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By: on June 2, 2021
Our journey in actualising our dreams as a nation has always been a setback in a country where power is in the hands of a selected few criminals who have consciously incorporated wholesale poverty into the Nigerian system. Women serve as a foundation to nation-building, their role in any society can never be underestimated. They stand on their feet to defend their fellow women who may have been subjected to humiliation and torture. History has always been kind to those who fought selflessl...
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By: on June 2, 2021
Even if the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, does not consider himself to be prejudiced, his recent behaviour and conduct showed otherwise. All humans show signs of implicit bias-unconscious bigotries that power our actions. An implicit bias is an unconscious association, belief, or mindset towards any social group. The fact that Malami made undesirable and impractical statements does not mean that he is necessarily bigoted or inclined to discrimina...
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By: on June 1, 2021
At a time when evil spars against good, we must choose a side. We either opt to be a part of darkness or take a place in the phalanx of virtuous knights. Staying taciturn while evil course through the land like molten magma from a volcano does not absolve anyone of complicity. All who keep silent in the face of evil are accomplices. A great pestilence is scourging the south-east. The land is crimson from the blood of innocents. There is fear, anxiety and confusion. A region that was once the ...
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By: on June 1, 2021
“Mallam Yushau, can you see me at Niger Barrack today?” – General Attahiru I received the above phone message on Sallah Day, Thursday May 13, 2021, from the late General Ibrahim Attahiru, the former Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) just a week before his death alongside other military officers in a plane crash in Kaduna. The nation was thrown into mourning over his death even as his immediate past predecessor and Ambassador-Designate, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), noted that Attahiru wa...
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By: on May 22, 2021
What the hell!" is the greatest human expression of abhorrence. When human souls are led beyond incomprehensible sequences of nature in negativity, the word 'hell' suffices. Hell is a place recognised by the 2 major religions in Nigeria: Christianity and Islam, both religions teaches eternal reward for those who do well in time and eternal punishment for those who don't. The Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai, apparently has the sound of hell in his surname. His, is spelt "El" but so...
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By: on May 22, 2021
I was a cabinet member in Katsina State Government. When I was preparing our first budget, I was unsettled by the past trends in government support for agriculture. Year in year out, 80% of the budget for agriculture went into fertilizers procurement. Knowing the requirements of agriculture as I did then, I felt that I needed to interrogate the tendency to give so much financial support to one need out of 20 clearly identified necessities of the sector. I appointed consultants to go roun...
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By: on May 21, 2021
It has been a while when the Nigerian Labour movement particularly, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) bared its fangs (some say broken teeth). Many have given up on the Congress as a bunch of self-serving labour aristocrats making hay while the sun shines. This view is not unconnected to the fact that during the several rounds of oil price increases, the NLC was loud by its silence. Suddenly, the NLC has come out smoking and blazing on all cylinders. They have selected Kaduna State with a Gov...
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By: on May 17, 2021
The exclusion of Nigeria from the list of 28 countries granted some form of debt pardon by the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has become worrisome to many, given the current precarious state of the Nigerian economy, particularly with respect to the ever-growing public debt service payment crisis. This IMF support programme structured for the rescue of poor and medium income countries battling with the economic effects of COVID-19 is being administered under the Catastro...
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By: on May 16, 2021
On that day and the day before it, a report by Amnesty International confirms that no less than sixty of those peaceful Biafran commemorators were shot and killed, and at least seventy of them injured as a result of the attacks on those two days alone. Among those who died, the report narrates, was a man who had phoned his wife minutes before the bullet lodged in his abdomen was followed by merciless gunshots from Nigerian soldiers to ensure his coup de grâce. His wife was still on the phone whe...
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By: on May 10, 2021
Don’t think Nigerians taste food with their tongues. Don’t think they perceive sound with their ears. Don’t think they perceive colors with their eyes. Being Nigerian is being stupid! There are so many signs that Nigerians are on the cusp of a new dark age. Nigerians are the most religious in the world, yet the greatest religious bigots and hypocrites. They are one of the most learned in the world, but the dumbest. The number of Nigerians in stupidity are on the rise daily. Their IQ is fal...
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By: on May 9, 2021
SLOWLY but steadily, Nigeria is sliding into war. Shortly after bandits slaughtered three of the kidnapped 23 undergraduates of Greenfield University, Kaduna, Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, captured the moment explicitly in a statement entitled, ‘Endless Martyrdom of Youth.’ He said, “This nation is at war, yet we continue to pretend that these are mere birth-pangs of a glorious entity.” Seriously, Nigeria is on the brink of catastrophe because of the bloody violence that has ensnared it on the...
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By: on May 9, 2021
In Nigeriia of today, under the clueless leadership of Buhari, Pantamism has come to join the ranks of notorious "Isms" that deals particularly in the Afliction of the Nigerian people with the virulent disease of terrorism. Just like how the regime deodarized corruption, Buhari's recent endorsement of Pantami is nothing short of the institutionalization of terrorism and religious extremism. it translates to the legitimization of the ongoing terrorism in the north and unfair vilification of t...
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