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Buhari And The Need For A Complete Team

One topical issue which has remained a recurring decimal in public discourse, perennially agitating the minds of Nigerians since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office a year ago is: when will he fully and finally constitute his government? Tuesday June 2, 2015, in the twilight of the tenure of the 7th …

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From Flint to Lagos, Time For Democratic Control of Water

By Kelle Louaillier and Akinbode Oluwafemi Although separated by continents and oceans, the people of Lagos understand how our destinies are closely linked to those who live in Flint, Michigan in the United States. Just as the private water industry seeks to exploit and capitalize on the horrific tragedy of …

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All Stick, No Carrot: The Morning After Buhari’s Petrol ‘Deregulation’, By ‘Tope Fasua

it is evident that the closer one is to government the less possible it is to see reality and feel the people’s pulse. The ordering of policies – however necessary they are – is a bit reckless. A carrot-and-stick policy should have some carrots. Where are the carrots here? All …

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‘President Fantastic And His Super Policies’

 So much has been said about how clueless the past administration of   Dr. Good luck Ebele Johnathan has been, how he was unable to leverage on the opportunity to truly initiate a generational change of power and transform Nigeria from its pariah status. Some of us were big fans of …

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Does Peregrino Brimah Speak for Terrorists?- Abiodun Isreael

Luke 3:14 (ERV) The soldiers asked him, “What about us? What should we do?” He said to them, “Don’t use force or lies to make people give you money. Be happy with the pay you get.” It is befitting to begin this piece with a quotation of Holy Scriptures. The …

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Blood Cattle

With so much blood shed so that cattle may roam roughshod over the land, it does make sense for us to rethink our meat production and consumption patterns. Violent conflicts have become so pervasive in Nigeria that one could be excused to say that they threaten to become the new …

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The Sins Of Amaechi (3), By Solomon Okocha

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Center reports that as of 2005, 40% of school-age children in Africa did not attend primary school and there are still 46 million school-age African children who have never …

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My Takeaway from Buhari’s Foreign Trips – Babatunde Fashola

  In making this public intervention, I seek to highlight the benefit of global relationships and cooperation in a world that is changing daily as a result of globalization and transborder economics, social and even criminal activities where no one is safe, except all are safe, and to leave the …

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Don’t Sign the Paris Agreement

It is not late to stand up against the Paris Agreement that will see the sinking of Small Island states and the roasting of Africa – a continent uniquely exposed to the vagaries of global warming. Of what use is it for poor vulnerable nations to smile to the cameras, …

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Ogoni Clean Up Delays: Fast Tracking The Death Sentence

The pledge by the government of President Buhari to fast track (now slow-tracking) the process to implement the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) audit report on Ogoniland had raised hopes and won the commendation of many including the leadership of The Movement for the Survival of the …

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