Columns

The Toxicity of Edo Politics, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Everything about the oncoming Edo election is antithetical to the tenets of democracy. The candidates, their godfathers and other interested actors are toxic people who only use the ordinary people as pawns in their political chess game. The losers in the epic fight are the ordinary people of Edo State.…
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Columns

Heroes of Secession and Quit Notice Threats, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Garuba is gone, but his brother who narrated the story could have magnified it to fit into the current hate narrative, if he so desired. These are people we should celebrate, and not paper tigers, attention seekers and those who hide under political correctness and skilfully planted seeds of discord,…
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Columns

Sectionalism: Even You, Osinbajo?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Having been established that sectionalism and marginalisation fuel corruption, it is disheartening that Osinbajo fell into this ugly pit of ethnic favouritism and divisive rethoric he preached against. Therefore, the cry of marginalisation and agitation for restructuring are precipitated by our leaders’ failure to apply equity and fairness in appointments…
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Opinion

Here comes Emperor Jonathan, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

President Jonathan and his regime are best advised to do the business of governance very well and allow the media to do theirs. Since Friday, last week, the government has engaged in an aggressive crackdown of newspapers under the dubious claim of routine security operations. They raided delivery vans, harassed…
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Opinion

Boko Haram: Is the Military in false propaganda war? By Zainab Suleiman Okino

About two weeks ago, the women of this country, as represented by gender activists, professionals, and other concerned women groups filed out to protest the recent killing of students of FGC, Buni Yadi, in Yobe state. They spoke with one voice in their condemnation of government's inaction and seeming lack of interest to contain…
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Opinion

Politicising oil exploration in the North, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

My vague recollection of the search for oil in the North dates back to the beginning of this republic, when once again civilian governance emerged on the scene. It has been a long tortuous battle though. Unfortunately this battle has served no useful purpose, at least for the region concerned,…
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