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EDITORIAL: The menace called ‘Radio Biafra’

The disturbing signals from a radio station in southeast Nigeria called Radio Biafra evoke memories of the tragedy that took place in Rwanda twenty one years ago. In 1994, a radio station, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLMC) orchestrated a genocide that stunned the world. Established in 1993, RTLMC…
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EDITORIAL: The Naira, the CBN, and the Price Mechanism

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) decision, last week, to bar 41 local business lines from domestic foreign exchange markets violates two basic administrative principles. First, it appears to punish economic activity, which only recently were the preserve of perfectly responsible citizens. Second, in consequence, it would divert scarce central…
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EDITORIAL: Nigeria’s 2015 Historic Presidential Election and the Tasks Ahead

Nigeria’s 28th March, 2015, Presidential election was, perhaps, one of the most bitterly fought in the annals of the country’s electoral history. The election occurred after a controversial six-week postponement following insistence by security agencies that it should be pushed forward for them to accelerate the battle against the insurgency in…
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EDITORIAL: The Moral Stench of Confirming Musiliu Obanikoro as Minister

It is quite unfortunate that despite the overwhelming public outrage over his alleged key role in the Ekiti election rigging scandal, the Nigerian Senate has gone ahead to approve the appointment of Musiliu Obanikoro for a cabinet post. The approval followed repeated deferment and the protests of a section of…
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EDITORIAL: The Moral Burden of Clearing Mr. Obanikoro

PREMIUM TIMES has watched with consternation the proceedings in the Senate regarding the confirmation of one of President Goodluck Jonathan's latest nominees for ministerial appointment in his cabinet: Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. Our consternation has to do with the recklessness of the president's nomination of Senator Obanikoro to be a minister…
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EDITORIAL: Nigeria Elections: Halt The Senseless Violence Now!

The path to next month’s national elections in Nigeria, and the expectations for a peaceful process among even the most optimistic among us, now points to a need for intense worry: welcome to elections Nigeriana, a true season of violence, mayhem, and our legacy pattern of electoral killings and destructions.…
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