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Yorubas In Nigeria: Beggars In Life’s Marketplace By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Between 1960 and now, much has happened in the relationship between Yorubas and Fulanis. The political imbalance and the lopsided federal government further exacerbated the already strained relations.  As we look back over the marginalization of Yorubas, the spate and spirited terrorism unleashed on Yorubas by Fulanis, Yorubas are living in Nigeria in the year of George Orwell’s 1984. Nigeria of 2021 is a Nigeria moving toward its own destruction. The Fulanis obsessed with their own power, are fighting hard to make right wrong, and wrong right. The Fulanis in…

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Summary And Indepth Analysis Of The CBN Naira For Dollar Scheme, By Peter C J

CBN NAIRA 4 DOLLAR PROMO ~ another failure-on-arrival policy? Nigerians woke up today to a new Promotional Scheme by the CBN on Foreign Exchange (Forex) Remittances from diaspora. In summary, if you receive $100 dollar from that Uncle abroad, CBN, through the receiving Commercial Bank, will pay you $100, and an additional N500 for your troubles, that’s of course, if you get in the money through CBN Licenced International Money Transfer Operator (IMTO). According to the CBN, this is to encourage  (Forex) inflow into the country. While this may sound…

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Sheikh Gumi: You Are Sowing Seeds Of Discord And Rebellion By Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed

We have been subjected to torture and humiliation by the draconian law system in Nigeria. Our bones and flesh have adapted to horrific conditions, so that the injuries inflicted on us have damaged our vocal system and rendered us helpless. The situations we are currently facing in Nigeria have taken away our pride and humanity, our reasoning faculties have been shattered by the vagabonds in power, who successfully crush our rights and weaponise poverty against us. We live in a society where it is the highest bidder who gets “justice.”…

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A Country Led By The Blind And Deaf By Owei Lakemfa

The story of 14-year-old Habiba, a student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, is heart-wrenching. Bandits raided her home three months ago, killing her uncle and abducting her father and elder sister. Then on February 26, 2021 bandits invaded her school, abducted her and 316 other girls aged between 12 and 17 years. When they got to the kidnappers camp, she met her father and sister who had been unable to raise the ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Habiba, from Ankah Local Government Area, said her father warned…

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Buhari: Shooting Blindly At Sight? By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

When I returned home some years ago during the Yuletide holiday my brother, Azuka, had come to the international airport in Lagos to welcome me. As we got set for the long journey to the east days after I was a bit surprised when Azuka brought out a ‘pump-action’ assault rifle he had bought and loaded it first inside the boot of the car. Upon inquiry, subdued by curiosity, he had told me grinning that banditry in the village had taken a turn for the worst so he needed to…

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Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba Must Surrender Ethnic Identities To Nigeria By Fredrick Nwabufo

Genocides or mass killings do not just happen. They are usually harbingered by conspiracy theories of ethnic and religious complexions, sentiments, skewed perceptions and assumptions. Are all these ingredients of doom present in today’s Nigeria? Yes, very much so. But it is for this reason that we must not take a day off in pulling our country out of the precipice.  The Rwanda genocide is a familiar example but of which precedent Africans and Nigerians particularly, have refused to learn from. A smorgasbord of the precipitations of the Rwanda genocide…

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Nationalism And The Rupture Of Nigeria – Re: Lower Niger Bloc By Ndidi Uwechue

From Wikipedia we learn that there are about sixteen different types of nationalism. This article is about good nationalism, the kind that is shaping up in the Lower Niger Bloc. This Lower Niger Bloc is comprised of the South-East and South-South together. The name “Lower Niger” is a temporary one for that Bloc, being used for administrative purposes in the so-far very successful road to self-determination for each ethnic nationality within the Bloc, being spearheaded by the Lower Niger Congress. “Lower Niger” comes from the 1885 ethnolinguistic map of the…

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CAN, Gumi And A Government Tactically Supporting Jihadists By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

Many have been scammed through religion. potential glorious citizens have become reason for gory human experiences as a result of extreme religious views. Extremism is not limited to religion. But more than any other area of human endeavour, religion, without exception, are prone to fanatics and fanaticism. This is more so because of the spiritual nature of religion which often limits reasoning and leaves adherents at the mercy of chalatans, bigots, marauders, superstitions and fables. This is why Government must not just be seen or heard, but must be felt…

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Understanding Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Active Life @ 84 By Dr Godknows Igali

It has become a yearly sacramental that during this season, friends and associates of Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo converge in the hilly town of Abeokuta, Ogun State, to mark his birthday. On this occasion, Friday, 5th March 2021, the gathering celebrates this most outstanding African and global citizen as he is supposed to turn 84 years, or admittedly, something slightly higher. Beyond mere fete and jollity, these yearly gatherings have become a festering ground for cross fertilization of ideas among some of the world’s best minds on no…

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Nigeria’s Aberration: Stakeholders Meetings With Bandits, No Round-table On Education By Olabisi Deji-folutile

School should be a fun place – an environment filled with wonder and adventure. Ordinarily, every child should look forward to being in school. The experience should be magical.  But quite unfortunately, for millions of Nigerian children, especially those in the Northern part of the country, school has become synonymous with torture.  One only needs to look at the expression on the faces of the students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State after their release from their abductors on Tuesday to understand how torturous schooling has become…

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