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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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Widows, Orphans and the Price of Failed Governance, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The Zamfara tragedy, coming shortly after Boko Haram’s devastation of the a lot about the declining glory of this vast and rich Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno once disclosed that the insurgency has left in its trail, 54,911 widows and 52,311 orphans, and they are still counting. There is this…
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Death Row In Saudi Arabia: Why Government Should Intervene Urgently!, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With the groundswell of evidence of conspiracy back home, I thought it should not be too difficult for the Nigeria government to consult its Saudi Arabian counterparts to fish out those guilty and release the innocent ones. No, our officials are probably still consulting and constituting a committee to look…
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Fostering Unity In Diversity, By Hannatu Musawa

A full comprehension of unity speaks to the willingness of members of a society to cooperate with each other in order to thrive. In practice, unity in diversity includes accepting both agreement and disagreement; it leads to methods that embraces consensus, while accepting contestations in ways that do not entertain…
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Nigeria 2019: The New Low In Election Rigging, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

A society like ours where impunity and criminality are condoned and politicised as acceptable norms, can hardly When bad ways are legitimised as normal, such a society is doomed and apparently has lost its values. With regards to election rigging, we have really gone down low and this last election…
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Before We Crucify the INEC Chairman Alone, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Professor Mahmood talked of sabotage as one of the reasons for the shift. This cannot be disputed by any stretch of the imagination; he knows better because he is in the thick of things. Every group tries to court, bring down, blame, drag, and use INEC to its advantage, even…
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