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Bola Tinubu: Too early for retractions

Why is Nigeria so unlucky? A country of over 200 million people and with thousands of intellectual giants, always led, or perhaps, hoping to be led by people with half-baked education, people who hardly could critically analyze issues before disgorging them to the public for consumption. Plato said the reason why a good man should […] Read Full Story

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Eavesdropper: Ending reign of cultists in states

The step taken by the Lagos State Government to check the activities of cultists in the state has been applauded by some Nigerians who are also eager to see an enforcement of the law. Eavesdropper notes that the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, some days back signed the bill for the Prohibition of Unlawful Societies...

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Fighting insecurity without state police

From the dripping political and socioeconomic events in the country, it is obvious that the defective nature of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution has discouraged development in the country. It is also responsible for the myriad of problems confronting the nation. Its weak provisions have more than anything else conspired with other challenges to make it possible...

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China, India and Line of Actual Control

China has fundamentally altered the Line of Actual Control and there is no going back. In May 2020, the country changed the situation on the ground by shifting the LAC and preventing Indian patrolling on the territory previously controlled by India. China has constructed an entire village along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh, which hotly...

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Nigeria: A shadow of itself

“If an insurgency lasts for more than 24 hours, then, know that the government has a hand in it” The late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha. There are certain minor issues which basic governance ought to handily fix. For instance, a government that cannot deal with a rudimentary issue like keeping the environment […] Read Full Story

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Cancer sufferers on Lagos roads

Sunday Odiaka, Isolo, Lagos State, 07034303174: There is no sense over-stressing that Lagos is faced with acute traffic challenges. The latter is equally opening opportunities for some hustlers to engage and promote all manner of businesses on certain routes. One of the most-preferred routes is the popular and ever-busy Canoe Road, connecting road users to […] Read Full Story

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Re: Dangote’s blood money

Atanu Achimugu, Abuja: I read Abimbola Adelakun’s thought-provoking article with the above caption published on March 4, 2021. Thank you for your contributions towards a better Nigeria. It’s indeed sad that the country is confronted daily with myriads of challenges, mostly self-inflicted and man-made disasters. Road traffic crashes are a daily occurrence due largely to […] Read Full Story

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Fighting COVID-19 with PR

Nnamdi Nwigwe, Owerri, Imo State: It is high time the attention of the relevant authorities was adverted to the enduring attributes of Public Relations in tackling some of the problems of this country. Indeed, practically every case of public discontent, leading to one form of uprising or the other, has its solution in the application […] Read Full Story

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Who will rescue Nigeria from darkness (1)

Electricity is surely the very basis of our civilisation. After the first fumbling experiments, electricity began to permeate society. Currently, we are facing a future of ever-increasing demand for electricity. And this demand must be fulfilled, keeping in mind the other big issues of the future. Fortunately, at the moment, we’re equipped with more profound […] Read Full Story

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Bandits are not terrorists

The call by many Nigerians for the presidency to proscribe bandits as terrorists is gratuitous. The presidency is upstanding to turn deaf ears to this reverberating call except that it has failed to treat these vicious murderers, the plunders of resources and architects of national bewilderment for what they really are — hardened criminals. To […] Read Full Story

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Gender equality: An Herculean task? (2)

There is the very urgent need to clear the misconception of the word “feminism“. Feminism is an intellectual commitment and political movement. It is a belief system which preaches equal rights for women and their emancipation from all forms of domination exerted by men.  It agitates for the social reconstruction of society that makes women […] Read Full Story

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Milking the country dry

Nigeria don suffer o and it’s glaring in the many issues regarding the looted monies being repatriated after they were seized from some Nigerians in other countries. Many Nigerians are suffering and eating has become a tough one for many yet some people use the cover of politics to corner the nation’s monies and stash […] Read Full Story

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Herders’ bloody grazing, criminality and self-defence

The criminality emanating from bloody grazing, ranging from rape, murder, and kidnapping to destruction of crops all perpetrated by some Fulani headsmen has reached alarming proportions. So, when push comes to shove, moreover, when government’s cardinal responsibility to provide security for life and property is not forthcoming, one does not need a written permit to […] Read Full Story

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Biden’s silent revolution

There is this TV show that has a slogan for its title, America’s got talent. You might as well say America’s got people, all kinds of characters – the good, the bad and the ugly. This mix makes the practice of its democracy exciting. America’s democracy is turn-by-turn. This has been the case in the […] Read Full Story

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China’s miracle of poverty eradication bears hope

A grand gathering was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to mark China’s poverty alleviation accomplishments and honour model poverty fighters on Thursday, February 24, at which Chinese President, Xi Jinping, announced that China has secured a “complete victory” in its fight against poverty. According to the President, over the past […] Read Full Story

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Biden and new US policy on Taiwan

As the US President Joe Biden seeks a review of the Taiwan policy, he is being advised by a top American think tank to ensure that in case of China deciding to use force to unify Taiwan with the mainland, America should “continue to stand by Taiwan to support a fellow democracy and to maintain […] Read Full Story

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The North and the rest of us (1)

The present tension in Nigeria following the murderous activities of the Fulani herdsmen in the last few years and the forced reactions of the frustrated victims of their atrocities in the South necessitate the need to re-visit this topic, the North and the rest of us. The Fulani herdsmen constitute an integral part of Nigeria’s […] Read Full Story

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IWD: Challenging the norm, reaping the benefit

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations, ‘Choose to Challenge’, strikes at the heart of gender inequality and what must be done to correct it. The theme speaks to deliberateness, decisiveness, and most importantly, it is a call to act. To achieve gender equality, women have a responsibility to not only celebrate themselves […] Read Full Story