Category: Politics and Policy

Politics and Policy

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Demand A New Constitution, And 9 Points From The Ekwume Square Declaration on Restructuring

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Debates on the nature of the Nigerian state are intensifying as the 2019 elections draw near. In the past two years, there has been much talk …

JobsPolitics and Policy

The Future of Work is Not Shoe Shining

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The pictures from Borno state showing the ‘empowerment’ of 5000 young people with ‘fully equipped’ shoe-shining buckets is true. It is not a sort of transmission …

Politics and PolicyProfile

What To Know About BudgIT And Why Their Work Makes Sense

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Where do Nigerians congregate to think? Don’t feel guilty if that is not a question you have pondered recently, and to relieve you, the answer is …

Politics and PolicyReviews

Okonjo-Iweala’s Fighting Corruption: A Leadership Manual on Perseverance

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She has said her final goodbye to Nigeria. There will be no third coming for Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, unarguably Nigeria’s finest export to the world in the …

Elections 2019People

Can Oshiomhole As Chairman Win Souls For The APC?

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A collection of egos overblown and uneasy as the All Progressives Congress (APC) is at the moment should have no business claiming it will do well …

Politics and Policy

These ‘Young and Fit’ Men Are Trying Out For The Nigeria Police

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With the usual stories of shortage of officers, it has often been said that the Nigerian Police should engage more often in active recruitment. However, not …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

Kudos and Clashes: 10 Talking Points From APC Ward Congresses

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Saturday, 5th of May, was scheduled for ward congresses by the All Progressives Congress, APC. It followed from President Muhammadu Buhari backtracking from his earlier support …

Elections 2019Music

Assurance and Stomach Infrastructure, Thumbs for Heads

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Would you want to know how many of this Sunday’s services nationwide featured, at some point during the ceremony, the hymn ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine’? …

Elections 2019The Muse

Oby Ezekwesili Comments: Yes, Our Young People Have Paid Their Dues But Has Government Failed Them?

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the keynote address at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised …

Politics and PolicyThe Muse

Yemi Osinbajo Says: Let’s Build the Nigerian Bridge With The Wisdom of the Elderly and The Strength of Youth

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The Vice President gave the keynote address at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised by …

Elections 2019The Muse

Kingsley Moghalu Says: Ditch The Dinosaurs! It’s Time For Deliverance

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Professor Moghalu was one of the speakers at the 11th edition of The Platform, an annual event of speeches and thoughts on nation building organised by …

Politics and Policy

‘We Are Angry. We Feel Betrayed. President Buhari, Step Aside’ | Read the Catholic Bishops Conference Statement on the Benue Killings

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Following the killing of at least 17 people at a Catholic church in Benue state on Tuesday, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCB) have released …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

What Is Wrong With Fela Durotoye’s ‘Mission and Vision 2025’ Speech?

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Yes, that was a difficult read but not because it begins with words about a vision from God. No, there is nothing wrong with Fela Durotoye’s …

Politics and Policy

Enough of The Killings, President Buhari. I Am Coming To The Villa – Dr Ezekwesili

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The killing of at least 15 people in a Catholic church in Benue state by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday has sparked fresh outpour of grief, …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

Imo Adult Levy is Taxation without Human Face, Says Opara-Ndudu

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Nick Opara-Ndudu, an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship aspirant for 2019 gubernatorial election in Imo State, has criticized the introduction of adult levy by Governor …

Politics and Policy

Two Catholic Priests and 19 Parishioners Murdered During Mass in Benue

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The Catholic Diocese of Makurdi has confirmed the killing of two of its priests, Joseph Gor and Felix Tyolaha, both reverend fathers, in an early hour …

Politics and Policy

Why Police Using Tear-Gas on BringBackOurGirls members Is Fatal To Faith In Nigeria

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Tear-gas chokes, causes the nose to run and hurts the eyes. It is usually a last resort used by law enforcement to disperse crowds that are …

Politics and Policy

Flirting with Impeachment and National Insecurity

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Illegality and authoritarianism have one thing in common: disregard for laws that require involving other people in decision making. The latter is more easily identified as …

Elections 2019Opinion

Astray Goes Keyamo, Son of Fawehinmi, By Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu

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“Gani Fawehinmi, Nigeria’s conscience, dies at 71”, read The Guardian’s apt front-page headline. In less than a decade after his death, Gani’s legacy has crumbled: Mike …

Politics and Policy

Scandal: The 6 PREMIUM TIMES Allegations Against Saraki, Dogara and Adeosun

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A report by leading online news website, PREMIUM TIMES, has alleged that Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, in collusion with the Accountant-General of the federation, Ahmed Idris, …

Elections 2019Politics and Policy

Our Naira is Like an Athlete Performing with Steroids

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Have you heard that Nigeria’s foreign reserves are the highest they have been since 2014? That is already one of the points being cited by supporters …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …