Opinion

President Buhari: Taking Action On the Ganduje Bribery Videos Is In Your Court, By Audu Bukarti

Dear President Muhammadu Buhari, Following your recent appearance on Kadaria Ahmed’s widely-televised programme, "The Candidates", I write to raise some issues regarding your response to several questions on the viral video clips allegedly showing Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State receiving bribe from contractors. Sir, what stood out to…
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A Home-Delivered WAEC Certificate, Buhari and El-Zakzaky, By Festus Adedayo

As ordinary as this back-and-forth argument on the certification of the president is, it only speaks volume of where we have got ourselves in terms of leadership in Nigeria. While leaders of the world are emerging as the most cerebral of them and concluding plans to get into the moon,…
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Opinion

What’s In A Governor’s Sense of Self-Esteem?, By Bamisope Kupoluyi

What is in a governor’s puny sense of self-esteem? It is in acquiring all the resources and influence to be enjoyed for a lifetime within the maximum period of eight years. He never cares about creating a legacy, improving the lives of the people, investing in their welfare, or guaranteeing…
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Civilian-led Security Governance In Post Boko Haram Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

While waiting for the complete routing of the Boko Haram insurgency, it’s important to start planning for the de-militarisation of the North-East over the short- to medium-term to re-establish community confidence in civilian security institutions and respect for the rule of law. The Nigerian military are currently deployed in 32…
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Defecting Speaker vs Vindictive President, By Jaafar Jaafar

As President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria clocked 57 years today, the nation witnessed one of the worst abuses of the nation's democracy in history. Members of parliament were teargassed and denied access into the House of Representatives chamber in order to prevent the speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from presiding over…
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A Need For Internally Displaced Soldiers’ Camp, By Jaafar Jaafar

"Safiya! Three battalions fled Mubi. Mubi just had a new barracks built. It was chosen to be the new HQ to coordinate operations to recover lost territory. Few days before BH captured it, FG sent heavy artilleries to the military. Three battalions of military consists nothing less than 1,000 troops,…
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Tears For Nigerian Conspiracy Theorists, By Jaafar Jaafar

Have you ever queried why 'conspiracy theory' is called a theory despite lacking in 'testability' or empirical features that make a theory? Why should hearsay, urban legend or superstition be termed a theory without subjection to the rigors of research? When Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, then governor of Kano State, suspended…
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