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Restructuring, Zoning and Northern Oligarchs, By Osmund Agbo

In making the case for restructuring Nigeria, many progressives continue to expound on its many virtues to the clogged ears of these oligarchs. The hope, however, is that one day, these “owners” of Nigeria will come to their senses and become faithful converts; a product of ludicrous wishful thinking. By…
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Pathway To National Dialogue and Rebirth, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should immediately initiate a process of dialogue to address multiple concerns over growing acts of violence, inter-communal and inter-religious conflicts. For the Nigerian people to accept the dialogue, there must be a serious attempt to address insecurity and growing mistrust between citizens. The trust deficit between citizens and…
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Inside the Kano Animal Farm, Where the Law Is Below Governor Ganduje, By Majeed Dahiru

...governors of the Muslim north have cleverly held on to their privileges of purportedly administering the "lesser mortals" of their states, under a religious inside the Kano Animal Farm, the Muslim Sharia law is below Governor Ganduje and only a poor and weak fellow like the convicted Kano singer is…
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Diezani, Malami, Magu: Shame of a Nation, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Until the cases against Magu and Malami are investigated by an independent body and cleared by courts of competent jurisdiction and given clean bills of health, in the eyes of the public they are at one with the Diezanis of this world, and none has the moral rectitude to accuse…
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The Killing of Terwase Akwaza and the Rise of Conflict Entrepreneurs, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Hamisu Bala Wadume, Gana, Herdsmen, and all those outlaws whose names are known or not yet known to us, are conflict entrepreneurs. The rise of conflict entrepreneurs is predictable in a country with a weak law enforcement and judicial system like ours. With vast ungoverned areas, Nigeria is a haven…
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Intolerance As A Threat To Our Democracy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the relevant question, then, is what to do to reverse this creeping intolerance threatening our social space? Part of the answer to this question is that over a much longer plan horizon, we must strengthen our institutions against their takeover by thin-skinned, small-minded men. Of the many risks besetting our…
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