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Before Zoning Tears Us Apart

2023: Will PDP Reward Disloyalty?

2023: Will PDP Reward Disloyalty?

From Obotu Otse Among the major determinants of who gets the ticket of a political party, electability, competence, financial standing, integrity and loyalty, rank very high. Though not exhaustive, to the party faithful, the factor of loyalty is considered as paramount. There are many reasons for this: first, it is loyalty that determines fidelity with

The Over-Paid Loony Bunch In Abuja

Revisiting Nigeria’s Political Trajectory

By Abiodun Komolafe The political formation which eventually secured Nigeria’s independence, was powered by the ideals of independence, and the expectation of Nigerians was that the country’s domestic affairs would be wholesome. However, immediately the independence issue got sorted, her internal socio-political contradictions and gray public administration dynamics became manifest. To put it mildly, things

A Call For a Social Policy For The Welfare Of The Elderly in Nigeria

A Call For a Social Policy For The Welfare Of The Elderly in Nigeria

Social policy refers to the totality of rules, attitudes, and means by which a community responds to human needs of its members. Such needs may include security, nutrition, education, employment, health, inclusion, access to justice, and other aspects of a people’s general wellbeing. This article calls for urgent action toward a coherent and comprehensive public

Our Husband, The Abuser!

APC’s 2023 Dark Horse

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 2 May, 2022) So, who is the favourite? First, they said Goodluck Jonathan was the chosen one. Indeed, his boys and girls were already sharing the 2023-2027 posts and spoils. Now, I ask, is he still the one that is coming? No one appears sure again as they

2023, Chibok and Kaduna

2023, Chibok and Kaduna

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 11 April, 2022) Are we being ruled by coincidences or by conspiracies? There was a British passenger liner, the Royal Mail Ship (RMS) Titanic. It was a ship of luxury boasts that was built to sail forever; but it sank in the night of 14-15 April, 1912 during

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Can Mallam Nasir El-Rufai And Northwest Governors Engage Mercenaries to Fight Insecurity?

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai has just stirred the hornet’s nest when he declared that the Northwest governors and neighbouring Niger Republic may be forced to consider inviting mercenaries to help fight insecurity in their areas. The engagement of external mercenaries is akin to deployment of the military to repel and contain

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