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Nigeria And The Generational Challenge Of State Building

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Godknows Igali   When the United States President, Donald Trump and his North Korean ‘peace-ally’, Kim Jong Un were planning for the just concluded historic bilateral summit, the question of venue was a matter of greatest concern. The stakes were high from the point of view of ambience,  security and effect. So top political appointees, […]

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Stella Oduah: Why Igbos Deserve The South East Development Commission

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Making a National case for my regional development bill at the Senate The truth is — that every part of Nigeria suffers one form of neglect or the other but some are more unequally yoked than the others. A case in point are the Igbo people of Nigeria. I am a proud Nigerian but an unhappy one. As […]

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Dapchi Girls’ Abduction A Stage-Managed Movie

By   /  March 22, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

There is no denying the fact that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has become a fading star in the Nigerian political firmament with the heinous lies being churned out daily from its propaganda machine. Only about five days ago I wrote a piece which was widely published by the world press about the purported […]

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Almajirci In The North: Problems, Solutions And Unexplored Possibilities 11

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Hajara Bukar It is unfortunate today that the socially productive system I described in the last article has given way to some sort of hellish practices that include turning it into a dumping ground for carelessly and excessively produced children just to avoid the responsibility of catering for them, which to some people is outright […]

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Fela Durotoye: You Cannot Fly Into Flying (Part 2)

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Olusola Adeyoose Below is the continuation of an interesting whatsapp conversation, on the presidential aspiration of Fela Durotoye. Keep calm. Take a sit. And join the ride. Sola: “Sir, I have read the document. Durotoye’s manifesto is rather simplistic and uninspiring. It provides no realistic solution to many of our problems. The document is largely […]

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Fela Durotoye: You Cannot Fly Into Flying

By   /  March 20, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Olusola Adeyoose Below is an interesting whatsapp conversation between two friends, on the presidential aspiration of Fela Durotoye. Sit calmly. Read through. It may prove enlightening. Gold: “Fela Durotoye is the best presidential aspirant we’ve ever had. But I’m scared he may not win the next election. Either way, that’s the man I’m voting for. […]

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The Demystification Of Buhari And Tinubu In Just Three Years By The Buhari’s Presidency

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Fejiro Oliver “Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round […]

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Almajirci In The North: Problems, Solutions And Unexplored Possibilities 1

By   /  March 11, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Hajara Bukar The term Almajiri is the Hausa domestication of the Arabic word al-Muhajir which means migrant. In those days and the present, there are various types of migrants with some even called by their host communities ‘illegal immigrants’ and face the threat of deportation. In this article I intend elaborate the status of migration […]

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Who Is Afraid Of David Lawrence?

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” “Nothing in life is to be feared.” -Ralph Emerson   As the race to the  2019 Eket House […]

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The Deliberate Pillorying Of Degrees Wielding Rank And Files By Constituted Police Authorities

By   /  March 3, 2018  /  Viewpoint  /  No Comments

Jokotola Alegeh   The attitude of concerned authorities in the Nigeria Police over Rank and Files holding relevant degrees in various fields of human endeavour is becoming more of a trauma to the latter than can be explained. It is quite obvious that the present managers of the Force at the Louis Edet House in […]

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