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Monday, July 6, 2020

The SSS Employment Scandal And Disadvantages Of Ethnic Chauvinism By ‘Tope Oriola

The extremely controversial employment exercise by the SSS is generating ripples in the country. A report by Premium Times (also published by Sahara Reporters) indicates that while Katsina state had 51 persons, all the southeast states had a combined total of 44 persons. Such...

Before Another Yar’Adua Happens By SOC Okenwa

At 74 Muhammadu Buhari is the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He came to power in May 2015 after winning a landmark presidential poll of the same year. He was subsequently sworn into office on the 29th May. After three failed...

Matthew Kukah’s Christian Values and Misplaced Priorities, By Frisky Larr

When I wrote the book Africa’s Diabolical Entrapment, in which I examined Black Africa’s plight in its self-imposed religious trap, I stopped short of crossing several thresholds. Contrary to speculations advanced by people who read articles, reviews and intros about this work, the content...

Of Medium-term Visions and Annual Budgets, By Uddin Ifeanyi

If there is that quality about the Nigerian state that is no longer in doubt, it must be the fact that we are a nation of visionaries. This national failing goes back to the five-year development plans which were a post-independence staple. A Soviet...

Is Emir Sanusi’s Brand of Activism the Way To Go?, By Rafiq Raji

In northern Nigeria, educating the girl-child beyond high school is frowned at. Even amongst the educated elite. The main reason? The more educated a girl-child is, the less likely she would find male suitors on time, goes the flawed conventional and chauvinistic wisdom. The...

Fake News As Big Business, By Bisi Daniels

Fake news is a commodity – a commodity with a business model behind it; a commodity with active demand and supply. – Laurie Penny In those days at The Guardian Newspapers, Rutam House, if a reporter was lucky to have his story on the front...

The Senator Dino Melaye Circus by Tony Ogunlowo

The Honourable Senator Dino Melaye is rarely out of the spotlight these days – mostly for all the wrong reasons. His uncouth and brash comments and sometimes erratic behaviour have led to questions about his suitability as a Senator. The word ‘Honourable’ that precedes ‘Senator’...

Comedians, Musicians An Actors-Naija Dey We hand, By Charly Boy

The failure of our country Nigeria is our fault as a people, and the solutions to the Nigerian problems dey we hand, my People. Dis na injury time. Many people just dey provoke. Some dey commit suicide. There is a fierce urgency and need for action. It...

Leadership: Why Nobody Takes Nigerian Youths Seriously, By Ohimai Amaize

The idea of Nigerian youths in politics and governance has been advanced by several youths and youth groups in recent times. In 2014, I led a group of young Nigerian professionals under the banner of Rethink Nigeria to present a document on this issue...

Sanusi: Herdsman, Iconoclast Or Pretender? By Azu Ishiekwene

Sarkin Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, is in the eye of the storm and it seems the only way he can overcome it is to remain controversial. I was at an event in Lagos in October where he was also present as special guest. In an...
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