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Omoyele Sowore: Portrait of A Life In Protest, By Reuben Abati

The Presidency is urged to take notice of the local and international reactions to the Sowore saga and retrace its steps. Release Sowore and Bakare, investigate and sanction rogue elements in the DSS, and design a strategy to change the narrative. Many revolutionaries often fail by overstretching their luck and…
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Staying Woke Against Government’s Attempt To Gag Social Media, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

People should be vigilant to keep their freedom. Under-performing governments like the Buhari administration will continue to seek increased control over digital platforms. They will attempt to use legislation or taxes on data subscription rates to limit access, as a way to clampdown on free speech. Finally, the government is…
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Saving Nigeria: Integrity Vs. Competence, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...it will matter that we understand both the dynamics of our economy, the dynamics of the changing global economy, and how both interface if the resulting disruption is not to challenge everything this country has stood As this process gathers momentum, it will help that those who are saddled with…
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Sowore and Parable of A Rat That Saw Tomorrow, By Festus Adedayo

Many commentators on the attempted abduction of rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, right inside a courtroom of the Federal High Court, Abuja by men of the State Security Service (SSS), self-styled as the Department of State Services, (DSS) have termed the occurrence tragic. I disagree. I tend to think that the tragedy is…
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Packing NATO At 70 Into Old Peoples Home, By Owei Lakemfa

Ageing is a natural process, but some age faster due to a variety of reasons including ill health, lack of good nutrition and troublesome children who raise their blood pressure. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) established primarily to counter the defunct Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) has aged…
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Advocating African Development Through Culture Change, By Rafiq Raji

Rote-learning remains the dominant teaching method in many African countries. To become innovation-focused, young Africans need to acquire critical thinking skills early on. It is not as difficult as it may Pre-recorded classes by teachers already skilled in critical thinking pedagogical methods abroad could be played to local students. Clearly,…
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Kano Emirate: the Dangers of Playing Politics with Institutions, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the governor’s defiance of court orders in proceeding to implement and appoint new emirs despite the knowledge of the proceedings before the court and the service of the court orders, is simply wrong and unbecoming of a governor. Persisting in error after a clear court judgement just over a week…
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