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Columns

Can Nigeria End the Politics of Godfatherism?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...Nigerians are on the march and godfathers can be fought and defeated. The franchise has long since been granted to citizens by the Constitution but it has taken two decades to learn how to fight to truly own this constitutional right. The verdict is that Nigeria can end the politics…
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Death Row In Saudi Arabia: Why Government Should Intervene Urgently!, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With the groundswell of evidence of conspiracy back home, I thought it should not be too difficult for the Nigeria government to consult its Saudi Arabian counterparts to fish out those guilty and release the innocent ones. No, our officials are probably still consulting and constituting a committee to look…
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Opinion

The Danger In Buhari’s Totalitarian Patronage Model, By SKC Ogbonnia

The fact is that Buhari’s discriminatory patronage model is a serious threat to the fabric of the vitally essential Nigerian diversity, as well as the opposition. This portends a troubling future. Other fears apart, the president ought to realise that the primary victims of a weak opposition state are the…
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Opinion

Long Term Insulin Injections Worsen Type 2 Diabetes, By Mukaila Kareem

With chronic physical inactivity and excessive feeding, the muscle cells have inherent ability to “resist” the action of insulin and shut off glucose entrance, leaving excessive amounts of both insulin and glucose in the blood stream - a condition called insulin resistance. So, the road to diabetes starts with the…
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Columns

A Season of ‘Banditry’, By Dele Agekameh

Our authorities have displayed a serious lack of foresight in dealing with security challenges, and the lack of local, pro-active and multi-institutional collaborative effort is at the root of the problem. For nearly a decade, the intensity of the Boko Haram insurgency has surged and waned in North-East Nigeria, between…
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Opinion

Premium Times, Anti-Press Laws and the Nigerian Constitution, By Femi Falana

It is pertinent to point out that the current trend in democratic countries is to repeal anti-press laws. For instance, in January 2010, the British Parliament abolished the offences of sedition and seditious libel, defamatory libel and obscene libel. Since we always weep more than the bereaved, we have retained…
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