Category: Citizenship

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Chude JideonwoMarch 18, 2019

From Africa to the world | A letter from RED, as 2019 kicks into gear 

Our fourth presidential win. It was completely worth waiting for before writing this year’s letter. Our company, StateCraft Inc., after ...

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SponsorMarch 2, 2019

YMonitor: What the result of the 2019 Presidential election says about Nigerians

The Presidential election has come and gone, but the details of the election has found its space in history unchallenged. ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2019

The struggle continues: Statement by Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Presidential candidate of the YPP on the February 23rd elections

I was very saddened by the loss of lives to various acts of violence during the February 23 presidential election ...

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Chinedu OkaforFebruary 20, 2019

Accountability is Nigeria’s number one problem

If you’ve asked an average Nigerian the problems facing the country, their response would range from Venus to Mars. Everyone ...

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Alexander OnukwueJanuary 28, 2019

The president’s ambition suffereth violence, the violent take the bench by force

With an executive hammer fashioned by legalistic manipulation, President Muhammadu Buhari has forced his will on Nigeria’s Judiciary. On Friday ...

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Nwachukwu Ani AgwuJanuary 21, 2019

Why should governments open up their data?

Running 21st century governments by the “old rules” is reinforcing information asymmetry, inefficiency in public service, inequality and ultimately poverty. ...

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ThankGod UkachukwuNovember 7, 2018

Visionary Leadership Or Change: The choice before Abians in 2019 gubernatorial elections

Abia State voters must be careful not to acquiesce to the same predicament London-based The Economist magazine (which endorsed President ...

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Alexander OnukwueOctober 26, 2018

Can the PDP be ruthless and impartial? They have a chance with Atunwa’s NYSC scandal

The People’s Democratic Party have an opportunity to show that they have truly reformed in character by properly addressing the ...

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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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