Insecurity: How Nigeria can curb inflow of illicit arms

By Onyedika Agbedo As Nigeria contends with escalating insecurity, it has become obvious that unless the country mops up illicit arms circulating in its territory, citizens’ hope of sleeping with their two eyes closed might remain elusive. Last Sunday, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) disclosed that its officials in Ebonyi State intercepted about 753 live ammunition […]

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#EndSARS: We must listen when they tweet before they protest on the street

Protesters march at Alausa, the Lagos State Secretariat, in Lagos on October 20, 2020, after Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, declared 24-hour curfew in Nigeria’s economic hub Lagos as violence flared in widespread protests that have rocked cities across the country. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP) By Joel Popoola That the simmering resentment of Nigeria’s […]

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Need for improved security ahead Ondo governorship election

President Muhammadu Buhari, flanked by Akeredolu and Jegede By Bolu-Olu Esho Ongoing series of violent attacks and deadly activities of miscreants masquerading as supporters of politicians and political parties in Ondo State ahead of the governorship election should be given a drastic attention if President Muhammadu Buhari indeed wants a free, fair and credible election in […]

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Minimising impact of COVID-19 crisis on Nigeria’s economy

With global case currently put at 1.39 million and 101,000 deaths, Coronavirus is arguably the biggest challenge facing humanity today. In December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases from an unknown virus surfaced in Wuhan, China. Based on initial laboratory findings, the disease named Coronavirus disease 2019 (abbreviated as COVID-19), was described as an infectious […]

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The world mourns

Several countries were unexpectedly thrown into mourning early last Sunday when an Ethiopian aircraft crashed within minutes of its takeoff. The waves of the tragedy swept through 30 countries including Nigeria, claiming three of our illustrious sons, two of whom very well known. I am referring to Professor Pius Adesanmi and retired Ambassador Abiodun Bashua. […]

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Enugu guber election and Ugwuanyi’s unshakable victory

By Emmanuel Jonathan Since the return of democracy in 1999, Enugu state has remained astronghold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) considering the fact that the governorship position in the state has always been occupied by candidates of the PDP. Again, almost all the elective positions in all the elections conducted from 1999 to date […]

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