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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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Zamfara Killings and Yari’s Politics of Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...what is Yari’s staying power? Perhaps his capacity to be in the right place at the right time, knowing when to abandon a sinking ship, or subterfuge and even loyalty to a cause, who knows. The only thing that is certain is Yari’s inability and his failure to convert his…
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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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