Jega’s Verdict: Buhari’s Govt Disappointing

The immediate past chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has taken a swipe at the Buhari administration, describing its performance as disappointing. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, Jega, who conducted the election that ushered in President Muhmmadu Buhari in 2015, said the high expectations on the […]

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The Decent For The Indecent, The Just For The Unjust, By Femi Adesina

There’s a short video you can find online that brings tears to my eyes. It features soldiers of the Nigerian Army, four spry young men, the type of whom the Good Book says “the glory of young men is their strength,” and they are in a desert-like environment, in front of a rigged camp. Wearing […]

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Appreciating and celebrating the Armed Forces of Nigeria, By Brigadier General SK Usman (rtd)

The date, 15 January of every year, is a significant day for Nigerians, especially serving military personnel, ex-servicemen and women, their families, and friends. It is also meaningful to families and friends of those gallant service personnel who paid the supreme price with their dear lives and those wounded in action. These unique sets of […]

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Kukah and the perils of preaching politics

One of the emerging dilemmas in Nigeria’s democracy is the serious threat it regularly confronts from misguided utterances of people lacking experience and wisdom in politics or governance who exploit the unscrupulous exuberance of the media to ambush public attention. The indiscriminate propagation of such utterances usually sparks political outrage capable of escalating simmering contentions […]

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Epistle of Bishop Kukah and Buhari’s North, By Majeed Dahiru

Reactions from the northern intellectual community to the Christmas day homily delivered by the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev Mathew Hassan Kukah was fast and furious in denunciation of both the message and messenger. In his Christmas day message, Bishop Kukah, had once again drawn the attention of the nation to Nigeria’s deteriorating security […]

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How ASUU, NANS Can Save Our Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been a thorn in the flesh of successive Nigerian governments due to its radical stance and collective struggle against the poor funding of Nigeria’s university education system. The union is also a cat with nine lives for always surmounting turbulent periods. The other prominent academic unions such […]

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A Failing Country: How And Why President Buhari Lost Grip Of Authority

Judging by the spate of insecurity currently pervading the country, Nigeria can be rightly said to have drifted inexorably into a complete failed state. All over the country, especially in the North, from my home state of Adamawa and Borno in the North-East, to Benue and Niger in the North-Central and to the president’s own […]

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The year 2020: A year like no other, By Dakuku Peterside

The year 2020 was supposed to be a great year. It was another Leap Year – the famed Olympic Games year when thousands of athletes worldwide participated in various competitions. This event brings together the entire human race. Since the commencement of Modern Olympics games in 1896, the international sports competition has been cancelled or […]

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Shettima’s Bitter Truths to Power, by Gimba Kakanda

Some of the reactions to Senator Kashim Shettima’s recent explosive interview on Arise TV, which have been trending on social media, betray the authors’ faded memories of the former Governor of Borno state. At the time an echo chamber was built by the Jonathan administration to isolate the government from public opinion, Shettima’s was the […]

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