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From crisis of hope to hope of change: and what happened? By Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN

An Appraisal of President Mohammadu Buhari at 365 days   THE CRISIS OF ORDER There is no doubt Nigeria was in a state of utter chaos and disorder prior to the 2015 elections. Nigeria struggled with massive insecurity, weak political

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Opinion: Gov. Fayose’s ban of open grazing in Ekiti State is illegal

By Nelson Ekujumi Just this morning, news broke in the media of Governor Ayodele Fayose verbal pronouncement of ban of herdsmen from open grazing of their flock in Ekiti state in reaction to the recent attack on a community in

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Witchcraft: Police Arrest Man Who Burned Child With Hot Knives in Eket

By Joe Eno   Akwa Ibom State – The Police in Eket, Nigeria have arrested a 34 year old man, Mr. Albert Silvanus Uso, for burning his stepson with hot knives before abandoning him over witchcraft allegations. Mr. Uso who

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Ali-Modu Sheriff: What Happened? By Ikedi Ohakim

Expectedly, Nigerians have been reacting differently to the recent developments in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In all that, however, there is a common denominator; which is that Nigerians are desirous of a stronger and more formidable PDP more so

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One Year After; Where Is the Nigerian Economy Heading? By Uzoma Ngozi

Nigeria’s overdependence on oil is one reality that President Buhari’s government has to grapple with if it will survive the crash in the global oil prices. The good news is that every challenge posed to this administration is a prospect

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Nigerian economy: When will Buhari end the blame game?

By Bade Adebolu   Since the swearing in of President Buhari on May 29, 2015, there has not been shortage in the blaming of the previous administration by the president and his officials. We have heard in not less than

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Jonathan and Buhari: The difference between 2012 fuel subsidy removal and 2016 fuel price regime

By Nelson Ekujumi   Since the announcement and implementation of the increase in the pump price of fuel from N86 and N86.50 per litre to a cap limit of N145 per litre respectively under the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration,

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​​Stop Media Persecution of Amaechi – SNYA Tells Rivers State Government

By Nwaorgu Faustinus   The Southern Nigerian Youth Alliance (SNYA) has called on foreign media to always balance their news before publications. In a press release jointly signed by Kelvin Adegbenga (the Coordinator) and George Nwachukwu (the Publicity Secretary )

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Did Jonathan Leave an Empty Treasury? Let’s Check the Figures

By Femi Hassan   On Friday May 6, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the appropriation bill into law. The signing into law of the bill for many signifies a kick start of economic activities in the country. The question on

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Opinion: Why Weird Trump Can Win, By SKC Ogbonnia

Many assume Donald J. Trump can not win the US presidential election this November because he is widely viewed as weird for someone aspiring to lead the free world. But often lost in the debate is that America is not

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Biafra: If President Buhari Remains General Buhari

By Ezennaya, Publicity Secretary of Abia APGA   Shortly after the declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the March 28th 2015 Presidential election in Nigeria, it was carried in the news that the Daura General has dumped

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Opinion: TB Joshua named in Ghana armed robbery suspect

By Tawia Acheampong   A shocking new twist has emerged in the tale of the armed robber who was re-arrested in Ghana on Monday 16th May 2016 after controversially absconding under police guard. According to a Facebook post by popular

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The Nigeria ruling class: Fantastically corrupt, binept, incompetent, and insensitive

By Jaye Gaskia   I know that the most topical issue in Nigeria for a while now and particularly today, at least for the ordinary citizen is the lingering phenomenon of unavailability, scarcity and significant spike in the price of

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AKHA moves to ban street begging in Akwa Ibom

By Mfonobong Ukpong   Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has directed the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare in conjunction with Uyo Capital City Development Authority, UCCDA, ‘to take immediate action to rid the street, junctions, traffic points

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Prof. Hanke blasts Nigeria, “The currency is junk and the government is incompetent and corrupt”

I categorically disagree with Prof. Hanke –  Naira maybe ebbing but not a junk currency   By Emeka Chiakwelu   The Power of life and death is in the tongue – Proverb 18:21   Words, images and remarks are powerful.

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Imo PDP and the desperate coalition

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones For any organization, business, political and even religious to grow, it must learn lessons from its past history and the history of other organizations like. Any organization that fails to learn lessons from its past failures

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Nigeria’s Quota system and Cut-Off Marks: Anambra and Imo are discriminated

By AFRIPOL For many years, the Federal government of Nigeria has promulgated and implemented cut-off marks for all candidates seeking admission into Federal Government Colleges or Unity Schools as they are popularly known. But the policy of assigning different cut-off

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Christians in danger in Nigeria

Exposing New Waves Of Grazing & Bomb Terrorisms Against Southern & Northern Christian & Other Secular Populations   (Onitsha Nigeria, 8th May 2016)-The Nigerian Christians and other secular populations are steadily going the Lebanon way by facing steady and unprovoked

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Opinion: This rampaging dis-ease called religion

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun   One of the most challenging things to write about is religion. This is because, religion-an institution created by man-has been so abused by the class of animals that created it in the first place. In

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Donald Trump’s Rises and Conservatism falters, falls? By Emeka Chiakwelu

As liberalism and leftism grow leaps and bounds with the help of the leftist Senator Bernie Sanders of Democratic Party, we cannot say that is applicable to conservatism of Republican Party in the era of Donald Trump.   The presumptive

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Onitsha Bomb Explosion & Limits Of Police Spinning Or Distorted Facts

The True Story Distorted Police Angle   “Spinning” is a police public relations methodology, designed to reduce deceitfully, the gravity of casualty figures, property destructions and distortion or suppression of general facts associated with social vices or disturbances; for the

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We Are All Biafrans

By Chido Onumah   Parresia Publishers Ltd and African Centre for Media and Information Literacy in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation will on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, present to the public a new book, We Are All Biafrans, written

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Why the media war against Okonjo-Iweala will fail

By Undung Pam The Nigerian political environment is largely toxic and not many who have served as public officers, especially in positions of authority and influence, come out without a stain on their reputation. The institutional weaknesses, social and political

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Analyzing Labour demand for N56, 000 new minimum wage: How feasible?

By Nelson Ekujumi   On May 1, 2016, Nigerian workers just like their counterparts all over the world celebrated workers day, which is a day set aside globally for reflections on the working conditions of the worker with a view

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Change will come but we must all be patient

“God will not change the condition of a people unless they change what is their hearts.” – Holy Qur’an   By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi   In the run up to the 2015 election, Nigeria found itself at a boiling point. Not

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The ‘sinking’ Calabar-Lagos Railway scam

By Tatabonko Orok Edem   The idea of a railway line starting from or stopping at Calabar, is not new. A cursory glance at British Parliamentary Papers: 1850 – 1908, Volume 78, and the Colonial Office Letters of 12 October

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Buhari: Who is sabotaging the sheriff?

By Abiodun KOMOLAFE   BONNIE Honig, political theorist and author of ‘Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy’ wrote: “Democracies must resist emergency’s pull to focus on life’s necessities (food, security, and bare essentials)” as they “tend to privatize and isolate citizens

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Enugu massacre: The leadership Igbos deserve

By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones There are few issues in the country today that gathers more consensus that the issue of Igbo leadership. The Igbos are seen as a people whose direction is as diverse as the number of people that

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The Trouble with Buhari’s Approach to National Security

  By Onyiorah Paschal Chiduluemije   The recent massacre of scores of fellow Igbo and brethren in our homeland by the invading and marauding Fulani herdsmen and the seemingly implicit endorsement of their cruelty by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government (judging

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Dr Okonjo-Iweala: A leader worth emulating

By Uzoma Ngozi The direction of Nigeria’s socio-political environment saddens my heart. Politicians from all sides have decided to adopt a destructive political system that is inimical to the progress of the country. Hardly can one identify in our political

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