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Npower Controversy: Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

By Femi Oluwasanmi The recent manifestations surrounding the operation of social investment programme in Nigeria especially, the N-power scheme, seem to further justify the position of those who see it as more of political calculation than developmental pursuit though, the government claim that it is designed to uplift millions of Nigerians from poverty. While lunching the Batch C of the Npower programme on the National Social Investment Management Systems (NASIMS) on 10th March, 2021, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya-Umar Farouq, had stated that…

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Symptoms of a Failed State. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

By Femi Oluwasanmi In the recent times, the news of self-help has continues to flood the Media with different militia groups under the guise of pressure group engaging in verbal war and supremacy on the claims and counter claims on those responsible for the “killing virus” across the country. In the west is a yoruba freedom fighter attacking Fulani settlement in his bid to send the killer herdsmen away from the zone. While in the East is the Eastern Security Network (ESN) destroying the belongings of perceived enemies of peace…

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A Nation at War with Itself. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

Written by Femi Oluwasanmi, The recent increase in the numbers of attacks on the media from some elites, overzealous officers, and fraction of the public shows that Nigeria is seriously at war with itself and needs a special therapy inorder to recuperate from the wound occasioned by this ignominious display and regain her rightful position in the comity of nation. On 6th January, 2021, three photo journalists with PUNCH, Leadership and Sun newspapers were assaulted while carring out their duty by the officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence…

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Blood of the Slain Farmers. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

Written by Femi Oluwasanm As condemnations from across the globe continues to trail the latest next level in the chronicles of gruesome massacre of innocent Nigerians in another barbaric and horrendous display by the league of terrorist groups terrorising the peace and unity of Nigeria, the government should quickly rejig the country’s security architecture in order to prevent the nation from total collapse. On 28th November, 2020, armed men, suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, slaughtered not less than 43 farmers in Zabarmari, at Jere local…

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Merchants of Death Sentence. Femi Oluwasanmi, Ibafo, Ogun State

written by Femi Oluwasanmi The recent death sentence delivered by the Upper Sharia court in respect of a 22 years old man who allegedly used derogatory statement against Prophet Mohammed in Kano State, does not only shows the level at which religious activisim has corroded objectivity in Nigeria but also raises questions on the place of Justice in the country’s Justice system. A Presiding Judge of Kano Upper Shari’a Court, Khadi Aliyu Kani, had in his judgement on 10th August, 2020, sentenced Yahaya Sheriff-Aminu, to death by hanging for blaspheming…

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