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EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Calling On Nigeria’s Billionaires and Religious Leaders To Step Up

We are not sufficiently afraid and it may be our undoing. Nigerians still believe that less than 60 people have the virus and are therefore not observing social distancing guidelines. If we don’t act quickly and decisively, we may all get the virus. But a holistic response will be expensive.…
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EDITORIAL: Bichi Must Go; Buhari Must Halt Slide Into Despotism

The frightening scale of impunity and arbitrary conduct under the presidency of General Muhammadu Buhari plumbed new depths on Friday, December 6 when armed operatives of the State Security Service (often called the Department of State Services – DSS), invaded Federal High Court No. 7 in Abuja, the Federal Capital…
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EDITORIAL: The Flaws In Governor Emefiele’s Five-Year Plan For Central Bank of Nigeria

Of late, the Central Bank of Nigeria has been in the news. Its decision to set a floor (initially at 60 per cent, but subsequently increased to 65 per cent) on how much of their deposits banks may lend, has sent ripples through the industry. Its resolve not to go…
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EDITORIAL: President Buhari Must Release Sowore Now!

On Friday, September 20, the federal government charged Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 general elections, with treason and money-laundering. This is sequel to his arrest and detention for the past 45 days for having planned a series of protest marches against…
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EDITORIAL: NBC Vs. DAAR Communications: What All Parties Should Do

The ripples and bubbles of last week’s closure of DAAR Communications before its reopening on the orders of Justice Ekwo of the Abuja High Court, evokes critical concerns on the roles of all the actors involved. The rather unfortunate incident has thrown up several fundamental questions while bringing to the…
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EDITORIAL: Why El-Rufai’s Concept of Equal Citizenship Deserves Support

It’s the 21st century, but some Kaduna elites are saying no to citizenship and residency. A southern Kaduna group has triggered shock with its campaign against the principles of citizenship and residency. The group, in a document titled “May Day Clarion Call”, says it rejects the Kaduna State Government’s citizenship…
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EDITORIAL: Halt Harassing Electoral Officials

PREMIUM TIMES observes with increasing alarm the bullish behaviour and lack of restraint of the Nigerian state, as well as the blatant disregard for the requisite separation between the state and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The recent dastardly action of the State Security Service (SSS), summoning senior officials…
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EDITORIAL: Onnoghen: Time To Halt Nigeria’s Slide To Anarchy

On Friday, President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. He immediately swore in Justice Tanko Muhammad as his interim replacement in a development that had precedence in what happened over four decades ago under military rule. The president said his action followed an order he obtained…
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EDITORIAL: Buhari Must Act Now To End the Sordid Affair At NHIS

As usual, the government has handled the saga of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, with spectacular lack of tact, or common sense. A timeline of the debacle reads like a poorly scripted melodrama, and comedy of errors. In just over a year, beginning…
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Editorial: Mischaracterising the Nigerian Youth Issue

President Buhari seized the opportunity of another trip outside the country to weigh in on matters of serious importance to the economy and society. And, once again, reactions to the president’s comments are unlikely to have been what he intended. A youthful phalanx has taken umbrage, if postings on social…
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