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Tech Girls: Of Over-celebrated Villains and Underrated Heroes, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...we celebrate the wrong people, who do not add any value to the country or our lives as a people. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise if the success story of the tech-girls in the fizzles out like all such impactful efforts of the past, while stories of villains doting…
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Even Among Thieves, There Should Be Honour, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Meanwhile, the ruling APC has already given itself away, by its support of impunity when it unleashed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Governor Ortom and the accountant general of Sokoto State, while shielding those who moved…
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Time To Outsource Nigeria?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With successive governments and leaders, who are emboldened by their allegiance to primordial associations, it won’t be a bad idea to begin to think of outsourcing the governance of the Nigerian state to people who will govern without prejudice or consideration for ethnic or religious affinity. Within a span of…
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Gains from the Obasanjo/Buhari ‘Roforofo’ Fight, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is therefore erroneous to assume that criticising Buhari is tantamount to wanting him to lose election and even more disingenuous to think the worse of Obasanjo or IBB for taking Buhari to the cleaners. Would you rather they are cosy with each other while the country burns? In the…
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2019: The Shape of Things To Come, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Despite the gloom and political turmoil in the offing, I still believe in the Nigerian spirit of resilience and capacity to brace odds. I also hope the drumbeats of war will be curtailed such that compromises will replace hostilities, good reasoning will replace power mongering, selfishness will replace patriotism and…
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The Future of Conventional Media, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is either we innovate or perish. Never underestimate the power of change; get involved and let’s retool, re-strategise and take advantage of the new wave of journalism underscored by ethical standards. The Mobile Age According to Internet World Statistics, there are over 100 million Nigerians on the Internet. About…
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Saraki and the Frustrations With Our Brand of Democracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Clearly, the missing link in our endangered democracy, causing frustration all over the place is because the practitioners put the people last. The solution also lies in our leaders eschewing self-first, ego-tripping and grandstanding, while they should be more development- and people-oriented. The president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki…
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Worthy Inheritors of the Looting Game, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or now…
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Dapchi and the ‘Leave Our Daughters Alone’ Fiasco, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

While the search for Chibok and Dapchi girls continues, the “Leave Our Daughters Alone” campaign should be an all-encompassing, enduring and sustainable movement that focuses on all forms of abuses of women and girls including rape, killing, battering, abduction and even unjustified treatment meted out to women in divorce or…
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