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Life Or Economy, the Choice Is Ours, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Despite the existential challenges associated with the lockdown, the alternative is the risk of unmitigated community transmission if we fail to adhere to laid down protocols. Government might have capitulated to pressures from all angles, because it has no answers to the possible unrest that would follow the lockdown. After…
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COVID-19: An Unseen Enemy In A War Without Weapons, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In this battle against the unseen enemy, there is a terrifying spectre in the horizon, akin to only a physical war situation. No doubt, war creates fear, anxiety and uncertainty, but unlike the conventional war in which all sorts of weapons, including bombs, are utilised, this particular war is about…
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Countering Insurgency: Exploring A Different Narrative Strategy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...in 2015, when Operation Safe Corridor was initiated by the government, the antagonists of the programme where quite vehement. However, five years after, the story is different. Besides, my visit to their camp in Malam Sidi in Gombe State recently was revealing. The programme has not only changed the narrative…
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The Way the Cookie Crumbles, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The APC government, like its predecessor, the PDP, would soon realise that taking people for granted has a price and, of course, consequences; and that propaganda has its limit. The government needs to be more sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens, otherwise the day of reckoning might…
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How Buhari’s Second Term Is Evaporating In the 2023 Discourse, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It thus appear that everything that the Buhari government will do in its second term is about taking a position ahead of 2023 politics and unsurprisingly, appointments have remained lopsided and good governance has since assumed the back seat. Barely one year after President Buhari was sworn in for his…
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Amotekun: A “Child” of Controversy Is Born, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As Amotekun’s work begins, it is expected that leaders of the South-West will invest in infrastructure and technology to drive the process. They should ensure they put a legal framework in place to guide the operation and curb the excesses of members, considering that membership is being drawn from a…
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The Oshiomhole Saga and APC Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Six years after a successful merger of four political parties—ACN, ANPP, CPC and a faction of APGA, to form the ruling APC; two consecutive presidential victories and even with the federal government in its kitty, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has, been unable to build on its successes, unite…
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