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Opinion

Fuel Price Hike: Time to Bring Back CNG As A Better Alternative To PMS, By Femi Falana

To add insult to injury, the Federal Government has said that henceforth the prices of fuel would be dictated by market forces. Instead of handing over the Nigerian people to market forces, albeit illegally, I call on ASCAB to mount pressure on the Federal Government to implement the policy of…
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Opinion

2020 Edo Election: A Poll Defined By Strong-arm Tactics and Violence, By Yiaga Africa

The competition has been reduced to a contest between personalities, as opposed to issue-based campaigns. The WTV long term observers reported incidences of violent verbal and physical attacks, identity-based violence, and hate-speech rhetoric as campaign strategies employed by both parties for campaigns. The observers also reported the repositioning of cult…
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Columns

Northern NBA, Buhari’s Water Bill, As Birds of Bigotry Coming Home To Roost, By Festus Adedayo

You may not understand what inimitable Fela Anikulapo’s early days of Koola Lobitos’ ballistics-sounding song, with the refrain, Alujanjan kijan, was about until you hear the full anecdote. It goes thus: A very debilitating drought had seized the village inhabited by Tortoise, that figurative animal with huge cunning. Hungry and…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Hostility To Human Rights, By Kolawole Olaniyan

Mr. Buhari and his administration are treating dissent and public criticism as “insult”, and adopting probably the most repressive laws in Nigeria’s history, such as the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020 that give officials massive discretion to further restrict human rights and undermine the operations of religious, community…
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Columns

Mamman Daura Is Not the Problem, By Azu Ishiekwene

What will make the difference is not Daura’s benevolence, but advocacy that targets changes in electoral behaviour and galvanises civil society and the general public against the misuse of security agencies to perpetrate violence at the polls. It’s also time now to start the electronic transmission of results from collation…
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Opinion

Between Hushpuppi and Hushpoliticians, By Chido Onumah

There will be another opportunity to explore the different dimensions of the Hushpuppi phenomenon. Just to say that Nigerian Hushpoliticians are enablers of Hushpuppi and company; the Hushpolitician is the father of Stealing from Nigerians has been a favourite pastime of our Hushpoliticians since independence. But it does appear it…
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