Opinion

The Nigerian Army Can Legally Declare Any Organisation As Terrorist, By Alex Asuquo

...it is erroneous to fault the military declaration of IPOB as terrorist organisation using the TPA as a yardstick since such declaration is a strategic and tactical military decision aimed at enabling the military perform its functions, which are outside the context of the TPA. The declaration is not legally…
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In a Season of Corrosive Hate: Love As a Defining Attribute of Humanity, By Salihu Mohammed Lukman

The current wave of hate violence across many parts of the world, is a sad reminder of how far we are from our noble dreams of being a united people in love with one In the Nigerian context, we have unfortunately become violent and almost overun by lunatics, while being…
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Opinion

Agricultural Modernisation In Kano State, By Salihu Tanko Yakasai

...it is evident that the Ganduje administration in Kano State has, in its past two years in office, recorded tremendous achievements in the agricultural sector being a strong catalyst for the overall development of society. The governor has demonstrated political will and commitment to developing this vital sector in order…
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Opinion

Why Nigerian States and LGs Cannot Sustain Themselves, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the local governments and states are unable to self-sustain not because the federal government is taking too much from us all (and indeed they are), but because rather than all of us being responsible to our commonwealth, and building this, we are more interested in eating till we drop, while…
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Opinion

Kenya: Jittery Markets Should Keep Calm, By Rafiq Raji

Considering how high the stakes are, anything short of a credible poll this time around would almost certainly lead to violence. Fellow economists view these developments as short term risks to Kenyan asset, with the shilling likely to be volatile consequently. The political outlook would thus be on the top-of-mind…
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Opinion

A Million Pythons Cannot Dance the Biafran Question Away, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

...a legitimate Biafran question will be left in the hands of an opportunistic Kanu, and we will lose a golden opportunity to once and for all resolve our differences and strengthen the bond of our nationhood. Buhari should let the courts decide Kanu’s fate. He must jettison the use of…
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Opinion

Re: ‘Why The Presidency Should Save PenCom From Politics’, By Olumide Bajulaiye

...it is safe to leave the legality of Amazu’s disengagement for the court to decide since the issues have been presented before it. However, it should be noted that the Pension Reform Act gives the president the power to remove any or all members of the PenCom executive management in…
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Opinion

Persecuting the Rohingya: the Case of Minority Groups Everywhere, By Afeso Albert Akanbi

It is time the world takes a step further from mere condemnation to actually taking a firm stand against persecution of any kind. The powerful nations of the free world should use their influence to insist on the freedom of life, speech, religion, and freedom for everyone, everywhere, especially in…
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Opinion

IPOB, the Nigerian Government and the Lessons Not Learnt, By ‘Tope Oriola

I am shocked and alarmed that once again the Nigerian government has learnt no lessons from both the past and the present. What is a “militant terrorist organisation”? When was the designation established? What are the parameters for the designation?... Does this designation apply to the Fulani herdsmen who have…
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