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Herdsmen attacks: Benue law offers sensible model

WEARIED by the continued Fulani herdsmen carnage, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has moved to sign the Anti-Open Grazing Bill into law. It is chiefly aimed at curbing killings and destruction of farmlands associated with open grazing in the state. He has also given an ultimatum to herdsmen to either ranch their livestock or […] ...
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Ife varsity fraud: Students’ protests shameful

THE Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is in danger of lapsing into intellectual irrelevance. The students, lecturers and workers of the institution are pitting themselves against the Nigerian state over the trial of the school’s former acting vice-chancel...
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The law on gunshot victims

The law on gunshot victims

WITH the recent passage by the Senate of a bill that permits the treatment of gunshot victims by hospitals without a recourse to the police, the application or misapplication of the provisions of the Robbery [...] The post The law on gunshot victims appeared f...
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FRSC shooting: IG, prosecute Abia speaker, killer cops

FRSC shooting: IG, prosecute Abia speaker, killer cops

Punch Editorial Board Impunity, lawlessness and disregard for human life are getting worse in Nigeria. Proof of this emerged on Saturday when police officers attached to the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chikwendu Kalu, shot officials of the Fed...
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The bill on mandatory genotype test

The bill on mandatory genotype test

A bill seeking to compel intending couples to undergo genotype test before getting married is currently in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. Sponsored by Senator Ahmed Ogembe (PDP Kogi Central) and Senator Ovie [...] The post The bill on mandatory ge...
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Confronting the flood menace

Confronting the flood menace

IT is often said that the true hallmark of a modern society is its capacity to discipline nature and, within reason, bend it to human needs and aspirations. Nigeria’s continuing failure to measure up to [...] The post Confronting the flood menace appeared fi...
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Of power and the burden of manufacturers

Of power and the burden of manufacturers

WITH the resources at Nigeria’s beck and call, irregular electricity supply should be unheard of in the country. Nigeria has a proven gas reserve of 187 trillion cubic feet (TCF), which is sufficient to power [...] The post Of power and the burden of manufac...
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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. Popula...
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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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