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Dynasties In Nigeria’s Democracy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

If my knowledge of history serves me well, were nepotism and sectionalism not reasons adduced to sack our First Republic politicians from office? Why has it now been somewhat dangerously ‘institutionalised’ without anyone talking? Truly, we do not place high premium on values and integrity anymore as a people and…
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For Governors, ‘Tomorrow’ Never Comes, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Some of the weird things governors do, to say the least, is not even anticipated by the Constitution, except for its moral implication, thus it is neither justiciable nor enforceable. You would expect good conscience and logical reasoning to prevail in the scheme of things, but for our governors who…
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Embracing The Message Of Understanding, By Hannatu Musawa

This Ramadan, as new friends Iliyasu and Cletus sit down to celebrate Sallah as neighbours, while looking forward to a future of mutual understanding and respect, one hopes that Nigerians all over, despite their beliefs and identities, will stop the ignorant rants and hate and embrace the spirit of brotherhood,…
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A Du’a for Hajiya Zulaiha Muhammad Buhari, By Hannatu Musawa

Magajiya’s good works will always be remembered, but more deeply we will remember the love that shone from her heart, love that was fueled by her absolute dedication to her faith. She will long remain an inspiration to those who would serve their communities and those who cherish the value…
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JAMB: Getting It Right At A Great Cost, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

JAMB could well have received kudos from many quarters after the painstaking weeding process and institutionalising sanity under Professor Oloyede in the last few years. Unfortunately, there are still people who are determined to spoil the broth for JAMB, because they are used to cutting corners. On April 11, 2019,…
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Lifeline For War-weary Borno People, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...despite the disruption of normal daily living in Borno State and the destruction of hundreds of lives and property worth billions of naira in the many battlefronts that abound in the State, the people of Borno, led by their ebullient and affable Governor Shettima, are ready to obliterate insurgency with…
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Ya Allah, My Du’a: To Stop the Violence and Massacres In Nigeria, By Hannatu Musawa

We must remember that those who have been directly affected by the widespread violence are real people with children, with lives and responsibilities. It’s troubling to know that the news of violence in our country is becoming commonplace. People are getting used to hearing about violence on a daily basis,…
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