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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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Where Modernism has Failed and Traditionalism has Thrived: A Look at Commercial Ranching and Fulani Herding System  By Ismail Iro, Ph.D.

An evaluation of the livestock sector showed that in spite of government spending and incentives, ranching schemes had failed in Nigeria. A European who started a ranch in 1914 in Northern Nigeria folded up in 1920 in spite of establishing his ranch on the best grazing land (Niamir 1990). He explained that commercial ranching was not viable in Nigeria. First, contrary to expectations, the Fulani did not embrace ranching as the alternative to traditional pastoralism. Second, ranching did not raise the output of milk and meat. In fact, traditional pastoralism continued to record higher output per unit of land than commercial ranching (Grandin 1988). Third, the anticipated economic benefits of ranching did not materialize; rather, the prices of milk and meat from the ranch grew beyond the means of the ordinary citizens. Fourth, there was no evidence that ranching had facilitated the resettlement of the Fulani. Thus, the reality of pastoral formation in Nigeria, as in much of Africa, was that almost universally, a ranching scheme was a financial catastrophe (Galaty 1980). Details

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A two-million-barrels-of-oil-a-day question

 

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I am not a conspiracy theory buff, but the more I think about the recent return of militancy in the Delta region with so much vengeance the more I wonder if there isn’t something to the theory of a grand plan somewhere to dismember Nigeria as Africa’s most populous country and its biggest economy....

 

I pointed out how on more than one occasion some well-known Christian leaders in the corridors of power secured the release of Muhammad Yusuf, the founder of the sect, from detention. I also pointed out the incongruity of President Goodluck Jonathan appointing a sister in law of Alhaji Modu Sherif as a minister, very much against strong opposition from the Borno State chapter of his own ruling party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was at a time the two-time senator, governor, and chieftain of the leading opposition All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) was being fingered as the principal financier of the sect, at least in its early stage. Details

PUBLIC SQUARE BY MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI Elite Trials And Ekweremandu's Dress Cod

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This discourse will not be complete without another flashback at Colin Powell’s hypotheses on the character of Nigerians. When serial looters of our treasury, who manifested no previous health challenges, suddenly appear in court in wheel chairs, are they not being dishonest? When the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremandu, who shunned the traditional Igbo  regalia even during his swearing into the exalted office, what are we to make of his dress code at his appearance before the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday on allegations of forgery? Details

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON, PH.D.

 

Which Nigeria is Changing…?

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Several decades after, it's is 2016, and we are still embattled with each other on Ben Bruce who was singled out for owing...big men and their problems. Donkey years, which include 16 years of democracy or demonstration of craze as Fela once put it, I still hear supposedly, schooled Nigerians wail..."Buhari should open the borders so that food can come in." Details

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Adibe Funny Quotes from Robert Mugabe

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Let me mention that most of the funny quotes attributed to Mugabe were never really uttered by him, and it is not certain why he was ‘chosen’ as the sage extra ordinary.  Is it because he has seven University degrees, six of which he gained by correspondence while in prison? Or because of his age?  I am not sure. I will divide the quotes into the controversial ones which he certainly made and the funny ones that were simply attributed to him: “The only White man you can trust is a dead White man.” (Mugabe). Details

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