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Xenodochial, Not Xenophobia, By Hannatu Musawa

The horrific disturbing tales of discrimination and violence in South Africa as of recent has been nothing short of unacceptable. It would seem that the scars of apartheid are evidently obvious in these attacks of hatred and cowardice. In 1994 when South Africa was democratized; rather than decreasing the incidence…
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Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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The Prospect of Oil and Gas In Northern Nigeria, By Hannatu Musawa

Questions surrounding whether the NNPC invested enough funds in seismic data acquisition and drilling in these areas or whether the cessation of oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin and Benue Trough is related to geopolitical issues in the country, will continue unless more efforts are made. The new group…
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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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