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Illegal Arms: A Threat To Nigeria’s Existence, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

To stem the spread of SALWs, the federal government must upgrade the operational capacity of the security agencies at the ports and land The sophistication in weaponry and handling in the hands of non-state actors are enough to wage a protracted war against the nation. This should concern each one…
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Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president owes himself an even greater duty - protecting his personal reputation as a fearless anti-corruption crusader. He can only do so when he takes allegations against his friends and staffers seriously and acts. By appearing to refuse to act, the president would be indicting himself in the court…
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Holding the Barrel: Nigeria and the End Of Oil, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

In the long run, the trends in the auto industry will be devastating for the crude oil reliant economies and infrastructure deficient countries like Nigeria. The sooner our country begins to make serious efforts, the better the chances of finding new opportunities for If Nigeria does not stop paying lip…
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Columns

Obazee and Accounting for God’s Money On Earth, By Jibrin Ibrahim

His rashness aside, Mr. Jim Obazee has raised issues of accountability that should not be disregarded in the review process that is to follow. He argued that: "In keeping other peoples’ money, you have to prepare accounts. That is why churches fought me so badly, took me to court as…
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Bankers As Crooks, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Unfortunately, the story will remain the same with the reluctant attitude towards the criminal prosecution of bankers and the banks themselves. It is unfortunate that legal safeguards cannot be maintained because the money the banks spend taints the political process from beginning to end. The “temporary” forfeiture of $153 million…
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Agriculture and the Restoration Agenda in Katsina State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By pointing out the path of organic fertilisers and the promotion of local nutritious foods in Katsina, the idea is to lead us towards a more healthy future for our agriculture and food security. Insecurity in Nigeria has created a massive nutrition crisis in the The right of all Nigerians…
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Why The Criminal Politician Nexus Suffocates Nigeria, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We can change the narrative in Abuja and the state capitals. We have the power! We are only beset by the twin affliction of poverty and ignorance of the power we wield. If things must change we have to change the delegate system and use open primaries. Let us push…
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