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Dilemma of the Nigerian Youth, By Gimba Kakanda

...we need to restate our political will by overcoming this seemingly genetic political skepticism. Affirmative action from the establishment may be frowned at by some, but that, and not our polarisation, is really what we need, to defeat perceived marginalisation of the youth. These past weeks, I've had reason to…
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Nigerian Army’s Three Wanted Friends, By Gimba Kakanda

Our security agencies need to restore professionalism in their dealings with civilians. Showmanship seems to drive them, but obsession with this approach to crime prevention and control will only embarrass them and ridicule what they stand and inferring from the Channels TV interview of the Spokesman of the Defence Headquarters,…
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Buhari: Our President, their Deity, By Gimba Kakanda

Between ‪‎TAN and ‪#‎iStandWithBuhari, I don't see any difference. If anything, TAN and YEAA pursued justifiable interests, the electoral capitals of their principals. Theirs were sycophancy with a defined purpose. ‪#‎iStandWithBuhari, happening months after the elections, for, as one of them argued, the defence of an elected leader, who has…
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The Vacation President Buhari Needs, By Gimba Kakanda

What is even most heart-breaking is that censorship has been instituted by the Buharists who disapprove of basic analyses of the president's foreign policies and bilateral relations and agreements in all the places he has visited. Instead of dissecting Buhari's foreign policies, we are blackmailed or chose to fawn over…
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Aisha Yesufu: Victim of Partisan Savagery, By Gimba Kakanda

If the girls of Chibok were of famous surnames, children of the criminally wealthy somebodies of Maitama, Asokoro and Aso Drive districts of Abuja, and abducted at Loyola Jesuit, Whiteplains British School, El-Amin International School, International Community School or Nigerian Turkish International College, there would never have been a loss…
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Dasukigate: Beyond the Last Abuja Yam Festival, By Gimba Kakanda

My point is, our advocacy for a new Nigeria shouldn't be a call for a nation built on a personality cult. For Nigeria to be rescued, what's needed is civic vigilance of both patriotic individuals and the civil society organisations to "dictate" to the president what's required and desired for…
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Thoughts On the Presidential Media Chat, By Gimba Kakanda

Overall, the media chat is a commendable effort and, despite dampening the spirit of some Nigerians, it shows that we are finally free from a regime of mendacity, as witnessed in the years of the Hat-wearing zoologist who, without blinking eyes, and aware Nigerians were watching him, claimed the state…
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Why “Zaria Massacre” Is A Scary Deja Vu, By Gimba Kakanda

My point is, except we just developed brains overnight, Nigeria gave religious bodies these unrestrained powers to become "nuisance" wherever they function. What the Shiites do in their processions isn't different from what our politicians do in their political rallies, where political thugs block roads, harass and hurt non-participating passers-by…
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