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Sectionalism: Even You, Osinbajo?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Having been established that sectionalism and marginalisation fuel corruption, it is disheartening that Osinbajo fell into this ugly pit of ethnic favouritism and divisive rethoric he preached against. Therefore, the cry of marginalisation and agitation for restructuring are precipitated by our leaders’ failure to apply equity and fairness in appointments…
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Will Nigeria Survive the Death Of Big Oil?, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Big oil, therefore might be witnessing its last hurrah. Oil-dependent economies like ours should worry. For while oil may have warped our internal workings, its abundance has helped hold together social organisations devoted solely to rent-seeking. Without a pivot towards saner husbandry of the economy, and away from oil, the…
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World No Tobacco Day and Islam’s Position On Smoking, By Murthada Gusau

Servants of Allah! Since smoking became known to Muslims, all of the great scholars who have the capability of Ijtihad (deriving verdicts in new situations) agree to its prohibition. Thus, there is no value for baseless opinions, conflicting with this, provided by self-proclaimed lesser scholars. In the Name of Allah,…
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Civil-Military Relations in a Context of Rising Sectarian Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Nigerian Defence and Intelligence establishment has recently declared the IMN a security threat to the country. I believe that we need to be careful not to push this group towards an insurgency. Already, the group has a strong sense of victimhood after the army killed hundreds of their members.…
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Dangote: No Stopping the ‘Prodigal’ Son, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Today, the Dangote Group is ubiquitous. Through his various products and rescue efforts, Dangote has endeared himself to all governments and households. No kitchen is complete without Dangote flour, sugar, salt, spaghetti, and in the coming days rice will be added to the line-up. No structure stands without Dangote cement…
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The (Missing) Agenda of Restructuring Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the debate continues, we may also want to place the French option on the table. The tight fiscal situation in the country has made it difficult for regional governments to raise enough resources to run their affairs. Consequently, they have decided democratically that regions can negotiate with themselves and…
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