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El-Rufai’s Teachers and Shehu Sani’s Labour Unions, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

We will also do well to limit the leadership opportunities available to the likes of Shehu Sani — people to whom political warfare supersedes societal advancement, people who wouldn’t hire Kaduna’s “typhart” and “coughting” teachers to train their own kids but can side with the NLC and NUT if it…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Housing Quagmire, By Morayo Adebayo

If authorities in Nigeria are serious about meeting the country’s international commitments on sustainable development and in particular housing, they must first comply with court orders and put an end to forced evictions. Today we celebrate World Habitat Day and this year’s theme, as declared by UN Habitat, is "Housing…
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Is Vilification the Only Path To Sir Kashim Ibrahim House?, By Umar Yakubu

For the next elections, I doubt if there would be any Buhari wave. So those seeking political offices have to proffer solutions that would improve the fortunes of the State. “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem" – African proverb It’s 2017,…
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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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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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