Editorial

Nigeria at 59: lessons and gains

Nigeria's struggle for statehood climaxed on October 1, 1960 with independence from British rule. After 3 years, the country became a republic but relapsed into military dictatorship following a bloody coup d’état in 1966, which spiralled into a brutal civil war in 1967 that decimated [...]

Mon, 30 September 2019


Addressing insecurity in FCT

On Saturday, September 14, 219, the city of Abuja was thrown into a frenzy when it emerged that five people have been kidnapped. Those taken hostage include; a lecturer with Baze University whose identity was not made known, Miss Aisha Ardo, a daughter of a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Umar Ard [...]

Sun, 22 September 2019


Buhari’s 100 Days of Next Level

President Muhammadu Buhari, last week, marked his first 100 days in office of his Next Level Agenda, and as is tradition, Nigerians used the opportunity to assess some of the successes as well as the failures of the administration.

Though not a constitutional requirement, the tradition of marki [...]

Fri, 13 September 2019


Abuja, the grazing city for cattle

Despite several attempts by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, which some residents say, half-heartedly, to stop the movement of cattle in the city center, herdsmen have continued to roam the streets of Abuja with their cows.

The presence of herdsmen and their cattle are a regu [...]

Sun, 08 September 2019


Unlawful detention of journalists

For some time, the disturbing trend of arrest and detention of journalists by security agencies has continued unchecked. In what has become a sporadic clampdown on dissent, many journalists have been targeted and criminalised, for their critical role of demanding accountability and informing the publi [...]

Sun, 08 September 2019


The task before Buhari’s new cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, swore-in 43 new ministers and assigned portfolios to them.

He spent 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for [...]

Sat, 24 August 2019


9th NASS,-Executive relationship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For years, governance in Nigeria has been shadowed by needless rifts between the executive and legislature, leaving the scares of economic woes, socio polit [...]

Sun, 18 August 2019


IMN proscription and national security

The history of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, is not clearly defined by religious scholars. The reformist Islamic movement was known at a period as Muslim Brotherhood, which was an offshoot of the Muslim Student's Society, MSS, founded in 1954. 

 

Sun, 04 August 2019


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