Columns

The Mess Gets Messier, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau In the face of the myriad of problems the country is faced with, it is disheartening that the authorities at the executive and legislative levels only engage in trivial supremacy battles, personality clashes and ego tripping, while serious issues of national concern are downplayed…
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Columns

Whose Interest Is AGF Malami Serving?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In all these anomalies, neither the minister nor his principal, the president appears perturbed. And instead of justice, what we have are intense power play, lobbying and unhealthy rivalry. Indeed, the minister’s actions, inactions and activities are not only threatening the anti-corruption posture of the government, they are capable of…
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Columns

Randy ‘Honourables’ Desecrating a Noble Concept, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

We must not allow the recklessness of a few bad eggs to taint the country’s reputation and encourage the US government to review the programme or stop future (Nigerian) participants from enjoying its benefits. In Nigeria, sexual misconduct by public office holders are at best discussed in hushed voices. When…
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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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