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HYPPADEC As Victim of Political Exigency: Memo to North Central Governors, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As at today, HYPPADEC, just like such other important matters mired in political exigency, has become a victim of our askance form of allocation of power and resources. It is a travesty of democratic norms that those who seek public office are shielded from being confronted by the public on…
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Making A Mockery of Electioneering Campaign, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

On February 16, 2019, the presidential election, first in the series of general elections, will hold. Expectedly, electioneering campaigns are at their peak with identifiable campaign messages and manifestoes, catch-phrases and slogans to take away, as it is expected every four years in Nigeria. This time, the situation is different;…
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The Drift Towards Executive Recklessness, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

For the Buhari administration, the anti-corruption fight is no longer a potent political tool, and for the average Nigerian, the political class is one and the same. This perception, wrong or right, is one reason why the government should tread carefully. Government must watch its actions to avoid tending towards…
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Head Or Tail, Is Nigeria Doomed?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Poverty eradication, fighting corruption, insecurity and engendering development are no longer sellable campaign issues. An aspirant or candidate is damned if he fails to meet the biddings of his masters, but the nation remains doomed if we continue to play politics of self- aggrandisement and personal interest. Since Nigeria attained…
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Nigeria’s Wrong Notion of Opposition Politics, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

PDP and other opposition parties should talk Instead they should consult, organise and strategise more on how to win back the hearts of Nigerians. Condemning every step of the ruling party is not constructive and cannot serve the PDP’s interest. What will stand it in good stead is to task…
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Rule of Law Vs. National Security: Courting Another Inglorious Legacy?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

As a matter of responsibility, President Buhari should be on the side of the rule of law and the constitution, because they are parts of the oaths of office he swore to preserve. Failing to do so should not be a reason to deride it either. These are grounds for…
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Tech Girls: Of Over-celebrated Villains and Underrated Heroes, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...we celebrate the wrong people, who do not add any value to the country or our lives as a people. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise if the success story of the tech-girls in the fizzles out like all such impactful efforts of the past, while stories of villains doting…
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Even Among Thieves, There Should Be Honour, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Meanwhile, the ruling APC has already given itself away, by its support of impunity when it unleashed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Governor Ortom and the accountant general of Sokoto State, while shielding those who moved…
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