Category: Deep Dive

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 11, 2020

The two-sides of Buhari’s attempt to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty

Nigeria is recognised as the largest economy in Africa (now in its worst recession in more than 20 years); yet, regarded as ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 10, 2020

Logic and emotions: Is Lekan’s joke enough to end a two-year relationship?

Most relationships, as is common knowledge, has its ups and downs. There are those moments and instances that create the ...

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Michael IsaacDecember 10, 2020

All you need to know about the Pastor Timi Adigun ‘sexual assault allegation’

2020 is that year. When our hearts have broken more times than imaginable upon hearing certain stories. From rape allegations ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 10, 2020

Here’s why we need to stop addressing President Buhari as ‘Father of the Nation’

Nigeria practices a rather strange type of democracy that has deviated from true democratic principles. The Buhari administration, for instance, ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 10, 2020

Maina follows in footsteps of NDDC’s Pondei, slumps in court

We are all, definitely, in pain – borrow your voice from Ayo Fayose. As the popular saying goes; “crime does ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 10, 2020

Rare win for the Nigerian government as they succeed in cutting down data costs

To be Nigerian, and to survive in the country with all your marbles intact you need to be thick skinned, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 10, 2020

#EndSARS: Buhari’s concern is changing narratives by CNN and BBC not addressing insecurity

Reactions have trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement about the CNN and BBC reportage of the #EndSARS protest. On Tuesday, December ...

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Isime EseneDecember 10, 2020

Bridget Bema: Here’s why the internet is obsessed with the hilarious Kenyan content creator

Being called out on the school assembly line for breaking the rule is common in pre-tertiary institutions. But getting summoned ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 10, 2020

National Population Commission: Why Nigeria can’t afford anything short of a credible population census

The National Population Commission (NPC) has estimated Nigeria’s current population at 206 million. The NPC Chairman, Nasir Kwarra Tuesday, disclosed during a ...

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Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

Davido’s public grief could start a revolution of men expressing their feelings

Popular singer, David Adeleke, known by his stage name ‘Davido’ has come out to say,  “I’m tired of being strong, ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 9, 2020

SIM Registration: Is the Nigerian Communications Commission finally waking up to its responsibility in crime-fighting?

The rising insecurity in Nigeria has been a source of concern to many. Various crimes go unchecked, and some appear ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 9, 2020

President or Resident? Buhari’s confinement to Aso Villa continues to reflect in everything currently going wrong

Different strokes for different folks, it is often said. But the kind of strokes President Muhammadu Buhari gives Nigerian folks ...

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Ado AminuDecember 9, 2020

#GhanaDecides: Political violence is an African reality that must die by fire

Africa’s exemplary democracy – Ghana, as it turns out is only exemplary because of the depth of rot all around ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 9, 2020

Buhari expresses shock over ASUU strike, Nigerians react in hilarious ways

The Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) 9-month-long strike has elicited different reactions from Nigerians over time, particularly from the ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 9, 2020

#YNaijaSportsAnalysis: Is Messi still ahead after Ronaldo’s victory? See Stats

The football world last night got treated to arguably the biggest and certainly the most anticipated match of the UEFA ...

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Ado AminuDecember 8, 2020

Ghana, shade us, we are your politically chaotic neighbours

The perennial friendly sparring between Ghana and Nigeria has resurfaced in the wake of the just-concluded elections in Ghana. Reported ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 8, 2020

Nigeria’s rail system may be coming back to life, the Lagos-Ibadan rail is one pointer

Nigeria’s transport sector has been plagued with various challenges over the years, including the neglect of the rail sector by ...

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Kola MuhammedDecember 8, 2020

The Nigerian Army is just as guilty as Boko Haram; Amnesty International warns

The Boko Haram-led insurgency in Nigeria is one which has lasted for over a decade and recent happenings suggest that ...

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Ado AminuDecember 8, 2020

The act is up, Nigeria is not the haven of religious freedom it wants the world to believe it is

Nigeria for all intents and purposes should be a country where the freedom of religion is protected. Besides, the right ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 8, 2020

Could Mayweather’s return be an attempt to salvage Black American pride?

Former five-weight boxing world champion and flamboyant boxer, Floyd Money Mayweather, has announced his return to boxing after a three-year ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 8, 2020

#ResignBuhari: Rep members will not hold the president accountable, will neither help him go home

The heightened level of insecurity in Nigeria today is worrisome and has led to several calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to either ...

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Chinedu OkaforDecember 8, 2020

Ortom clears his schedule for marriage counselling, does nothing to stop domestic violence

As is common knowledge, life is not without its challenges and this has become the reality of existence. However, not ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 7, 2020

‘Please give us ₦17 trillion’ | State governors are fast learning from FG’s borrowing prowess

One thing the Nigerian government is known for is its penchant for borrowing and total ignorance of the fact that ...

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Ado AminuDecember 7, 2020

Gov. Zulum is either playing a presidency-inspired script or does not respect human lives

Understandable outrage has followed a report that Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has said that the security situation under President ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 7, 2020

#EndSARS: Yahaya Bello is out and about again or maybe tensed up too

From all indications, tension seems to be mounting among the political class as young Nigerians mobilise for a second phase ...

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Ado AminuDecember 7, 2020

#EndSARS revival: Why FG should erase the business-as-usual mentality

With the trauma of the shootings that ended the last spate of #EndSARS protests still fresh in Nigeria’s collective memory, ...

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Ado AminuDecember 5, 2020

Everything wrong with the directive of the Nassarawa Broadcasting Service on Christmas carols

Religious polarisation can almost be said to be synonymous to the Nigerian experience. Allegiance to one’s religion is one of ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 5, 2020

Intolerance is heightening in Nigeria, and this Amotekun saga sums it up

The Nigeria we live in today has become a shadow of itself. So many things have gone wrong and they ...

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Ado AminuDecember 4, 2020

Is this just an issue of incompetence or there is more to the insecurity in Nigeria?

On the heels of the statement made by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, projecting that terrorism ...

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Uroupa KiakubuDecember 4, 2020

#EndSARS Reloaded: why Nigerian youths need to be more strategic in holding government accountable

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty” – Thomas Jefferson The above statement aptly captures the recent happenings in Nigeria today. ...

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