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Timi Frank, Erisco Foods and Other Unsettling Stories, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If things continue this way, the ruling APC is set on self-destruction which will become manifest in 2019. Perhaps, some day the story of how a party that supplanted PDP’s 16-year rule in an election that was akin to an uprising/revolution could only survive for four years. The ruling All…
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Clinton and the Conspiracy Against Women, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...it is disheartening that even the West is not even-handed when it comes to women, and is backsliding as far as the political progress of women is concerned. if the West cannot inspire other countries and lead the way; if women are not given the chance no matter how qualified…
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CCB/CCT: The Senate On a Slippery Slope, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If the unseen hands of previous presidents could be spotted in previous amendments and therefore rejected, one wonders how far the Senate president and his co-travellers can go in arm-twisting Nigerians to accept amendments done for their protection, to the neglect of other bills that are critical to address current…
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The Perception Baggage of the Buhari Presidency, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In fighting corruption, you don’t pick, choose and don’t politicise, otherwise it will lose its essence. However the judges’ case goes in the end, it has already detracted from Buhari’s anti-corruption posture and his government’s credibility. Meanwhile, those who doubted his democratic credentials initially are daily being proved right. Those…
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National Asset Sales and Elite Conspiracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Government should not stretch the patience of Nigerians to its elastic limit. The 2012 fuel scarcity strike set the stage for the eventual defeat of the Jonathan PDP government. The APC government of Buhari can at best take a cue from that ugly past. Just because the richest man in…
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Dame Patience: Back With a Bang!, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...how would a woman, who should be sued on behalf of the IDPs, nursing mothers, pregnant women, school children, market women and the sick, all of who had suffered deprivation, on account of the activities of her husband’s government, in which she was an active participant, have the effrontery to…
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Ondo Primary: Bloody Nose for the Money Bags, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

So while the APC godfather(s) got a bloody nose from the Ondo experiment, the final result was a vindication of the power of the people to decide who governs them; what Senator Alasoadura, himself a contender in the election, described as the triumph of the supremacy and sovereignty of the…
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Reforming EFCC or Restructuring the Federation?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

We need to revisit the exclusive legislative list in the constitution and systematically reduce the responsibilities of the Federal Government vis-a-vis the states. Resources have to be handed back to the states that generate them but place an obligation on each state to contribute an agreed percentage to the common…
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