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Can we survive two years of drought?

The need to allocate and use water in an efficient, sustainable and equitable manner is fundamental to sustainable development. The section 6.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims at achieving universal and equitable access to safe water for all. Everyone needs water but about 780 million people globally have no access to it. The […]
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Nigeria not ready for electronic voting

The many reactions that have trailed the 2019 general elections have shown the numerous lapses in the electoral system and the incapacity of the current Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct flawless elections that will beat the previous ones in the annals of Nigerian democracy. Allegations of ballot box snatching, pre and post electoral […]
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Buhari should be lauded

There is no gainsaying the fact that for President Muhammadu Buhari, it is still not business as usual. This was what it was for him when he held offices as GOC, Military Governor of the old North East state, Minister of Petroleum and later as Military Head of State. The story was the same when […]
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Election: Lesson for Oyo stakeholders

Oyo State, the political capital of the southwest, as it is regarded has no doubt taken its politics to the level whereby the electorates are mainly the deciding factor in who wins and who loses in elections. It is a good democratic feat that should be sustained and emulated by the people of Oyo state […]
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On incessant bank charges

It is highly unacceptable and ridiculously uninteresting to see the broad day thievery and unfavourable acts perpetrated by commercial banks in terms of deductions. It is understandable that charges will be made for every service rendered by an organisation, however, it is inhumane to see that the other party is being cheated, following countless charges […]
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el-Rufai’s second coming

Governor Nasiru el-Rufai has been elected for the second term having defeated his closest rival, Isah Ashiru Kudan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a keenly contested poll. Although, it is not yet uhuru for the governor as PDP has rejected the result of the poll and promised to challenge it in the court, […]
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Talking about Northern Nigeria

My admonition dwells with a section of Nigeria – the North. Is the North still united, as was the case, what about her oligarchy and a few leftist socialist activists that set the talakawa agenda, what happened? What is it that needs to be understood about the alamanjiri system and institutional begging in the North? […]
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Islam and democracy

The religion of Al-Islam is a ‘Beautiful Bride’ to behold. It spoke eloquently about every aspect of human life. Not even a solitary issue or subject matter was excluded. It unmistakably taught us how to perform or carry out several obligatory acts of Ibadah (worship). It gave explicit clarifications on how to observe the five […]
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After election, the journey still tough

This is a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari. As an interested Nigerian, I acknowledge that winning an election in the Nigerian context is indeed celebratory; after all, it is not easy to go into a civil venture considered war and do or die affair, especially against a loaded opposition whose chest of political war arsenal […]
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Vote buying eradicates good governance

The 2019 general elections have come and gone leaving political analysts, public commentators and scholars with recapitulation and dissatisfaction on how the vote buying phenomenon dominated the election exercise. Now in Nigeria political matrix, “vote buying”is a lucrative venture and another instrument of rigging used by political entrepreneurs. Vote buying in Nigeria’s political context is […]
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