Siraj Barau Abdulkarim

Photo: Associate Prof. Madu Magnus Emeka                                                                Abstract   Up till this 21st Century, African region is believed to be a volatile, crises ridden and a war zone. It is generally perceived by the international community as the last

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Nigeria: Still promising at 55?

Many of us are quite familiar with the axiom that “a fool at forty is a fool forever”, but what about at 55 years? As Nigeria celebrates its 55th year of right to self-determination, it is imperative to reflect on

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Tackling poverty through meaningful and sustainable job creation in Nigeria

By Elder (Dr.) Chukwuma O. Nwaonicha, Agbor, Delta State   Job Creation is the notion that jobs are created in response to some sort of event or situation, for example; great depression – an economic slump (a period of poor

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Imo bleeds as Okorocha borrows another N20b, secures loan for 2019 coming governor – Uzoma Ahamefule

‘Rochas Egbule Imo’   All is not well in Imo State right now. Governor Rochas Okorocha who is on borrowing spree in contradiction to his electoral promises has yet again secured another N20 billion-naira loan.   On 4.5.2015 Okorocha sent

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Burkina Faso Military “Coup”: The Time To Get Serious

What happens when an organism stops growing? My guess is that you know the answer, but I do not request yours. If we agree with the “evolutionists” that the main purpose of life is growth, then the extinction of certain

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Does President Buhari give a damn about asset declaration?

By Chido Onumah This piece is not about former President Goodluck Jonathan, but it is important to focus on him to help us understand our current predicament. In June 2012 when the former president made his infamous “I don’t give

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