Boko Haram: Deradicalisation, a misplaced strategy

Boko Haram: Deradicalisation, a misplaced strategy

Punch Editorial Board Perturbed by the unremitting Boko Haram attacks, the Federal Government, in conjunction with the Nigerian Army, has inaugurated a programme to deradicalise the so-called “repentant” Islamist insurgents. The scheme is targeted at weaning “penitent” Boko Haram members from their jihadist ideology and re-integrating them ...
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Adebayo Faleti: End of a culture icon

Adebayo Faleti: End of a culture icon

The mood was generally that of mourning when the news broke of the demise of Pa Adebayo Faleti, a senior citizen and a giant colossus in the Nigerian literary family. The cultural icon reportedly died [...] The post Adebayo Faleti: End of a culture icon appear...
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Pitfalls of poor police funding

Pitfalls of poor police funding

PERCEIVED as inept, the Nigeria Police Force personnel cut a pitiful picture in the eye of the public. Their deficiencies, including indulgence in arbitrary arrests, torture of suspects and extrajudicial killings, are accentuated by acute underfunding. With co...
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APC on restructuring

APC on restructuring

Since its resounding success in the 2015 general election, Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been flip-flopping on the pressing issue of restructuring of the polity.  At first, the party informed the [...] The post APC on rest...
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The shooting of FRSC officials

Personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are fast becoming an endangered species judging by the spate of attacks on them, ranging from assaults to being shot with livebullets while performing their official duties.  [...] The post The shooting of FRS...
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NHIS crisis: Reps overstepping their bounds

NHIS crisis: Reps overstepping their bounds

THERE is so much chaos in Nigeria’s public service. This congenital defect has cropped up at the National Health Insurance Scheme, where the pronouncements of the Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, against the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, have triggered...
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The deteriorating security situation in Southern Kaduna

The deteriorating security situation in Southern Kaduna

The tragic events of the past week in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State (about 50 kilometres from the state capital, Kaduna) have once again thrown up the grim security situation in Southern Kaduna [...] The post The deteriorating security situation...
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Why Nigeria should crack down on fake goods

Why Nigeria should crack down on fake goods

Punch Editorial Board Poor border policing, occasioned by corruption, weak regulation and lack of capacity by border patrol officials, has turned Nigeria into a massive dumping ground for fake and substandard goods. Counterfeited goods, ranging from textiles, ...
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Governors and the Paris/London Club refunds

THE Federal Government, on Monday, released details of the second tranche of the refunds remitted to the 36 states of the federation from the “over-deductions on the Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral Debts [...] The post Governors and the Paris/...
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It’s time for restructuring

It’s time for restructuring

TO all intents and purposes, the clamour for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation is driven by a patriotic zeal to re-engineer the ship of state and steer the nation away from fragmentation and ruin. [...] The post It’s time for restructuring appeare...
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