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Hard Questions Government Must Answer, By Garba Shehu

The perplexing truce reached between the Jonathan administration and theBoko Haram insurgents highlights challenges that Abuja can’t afford to down-play. With the whole thing appearing like it is unravelling, people are asking whether anyone was right to have given any weight to the ceasefire in the first instance. I have argued…
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What is in the 35% for the Rural Women? Garba Shehu

The world remembers rural women today.  This column is devoted to their advocacy. The United Nations has set aside this day as the International Day of Rural Women. This is supposed to provide an opportunity for the nations of the world, including this country to reflect on the conditions of unemployment and poverty…
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Four Plausible Reasons for Recent War Gains, By Garba Shehu

Recent successes by the Nigerian Military against the raging insurgency in the North-East seem to inspire confidence that the nation can, afterall halt the loss life of innocent persons and of territory to a needlessly protracted conflict. The army has done commendable work in similar situations in West Africa in…
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The South-South Dream and A Nation’s Dilemma, By Garba Shehu

The story of the National Conference is like the parable of the sick fish when it tried to swallow a by far healthier one. The outcome is foreknown. But lessons, by both sides, must be learnt. There are a dozen-plus reasons why the national will triumphed over sectional, narrow selfish…
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How More Wasteful Can the Police Force Be? By Garba Shehu

Before the advent of modern bureaucracies, European States operated a spoils system, by which every administration brings its civil servants from top to bottom. When their term of office is over, the civil servants all leave office with the government that brought them. Max Webber who many consider as the…
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