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  • Wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu / Photo credit: guardian.ng
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    #EndSARS: Empathy From Zainab Shinkafi

    Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, wife of the Kebbi State governor was on the radio last week talking about the EndSARS protests, about cancer and women’s health. On the protests, she sounded like a politician, but of course, she isn’t one. And there is a difference. Sounding like a politician means saying all the right things. Being […] More

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  • President Buhari's Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina
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    An Enemy Of The People

    So, for all those trying to bring me down, to make me an enemy of the people, are you not striving in vain?

    For well over one week, the polity has been suffused with what President Muhammadu Buhari describes as “genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct by men of the Nigeria Police Force.” And in that period of time too, I have had […] More

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  • Nigerian Activist, Aisha Yesufu leading an EndSARS protest in Abuja on Saturday / Photo credit: Facebook
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    #ENDSARS: Have Our Children Gone Mad?

    You’ll have to go back nearly a decade to find anything resembling what has been happening across the country in the last one week. Back then, civil society deeply offended by trillions of naira stolen by government officials and campaign donors to the ruling party in the name of petrol subsidy mounted protests that rocked […] More

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    Life After Trump? Prepare For Surprises

    Coronavirus takes it personal. Those who have tried to downplay it, it has bitten. The US President, Donald Trump, had spent months propounding theories of how weak Covid-19 was. Then, the virus struck him. On the leaders of the United Kingdom and Brazil, COVID-19 proved its power. Against the American leader, coronavirus met a reckless, […] More

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  • The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

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    The Next INEC Chairman

    Virtually every key institution in Nigeria has been dragged into the electoral process and may have even been corrupted by politicians. The Nigeria Police, the Army and even the judiciary have at one time or another been used to determine the outcome of elections in very questionable circumstances. And they have all faced the public […] More

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    PMB, This Son Of A Teacher Says Thank You

    “A good teacher is like a candle-it consumes itself to light the way for others,” said Turkish statesman, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. And that is what teachers in Nigeria had been for ages. They burn themselves out to light the way for all other professions, and we thereafter ask them to go get their rewards in […] More

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  • Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) / Photo credit: :naijaloaded.com.ng
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    Adeboye Didn’t Go Far Enough

    There is more, much more to restructuring than asking for shared executive responsibilities between the president, governors and their deputies.

    A major headliner last week was the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, calling for restructuring. He didn’t just call for it: he also sprang a surprise. According to news reports, he warned that if nothing was done to restructure, the country might break up, even though he didn’t […] More

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  • The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

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    Ondo 2020: E-voting Is Not Rocket Science By Tonnie Iredia

    Based on the satisfactory performance of election administrators at the recently concluded Edo governorship election, there is a general feeling that the conduct of election to the office of governor of Ondo state scheduled for next Saturday, October 10, 2020 would be similarly successful. On her part, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given […] More

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    Buhari Goes Rail-wire

    Have you heard the news? I’m sure you have. But just in case you haven’t, here’s the news on the hour: After 33 years, the 326 Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Rail Line and Ancillary Facility Yard has been commissioned for commercial operation. The event came up Tuesday September 29 with President Muhammadu Buhari flagging off the project […] More

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