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Of Buratai and military housing deficit

Of Buratai and military housing deficit For over two years now, I have got used to always supporting the military veterans who usually celebrate their remembrance day: I think some time every January or so. There is this particular lady air force operative that coordinates one of the activities to attract citizen-led support for the marking of...... more

Injustice: The menace of educated hoodlums

Injustice: The menace of educated hoodlums Street thugs and their operations – extortions, harassment, victimisation, threats, excessive use of power, gang-running – are easily identifiable. Upon entering a crowded neighbourhood, one is instantly menaced by their presence. Extrapolate this situation to the academia. When thugs earn the qualifications required to be a part of an academic institution,...... more

The economy, money supply, and development

The economy, money supply, and development This week, we take a little break from the theme, “it takes a minister”, that we have been developing through fortnightly articles to inform governance perspectives. So that we can provide some general background on the relationship between the economy, money, and development. A recent encounter got me seriously thinking about...... more

Positive Identification versus negative perception

Positive Identification versus negative perception As a leader in the organised Civil Rights community, with a special interest on ways and means of mainstreaming respect of the fundamental human rights of the citizenry in all internal military operations, I have been naturally inclined to following up on the information that filtered out about a nationwide internal...... more

In defense of rights in anti-women homeland

In defense of rights in anti-women homeland In nations and communities where a woman’s right to choose her husband is trampled, condemnations on the Internet will not alter the reality on the ground, unless proponents of anti-women practices read the words of their neighbours online. Unless one’s remarks online are read and discussed by persons in the real...... more

Xenophobia and border closure may kill AU/ECOWAS

Xenophobia and border closure may kill AU/ECOWAS No doubt, two phenomena that have sprang up on the African continent - the persistent xenophobic violence of black South Africans against other black Africans living in South Africa, and the month-long closure of all land borders by Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari – constitute cogs in the wheel of any sort...... more

Anti-terror War: Need for more funding to enhance military’s fire power

Anti-terror War: Need for more funding to enhance military’s fire power “Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well”, is a very universally acceptable aphorism.                                Another wise saying that shares the same etymological resemblance with the above is that which was uttered from the mouth...... more

Injustice: You are not one of us

Injustice: You are not one of us Prejudice hurts. The recipient has several options: seek redress in court or through other lawful means, or simply step away. In normal societies where the decisions of an individual may be influenced by religion, race, and ethnic affiliation, the recipient usually observes the above. When one’s nuptial proposal is rejected on...... more

Buhari and the Fayawo Economy

Buhari and the Fayawo Economy On 15th October, the comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), announced that “all goods, for now, are banned from being exported or imported through our land borders and that is to ensure that we have total control over what comes in”. He added: “We are strategizing...... more

It takes a Minister: Ministry of Interior

It takes a Minister: Ministry of Interior In my last article, I suggested that we are worsening the already difficult environment in our country. We now have a survivalist environment and mentality in which individualism is growing rapidly at the expense of the community. This is having serious impact on our country. What one person does affects other...... more

As NYSC fishes out fake certificates

As NYSC fishes out fake certificates Socrates is a fascinating thinker and one of the original fathers of philosophy – a course which implicitly is defined as the love of wisdom. Hence a remarkable affirmation for which Socrates is associated with is that which states: “Man know thyself, for an unexamined life is not worth living.” As...... more

Marital rape: A sad reality

Marital rape: A sad reality I still have not figured how rape and marriage should occur in the same sentence. But, there you have it. It even forms part of the title of this article. However, marital rape is a very serious concern. Any marriage devoid of physical attraction and intimacy between the couple falls into...... more

Victims of herdsmen’s killings still awaiting justice

Victims of herdsmen’s killings still awaiting justice Since coming on board for the second time as head of state but as an elected leader of Nigeria for the first time in the year 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to bring to justice suspected armed Fulani attackers responsible for killings of over six thousand rural farmers across Nigeria....... more

A vote for Operation Atilogwu Udo in South-East

A vote for Operation Atilogwu Udo in South-East The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has just effected a change of name of the routine military exercises that the Nigerian Army usually organises in South-East of Nigeria, just as it simultaneously host same exercises in the other regions with peculiar code-names to reflect the symbolism of the...... more

Let’s talk about Revolution

Let’s talk about Revolution Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest developing regions in the world. Population growth, expanding economic performance and a wealth of natural resources sit alongside dynamic political developments and an increasingly vocal civil society. However, diverse parts of the continent still struggle with dictatorial regimes, omnipresent corruption, and assertive malign foreign...... more

Gender discrimination and culture diversities

Gender discrimination and culture diversities Are there different socio-cultural perceptions of marriage between the two genders? Are men expected to be wealthy, educated, and established before marriage? Do women need to be passive, less educated, or illiterate to be considered a valuable wife? Do the society approve of the wedding between very old men and much...... more

Xenophobia And Nigeria’s investment climate

Xenophobia And Nigeria’s investment climate Nigeria is one of the world’s largest producers of crude oil, is home to about 44 solid minerals, has an amazing population and in a state of development that makes it a choice investment destination. However, recent recurrent events all over the world speak to a downturn in the fortunes of...... more

It takes a Minister: Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development

It takes a Minister: Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development We cannot continue in denial. Our problems are growing faster than we are solving them. We cannot sustain this model much longer. Our country is not meeting the economic, social and cultural needs of the majority of Nigerians. Not because it cannot, but, because we are self-harming. We should begin to...... more

From Catholic Cardinal to English Saint

From Catholic Cardinal to English Saint I have a fascinating affection for the English people and substantially with the English Language, because of a number of factors. First, as someone who in his early teens in the 1980's in the high school became fascinated with current affairs and also as one of the well-performing students of the...... more

When ‘nothing goes for nothing’

When ‘nothing goes for nothing’ Motivated by media reports of habitual harassment and abuse of young women over a period of three decades by powerful Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein, Alyssa Milano on 15th October, 2017 tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Within a period of...... more

The girl-bride debate in Nigeria

The girl-bride debate in Nigeria Some years ago, a hot debate engulfed Nigerians of all ethnicities which is centred on the right age of marriage for the female population. The topic was the concern of callers to the late-night national discussion programme, ‘Tuesday Live’ on Nigeria Television Authority (NTA). Expectedly, the first respondent, Zainab, who coincidentally...... more

Has England’s Diana ‘reincarnated’ in Meghan?

Has England’s Diana ‘reincarnated’ in Meghan? As I watched the trending story of the instituting of a law suit against a British a tabloid by a member of the influential British royal family, Prince Harry, to stop what he perceived as serial harassment of his beautiful mixed-race wife, Meghan, I had a flashback of a personal experience....... more

Spiritual ‘warfare’ and counter-terrorism

Spiritual ‘warfare’ and counter-terrorism There are two different issues that have just cropped up in the public domain and have constituted the discussion points for most commentators observing the trajectories of the counter terrorism war being waged by the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I must say that everyone who is somebody...... more

It’s all about Tacha!

It’s all about Tacha! So much has happened in our country in the past one week that speak to the challenges confronting us after 59 years of independence. Last Thursday, following a police raid, as many as 300 boys were rescued from an Islamic Centre in Kaduna State. Many of the victims said they had...... more

A child’s dilemma

A child’s dilemma First, the dilemma a child encounters in relation to marriage are the handiwork of adults. The dilemma is one of age, or more accurately, relative age. To the legal system, the age of an individual is a determinant in the right to marriage. Relative age – parent-child, elder-youth – directs who...... more

As the media bows outlaws take over

As the media bows outlaws take over Two years ago or slightly less than that, I penned a lengthy article about the rise and rise of the Nigerian outlaws. The centerpiece of the reflection was on how the terrorists that most Nigerians know have become so influential to an extent that the two men employed and paid with...... more

Is our economy stupid?

Is our economy stupid? You may have heard the phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” It is credited to James Carville who worked for Bill Clinton as a strategist in the 1992 US presidential race. Indeed, the economy determines the supply of opportunities and how it is distributed. That is why in many countries the economy...... more

Of Judiciary and audacity of impunity

Of Judiciary and audacity of impunity I watched with incredulity and shock as the current Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami, was sweating to extricate himself from the journalistic firestorm of Focus on Africa, when he was interviewed inside the imposing Central London office of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The reporter...... more

The 196,400 bottles of beer

The 196,400 bottles of beer There is this interesting WhatsApp story of a drunkard who woke up one morning deeply repentant after a bitter fight with his wife the previous night. Intent on ameliorating the situation and turning a new leaf, the man took out the crate of beer he believed was responsible for his character...... more

Jihad and sex

Jihad and sex Just as with misinterpretations of Jihad, there has been a gross display of sexual behaviours among Muslims in relation to combat. First, there were reports of mass exodus of mostly Arab women from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, and Egypt into Syria to act as sex toys for combatants.Everyone involved seemed to...... more

 

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