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This Season of Strikes, By Dele Agekameh

Unions are pressure groups, and the classic role of pressure groups is to influence government policy and decision-making, in line with current realities, needs and possibilities. The months before general elections are always hectic for politicians, their staffers and other associated groups or individuals. However, nobody in this class bears…
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2019: Refocusing On Issues, Not Personalities, By Dele Agekameh

We ought to engage candidates on the cardinal issues when we have the opportunity to do so, and not spend the whole time debating their standing as individuals and candidates. Nigeria is heading into general elections in a few months’ time and political posturing has begun for the race ahead.…
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Nigeria’s Underbelly of Violence, By Dele Agekameh

The tripod of poverty, illiteracy and unfettered religious influence has cost the country more lives than we may realise, since poor people are more likely to be radicalised and exploited by others to carry out inhumane acts of terror and wickedness. Last week, in Kaduna, communal clashes claimed about 55…
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Beneath Ganduje’s Babaringa, By Dele Agekameh

...if Ganduje insists on his innocence, the people deserve a more robust response and denial than the flimsy ‘cloning’ excuse that remains the only official response from the governor’s representatives. A shameful video surfaced online recently, purportedly showing the governor of a key northern state engaging in a disgraceful act…
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It’s Atiku Vs. Buhari, By Dele Agekameh

With the South-West likely to swing Buhari’s way because of APC dominance, the South-East possibly going Atiku’s way will make for a harder contest. Palpable tension enveloped the nation’s political landscape over the weekend ahead of the deadline imposed for party primaries by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Aspirants…
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