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Politics

ThrowBack Thursday: And Odi Town Got Massacred

April 19, 2022

After peaceful entreaties fail, desperate measures by the authorities such as a wipe-out in the scale of the Odi massacre gets employed. Nothing is as brazen as a president ordering the wipeout of a town in this era, especially when they are citizens of a country he governs. The chain of command sanctioning the massacre … Continue reading ThrowBack Thursday: And Odi Town Got Massacred

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Politics

Lagos 2019: When Ambode Locked Horns with Tinubu

April 19, 2022

Election season in Nigeria rolling over every four years is always resplendent with a lot of drama and political stunts. It is a season when mentees remember they have a godfather to woo somewhere; godfathers too perch, waiting to wield their sating influence over political bases and on rising stars. Monies flow left, right and … Continue reading Lagos 2019: When Ambode Locked Horns with Tinubu

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Politics

Atiku vs. Osinbajo: Restructuring Revisited

April 19, 2022

The talk of restructuring has been a longstanding matter of discussion within and outside of political circles for decades. It has been a subject delicately examined at National confabs, conferences, seminars and in public debates. Nevertheless, it always still manages to slip from the hold of the citizenry. Election cycle after election cycle, politicians dig … Continue reading Atiku vs. Osinbajo: Restructuring Revisited

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Social Media

Social Media Round Up: Top Trends Of The Week

April 19, 2022

Highlights From The AMVCA These are the highlights of what went down at the just concluded sixth annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) which held on Saturday, September 1st. From surprise awards to big fashion statements, the AMVCA is a show worth remembering and gave viewers something to talk about all through the week. … Continue reading Social Media Round Up: Top Trends Of The Week

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Entertainment

Don’t Celebrate Criminals – Tuface

April 19, 2022

Internationally celebrated afro-pop singer, Innocent “Tuface” Idibia, has been very vocal lately on topics such as voters’ education, good governance and the herdsmen crisis. This time he has something to say to youths who celebrate criminal-minded politicians. Speaking Out The popular singer, who rose from the boy group “Plantashun Boys” to becoming one of Africa’s … Continue reading Don’t Celebrate Criminals – Tuface

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Politics

67 Million Youth Failure and the Ghost of Past Youth Movements

April 19, 2022

Again, another youth awareness drive is failing as fast as its forbears. For those familiar with new media channels, there has been a recent campaign seeking for youths to mill under the 67 Million Youth banner but it was instead received with scorn and suspicion. The composition of its conveners was largely tilting towards the … Continue reading 67 Million Youth Failure and the Ghost of Past Youth Movements

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News Politics

2019 Elections: Saraki Declares

April 19, 2022

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, declared on 30th August, at a #NotTooYoungToRun conference, that he will be running for the office of the president in the 2019 general elections, under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic Party. This news, coming at an interesting political time, was welcomed by many youth. I have decided to answer the … Continue reading 2019 Elections: Saraki Declares

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Politics

The PACT – Charting a New Wave in Nigerian Politics

April 19, 2022

The media went agog when news of a consensus candidate who will fly the standard of the PACT (Presidential Aspirants Coming Together) alliance was released. Fela Durotoye had emerged as winner over the likes of Kingsley Moghalu, Yele Sowore and 10 others who had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding to come together and present … Continue reading The PACT – Charting a New Wave in Nigerian Politics

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Politics

Throw Back Thursday: The Accord in Aburi That Didn’t Stand

April 19, 2022

Between 4th & 5th January 1967, a few months before the Nigerian civil war began in July 1967, a few military officers from Nigeria dragged one another to a location in Ghana, named Aburi. They left the meeting with a consensus agreement historically known as the Aburi Accord. It is, however, well known today that … Continue reading Throw Back Thursday: The Accord in Aburi That Didn’t Stand

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News

British PM, Theresa May, signs security pact with Nigeria

April 19, 2022

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is on a three-day trip to Africa, and arrived in Nigeria yesterday (after visiting South Africa earlier, with Kenya to follow). Battling Boko Haram According to The Guardian, a summit was held between May and President Muhammadu Buhari, where a security partnership was signed between the two. The partnership  has … Continue reading British PM, Theresa May, signs security pact with Nigeria

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Events

To Build A Nation Tour: Next Stop, Cross River State

April 19, 2022

To Build A Nation tour continues and will be making its next stop at the Cross River Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, 28 August 2018, by 11:00 am at the Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. The movement, planned and delivered by the Kingsley Moghalu Initiative, is a core part of the B.I.G (Build, Innovate and Grow) Nigeria vision … Continue reading To Build A Nation Tour: Next Stop, Cross River State

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Politics

How Online Advocacy Forced Police Reform

April 19, 2022

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has long been a canker-worm in the Nigerian polity. From allegations of bribery, extortion, indiscriminate shootings, extrajudicial killings, to unique patterns of abuse, it has been a tale of woes for citizens. Many past presidents have tried reforming the police, mainly for personal reasons, and the effort have all proved … Continue reading How Online Advocacy Forced Police Reform

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Politics

Saraki vs. Tinubu: When Push Comes to Shove

April 19, 2022

You can hardly catch Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu engage in a public war of words. The former governor of Lagos state and senator in Nigeria’s 3rd Republic surrounds himself with so much myth. He has given himself such a public aura that his legend is hardly tainted. There is a technique to it – you … Continue reading Saraki vs. Tinubu: When Push Comes to Shove

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Law

The Course Of Law And The Distance In Our Realities

April 19, 2022

A Few Short Stories A. Sade graduated finally from university after beating a few odds stacked against her. When her only surviving parent retired after years in civil service, her retirement benefits remains unpaid. So Sade had to make do with selling cute handbags to students back on campus just to fund her final year … Continue reading The Course Of Law And The Distance In Our Realities

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Politics

Buhari as ECOWAS Chief: Implications for the West African Region

April 19, 2022

President Muhammad Buhari comes up often as a man whose legend looms larger than it actually is; one often judged for his days as a military dictator and for his infamous role in the Abacha junta inaccurately positioned in the context of the modern demands of a democracy. The momentum the 2015 elections gained altered … Continue reading Buhari as ECOWAS Chief: Implications for the West African Region

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