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National security: Between executive protection and the safety of the masses

National security: Between executive protection and the safety of the masses

At the backdrop of the Nigerian masses forming the greatest victims of the incessant sectarian insurgent attacks, Olamide Bakare of Department of Mass Communications, University of Lagos, emphasizes the need…

State of Emergency: Before those Governors are removed

By Inibehe Effiong The emergency powers granted the president and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under Section. 305 of the 1999 Constitution of the…

Nyanya bus park bomb blast

By John Ukah Death struck with a horrid, sudden and merciless hand. It left in its wake charred bodies and dismembered limbs of commuters; mangled remains of dashed hopes. Dreams…

What hope for Nigeria?

By N.F.J. Ibelegbu  “As the National Conference gets underway, the dire view from Zaire must concentrate the minds of Nigerian patriots… In a 31-year career, Mobutu looted and stole his…

Confab and the Ben Nwabueze challenge

By Ogu Bundu Nwadike By all intent and purpose and by all pole of measure, the globally acclaimed enigmatic constitutional legal icon commonly known as Professor Ben Nwabueze (SAN) fits…

 Osun: Muazu’s dream may not materialize

By Yomi Obaditan The National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mua’zu’s has the zeal for his party to capture the whole states in Nigeria into their party if it is…

Solutions to terrorism in Nigeria

Ayo Oyoze Baje To begin with, the critical issue of guaranteeing security of the citizenry, should be seen as the collective responsibility of us all. Though Section 14 Sub-Section 2(b)…

The changing face of Islamic terrorism

By  Onyiorah Paschal Just like Muslim scholars are inclined to emphasize, Pope Benedict xvi himself did in fact acknowledge in his treatise that even “ the emperor must have known…

BPE, privatisation and Nigerians

BPE, privatisation and Nigerians

John Tosin Ajiboye, a public affairs analyst, is of the view that the privatization of Nigerian public enterprises since inception has failed to achieve the objectives, has been detrimental to…

Why we are where we are

By  James Ogunjimi The older generation of Nigerians were born into an ‘active’ situation. They were young in the days when Nigeria was fighting to break loose from colonial masters.…

Government support for private universities in Nigeria

There is no gainsaying the fact that federal government through its National Universities Commission(NUC) is doing its best by way of checks and balances, effective supervision and quality control of…

How not to play politics

How not to play politics

By Abraham Olaopa In May 2013 when a US state under the control of the Republican Party was hit by deadly tornado, politics of division and exclusiveness was shoved aside…

The Kutis, Federal Government and Centenary Awards

This reflection is to fulfill a bet that I can also share my views about the rejection by the surviving members of the famous Reverend Ransome Kuti family of the…

Defection and its discontents

Defection and its discontents

It is a sickening reality in Nigeria that defection, the act of leaving one political party for another, also called carpet –crossing or what the eminent poet and humorist, Uzor…

As Governor Obiano tackles lawlessness and crime in Anambra

 By Chiedu Uche Okoye So far, Governor Willie Obiano, the Anambra state Governor, has shown us the inkling and foretaste of the type of leadership that he will give the…

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