May 25, 2024
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Was it by coincidence that President Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the February 23 presidential election, defeated his opponent Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a result of poverty in Nigeria? Available data on the website of the National Bureau of Statistics shows that Buhari got overwhelming votes […]Continue Reading
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By Daniel Adaji On the average, the number of youths with PVCs is 40 million, a figure that is higher than the number of votes cast in any of the presidential elections since 1999.   If the majority of Nigerian youths who are registered voters would march to their polling units to cast their votes […]Continue Reading
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By Theophilus Abbah Though emigration of doctors from Nigeria to developed countries is not a new phenomenon, a recent survey has revealed that the current rate of emigration by doctors which intensified in that last three years may be injurious to the country’s health sector. The survey conducted NOI Poll and Nigeria Health Watch showed […]Continue Reading
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At a seminar organized by the Institute of Security Studies, Bwari, Abuja recently, Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima listed seven conspiracy theories about the insecurity in Nigeria and encourages efforts to dismiss them. They are below: Introduction: To my mind, the most ignored, yet very dangerous threat to our Nation’s internal security and governance is […]Continue Reading
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By Theophilus Abbah The Taliban now holds sway in Afghanistan, a continent apart from Nigeria, but the waves from its activities have always shaken Jihadist enthusiasm in our clime. For the late 1990s to early 2000s, its franchise, Yobe Taliban, who preached the Jihadist brand of Salafi doctrine, created panic in communities. The choice of […]Continue Reading
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The deteriorating insecurity across the country has forced Governments and citizens to constitute alternative groups in order to secure their spaces. In Benue, ‘ethnic armies’ are emerging. The inadequate manpower facing the established security operatives – military, police, civil defence among others – coupled with the overwhelming insecurity appeared in Continue Reading
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…How South American country overcame kidnapping, armed banditry and terrorists Kidnapping and banditry have combined to form the shape of a national epidemic, as they have eaten into every fabric of about 20 states. A signature of Boko Haram insurgency, which has engulfed the country since 2009, kidnapping for ransom and the killing of innocent […]Continue Reading
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By Theophilus AbbahThough the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied any role in the attacks on the Nigeria Correctional Centre and Police formations in Imo State last Monday, the escalating violence is associated with the separatist group’s growing popularity in the South-East . The group, with its Eastern Security Network, provides a semblance of […]Continue Reading
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The United Kingdom’s All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief has made far-reaching recommendations to the Federal Government on how to tackle the killing of Christians and destruction of properties, especially in the North-Central and North-East, by marauding Fulani herdsmen in the name of herder-farmers conflict. The Continue Reading
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An analysis of trade statistics has shown that trade relations between China and Nigeria is heavily to the disadvantage of Nigeria. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) revealed that Nigeria recorded N6.83 trillion worth of trade deficit with China in the last four years. Between 2015 and 2018, Nigeria imported goods worth N7.65 […]Continue Reading
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Theophilus Abbah Frayed nerves were relaxed as governors of South-West states signed a peace pact with the leadership of Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on January 25, 2021. The pact neutralized the tension generated by the ‘quit notices’ issued to Fulani by Governor Arakunrin Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, and activist Sunday Igboho, who operates Continue Reading
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A Nation in Search of Vindication: Another Christmas with Dark Clouds of Death:   Let me paraphrase the holy prophet Isaiah who said: “For Jerusalem (Nigeria’s sake), I will not be silent until her vindication shines forth like the dawn…..No more shall people call you forsaken, or your land desolate, but you shall be called […]Continue Reading