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His Excellency, the Coordinator, By Dele Agekameh

What they probably did not take cognisance of was the fact that once they referred to the constitution, any other thing that follows is not relevant as it is automatic that the vice-president becomes acting president. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari transmitted a letter notifying the Senate of the Federal Republic…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Religion, Politics and the Growing Poverty Subculture, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

...can religious sensibilities clarify our thinking about poverty when Muslim and Christian clerics have taken control of the minds and pockets of Nigerians? No! Nigerians are fighting the fires of disease, insecurity, hunger and early death due to widespread and escalating poverty, propelled by the lack of vision and greed.…
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A Shrinking Economy, Thinning Middle Class, and a Growing Underclass, By Uddin Ifeanyi

On one hand, the administration’s policies are destroying jobs. On the other, by supporting inflation, monetary policy regularly deeps its hands into the people’s pockets, apparently using the ill-gotten proceeds to support its exchange rate policy. Out on housekeeping chores Saturday, I’d barely gotten out of my vehicle at the…
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Donald Trump: Africa Is Not the Owner of this Corpse, By Pius Adesanmi

You have been saying that we should stop blaming colonialism, imperialism, and neocolonialism for our woes. Ok, when you gather around Anderson Cooper tonight for the screaming festival he moderates and calls debates on his show, remember not to blame Africa for the possible tape recording of James Comey by…
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Preparing for the Arrival of Ramadan, Month of Blessings, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Bestower of Mercy All Perfect Praises are to Allah; we praise Him, seek His aid, and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and from our bad deeds. He whom Allah guides, there is none…
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Of Defectors and Corruption Trials of the Political Class, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Mr. Sullivan Chime ...there is sufficient evidence that it is not business as usual and defecting to the party in power might not shield corrupt leaders or those who abused power while in office. Last week, ex-governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress…
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The Great Example of Ahmadu Bello University, By Pius Adesanmi

The case of ABU is an example to all vice chancellors and heads of our polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria. The change that is being mouthed by politicians cannot happen in society unless it happens first in our spaces of knowledge production for it is our historical mission…
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