AN ODE AND FAREWELL TO MUHAMMAD BABANDEDE, COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE (NIS)

By Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele Alcaeus (c 620–580BC), Greek lyric poet once said: “Brave men are city’s strongest tower of defence.” Also, according to William Hazlitt, a British essayist (1778–1830), “The world judges men by their ability in their professions, and we judge ourselves by the same test; for it is on this that our success in life depends.” May I also be permitted to use the words of Johann Wolfgang Von Goette, a German author (1749–1832), who said: “The man, who is born with a talent which he was meant to use, finds his greatest…

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OPINION : HOW THE ABUJA-KADUNA-ZARIA-KANO ROAD WILL BOOST SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

By Abdullahi S. Magaji    Not everyone loves driving for hours, but I do. For me, the adventure that comes with long trips is something that I enjoy. Each road trip leaves me with a new experience, both memorable and unique.   As a regular traveller within the northern part of Nigeria, the state and condition of roads, and impact on the journey has always been of interest to me. I am keenly aware of the difference between a bumpy ride versus a smooth road, an enjoyable journey versus the…

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Opinion : What you call ethnic groups in Nigeria are called nations in Europe.

By Prof (Amb)George Obiozor Most of the Diasporans here live in Europe; Can you show me one multi-ethnic state in *Europe* where one group is positioned to dominate the rest that hasn’t broken up? There’s nowhere in the world where the *white man* accepts domination from another *white man* in *perpetuity.* It used to be so under the *Roman* empire and the like. *Not anymore*. The *Communists* tried it, dividing society into capitalists and proletariats, deluding themselves that ethnicity is effectively swept under the carpet, but what followed? The Communist…

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WHY NIGER DELTANS DO NOT WANT TO BE PART OF BIAFRA

By H.E Goodluck Jonathan Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan yesterday delivered a lecture at Texas US on why remaining indivisible with Nigeria than joining forces with Biafrans in splitting the country will pay Niger Deltans more. I begin this write-up by saying that I mean no ill-thought towards the Biafran struggle or Igbos in general. What I’ve written here are mainly my personal reflections concerning the Niger Delta, especially with regards to non-Igbo groups and their stake in the Biafran movement which has been rebirthed for some time now.…

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NEW LAGOS STATE PUBLIC COMPLAINTS AND ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION: WHAT THE LAW SAYS.

By KOLADE ALEBIOSU With much respect, I feel seriously compelled to air my opinion against the backdrop of the sinister intention of the Lagos State Government and that of the Lagos State House of Assembly to sign into law the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law, ousting and usurping the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and other anti-graft Agencies to investigate any financial crimes in Lagos State. Furthermore, I read that by virtue of the existence of that law,…

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WHO SUCCEEDS ADAMU AS NEXT IGP, CONTENDERS, PRETENDERS AND MISCHIEF MAKERS

By EMMANUEL  IRIOGBE,  Abuja As the February 1 2021 exit date for the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu draws closer by the day, Nigerians are worried and apprehensive who his replacement would be. Permutations abound among concerned citizens if President Muhammadu Buhari will choose the part of honour by bringing into play equity, fairness and justice in order to ensure that the best man for the job is chosen. Though the President may have the prerogative to extend the tenure of the incumbent by citing as an instance…

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OPINION: 2020: Reps navigation in a turbulent year

By John Ameh At the inception of the year 2020, the 9th House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, set out to continue the robust implementation of its Legislative Agenda as well as provide other legislative interventions for good governance in Nigeria. The House began the year on a good footing and made several positive interventions until the index case of Covid-19 was recorded on February 27 in Lagos. Unarguably, the Covid-19 pandemic took the world by storm and became the main issue that shaped 2020. But…

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Foreign Fulani herdsmen planning to overrun southwest-Gen Togun

  There are fears that aliens from other West African countries have found their way into Nigeria. – A governor in the southwest of Nigeria raised the alarm last week, calling for a lasting solution from federal authorities – A former spy chief of the Nigerian military has re-echoed the sentiments of the governor, saying the threat is real General Kunle Togun (rtd), former boss of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and current chairman, Oyo state Amotekun (Security Network) corps, has revealed that foreign Fulani herdsmen are planning to…

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OPINION: “WAR WILL SOON BREAK OUT IN NIGERIA. MARK MY WORDS”

“WAR WILL SOON BREAK OUT IN NIGERIA. MARK MY WORDS” –Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) former President of Nigeria. Another civil war in Nigeria has become imminent and inevitable. The reason for its inevitability is simply because Muhammadu Buhari, the Northern Nigeria Fulani oligarchs and the wider network of Fulani in Sub-Saharan Africa have concluded plans to adopt Nigeria as the homeland for all Fulani in Africa. Fulani have realised that the wandering and rootless lifestyle of cattle herding is no longer tenable in the twenty-first century. Fulani need to have land…

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OPINION: #ENDSARS AND THE JUDICIARY IN NIGERIA

*AN OPINION PAPER OF GELL FOUNDATION INTRODUCTION: As you may be aware, Gabriel Esezobor Longe Law Foundation otherwise called- GELL FOUNDATION is a Non Governmental Organization, registered under Part C of the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria, committed to seeking improvements in the Judicial arm of government. In the wake of the current #endsars protests in Nigeria over the impunity and outright violations of the rights of ordinary Nigerians by a unit of the police called SARS-Special Anti-Robbery Squad, our organization feel compelled to proffer this opinion in view of…

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