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BBNaija Finale: Cee-C Should Win. But This Should Be The Final Season

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Eleven weeks of twenty four-hour reality TV featuring adult strangers sharing a comfortable physical space, competing in suffer-head-ism, quarrelling about dislikes, and hooking up randomly, comes …

Ideas & InnovationPolitics and Policy

Extended Comment: Is There A Way To Defend Buhari’s Comments?

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Thursday was Groundhog Day for President Buhari’s media team. It took more than half the day, when #LazyNigerianYouths had already notched up north of 50,000 tweets, …

Elections 2019Opinion

Imo 2019: Aspirant Nick Opara-Ndudu Promises Agric Revolution, Economic Empowerment

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The time has come when a well-articulated agricultural policy should be implemented in Imo State to liberate the people from the scourge of poverty and the …

CommunityOpinion

60 Days Without Leah Sharibu, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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I was 21 when I read Wole Soyinka’s “The Man Died”, my most impactful book of all time. Michel de Montaigne may have shaped my art …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

From Tweets to Streets: Red Card Movement Launches in Abuja

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The Red Card movement, the group aiming to spur citizens around the country to vote out the APC and PDP in the next general elections, was …

Politics and Policy

Four Years Too Long: Bring Back Our Happiness

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The value of a day or a thousand depends on what it is achieved with. Long life is relative; all we ever want is a good …

Education

FUTO’s N1000 Best Students Award is Utterly Ridiculous and Disgraceful

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After at least four years in a Nigerian University, a student makes the best grade possible: a First Class. The joy of that achievement is sufficient, …

Politics and Policy

Oil Wrestle: Which of Anambra, Enugu and Kogi is an oil-producing state?

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There was a mini ruckus on the Senate floor Thursday and, unsurprisingly, it had much to do with money. It was about the familiar argument between …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Phony PhD: 10 Things to Know about Senator Ogola’s Fake Certificate Scandal

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For N13.5 million a month, you would expect Nigeria to be run by legislators of the highest moral, policy and educational standards. There are heads in …

Community

Bring Back Our Girls 2nd Lecture to Hold This Weekend

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This Saturday, April 14 2018, will mark the 4th anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Government Secondary School Chibok, barring a miracle or delayed …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

End SARS, Period. It’s a Life-threat to Nigerians.

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The following is just one more convincing evidence to end SARS, the notorious unit of the Nigerian Police Force whose name ‘Special Anti-Robbery Squad’ amounts to …

Elections 2019Opinion

An Excellent Case for Buhari’s Second Term

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By Pius Adesanmi Two Buharideens, two separate threads far apart, going on simultaneously. Unbeknownst to the other, each make exactly the same case for Buhari. I …

Elections 2019

President Buhari Declares Intention to Seek a Second Term, following an interesting couple of months

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President Muhammadu Buhari has formally declared his intention to seek a second term, according to information posted on the presidency’s handle on twitter today. Mr Buhari …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

66% of Collected PVCs Are In States Buhari Won In 2015

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Of all permanent voters cards collected by registered voters across Nigeria, sixty-six percent are in states President Buhari won in 2015. This was revealed by Channels …

Foreign AffairsPolitics and Policy

In South Korea And Brazil, ‘Heroic’ Former Presidents Are Now In Prison. What It Means for Nigeria

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On Sunday, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent his first night in jail after being found guilty of corruption charges. Two days earlier, …

Foreign AffairsPolitics and Policy

What Are the UK’s Interests in Nigeria’s Elections and Looted Funds?

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At the inaugural ‘Diplomatic dialogue’ organized by civic accountability organisation BudgIT held over the weekend, British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, related the commitments …

Community

A Black Thursday of Robbery and Death in Offa brings SARS usefulness into question

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How did a robbery gang storm Offa, Kwara state, killing policemen and residents, while executing a robbery of banks, all in broad daylight? The casualty figures …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

PSPs will now be involved in residential waste for Cleaner Lagos (Reason and Pragmatism prevail)

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After weeks of reports in the media revealing the significant deficit in capacity of Visionscape, the Lagos state government has revised the Cleaner Lagos Initiative. The …

OpinionTechnologies and Business

There is no such thing as “foreign aid”, By Uchenna Ezinwa Uchenna

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Years of study and observation have shown me that there is no such thing as “foreign aid”. Countries help when it is aligned with their strategic …

OpinionPeople

Jim Ovia and the story he owes Nigerians, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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Times have changed in Nigeria and investigative journalism, once the talisman that freed truth from darkness, is now hardly at work. But Andy Briggs is bringing …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

Cleaner Lagos? Ambode’s Flawed Visionscape Gamble Has Produced a Dirtier Lagos Instead

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A new report has highlighted the lengths to which the Akinwunmi Ambode government went to secure the services of Visionscape to prosecute its Cleaner Lagos Initiative. …

Culture and Lifestyle

2018: Naomi Campbell. 2038: Stormy Daniels

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Try out this quiz: If President Buhari had, on his Lagos trip, bumped into Oprah Winfrey or Whoopi Goldberg, would it have led to the sensation …

CommunityPolitics and Policy

This Police Officer Making Death Threat Needs To Be Questioned

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No laws criminalize the questioning of a Police man or an elder, but a Nigerian could apparently have lost her life at the hands of an …

Politics and Policy

Mantu’s Rigging Confession: How To Shake the Table of Fraudsters

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Type in the name on YouTube and scroll down carefully. There is a video of him speaking passionately at a rally of Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria …

Politics and Policy

Buhari’s Lagos Visit is Tinubu’s Show of Ownership of Lagos. And Nigeria

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Buhari’s visit to Lagos has created a traffic conundrum within the metropolis. Residents have had to embark on long distance treks to and from different parts …

Politics and Policy

Educate Yourself, Carry It on Your Head | The Key Takeaways From Investing In The People Of Nigeria

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Investing in the People of Nigeria, a Conversation of a Generation, was organized by civic-tech group, BudgIT on Wednesday at its Civic Hive in Yaba, Lagos. …

PeoplePolitics and Policy

NneNne Iwuji-Eme: One of Our Own

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Following the time-honored tradition of claiming ownership of every Nigerian-born foreigner doing well in their professions, congratulations are in order to NneNne Iwuji-Eme, who will become …

Politics and Policy

‘Atiku For President’ Is Now Official. Here’s What’s Next

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From the day he finally announced his protracted defection from APC to PDP last November, Atiku Abubakar set another waiting clock in motion: the day he …

Politics and Policy

Buhari Has Sided With Tinubu To Preserve Himself And The APC. What Will Oyegun’s Next Move Be?

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President Buhari, at the APC NEC meeting on Tuesday, called for a reverse of the motion to extend the tenure of the current set of party …

Politics and Policy

Dino Melaye Is An Endangered Species. So Should Kogi West Consider Recalling Him?

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A good number of the members of the 8th Senate have their preferred markers for public attention. For Senator Shehu Sani, it’s his not-so-cryptic animal kingdom …