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Over-sighting Defence Expenditure, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Procurement processes should be transparent and open without necessarily compromising national security. The anti-corruption strategy should be from the top to bottom from the presidency down to the lowest level, and the military must wean itself from their ugly past, renew and reengineer itself for an open In the 2017…
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Heroes of Secession and Quit Notice Threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Garuba is gone, but his brother who narrated the story could have magnified it to fit into the current hate narrative, if he so desired. These are people we should celebrate, and not paper tigers, attention seekers and those who hide under political correctness and skilfully planted seeds of discord,…
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Making Sense of the Threats of Secession, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Seditious threats and treasonable remarks are definitely not the way forward, whether it is from IPOB/MASSOB/or from Arewa groups. Considering the chain of reactions from different ethnic nationalities that followed, it is obvious that nation building is yet to be achieved in Nigeria. Except for the build-up to the civil…
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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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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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JAMB: The Prize of Fighting An Established Cartel, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Notwithstanding the fact that powerful toes were stepped upon, attempts were made to scuttle the process, outcries instigated, personnel were attacked and offices vandalised, JAMB should be encouraged to continue to use innovative technologies that could reduce the cost of examination, generate money for government and restore integrity and credibility…
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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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Winning With Whistle-blowing In a Recession, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The whistle blowing policy on illegal arms and weapons may be explosive and daunting. Although there is apprehension regarding whether it will work or not, in my own opinion, it is worth trying and it will work if government has the will to implement it, and is transparent about its…
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