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Needless Furore Over Election Sequence, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...those who think the current arrangement is targeted at President Buhari are actually stoking the fire of discord among politicians and heating up the polity. Nigerians should bear in mind that when the changes were made to the election sequence in 2010, it was to the advantage of then President…
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The Senate, Magu and More Quagmires, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With this judgement, Justice Taiwo has unwittingly ceded more powers to governors, who are already power drunk. But then the judge is only an interpreter of laws and not the maker. Unfortunately the last constitutional amendment did not take this into cognisance; in essence our journey is a cyclical one…
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Restructuring: APC’s Coup Against President Buhari?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Coming on the heels of the damaging press release of ex-President Obasanjo to President Buhari, the volatility of the political space and depressing economic environment hitting hard at families and nation, people are watching and waiting to see if the recommendations will be treated with levity. At the height of…
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Ortom, El-Rufa’i and the Gang Playing To the Gallery, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The government must act swiftly to curb the herdsmen challenge and other security issues, but resorting to ethnic, religious and political sentiments out of a mishandled security issue, is nothing but mischief and opportunism, and for all you know, El-Rufa’i may be flying a kite to get the support of…
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Between Half-full and Half-empty Cups, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In the final analysis, Nigerians are asking: have they been duped? Were they hoodwinked and deceived to believe that the grass is greener on the other side? In fact have we been collectively short-changed? As painful as it is, our lot under Jonathan and now Buhari, can be likened to…
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Fuel Scarcity: the Shame of a Regime, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the stories have never added up and we are back to the old sing-song. The only difference is that while the previous government lacked tact and diplomacy in inflicting pains on the citizens, this government has the power of rhetoric, propaganda and enormous goodwill to booth, to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians.…
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As Panama and Paradise Papers Produce Heroes In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...from France, where Societe Generale used the firm to set up 979 offshore accounts, to Salvador, Azerbaijan, China’s red aristocrats, Zimbabwe, Iran, Austria Russia to Argentina, FIFA and Transparency International officials, Panama Papers’ revelations have ended the careers of many public officials, except in Nigeria, where they are rather pampered…
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Social Media Incursion and Publishing In the North, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

My advice is for us to be more innovative as writers and news media organisations to survive the threat posed by the social media and other challenges to publishing, particularly for those of us in North. When I chaired the special publication marking the 10th anniversary of Media Trust Limited…
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Politicising Health Matters, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the rather lame, belated and uncoordinated response of the military, health authorities and information managers of the government did very little to douse the suspicion. For instance, it took nearly one week before the minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole acknowledged that there was vaccination going on in some parts…
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