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Christmas in Electioneering Season, By Dele Agekameh

The 2015 elections are here. About a fortnight ago, the political parties concluded their primaries for the election or 'selection' of candidates to run for different political offices. While some of the primaries were held on a level-playing field, others came under an atmosphere full of rancour and acrimony. The…
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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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Nigeria: Beyond the Ceasefire, By Dele Agekameh

It was largely unexpected. But when it came, it came with a bang. Everybody was heldspell-bound. Perhaps, this illustrates the news that filtered in last Friday to the effect that the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Boko Haram terrorists have agreed to cease hostility.  Announcing the ceasefire in Abuja at the end of the conference on…
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