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The Rise and Rise of Ethnic Champions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the case of Kanu is not in isolation; it is a trend perpetuated by group interests to blackmail the rest of us and for the federal government to acquiesce to their demands. And unless we elect foresighted leaders who view Nigeria as one constituency, ethnic champions will become common place…
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Their Wars, Our Woes: A Case of Buhari’s House of Chaos, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Notwithstanding the monumental failure of the government and the internal wrangling within the inner caucus, collectively there will always be an avenue for them to reconcile and iron out their differences, while the rest of us continue to wallow in the throes of woes. The appointment of a new deputy…
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Restructuring: This Too Shall Come To Pass, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...that the merry-go-round called restructuring today, a sovereign national conference and constitutional conference etc. will change nomenclature the next time around is annoying. Besides, the more we clamour for change the more things remain static. The agitations appear louder now than the president has given the agitators the cold shoulder,…
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Will Biafra Go the Way of Catalonia and Kurdistan?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...for my Biafran wannabe brothers, please do some reflection and introspection, and seek other means of redress rather than the present course of action. The inspiration from Catalonia and Kurdistan is tempting, but all the indices that sustained their agitations up to the referendums are absent here. South Sudan, the…
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Needless Furore Over JAMB Cut-off Mark, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

- Professor Ish'aq Oloyede, JAMB registrar Although 120 was agreed on, it is, however, not binding on all because each university sets its own standard and is bound by it, while JAMB has an oversight function, supervises and ensures the criteria and standards of the institutions are adhered to. The…
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Over-sighting Defence Expenditure, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Procurement processes should be transparent and open without necessarily compromising national security. The anti-corruption strategy should be from the top to bottom from the presidency down to the lowest level, and the military must wean itself from their ugly past, renew and reengineer itself for an open In the 2017…
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Heroes of Secession and Quit Notice Threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Garuba is gone, but his brother who narrated the story could have magnified it to fit into the current hate narrative, if he so desired. These are people we should celebrate, and not paper tigers, attention seekers and those who hide under political correctness and skilfully planted seeds of discord,…
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