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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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Lending Every Voice To the North-East’s Humanitarian Situation, By Rafiq Raji

Every raised voice in advocacy for more relief efforts in the region matters. And the ubiquity of social media means almost everyone can add their voice to the cause relatively cheaply. In mid-November, I covered the launch of the “Nigeria Humanitarian Fund – Private Sector Initiative” (NHF PSI) in Lagos…
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Nigeria and the Quest for Comprehensive Literacy: The STEM Solution, By Adetola Salau

There is a need to increase literacy to accomplish the aim of a holistic education for Nigerian children and adults. Training structures at all levels need to ensure there is always a built-in link between literacy/training and the real world. This is where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education…
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