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Time To Review the Vice President and Deputy Governor Positions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is even more depressing that politicians, deputy governors and vice presidents themselves (serving and ex) have not deemed it necessary to summon the courage to present a bill to the National Assembly to amend the provision of the law affecting the powers of the deputy governor and the vice…
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P&ID: Is Nigeria Truly Liable Under the Contract?, By Hannatu Musawa

From the nature of the contract, it can be conveniently argued that P&ID is the party that failed in its obligation of, first, providing a gas processing facility. Nigerian government can only supply natural gas (wet gas) to an existing production facility and as such there cannot be a breach…
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As Discontent and Rivalry Take Centre Stage In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Now, the discontent, power-play and rivalry (which are self-inflicted and are about self-interest) that are on display are symptomatic of the larger “battles” discussed in “hushed voices at the top”, which we all know and hear about, while the business of governance is now comatose. The sum total of everything…
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President Buhari’s Choice of Sadiya Umar Farouq, By Hannatu Musawa

Kudos to the president for not only creating this much-needed Ministry, but for having the foresight of making a choice from one of his own; from choosing his capable daughter, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, to reach out to Nigerians affected by humanitarian crisis and disaster, in trying to lift as…
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Global Warning of Global Warming, By Hannatu Musawa

Our climate is changing. At the United Nations General Assembly that just concluded, there was a Climate Action Summit, which addressed the dire consequences of Climate Change. In the face of worsening climate crisis, world leaders from government, business, and civil societymet to come up with new pathways and practical…
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9/11 and the Misconception of the Religion of Peace, By Hannatu Musawa

I believe that the world should always remember the 9/11 crisis and the tragedies and wars that fell in its aftermath and that memory should serve as a lesson for the innocence that the world lost on that day. On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 when four passenger jets were hijacked…
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Masari, Zulum: Tackling A Problem From Its Roots, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Since the Boko Haram insurgency appeared on the scene in 2009, tens of thousands of lives of the civil populace and military personnel have been lost and a large swathe of the country’s territory seized. While the war in the North-East corridors is still raging, another frontier of conflict opened…
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Xenodochial, Not Xenophobia, By Hannatu Musawa

The horrific disturbing tales of discrimination and violence in South Africa as of recent has been nothing short of unacceptable. It would seem that the scars of apartheid are evidently obvious in these attacks of hatred and cowardice. In 1994 when South Africa was democratized; rather than decreasing the incidence…
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