Columns

Buhari Versus the Avengers, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In essence, the Niger Delta Avengers and all other such groups may be criminals, vandals, terrorists or economic saboteurs, but Buhari should live above aboard and handle the case with superior strategies that guarantee a win-win resolution of the grievances of the avengers in the interest of the country. The…
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Politics

The Limit of Political Brigandage, By Zainab Suleiman Okino  

Indications are emerging that the 2015 elections will be bloody. The federal government which should offer peace overtures is, sadly leading the way in engendering violence by omission, commission or through verbal war. Last week, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) organized an All Nigeria Political Parties and Political Stakeholders…
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Opinion

Here comes Emperor Jonathan, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

President Jonathan and his regime are best advised to do the business of governance very well and allow the media to do theirs. Since Friday, last week, the government has engaged in an aggressive crackdown of newspapers under the dubious claim of routine security operations. They raided delivery vans, harassed…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The WE versus THEM mentality, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

“But official engagements were stopped because of one superman who happened to belong to the right family.” The other day, the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, was caught on camera walking his daughter to school. When President Barack Obama was a senator in Washington, living outside his home state…
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Opinion

These schoolgirls must not die, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If these schoolgirls are allowed to die, Nigeria should willing concede to being referred to as a Banana republic. More than two weeks after over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, were abducted by gunmen, and government’s inability to rescue them, the heightened fears that trailed…
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Opinion

Diezani Alison-Madueke: All eyes on Jonathan, Mark, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is one woman who can be said to have broken the glass ceiling. She must have surmounted a lot of obstacles in a male dominated society like ours to get to the peak of her career, even as some will argue that in Nigeria, it…
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Opinion

The growing militia threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Everyday, hundreds of people are killed across the country. The killings are attributed to the rising threat of militia groups in Nigeria. Described by the United Nations as 'increasingly monstrous', the upsurge of militia aggression should be a growing concern to all except perhaps, those protected by state powers and…
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