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The Corona Virus Challenge, Nigeria and Other Responses, By Reuben Abati

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Federal Ministry of Health and state governments have to do a lot As at this moment, only three states – Lagos, Ebonyi and Ogun - out of the 36 states of the federation would seem to have shown interest in the Corona…
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The Trekkers Of Today Could Snatch Our Cars Tomorrow, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

I’m very worried about the trekkers. No people deserve this agony on account of rash governance. This is a classic case of a government transferring its own burden of governance to the people. As long as we agree that democracy is a government for the people, this can’t be right.…
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On the Partial Ban On “Okadas” and Motorised Rickshaws In Lagos State, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Conceptually, the conversation around the ban involves another error. The “masses” – on behalf of which this culture war is presently waged – are nought but a convenient stalking horse. Always argued as if the concept were a blank canvas, it allows different agglomerations of interests to project unto it…
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Prune the Northern Nigerian Mistletoe, and Cure Nigeria, By Festus Adedayo

As things are now, the North, through its untrained Almajiri, has become the proverbial mistletoe that has clung to the rest of Nigeria. The rate at which brainless commentaries on Nigeria ooze out of the mouths of many children of this system Nigeria has continued to reap the fruits of…
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Buhari’s Tragic Invocation of Numbers, By Majeed Dahiru

This latest intervention from President Buhari follows a disturbingly familiar pattern of reminding members of a grieving ethno-geographic or religious demography to take solace in the fact that the demography of their perceived adversaries has recorded higher numbers of deaths than they have, on the human slaughter slab that Nigeria…
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Boko Haram: The Politics of Targeted Killing of Christians, By Jibrin Ibrahim

When people know that they are being targeted and killed for their belief, it does not help much to tell them that they are also being manipulated, because they know that their victimhood is linked to their faith. To understand the manipulation component, they must see more concerted state action…
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How Buhari’s Second Term Is Evaporating In the 2023 Discourse, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It thus appear that everything that the Buhari government will do in its second term is about taking a position ahead of 2023 politics and unsurprisingly, appointments have remained lopsided and good governance has since assumed the back seat. Barely one year after President Buhari was sworn in for his…
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