Thursday, November 23, 2017
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President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigeria Test Tube, Socio-Economic And Political Reactions

Nigeria has witnessed several political midwifing and reactions. The most recent being the reaction that produced Muhammadu Buhari as President. The reaction was in stages, the first phase was between political parties, Alliance for Democracy (AD) and Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) which produced All Progressive Congress (APC). The reaction

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adeyeye olorunfemi

Adeyeye’s Saga: A Blatant Abuse of Social Media and Activism

Nothing bothers more than the incendiary strides of ill mores and insensitivity embraced by misguided youths especially in the citadel of learning. Insubordination thrives in the guise of activism and it saddens that we live in a society where institutions tolerate moral and intellectual weaklings opposed to cultural norms and

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National-assembly symbol, FOI Act

FOI Act 2011: Right of individuals to institute court proceedings

The Freedom of Information Act (FOI Act 2011) suffered setback in its passage before the needful was done by the legislative arm of government. Prior to its eventual passage, both the executive and the legislative arm of government were virtually playing hide and seek games with the rights of Nigerians

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Fuel Subsidy Removal, Dr. Kachikwu

Fuel Subsidy Removal: Bane or Boon to The Economy?

One would have thought the root cause behind the 2012 #OccupyNigeria movement during Goodluck Jonathan’s regime would forever hide its ugly head. But I guess we all saw this breaking news coming —fuel subsidy removal, downstream deregulation and fuel price increment. The announcement by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr.

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2016 Budget, Buhari

Now That Buhari Has Signed The 2016 Budget, Can We Begin To See The Real Change?

Praise God! President Buhari has signed the 2016 budget after 5 months of dragging here and there between the executive and the legislative arm of government. Mr. Buhari signed into law a total of N6.06 trillion last week Friday, after a series of crisis, disagreement about the content of the

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Niger Delta Avengers

Niger Delta Avengers or Niger Delta Destroyers?

We are back to the ruthless game again. Niger Delta Avengers say they are avenging for the people of Niger Delta. And the big question is, are they really fighting for a just cause or destroying their own land? Killing law enforcement agents and destroying oil pipelines is an act

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Syria War Chronicle —Russia’s Abridged Intervention and the US Influence

September last year, Vladimir Putin surprised the world with his decision to intervene in the protracted civil war of Syria. In the same manner, Putin in March this year announced the withdrawal of his boys from Syria, bringing about much scepticism, and indeed, criticism of his yet another sudden decision.

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Pros And Cons Of El-Rufai’s Religious Preaching Law

This piece was meant to be ‘El-Rufai and his repugnant religious law,’ but a careful dissects of the Nigerian 1999 constitution and international statutes on human rights subscribed to by Nigeria, changed my lopsided thought to ‘pros and cons’ of the law. Unequivocally, this law is predominantly repugnant on the

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The ‘Ineffectuality’ of Former President Jonathan

It was a total shock to some Nigerians when the immediate ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, was recently branded “ineffectual buffoon” by a reputable foreign magazine—The Economist. Others, however, did not find any misdeed in the assertion of ineffectuality brought to bear by the magazine. This piece is geared in the direction

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Press Freedom, role of the press, Section 22 of the Nigerian Constitution

Press Freedom and the Nigerian Constitution: a Vague Provision

Section 22 of the Nigerian 1999 Constitution provides that, “the press, radio, television and other agencies of mass media shall at all times be free to uphold the fundamental objectives contained in this chapter and uphold the responsibility and accountability of the government to the people.” By virtue of the above

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