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How Buhari’s Second Term Is Evaporating In the 2023 Discourse, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It thus appear that everything that the Buhari government will do in its second term is about taking a position ahead of 2023 politics and unsurprisingly, appointments have remained lopsided and good governance has since assumed the back seat. Barely one year after President Buhari was sworn in for his…
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Amotekun: A “Child” of Controversy Is Born, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As Amotekun’s work begins, it is expected that leaders of the South-West will invest in infrastructure and technology to drive the process. They should ensure they put a legal framework in place to guide the operation and curb the excesses of members, considering that membership is being drawn from a…
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The Oshiomhole Saga and APC Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Six years after a successful merger of four political parties—ACN, ANPP, CPC and a faction of APGA, to form the ruling APC; two consecutive presidential victories and even with the federal government in its kitty, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has, been unable to build on its successes, unite…
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Time To Review the Vice President and Deputy Governor Positions, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

It is even more depressing that politicians, deputy governors and vice presidents themselves (serving and ex) have not deemed it necessary to summon the courage to present a bill to the National Assembly to amend the provision of the law affecting the powers of the deputy governor and the vice…
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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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