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General Martin Luther Agwai: The Peace Loving General At 70, By Jibrin Ibrahim

He reached the zenith of his profession as the chief of army staff and later chief of defence staff. He was also he was the deputy military adviser at United Nations Headquarters, New York and served as the commander of the combined United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan.…
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The Changing Nature of Work — It’s Gigs, Not Jobs In the 21st Century, By Adetola Salau

This news is welcome to a lot of people who desire to be free from being fixed in an office space, and the new frontier of freelancing offers a lot. It is scary for some people also, as their safety nets have been their regular jobs. The key thing is…
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Where’s The Devil In The Electoral Bill?, By Azu Ishiekwene

The problem is that the National Assembly has weaponised the Bill; it has become one more tool in the war theatre between the legislative and executive branch, a theatre that Buhari himself helped to install by his standoffishness at the beginning of his administration. Exaggeration is the most common strain…
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Why the North Should Not Take The Rest of Nigeria for Granted, By Majeed Dahiru

...the North has an opportunity to take advantage of the Atiku alternative with the prospects of re-uniting a sharply divided country, because he enjoys the confidence of a broader plurality To continue to insist on the Buhari candidacy in 2019, will mean the North is taking the rest of Nigeria…
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This Season of Strikes, By Dele Agekameh

Unions are pressure groups, and the classic role of pressure groups is to influence government policy and decision-making, in line with current realities, needs and possibilities. The months before general elections are always hectic for politicians, their staffers and other associated groups or individuals. However, nobody in this class bears…
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Connecting The Dots of Corruption: How Individual Greed Crippled Nigeria (2), By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

No sector is immune to corruption in Nigeria. The financial sector mirrors the larger society and given the ability of actors there to cook the books, its situation calls for more introspection. The banking sector is the facilitator of official corruption in Nigeria. The wealth of Nigeria is desperately tied…
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Of Our Social Media and the Culture of Abusive Speeches and Writings, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...if we are to move this country as far as most of us would like to take it, then the debates that matter in the design and implementation of policy would have to be conducted by, and amongst, folks who prioritise evidence. And who in the face of superior arguments…
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Aishat: Flippant Activist Or Frustrated First Lady?, By Festus Adedayo

There deeper need for an examination of the persona of the character called Aishat, wife of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since arriving Aso Villa with her husband, the president, Mrs. Buhari has carved a renown for herself for her fiery public rebukes of her husband’s government.…
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