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Evans crime and compromised justice system

Punch Editorial Board A series of revelations detailing the habitual escape of kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, after several arrests until the police finally captured him in June brings to the fore Nigeria’s higgledy-piggledy justice system. Popularly known as Evans, the notorious kidnapper had bribed and manipulated his way to freedom ...
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That marijuana festival in Ilorin

That marijuana festival in Ilorin

LAST week, in a bizarre incident that most Nigerians must have found extremely shocking, the Kwara State police command arrested nine persons of secondary school age for holding a marijuana festival in Ilorin, the state [...] The post That marijuana festival i...
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Ikorodu lynching: A descent into barbarism

Ikorodu lynching: A descent into barbarism

Punch Editorial Board Nigeria once again witnessed a shocking and despicable descent into anarchy and condemnable barbarism when three people were lynched in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State recently on the suspicion of being members of the notorious gang of se...
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That yam export policy

That yam export policy

IN pursuit of its policy of diversification from a monocultural economy, the Federal Government has strenuously tried to justify its planned exportation of yams, one of the staple food items in the country, lately. The [...] The post That yam export policy app...
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Magu and Senate’s rascality

Magu and Senate’s rascality

THE Senate has ramped up its penchant for rascality and arrogance with two actions. In quick succession, it first passed a resolution asking the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to sack Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commi...
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What is happening in UNIOSUN?

What is happening in UNIOSUN?

SOME recent revelations about the bizarre experiences of the students of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) certainly cast a grave slur on the essence and reputation of the institution. The situation is so bad that [...] The post What is happening in UNIOSUN?...
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Interest rate regime worth giving a second look

Interest rate regime worth giving a second look

Punch Editorial Board Nigeria’s double-digit interest rate regime is an enormous economic conundrum that has resisted persistent efforts of the authorities to tame. At the recent Monetary Policy Rate meeting, the Central Bank of Nigeria retained its benchmar...
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Anticipating changing Boko Haram terror tactics

Anticipating changing Boko Haram terror tactics

FOLLOWING recent fluctuating fortunes in the ongoing counter-insurgency campaign in the North-Eastern part of the country, Nigeria’s elaborate celebration of the defeat of Boko Haram last year now appears to have been short-lived or even premature. While the...
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The controversy over Budget 2017

The controversy over Budget 2017

IN the past few weeks, the Nigerian public has been treated to an unseemly spectacle of incivility, marked by an exchange of unusually venomous words between the executive and the legislative arms of government. The [...] The post The controversy over Budget 2...
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The menace of Badoo cult in Ikorodu

The menace of Badoo cult in Ikorodu

Between June 2016 when it came to public notice and now, the notorious Badoo cult in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has reportedly killed 26 residents and injured several others. Strangely enough, its trademark is unprovoked, dastardly [...] The post The menace of Bado...
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