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The Struggle For A Better Kaduna, By Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai

After months of hectic campaigning, our party, the APC, has made its choice regarding its candidate for the governorship of Kaduna State in the 2015 elections. It is a choice I accept with gratitude and humility. I salute all the elected executives at ward, local government and state levels, as…
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[FRIDAY SERMON]: The True Colour Of Islam By Imam Murtada Gusau

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah. Indeed, all praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the Lord of Noah (Nuh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Moses (Musa), Jesus (Isah), and Muhammad. May the peace and blessings be upon them all, ameen. We praise Him and seek…
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Terrorism: Nigeria at crossroads (Part 1), By Dele Agekameh

The expiration of the emergency rule in the three Northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe on November 20, 2014, and the seemingly foot-dragging by both Houses of the National Assembly to accent to a further extension of the state of emergency currently in the three states, has thrown the government into…
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Debasing Africa’s Largest Economy, By Soji Apampa

There was outrage in Nigeria when the National Intelligence Council (NIC), at a conference in 2005, “Mapping Sub-Saharan Africa’s Future,” dared to foresee Nigeria’s outright collapse before 2020 dragging down with it a large part of the West Africa region. The Nigerian Government, who preferred to underscore the fact that…
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Nigeria Police As An Institution Of Regression, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Few months back, President Goodluck Jonathan appointed a new Inspector General of Police. Ironically, the new IGP, Suleiman Abba, is from Nigeria’s North-west zone just like his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar. Mr. Abba’s appointment was greeted with widespread opposition because of his unsavoury connection with the nation’s most repressive dictators of…
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Voter Suppression through Permanent Voter’s Card, By Bamidele Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Permanent Voter's Card (PVC) is a solution in search of a problem. We must admit that there is a systematic attack on voting rights in Nigeria. The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is making it harder for people to vote with their vanishing PVC's. They came out ill-prepared despite having…
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