Opinion

‘Insecurity’ in Nigeria: What can the Left do?

Reflections on the current “insecurity” and “threatening state failure” in Nigeria – and what the Nigerian Left can do – recently led me, in a tortuous manner, back to a formulation on revolutionary intervention which I thought I had transcended long ago. We shall first discuss the formulation and then …

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Beat the gong, Mr President

The National Population Commission held a retreat at the very impressive Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, February 17-21. The theme of the retreat was a mouthful: Harnessing Demographic Data for Effective National Planning and Development. I was privileged to attend the morning session on the third …

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The quintessential admiral is gone

Admiral Patrick Seubo Koshoni Great admirals are cherished forever, by virtue of their ability to harness human, material, technical and logistical resources to navigate the great deeps, and put their nations at great economic advantage. One of such admirals is Vice Admiral Patrick Seubo Koshoni who died on 25th January …

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Love above all

All those who have fecund minds will always look for ways to arrest our feculent surrounding, situation and condition quite feculent indeed and frightfully nauseating and sickeningly sickening. My God! How did we get, ride, hop or swim to where we are now? Why should I ask this question as …

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Re: Balancing Gender Role: Panacea for National Development

Listen to article According to the World Health Education, gender roles are “socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women”. The social constructionists are proponents of an egalitarian society between the menfolk and the womenfolk. It sprang up with the advent …

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Musings On Unjust Suspension Of Ifemosu Micheal By Owoeye Olaoluwa Olamarx

Ifemosu Michael Adewale It will amount to betrayal of our revolutionary ideas if we allow bad things to continue just like the ordeal of Ifemosu Michael, a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, who was unjustly suspended by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Felix Salako, who …

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Judges as final deciders: Democracy under Threat?

By Anthony Ademiluyi 0 Listen to article The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln best defined the true meaning of democracy when he described it as the ‘Government of the people, for the people and by the people.’ The electorate is an important stakeholder in the process whose …

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Kano’s Simplistic Fight Against Beggars

Listen to article Kano is no doubt a big province in Nigeria due to large land mass and huge populations. In the earliest interactions with Western civilization, it used to be West African trading post especially in the area of textiles and agricultural products in such a way that a …

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Ganduje And Ban On Street Begging In Kano By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Olabisi Deji-Folutile google Call it a mere coincidence. You might be right. You may even choose to see it as just a positive response to some constructive criticisms – that could also be true. Whichever way one decides to look at it, the decision of Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, …

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Where Is Babachir Lawal, Is He Still On Trial? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Fredrick Nwabufo On December 14, 2016, the Nigerian Senate asked Babachir Lawal, Secretary to the Government of the Federation at the time, to immediately resign from office. This followed the recommendation of its ad hoc committee on the humanitarian crisis in the North-East, which had investigated the management of funds …

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