Police: Misau’s bombshell deserves Buhari’s action

Police: Misau’s bombshell deserves Buhari’s action

BRICKBATS between Isah Misau, a serving senator, and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, provide food for thought. The integrity of the Police and their capacity to discharge their statutory responsibility have been brought to the fore with Misau’s allegation that the police collect as much as N10 billion monthly from corporate bodies...
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The military’s ‘show of force’ in South-East

The military’s ‘show of force’ in South-East

IN the wake of the separatist agitations by the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) which rose to a high decibel recently, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Yusuff Buratai, deployed a military contingent to the [...] The post The military’s ‘sho...
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Lessons from Catalonia

Lessons from Catalonia

THE  ongoing political clash of wills between the central government in Madrid, Spain and agitators for an independent Catalonia offers an instructive perspective on how modern multiethnic states contend with separatist movements. On September 6, [...] The po...
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Caution over hate speech law

Caution over hate speech law

OUR supreme law, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended) guarantees every person freedom of speech. Section 39 (1) states: “Every person shall be entitled to freedom of expression, including freedom to hold opinions and to recei...
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Alison-Madueke, systemic rot and the NNPC

Alison-Madueke, systemic rot and the NNPC

TORRID tales of massive looting perpetrated through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the stupendous wealth allegedly accumulated by Diezani Alison-Madueke have gripped a global audience. Investigations into the murky deals that enriched the form...
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The UNDP report on terror in Nigeria

The UNDP report on terror in Nigeria

THE  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a recently published report averred that the seemingly intractable problem of terrorism in the north-eastern part of the country and some other parts of the African continent stemmed [...] The post The UNDP ...
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Buhari government must reboot economy

Buhari government must reboot economy

RECENT developments portend scant optimism for Nigeria achieving significant economic recovery very soon. A report of second quarter growth of 0.55 per cent, reversing five consecutive quarters of contraction, collided with continued depression of internationa...
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No to NGO regulation bill

No to NGO regulation bill

WE are worried at strenuous efforts being made to shackle activities of civil society groups, otherwise known as Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs. If allowed to pass, our democratic and civil liberties will suffer a terrible blow, rather than expand, after...
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EFCC, AGF rift denting Buhari’s anti-graft war

EFCC, AGF rift denting Buhari’s anti-graft war

Punch Editorial Board A rift between two top government institutions is threatening to sink President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade against corruption. Specifically, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the office of the Attorney-General of the Fede...
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The appointments in NNPC

The appointments in NNPC

R ECENTLY, the Federal Government made some appointments to the board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Out of the 15 appointments, 10 of the appointees hailed from the northern part of the country [...] The post The appointments in NNPC a...
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