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#IssuesForBuhari: From Clueless to an Issueless Government? By Victoria Ohaeri

We can no longer leave the business of governance in the hands of the political leadership. It doesn’t just work. It has never worked. When Goodluck Jonathan accidentally became Nigeria’s president after Yar Adua’s demise in May 2010, his ill-preparedness and unfitness for the lofty assignment associated with the Office…
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[FRIDAY SERMON] True Faith: Strength Of The Islamic Nation, By Imam Murtada Gusau

In the name Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from our wrongdoings. He whom Allah guides, no one can misguide; and he whom…
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Getting The FEC To Clean Up Its Cookstove Act, By Temilade Sesan

A few weeks ago, newspapers around the country reported on an issue that hardly ever makes its way to the forefront of public consciousness: clean cookstoves for the poor. Several popular blogs ran reprints of the newspaper articles, most of them featuring reader comments that were unapologetically and almost uniformly…
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Internally Displaced Persons and the 2015 General Elections, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

Less than 60 days to Nigeria’s St. Valentine’s Day elections in 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), confronts a major headache with the voting rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)  INEC has seemed somewhat slow to address this question because it must reconcile mutually contradictory claims of law, intuition,…
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The Dilemma of a Radical Progressive in Nigerian Politics, By Ogaga Ifowodo    

I had intended my post-primaries statement as the last word on my rude initiation (baptism of fire, if you like) into our country’s rough-and-ready politics. But the main aim of my statement — to congratulate my opponent on his victory and to thank my supporters — did not allow much…
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A Peep Into The Nigeria Natural Resource Charter, By Max George-Wagner and Dauda Garba

The challenges of governing Nigeria’s oil sector are many. Years of corruption and theft – and now plummeting oil prices - present a tough mix for an economy largely dependent on resource revenues. Despite such outsized obstacles, Nigeria’s robust civil society continues to measure progress in areas of extractive sector…
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