Author: Uroupa Kiakubu

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 27, 2020

Here’s why we need a lesson on wildlife conservation in this part of the world

As Nigerians, it is not uncommon to harbour superstitious beliefs about certain animals for reasons best known to us. Some of ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 27, 2020

ASUU needs a consensus to above everything else; save the future of tertiary education in Nigeria

The back and forth between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) leaves one wondering what ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 25, 2020

2023: Why (young) Nigerians must follow developments around the Electoral Reform Bill that scaled 2nd reading

Electoral reforms are critical to restoring credibility in Nigeria’s voting system because the electorate has since lost confidence in the electoral ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 25, 2020

Restructuring: FG’s meeting with South-South Leaders and Stakeholders is a step in the right direction

The call to restructure the country is an ongoing one that is yet to yield the desired outcome. On Tuesday, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 24, 2020

“The Labour of our Heroes Past:” But who truly are these heroes?

The aftermath of the #EndSARS protest has revealed some shocking news Nigerians are finding difficult to wrap their heads around. ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 24, 2020

The exploits of Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu is another reason why the FG must strive to keep the country’s best brains

The United States Mission to Nigeria has showered accolades on a US-based Nigerian, Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, for his contribution to ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 23, 2020

Here are steps the FG mustn’t shy away from if we are to exit recession anytime soon

According to reports, Nigeria has slipped into a second phase of recession in five years, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 23, 2020

The Zamfara kidnap is another sad reminder that insecurity is at a terrible high

Insecurity is one of the major problems plaguing Nigeria. It is worrisome that a week hardly goes by without reports ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 20, 2020

2023: Why Nigerian youths must take Senate President Lawan’s challenge as invitation to sweeping reforms

In addition to fighting for an end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings, another critical issue that was prominently discussed ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 20, 2020

What really is the problem with security details of ‘Nigerian VIPs?’ | Trigger-happiness or incompetence?

According to reports early Friday, a security aide to Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the House of Representatives, allegedly shot a ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 18, 2020

Adamu Garba: There’s a nexus between reluctance to accountability and ‘lawsuits’ that encourage same

On the heels of the #EndSARS protest, young Nigerians who took to the streets to demand good governance and an ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 18, 2020

Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo brings to light; terrible rot in Nigeria’s tertiary health facilities

It is becoming clearer by the day why the political class prefer to jet out to seek medical attention rather ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 17, 2020

#EndSARS: Deployment of Police to Afrika Shrine is another infringement no one should be quiet about

The Nigerian government seems bent on worsening the situation of young Nigerians following the #EndSARS protest, despite their genuine effort ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 16, 2020

A break down of the Nigerian Army cross-examination before the Panel of Enquiry | #LekkiShooting

Since young Nigerians took to the streets early October to protest against police brutality and impunity, the question of who ordered the ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 15, 2020

ICYMI: Nigerian Army testifies before panel of enquiry, reveals more details on #LekkiShooting

The Nigerian Army, Saturday, recounted its side of the story that led to the shooting of peaceful protesters during the ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 14, 2020

#EndSARS: 10 powerful lessons from Dele Farotimi’s interview with Arise News

A lot has happened in Nigeria since the #EndSARS protests and various human rights activists have weighed in on the ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 13, 2020

Like Lagos; Kwara finally realises that cost of governance is critical to progress

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, Friday, announced his administration’s plans to repeal the payment of pension to former governors and their ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 13, 2020

#EndSARS: ‘We’d have been talking of something else had Buhari not acted like a father.’ Adesina, really?

Media aide to President Buhari, Femi Adesina, Friday, said that his principal displayed self-restraint and tolerance during the #ENDSARS protests ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 12, 2020

What is the hope of Nigerian students as ASUU advises members on alternative income?

Students in Nigerian tertiary institutions are getting wearier by the day of the eight-month-long strike by the Academic Staff Union ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 12, 2020

That ‘bandits reportedly collect taxes from Zamfara peasants’ is enough signal to move above rhetorics

Nigeria as a country remains plagued with diverse challenges that seem to be growing everyday as a result of negligence ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 12, 2020

Okowa: ‘It’s unlawful for Zamfara to control gold’ | Any more argument against restructuring Nigeria?

Nigeria remains a country blessed with mineral resources including gold, iron, lead, zinc, barites, gypsum, kaolin, marble, coal, titanium, tungsten, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 11, 2020

Balarabe Musa: 10 lessons Nigerian politicians can learn from the life and times of late statesman

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020, Nigerians woke up to the news of the demise of elder statesman and former governor ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 11, 2020

Lawsuit against #EndSARS promoters: Eye-service, mischief or hands of Esau?

Nigerians have seen all sorts of “drama” at play in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. While the government is busy freezing ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 10, 2020

Make no mistakes about it; the EFCC needs urgent ‘sanctification’ too

When we examine the approach to governance in Nigeria, we would realise that a lot of things have gone wrong ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 10, 2020

DJ Switch fleeing for safety is proof that the government has misplaced priorities on issues of national security

With the current situation of things in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest, one may think Nigeria is back to ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 9, 2020

Buba Galadima may be described as a “bitter old man,” but he has a point

According to recent reports, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, Sunday, has said the Buhari regime is ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 8, 2020

Quit notice to Fagba shanty dwellers may escalate the problem

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Taskforce Sunday, November 8, 2020, through the Head of Public Affairs of the ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 8, 2020

Army General agrees #LekkiShooting happened, reveals more details

It was George Washington who said that the “truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains to bring it to ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 6, 2020

Buhari should already know that excuses don’t pass anymore

President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Speaker of the state House of Assembly Hon. Yakubu Danladi, Kwara, Friday, appealed to Nigerians ...

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Uroupa KiakubuNovember 5, 2020

Stopping Buhari’s medical tourism may lead to improved healthcare

The Senate Thursday, reportedly issued a strong warning to State House Officials to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from embarking on medical tourism. ...

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