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Dear President Buhari, Nigeria’s unity is negotiable! By Chido Onumah

On a final note, let me emphasize that restructuring Nigeria has become a “categorical imperative” for the country. It is either we restructure or perish! Restructuring Nigeria is not an elitist concept (even if it is sometimes used by sections of the ruling elite to negotiate power) neither is it about splitting Nigeria. We can restructure (or negotiate) Nigeria without changing the internal map of the country; it is more about resource control rather than resource allocation; more about devolution of power and, therefore, responsibilities. It is about enhancing citizenship rights and the existential confidence in the country. Details

 

Time for Religious Organizations to Invest in Agriculture. By Adeyemo Olajire Philip

The successes recorded in the provision of tertiary education, mass media and other socio-economic developmental activities of these religious organisations must be replicated in the agricultural sector. Successive governments have contributed their efforts (positively or negatively) toward the agricultural sector, yet food remains scarce. Therefore religious leaders must not continue to watch hunger ravage our nation but to convince their followers to join hands towards food production.‎ Details

 

How We Destroyed “First In Africa” Pride Of The World. By Farouk Martins Aresa

What happened to the Back to Africa movements in Diaspora? Are you kidding, not even those Africans that were born there go back home anymore. There is this famous actress that claimed she has been to Africa, seen Africans and she is no African. Nobody wants to identify with the losers. There used to be a time when people would beg you to return home before you kill your mother. Now there are so many old Africans that would rather stay put in Diaspora for medical. Details

 

Too Bad to Celebrate. By Umar G. Pella

While trying to avoid the judgmental trap of passing a verdict on what can be termed as the score card of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, it must be admitted that out of all the expectations that Nigerians have of the administration, one that the government must deliver unscathed is the anticorruption crusade. Details

 

It Is Time For A Moratorium On This National Assembly  By  Dr. Anthony A. Kila

This body called the National Assembly made up of senators and representatives has clearly dived and gone beyond the minimum level of acceptability for a sane society and something must be done about it. My proposal is a moratorium that limits what they do to a few matters for a period that reflects what the country is going through and what is important for the country. Details

 

Ijaw Could Not Have Been President In Any Other Nation. By Farouk Martins Aresa

The point must be made clear to Ijaw that one of them became the President, not because it was their turn since there were bigger minorities waiting. ... Ijaw minority status will make their situation worse because in a democracy, a majority carries the votes. There are just not enough of them. In the South-southern states except in Bayelsa,   Urhobo and Anioma outnumber them in Delta State. In River State Ikwere outnumber them. In Akwa Ibom and Cross River states they are smaller than Ibibio and Efik. The real powerhouse or the sleeping giant of the South-south are the Edo in their State and Anioma in Delta. Details

 

As Buhari Shifts to Gear 2. By Umar Gide

There have been five presidential elections in Nigeria since it resumed democracy in the fourth republic. Muhammadu Buhari contested all but one, and lost all but one. That one was the 2015 election.... Mr Buhari has done well in curtailing and even decimating boko haram but should be vigilant on the Avengers, the herdsmen crisis and ‘commercial’ kidnapping so that not allow them replace boko haram. The war against corruption is another medal for Buhari but he has to work on the judiciary so that it do not scuttle his efforts, as on year in office there has not been any conviction yet on all the  corruption cases initiated by his government. Details

 

Buhari And The Tragedy Of Politics! By Abiodun Komolafe

As things stand, Nigeria's foundation is not only threatened with predictable consequences, its economy is also castrated. The masses are in total hardship, toiling and suffering; and it seems as if the spirit of Saul is pursuing our David! In this 'fantastically corrupt' country, demigods and untouchables in high places who once stole Nigeria blind are using Nigeria's money to torment Nigeria. Details

 

Only Exemplary Indigenous Characters Can Change Nations. By Farouk Martins Aresa

The difference between Kwame Nkrumah and Jaja of Opobo before him was that one tried to first build a Continental while the other tried to build an Economic independence. The Rooted Threats were knocked down. Man needs certain amount of money to live a simple decent life. How much is enough after that is subject to individual goals and wants not needs. Details

 

On the Menace of Cattle Herders in Nigeria. By Leonard Karshima Shilgba

Have you seen the report titled, “Ebonyi State becomes the first to ban cattle rearing in Igbo land”? Do you blame them? My governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom of Benue State, recently cried out, “I didn’t become Governor to preside over dead bodies…Our people are being pushed too far by herdsmen! Details

 

Fuel Price Increase and the Mass Rejection of Suffering. By Izielen Agbon

There is a subsidy on corruption in Nigeria. The corruption subsidy is the difference between the true price of petrol and the official pump price set by the FGN. This subsidy on corruption goes to the fuel cabal as increased fuel prices. The fuel cabal makes additional profits by selling at actual pump prices that are higher than the official FGN price. The key question facing the nation today is- who will pay for the corruption subsidy? Details

 

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Menace of unclaimed corpses

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Operation Harbin Kunama as welcome relief

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Enough Of The Religious Intolerance

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Lessons from the British transition

bullet Tasks before Theresa May
bullet Operation Harbin Kunama as welcome relief
bullet SGF, budget and constituency projects
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IDPs: Robbing people in misery

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Nigeria’s economy in bad shape – CBN

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I don’t think my ministers, aides are corrupt – Buhari

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Crude oil earnings drop by N41bn in one month – CBN

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EFCC detains INEC REC over N20m Deizani cash

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Nigerian Navy arrests Niger Delta Avengers’ major logistics supplier

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‎Customs uncovers gun, ammunition in imported vehicle

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'Lack of equipment, funding hampering war against Niger Delta militancy'

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FG begs states to take over federal roadsIsiaka Wakili

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has appealed to states to take over the repairs and maintenance...

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Fake doctor who ran hospital for 10 years also had two others

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Gunmen Kill Bokkos Paramount Ruler In Plateau

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Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – UNICEF

BUSINESS AND ECONOMY

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IMF cuts Nigeria’s growth forecast to -1.8%

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Nigeria started 2016 with wrong parameters- Expert

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Funding gap in electricity sector now N300bn – Discos

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Inflation Rate Rises To 11-year High At 16.5%

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Breaking: Reps sack appropriation committee chair

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DSS arrests Zamfara speaker, dep, others over plot to impeach Gov Yar

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It was mad that I joined politics‎ – Ribadu

ARTICLES

bullet From Scorpion Sting to Snake Bite
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Between Buhari and Buratai

bullet Official Corruption and Immunity
bullet Nigerian Prisons Services: Practical Proposals For Reform
bullet I Don’t Do Politics Part 1
bullet Extremism: Return of Aspiring Terrorists
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AISHA: When Grace And Elegance Meets Altruism

bullet Buratai, Battles And Conquests
bullet Kidnapping Incorporated

SPORTS

bullet Pinnick-led NFF board wants new Technical Adviser for Eagles in seven days
bullet Nigeria appoints Le Guen Super Eagles’ technical adviser
bullet Pillars charge players to redouble efforts
bullet Eaglets Spank Sia-One Academy 5-0
bullet Fifa Secures New World Cup Sponsor
bullet Sports Minister, Dalung met with fraudsters, not us- Avengers

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

The North is not helping the North, despite Buhari

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Northern governors are coming and going, becoming billionaires on exit, and it does not translate to hospitals and good roads and schools even in their villages. The North and the agitating Middle Belt is an emotional wreck, a perfect picture of an abused bride, which today is even afraid of a hug of reconciliation, with rehabilitation and reconstruction a far cry. If the North decides to go away from Nigeria, will the other component part fight to keep it and would it be really 19 states, is Plateau North, when there's no love lost between the Plateau people and the North, does Taraba believe in North, Southern Kaduna, parts of Nassarawa, Benue, Kogi etc? Details

PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA

 

Still on Marafan Sokoto

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Last week I paid tribute to Alhaji Umaru Shinkafi, Marafan Sokoto and one of Nigeria’s foremost politicians and respected leaders, who died on July 6. Today I am giving up the page for another tribute by one of his closest confidants, Saidu Mohammed Dansadau, a two-term Senator from Zamfara State who served with distinction, dignity and integrity. Details

PUBLIC SQUARE BY MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI Tukey’s iPhone Revolution

 

[GAMJI WRITER]

Back home, to Nigeria; the events in Turkey should serve as a timely warning to the anti-democratic forces in the National Assembly currently mulling over the impeachment of the President to protect their ‘investments’. The people of Turkey in their uncommon resolve, have shown the way to resist the overthrow of popular governments with their courage, and the help of an iPhone and their history will not be the same again even in the shadow of Kemal Ataturk. Details

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