Opinion

El-Rufai, Corruption and the Mask of “Competence”, By Moses E. Ochonu

If we cannot call corruption by its only name because the perpetrator is seen as being more intelligent, informed, and competent than the average politician, we are essentially creating a special coven or category for thieves who are beyond reproach and cannot be held accountable. So, per , Nasir el-Rufai,…
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Columns

The Killing Fields of Kaduna State and the Maikori Affair, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kaduna State is a microcosm that tells the narrative of the larger Nigerian State. Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which accepts differences among its peoples and has a fairly large consensus of agreeing to live Kaduna State is an important litmus test of our ability to succeed…
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Opinion

Southern Kaduna Killings: A Word For Governor El-Rufai (1), By Erasmus Ikhide

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has the option to prove his leadership by putting an end to the unremitting campaign of terrorism and needless genocide in the north. His sort of urbane disposition, education, enlightenment, exposure, and experience - hardly seen among the current crops of northern governors - is needed to…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Unsustainable Local Government System, By Dauda Iliya Abba

Mandate of Local Government Administration in Nigeria The local government, as provided for in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria's Fourth Schedule, is the third tier or level of government with powers devolved to it, among which is to construct and maintain roads, streets, street lights, drainages/culverts,…
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Opinion

Kaduna Anti-Preaching Law: A Regulatory Misstep, By Sam Amadi

The proposed Kaduna State law on religion is generating huge controversy. This is to be expected. Any law that tries to regulate the exercise of religion in a society with a deep religious consciousness, like Nigeria, is bound to generate strong disputation. This is more so in an environment of…
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Opinion

El-Rufai’s Schools Feeding Programme: A Moment of Truth, By John Danfulani

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth" - Buddah. Over the years successive governments have generated multifaceted programmes to mop up over 12 million kids of school age wandering the streets as almajiris or guides of physically challenged persons in Northern Nigeria. Aside these…
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Guest Columns

Governor Nasir El Rufai and the Contradictions of Legislating Faith, By Chris Ngwodo

Governor El Rufai is in the right battle but he is armed with the wrong weapons. Rather than a bill to regulate preaching, the Kaduna state government would be best served by enacting laws that address hate speech and incitement, hate crimes, noise pollution, and the proper use of public…
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Opinion

Kaduna State Needs to Urgently Cater for IPs for National Security!, By Hannatu Musawa

The Kaduna State government must see this delicate issue of IPs as a priority, whether it wants to or not, whether it’s a popular or not. The time for doing ‘eye service’ is over! These are people’s lives we are talking about. The state government has got to remove its…
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