By: on March 25, 2021
Insecurity in Nigeria is a self-afflicted disease orchestrated by bad leaders. The security architecture has been compromised by those who are saddled with responsibility to protect the country. A country blessed with massive wealth and abundant mineral resources but also “blessed” with terrible and corrupt leaders. Today, over 10 million children are out of school because of poverty. Education serves as a bedrock and hallmark to the development of any society. Lack of quality education an...
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By: on March 25, 2021
One of the major tragedies of Nigeria’s chequered political history is a legislature that is marked by stunted development when compared to other democracies world over. For those long years of military incursion in national politics, the legislature suffered the most because each time there was a forceful take-over of government, the legislature was disbanded. Although the elected as well as appointed headships of the executive and judiciary were equally sacked, their bureaucratic structures...
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By: on March 25, 2021
In Yoruba land today, death is busy and loss is common. Hunger, unemployment, and hopelessness ravage the land. Yoruba’s young men have turned armed robbers and young women turned prostitutes. Yorubas have become endangered species in Nigeria. The agitation for Oduduwa Nation couldn’t have been instigated at a better time. We’re running from pillar to post. We’re like ping pong ball being battered from one end to the other. From frying pan to fire. We have hit the bottom. It’s impossible for...
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By: on March 23, 2021
Warning against the declaration of Yoruba Nation and YoruExit from Nigeria, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo said: “Nigerians, wherever we go in Nigeria, we must see ourselves as nationals of the same country, people of the same blood.” “We must work together to make Nigeria great because we must not fail. Nigeria must not fail, if Nigeria fails, the black race has failed and may it never happened... That is why we must remain where we are and make Nigeria work and work well,” Oba ...
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By: on March 22, 2021
In recent times, the media has been awash with the story surrounding the ‘smoking gun’ found in the cool of the centrally air-conditioned high offices of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. The proverbial smoking gun in this case, is the purportedly unremitted 19.25 billion USD revenue from crude oil sales made way back in Y2014. That is about seven years down the lane! At the initial time, the prevailing dollar exchange rate of 168 naira gave the resulting figure of about 3.2...
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By: on March 17, 2021
The last five years or so must go down as our season of marching orders. Since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power, the government seemed to pose the ability to give orders than its predecessors. Usually, the privilege to dish out orders is a source of pride for whoever occupies the Aso Rock Villa or any leadership position for that matter. But it is worrisome whereby an order by the Commander-In-Chief concerning protection of lives and property and to bring about law and order in the socie...
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By: on March 17, 2021
The public debate sparked off over who, between the Federal Government and the Delta State government should take possession of funds of the state recovered from associates of a former governor is unduly outlandish and tends to belittle the huge negative consequences of corruption in the public sphere. It probably would have made more sense to lament the impoverishment and injustice to which ordinary Nigerians have been subjected as a result of massive sums they were criminally deprived of by th...
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By: on March 15, 2021
Too often, President Muhammadu Buhari has appeared – to citizens, commentators, and even his supporters – as too silent on burning national issues. The perception is not misplaced, going by his relative lack of reaction to multifarious incidents, including rabid insecurity plaguing the country, charges of ethnic cleansing and domination, as well as the recent #EndSARS protest. The president has tended to keep mute and relatively aloof of the occurrences, until very late, when too much damage has...
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By: on March 14, 2021
Nigeria’s political journey has not been smooth since independence. The political prebendaries have deliberately frustrated and destroyed Nigeria’s democratic vehicle. They took possession of the resources that belong to the people and shared our patrimonies among themselves. Jame Onanefe Ibori is not a novice in the political arena of Nigeria; his story is well-documented and has made heavy headlines. He has been with the establishment of looters for decades, from where he acquired the ...
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By: on March 13, 2021
According to the Regency Acts in force, if the monarch is under the age of 18 years when he or she succeeds the throne, a regency is automatically established, and, until the monarch attains the age of 18 years, the royal functions are discharged by the regent in the name and on behalf of the monarch. The Regency Act is a sophisticated concept created to support a minor king who as a child cannot manage the affairs of the kingdom but in whose name the Regency Act executes the directives of th...
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By: on March 12, 2021
Surfing the internet for beneficial purposes on the night of the 10th of March 2021, I ran into a newspaper report from a press conference done by Leonard Ezenwa, which read “AAC disowns Sowore as its chair, Accuses him of impersonation”, published in the Vanguard Newspaper. I read through the supposed reportorial which must needs be balanced, but all I could find after the few words by way of introduction, is a published outburst of offensive of Leonard Ezenwa, all through to the end, aimed at ...
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By: on March 12, 2021
The Bello regime in Kogi state is a total disaster and antithetical to democracy. Democracy is explained as a government in which the majority have their way in deciding who gets what, how and when in the society. It seems that in Kogi State, Bello is the majority. He decides who gets what, when and how in Kogi State. He even has the State House of Assembly wrapped around his finger. The function of the legislative arm of government in a democracy is to check the excesses of the executive arm...
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