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Nigeria Failed Kagara And Jangebe Schoolchildren, By Fredrick Nwabufo

I see the vapid and tepid response of the Buhari administration to the slew of juvenile abductions as the prodrome of elite bias. Yes, the proportion of response a challenge receives is metered by the social estate of those affected. This is how best I can conceptualise the impotence of the government in the face of the criminal harvesting of children for merchandise by bandits.  The situation has never been this parlous, sickening, helpless, and hopeless. Nigeria has organically evolved into a Hobessian society. Everyone has become a potential victim.…

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The Company Called “Nigeria” By Martin White-Ufuah

The Nigerian state has failed in all ramifications. There is actually no country for decent Nigerians like myself to call home. My family and I are already discussing plans to become naturalized citizens of another country.  What this country Nigeria is at the moment is the abode of men of the underworld and everyone who can use religion and politics to perpetuate high crimes. How do you explain the kidnap of 317 school girls in a country where police and security checkpoints are kilometres away from each other? The world…

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The Fulani Republic Of Cows! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

For quite sometime now the national discourse in Nigeria has been dominated by the Fulanis (natives and non-natives) among us, their ‘sacred’ cows and their armed and dangerous herders. And how they go about across the federation with manifest impunity attacking farmers in their ancestral lands, kidnapping some for ransom, killing others outright and generally terrorizing anyone who dared raise any voice of opposition or resistance to these criminalities.Since the embattled President, Muhammadu Buhari, is himself a Fulani (and an executive herder at that) it stands to reason to declare…

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Sheikh Abubakar Gumi’s Hidden Agenda Against Our Nation, By Bishop Steven Ogedengbe

Sheikh Abubakar Gumi is the Defacto Head of the Bandits with Demonic Evil Agenda that will cause our Nation a very Serious setback if not carefully tamed  He said the terrorists don’t like to be called Bandits and that they don’t kill except by Mistake; what a terrible words from a Cleric and also he said that Christians Soldiers are the one that kill and burn people’s properties what an ironic Madness from the pits of hell’ ..I call on our government to quickly arrest this man and all his…

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Sheikh Ahmed Gumi: The Making Of Nigerian Ayatollah By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

1979 was one inauspicious year for Africa. It was the year Matthew Okikiola Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo vacated the seat of Government as a military head of State and handed over to a civilian government. Also, earlier that year, a series of events that began in 1977 culminated in the Islamic revolution in Iran.  Though this event occurred in January of that year, it almost took the shine off the evolution of democracy on the African soil. The world was watching the reformation of global terrorism without much concern until the…

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Why the Igbo Should Register En Masse For APC By SKC Ogbonnia

The Igbo should queue behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the ongoing registration exercise. Before I delve into the premise, it is necessary to acknowledge the following inconvenient truths. First, President Muhammadu Buhari is neither the best Nigeria nor the APC can offer. Second, he marginalizes the Igbo people because the East did not vote for him. Third, Buhari remains the supreme leader of the APC.  Ironically, however, the Igbo masses have every reason to be thankful for the last 5 years under the APC than the previous 16…

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Further Notes To The Nigerian Left By Edwin Madunagu

The Nigerian Left has largely neglected, if not deliberately avoided a renewed ideological struggle which has become a strong factor in both the general turbulence and violence enveloping the whole country and the associated power struggle within the ruling class. The neglected or badly engaged ideological struggle may simply be described as “argument over the birth of Nigeria,” that is, argument over how Nigeria came into being and what would have happened if Britain, an imperial colonial power, had not invaded our lands, defeated or deceived our ancestors, gathered them…

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Governors Take Fools’ Ride To Next Level By Azu Ishiekwene

If there was any doubt that governors are underworked and overpaid, this week proved it.  This is not the old, familiar sitting governor vs godfather nasty fight. It’s a brawl mostly among serving governors of the same party and even the same region, who have no qualms airing their dirty laundry as entertainment.  What started as a sitcom starring Benue Governor Samuel Ortom and his Bauchi counterpart Bala Mohammed in a bizarre farmer-herdsmen exchange, later zig-zagged, morphed, and swept across the country in an expanded theatre of the absurd. At…

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When The Mental Health Of A President Matters By Duncan Odey

Most will agree that mental health, like physical health of public figures should be a legitimate topic for public discussion and concern. In medicine, mental impairment is considered as serious as physical impairment and it is just as debilitating and of equal, if not more, impact on fitness for public office. In the wake of the bloodletting that has become the hallmark of the Buhari presidency, it has become pertinent to put some of Buhari’s decisions within the purview of his mental fitness for office. There are many examples, including…

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Nigeria And The Ides Of March By Posi Olatubosun

Six years ago, effective from 31st December 2014, the edict which created the Nigeria Project by the British formally elapsed thereby bringing about the end of an illegitimate and an unfortunate arrangement which forcefully pit-together two rather unlikely and unwilling parties, in a beauty and the beast macabre union. With the expiration of the 100-Year ill-informed amalgamation treaty unilaterally midwifed by an equally deranged Colonial Governor-General in the person of a certain Frederick Lugard, Nigeria as we have known it has ceased to exist and must be renegotiated under new terms…

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