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Sola Ajibola: The Case For Youth Inclusion in Top Government Positions In Nigeria

To many Nigerians, 'Change' has finally come and to some others, every move by the new government must be critiqued. The overall interest of Nigerians is priority and as such, it is important that we do not take the usual route of praise singing or blind criticism of the current administration, but point out salient issues that have held the nation bound for years. The general elections has come and gone, but it is safe to say the campaign period did not only leave a bitter taste in the mouths of some potential political neophytes, but also laid emphasis to the marginalization of the youth demographic...
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2015 Elections: Mixing Religion and Politics By Will Ross

As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country's unity will face a new test and divisions will be exacerbated by a vote which sees a Christian presidential candidate from the south, Goodluck Jonathan, facing stiff competition from Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim candidate from the north. It is not their first face off but is likely to be by far the most closely contested. But to what extent will voters pay attention to the religion of the candidates? "If the Christian leader does not have what it takes to provide good leadership I will not vote for him merely because he is a Christian,"...
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Court Judgment Is A Sign I Will Reclaim My Mandate – Murtala Nyako

Impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has expressed delight at the sack of Acting Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri. He made his position known yesterday in a statement through his Director of Press and Publicity, Ahmad Sajoh, after the inauguration of ex-Deputy Governor Bala Ngilari who was reinstated as governor by a Federal High Court yesterday. The statement said: “His Excellency Admiral Murtala Nyako wishes to express satisfaction with the judgment passed by the Federal High Court in Abuja declaring that former Deputy Governor Bala James Ngillari has not resigned as Deputy Governor. “This is...
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Soyinkaism:  We Deserve No Nihilist By WHYTE HABEEB IBIDAPO

The unleashing viperous cult like Boko Haram on peaceful citizens qualifies as a crime against humanity, and deserves that very dimension in its resolution. If a people must survive, the reign of impunity must end. Truth – in all available detail - is in the interest, not only of Nigeria, the sub-region and the continent, but of the international community whose aid we so belatedly moved to seek’’.   PROFESSOR WOLE SOYINKA – THE WAGES OF IMPUNITY   The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law.As...
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