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As Discontent and Rivalry Take Centre Stage In Nigeria, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Now, the discontent, power-play and rivalry (which are self-inflicted and are about self-interest) that are on display are symptomatic of the larger “battles” discussed in “hushed voices at the top”, which we all know and hear about, while the business of governance is now comatose. The sum total of everything…
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Masari, Zulum: Tackling A Problem From Its Roots, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Since the Boko Haram insurgency appeared on the scene in 2009, tens of thousands of lives of the civil populace and military personnel have been lost and a large swathe of the country’s territory seized. While the war in the North-East corridors is still raging, another frontier of conflict opened…
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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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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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