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EDITORIAL: Nigeria Must Not Transform the Shiites Into Enemies

Nigeria is a multi-religious country in which the two main faiths, Christianity and Islam, are sub-divided into numerous sects and groups, not all of which accept each other. Our Constitution protects all of them by guaranteeing religious freedom. Any attempt to deprive any religious group from the freedom to practice…
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EDITORIAL: How Buhari Helped Nigeria Into Recession and How He Can Take Us Out Of It

Painful as it has been for the vast majority of Nigerians, the country’s worst recession in 30 years is an opportunity to deeply reflect on the wobbly structure of our country’s economy and learn some basic lessons on how to move Nigeria forward. PREMIUM TIMES believes that while it is…
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EDITORIAL: Time To Heed Nigeria’s Perennial Clamour for Restructuring

With the agitation around restructuring the federation taking on a renewed urgency in Nigeria today, this is possibly the best time to take on the issues and concerns involved more decisively. Full discussion of the subject matter affords the Buhari Administration the crucial opportunity to put to action its proclaimed…
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EDITORIAL: Reforming the Corruption-ridden National Assembly Budgetary Process

On July 20, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the removal of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Initially, it appeared to have been a non event because there is a long tradition of appointing and removing committee chairs in response to in-house politicking. This one…
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EDITORIAL: The Growing Menace of the Monsanto-induced Pro-GMO Lobby in Nigeria

PREMIUM TIMES is very concerned about the determined march by the US-based multinational, Monsanto, to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into agricultural production in Nigeria. They have found willing accomplices in two government agencies – the National Biotechnology Development Agency and the National Biosafety Management Agency – that are taking…
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EDITORIAL: President Buhari’s Paradox of Progress

If one considers the more obvious indices of the rising costs of food, energy and transportation; alongside the largely receded minimum wage, huge unemployment figures in the country, the increasing immiseration of the people, and an environment still basically unfriendly to businesses – leading to the continuous shut down of…
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EDITORIAL: Labour’s Proposed Strike: Dead On Arrival

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) appears to be heading for failure in its present call for a strike to protest the Nigerian government’s recent increase in the pump price of petrol. A significant number of citizens, who in the past, readily identified with Labour on public remonstrations against fuel price…
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EDITORIAL: Buhari, African Leaders and the Looming Conflict Over Zanzibar’s Disputed Election

The determination by Tanzania’s ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), to hold onto power in Zanzibar, no matter the cost, is approaching recklessness and threatens to open up a new front of violent conflict and extremism in Africa. The Zanzibar Electoral Commission has set a date of March 20th…
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EDITORIAL: Why Nigeria Should Not Join The Saudi Arabia Islamic Military Alliance

There have been reports about Nigeria joining the Saudi Arabia created Islamic Military Alliance Against Terrorism (ISMAT). Such a decision has serious implications for peace and security in our country and should not be taken without proper and transparent consultations and considerations. We recall the national stress triggered by the…
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