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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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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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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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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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2019 Presidential Election: The Choice Before Nigerians, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...all the card-carrying members of the leading parties, if any, are insignificant and not enough to give victory to the candidates in comparison to the electorate. It is therefore imperative for the electorate to own the process, devoid of sentiments, and vote for a candidate they prefer in a fair…
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