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Worthy Inheritors of the Looting Game, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The situation is so messy, as beneficiaries of looting and successors, who are being sponsored to expensive schools, now debate and quarrel over whose tenure has been more useful to the people of this country. Is it when there was massive looting and trickles for the common man or now…
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Dapchi and the ‘Leave Our Daughters Alone’ Fiasco, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

While the search for Chibok and Dapchi girls continues, the “Leave Our Daughters Alone” campaign should be an all-encompassing, enduring and sustainable movement that focuses on all forms of abuses of women and girls including rape, killing, battering, abduction and even unjustified treatment meted out to women in divorce or…
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Zamfara Killings and Yari’s Politics of Survival, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...what is Yari’s staying power? Perhaps his capacity to be in the right place at the right time, knowing when to abandon a sinking ship, or subterfuge and even loyalty to a cause, who knows. The only thing that is certain is Yari’s inability and his failure to convert his…
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Needless Furore Over Election Sequence, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...those who think the current arrangement is targeted at President Buhari are actually stoking the fire of discord among politicians and heating up the polity. Nigerians should bear in mind that when the changes were made to the election sequence in 2010, it was to the advantage of then President…
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The Senate, Magu and More Quagmires, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

With this judgement, Justice Taiwo has unwittingly ceded more powers to governors, who are already power drunk. But then the judge is only an interpreter of laws and not the maker. Unfortunately the last constitutional amendment did not take this into cognisance; in essence our journey is a cyclical one…
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Restructuring: APC’s Coup Against President Buhari?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Coming on the heels of the damaging press release of ex-President Obasanjo to President Buhari, the volatility of the political space and depressing economic environment hitting hard at families and nation, people are watching and waiting to see if the recommendations will be treated with levity. At the height of…
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Ortom, El-Rufa’i and the Gang Playing To the Gallery, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

The government must act swiftly to curb the herdsmen challenge and other security issues, but resorting to ethnic, religious and political sentiments out of a mishandled security issue, is nothing but mischief and opportunism, and for all you know, El-Rufa’i may be flying a kite to get the support of…
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Between Half-full and Half-empty Cups, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

In the final analysis, Nigerians are asking: have they been duped? Were they hoodwinked and deceived to believe that the grass is greener on the other side? In fact have we been collectively short-changed? As painful as it is, our lot under Jonathan and now Buhari, can be likened to…
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Fuel Scarcity: the Shame of a Regime, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...the stories have never added up and we are back to the old sing-song. The only difference is that while the previous government lacked tact and diplomacy in inflicting pains on the citizens, this government has the power of rhetoric, propaganda and enormous goodwill to booth, to deceive unsuspecting Nigerians.…
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