Category: Citizenship

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Alexander OnukwueOctober 15, 2018

With Peter Obi involved, 2019 has effectively become a two-horse race

While he was Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi says he once gave up his apartment for President Olusegun Obasanjo ...

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EditorOctober 12, 2018

Isime Esene: Obasanjo has elevated hypocrisy to an art form

Yesterday, Atiku Abubakar got a much needed reprieve from his former boss, Olusegun Obasanjo. The former Vice President got the ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 9, 2018

Profile: Why we should be excited about Zainab Ahmed (and why we shouldn’t be)

Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance over allegations of a forged document exempting her from the ...

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Alexander OnukwueOctober 9, 2018

New landlords, ambitious health budget, local policing | Here are five talking points from Donald Duke’s policy document

The Social Democratic Party has chosen Donald Duke to be its candidate in the 2019 presidential elections. The former two-term ...

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Alexander OnukwueOctober 8, 2018

Now that Atiku has a presidential ticket, how will he rebuild a reformed image and win critics over?

Candidates seeking to be president of Nigeria in about 130 days time will find a very motivated former Vice president ...

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Alexander OnukwueOctober 2, 2018

Lagos 2019: Ambode vs Sanwo-Olu is a new installment in Tinubu’s scramble for regional power

The air in Lagos is thick with anticipation. Posters of the main men seeking the APC candidature in the 2019 ...

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Chikwe IheakweazuOctober 1, 2018

A homecoming: My visit to Liberia’s new National Public Health Institute

In May 2015, a few months after my experience as part of the Ebola outbreak response team in Liberia, I ...

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Chude JideonwoOctober 1, 2018

Chude Jideonwo: Buhari doesn’t deserve a second term, but Nigeria is still on course

“Nigeria is ON COURSE? Chude?! Are you and I not in this same country?” “I know. It’s almost a sacrilegious ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 27, 2018

Aisha Buhari accused her ADC of stealing 2.5 Billion Naira, but where did she get that kind of money from?

Two years ago when First Lady Aisha Buhari was launching her book on beauty therapy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo warned ...

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Ovoko WilliamsSeptember 26, 2018

Profiting from tears: The Buhari administration’s handling of the Nigerian IDP crisis

The humanitarian situation in Nigeria deteriorated significantly in the first half of 2018 as the conflict intensified in the North ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 20, 2018

Without a cost for indifference, Governorship debates like Osun’s are a waste of time

For an assessment of the four candidates who debated last Saturday, Journalist Nicolas Ibekwe’s scorecard is quite precise. The quality ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 18, 2018

Profile: Akinwunmi Ambode has declared ambition for a second term; will he get one?

Political watchers with inside knowledge of state and party politics insist that despite his incumbent status, Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 12, 2018

“It was a bad experience” – Emeka Nwankwo explores the struggle to get a safe abortion in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: When Emeka Nwankwo approached us with his investigation into abortions in Lagos, he expressed some worry that as ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 11, 2018

Seun Onigbinde took on Nigeria’s legislature and made them accountable; and now he’s taking on New York

In the last weeks of August 2012 Seun Onigbinde took on the role of Chief Science and Technology Innovator. In ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 7, 2018

Is the Trader Moni scheme in Osun a boon for traders or a gamble for the elections?

A few days ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at Iwo in Osun state to launch Trader Moni, a social ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 6, 2018

Direct or Indirect primaries: How do we know which systems works best for Nigeria

At its last National Executive Committee, the APC announced that it favours direct primaries for elections at the federal and ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 4, 2018

The scrabble for a New Nigeria: A battle between the believers, the achievers and the deceivers

by Alli Bob-Chinwon Randomly surfing the news I stumbled on a very intriguing headline published on a prominent international news ...

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Reuben AbatiSeptember 4, 2018

Reuben Abati: Buhari, 2019 elections and the limitations of the law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 30, 2018

Theresa May in Africa: How good a deal does she offer Nigeria?

Semi-casual and comfortable in a patterned yellow jacket presumably produced by Emmy Kasbit, a Nigerian designer who recently returned to ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 24, 2018

#Owerri112: Where do law and liberty stand in Rochasland

Not so far from the roundabout where the statue of a man in broken chains stands in tribute to freedom, ...

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Obiora OkekeAugust 23, 2018

How student union governments can help actualise a better Nigeria come 2019

A Government is believed to be a body with the power to make and/or enforce laws to control a country, ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 22, 2018

Igbo Presidency, defending Atiku: These are the talking points from Saraki’s ‘robust’ response

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has responded to the statement released by Bola Tinubu in which the APC leader accused Saraki ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 15, 2018

SARS reform has begun, but are there any real plans to ensure police accountability?

SARS will… attend to armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more. That summarizes ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqAugust 14, 2018

Summit of the Alternatives is a big deal and here’s what should interest you

In response to the security, political and socio-economic crises that currently plague Nigeria amid a seeming recurrence of incompetent persons ...

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Valentine IwennwaneAugust 5, 2018

Dredging towns: Lagos’ mega city dreams is killing its coastal communities (Part 2)

Fighting to eke a living But for Segun Alufoge, 52-year-old fisherman and father of six, it’s a different story entirely; ...

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Valentine IwennwaneAugust 4, 2018

Dredging towns: Lagos’ mega city dreams is killing its coastal communities (Part 1)

As fine sand is taken from the Lagos coastlines to provide housing for urban dwellers, the business generates great profits ...

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Edwin OkoloAugust 3, 2018

Editors Note: Lagos is dredging its way to megacity status, but who is paying the price?

You see them every day, as you cross between mainland and island or even travel out to the outskirts of ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 30, 2018

How the 2015 elections may have led to recent Twitter suspensions

Last week, Twitter users this side of the Niger experienced a display of rare humility by a subset of that ...

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Edwin OkoloJuly 18, 2018

You really should attend the Joy Inc. Masterclass on dealing with depression

As a largely young population, Nigeria is experiencing a mental illness epidemic. There are many reasons for this epidemic and ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 11, 2018

Kemi Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal will shame at least one Nigerian institution; the more the better

Following the bombshell report on Kemi Adeosun’s alleged forgery of a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate, the NYSC directorate ...

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