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Nigeria @60: Former Senate President, governors throw weight behind Compendium on Foremost Nigerians by Lanre Alfred

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and Governors Kayode Fayemi and Dapo Abiodun of Ekiti and Ogun States respectively have thrown their weight behind the trans-generational compendium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Nigeria. The book, entitled Nigeria @60: Foremost Nigerians of the Last 60years;...

As VP And Law Professor, What Has Pastor RUGA Done To Reform Nigeria’s Primitive Justice System? By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Law is the most powerful means of social control. Societies have different systems for resolving disputes -- negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. In primitive societies like Nigeria, justice is not the highest priority. Nigeria is a stateless primitive society where justice takes forever. It is...

Back on the beat, after defeating COVID-19

By Gboyega Akosile Thank God I am back at my duty post! I returned to work today, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 after several weeks away, battling the monstrous Coronavirus. It began with a feverish condition on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. I usually don't joke with my...

Exploring Way out of Nigeria’s Health Services Conundrum

By Olubayo Aderemi One of the many gaps the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic has revealed in the fabric of the Nigerian society is the total absence of plans for emergency preparedness in many areas including healthcare. By both the AU 2001 Abuja Declaration and the 2003 Maputo...

Child Witch Persecution And Police Intervention In Ogun State By Leo Igwe

The news that a couple tortured their granddaughter for witchcraft circulated widely on social media. Someone drew my attention to the report in The Nation newspaper. That was late on July 9, 2020. I tried reaching the correspondent, who reported the news through the...

For 2023: Tinubu Or The Cows? By Bayo Oluwasanmi

April 8, 2018, I penned a piece in SaharaReporters titled APC Satan PDP Lucifer. I argued in the piece that the two political parties are the same. I said, “A political party is about ideology. The ideology of both parties is corruption... APC is...

Sabiu Yusuf’s Fat Bank Accounts That Shocked CBN Governor By Farooq A. Kperogi

Someone told me CBN governor Godwin Emefiele was so alarmed by the hundreds of billions of naira that Sabiu "Tunde" Yusuf has in his name in personal bank accounts that he advised Sabiu to mask some of the bank accounts and to divvy up...

Hasty Generalization Fallacy In The Classification Of Nigeria Into Three Ethnic Nationalities And The Wazobia Acronym By Malcolm Emokiniovo Omirhobo

It is an undisputed fact that the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba ethnic groups are the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. It is a fact that the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages are widely spoken in Nigeria aside English language. It is a fact that the official...

Is Buhari aware of the invasion of Igboland by the ‘almajiri?’

Tomorrow, May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari will mark his fifth anniversary in office. Questions concentrate the minds of many. What does the North want out of Nigeria? Is there an exclusive Northern agenda? If there is, to what extent does that agenda promote national unity? Does...

Gambari: The Challenge of Being a Nigerian and Public Servant

By Tunji Olaopa It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism....
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