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Op-ed EditorOctober 11, 2016

Inibehe Effiong: Crackdown on judges – Let’s separate the law from sentiments

by Inibehe Effiong The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented “crackdown” on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 9, 2016

Reuben Abati: The Buhari legacy

by Reuben Abati President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategists, if they are at work at all, are chasing ants and ignoring the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Opinion: Nigeria’s twisted search for happiness

by Imoisili Ehinomen In March this year, Nigerians were ranked by the United Nations as the 103rd happiest people in ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 16, 2016

Reuben Abati: Nigeria and the Rio Paralympics

Whoever came up with the aphorism that “like attracts like” deserves a special place in the Guinness Book of World ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 15, 2016

Opinion: Fani-Kayode and the vitriolic execration of Pres. Buhari

by Kingsley Ahanonu I have read many of Femi Fani-Kayode’s opinions, especially of recent-both on the social media and from ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 15, 2016

Opinion: The Olympic disaster and the Nigerian culture of expecting something from nothing

  by Elvis Subor Team Nigeria poor performance at the Rio Olympics is a nightmare that most Nigerians do not ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 14, 2016

#30Days30Voices: ‘Is this country going down the pit?’

As normal activities resume across the country after two days of national holiday, Nigerians are still faced with the reality ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 13, 2016

Opinion: Buhari’s ‘Change begins with me’ – a bargain of the century!

by Mohammed Alhaji For the first time in the history of our nascent (if 17 years of unbroken democracy and ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 12, 2016

#30Days30Voices: ‘People are dying… We can’t stand it again’ | Man complains bitterly about the economy

The economy of Nigeria is at its worst for the first time in decades. Inflation rate is through the roof ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 9, 2016

#BringBackOurGirls: Ibrahim Idris is the new Joseph Mbu

By Joachim MacEbong For 879 days, the Bring Back Our Girls movement has pushed and pushed and pushed for the ...

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YWriterSeptember 8, 2016

The Media Blog: Toyin Subair just took everyone to school (and Heil DSTV!)

The former chief executive officer of the failed HiTV (High Television, for long) put up a post on LinkedIn in ...

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Oreoluwa PetersSeptember 6, 2016

#30Days30Voices: ‘The problem we have is tribalism’ | Man talks about the rise of insurgency in Nigeria

Tribalism is a major problem that has eaten deep into the fabric of the various institutions – both public and ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 5, 2016

Opinion: Lagos, land grabbing and the law

by Ibironke Oluwatobi O. Lagos is a model state in the gallery of the country. People have assessed the state ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 2, 2016

Gimba Kakanda: Dear FCT Minister, this centre no longer holds

by Gimba Kakanda I was dissuaded from writing to you, from alerting you to things you are likely too busy ...

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AzeezSeptember 1, 2016

Dickson warns against trespassing into govt properties

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson on Thursday said his government will not hesitate to prosecute anyone who trespasses into government ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 26, 2016

Morning Devotion: For peace in the Niger Delta

This morning, the FG has gotten peace terms in the Niger Delta, but are these terms reasonable? Also, revolting IDPs ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 26, 2016

Opinion: How the negotiation with Niger Delta Avengers should go

by Nwokocha Noble After the election of President M. Buhari in 2015, the crisis rocking the nation has persisted even ...

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RoqeebahAugust 25, 2016

Lagos is finally fed up with ‘Omo onile’ – 6 reasons this is good for you

by Roqeebah Olaoniye Of course by now you already heard about the  which was signed into law on August 15. ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 25, 2016

The Thread: This is what happens when a ‘changemaker’ gets into Nigerian politics

Have you ever wondered why a change agent – someone who was ‘one of the good guys’ before getting into ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 24, 2016

TECHnically: Mark Essien needs government to get out of the way (LISTEN)

Mark Essien is fundamentally bullish about internet start-ups, because irrespective of current short-term challenges, there is “no scenario under which ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 22, 2016

Opinion: Buhari’s throwback govt and the rebirth of War Against Indiscipline

by Jideofor Adibe It was quite expected that it would happen if he won the Presidency. When he came to ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 22, 2016

Yemi Kale may be leaving the NBS – these are the 5 ways he transformed the place

On 16 August, the five-year tenure of Yemi Kale, the Statistician General of the Federation and chief executive officer of ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 18, 2016

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria is a failed state

I’ve published versions of this before, first on my now defunct blog in 2010. Then on Daily Times, and YNaija ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 17, 2016

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Letter from Africa – Custody battle after Boko Haram child kidnap

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani In our series of letters by African journalists, Nigerian novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks a ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 17, 2016

The Big 5: These are the stories you should be monitoring today

These are the top five stories to monitor today 1. Airforce releases video of aerial operations Following the accusations by ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 15, 2016

Interview: How BudgIT is bringing down the walls

In four years, BudgIT has revolutionized the Nigerian public data and budgeting system with easily accessible creatives such as infographics, ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 15, 2016

Why Buhari is giving appointments to family members, northerners – Fayose

Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday, said President Muhammadu Buhari is afraid of the unknown hence the reason for ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 12, 2016

‘So long as we continue to respect corrupt people, I cry for Nigeria’ – Jibrin

Embattled former chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmummin Jibrin, on Thursday, said that the Nigerians have a culture ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 10, 2016

Opinion: Nigeria needs a change of both attitude and leadership

by Babajide Ajidagba Nigeria’s problems have been extensively analysed over the years by a plethora of intelligent people. In fact, lack ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 9, 2016

According to Emefiele, this is why CBN sold forex to Hajj pilgrims at N197

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday, said that foreign exchange sold to 2016 hajj ...

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