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Nigeria: Battle For The Soul Of Benue, Revealing Extent Of State’s Backwardness

Nigeria: Battle For The Soul Of Benue, Revealing Extent Of State’s Backwardness

  By Ogbaniko Onunugoga There is no gainsaying that Benue State is currently embroiled in a war of supremacy sweeping through the state arising from the rift between Governor Samuel Ortom and Senator George Akume, a former governor of the state, known as his godfather. The obvious crack in the relationship between the two political […]

Nigerian Kogi Bench Warmer Senator Aidoko Exposed

…Also Ahmadu Ali, INEC, Judiciary Connections     By Dan Ekah Aidoko Attai Ali Usman is a ‘rogue senator’. He has been a member of the upper chamber of the National Assembly albeit illegally for the past seven years. Since the official numbers of days a legislator seats is 181, Attai Aidoko has spent 1267 […]

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Nigeria 2019: Mai Mala Buni: A Silent Operator Prepares To Take Over Yobe

  It is doubtful, almost near impossible, if there is any governorship candidate in Yobe State who can match the political machinery of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to talk of defeating the party’s candidate, Mai Mala Buni, in the forthcoming elections.   For a political party that became a behemoth over the years […]

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Feature: Corruption: Getting To The Belly Of The Beast

  The Oxford Dictionary defines corruption as “dishonesty” or an “illegal behaviour”. Full stop. It ends there. The results of Police Minister Bheki Cele’s recent dissection of the word are less flattering. However, it piercingly removes the scabs of the plague’s recuperating laceration, writes Sihle Manda. “Corruption kills the progress of communities,” an animated Cele […]

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Feature: South Africa Prepares For Digital Revolution

  Government leaders, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) doyens, academics, researchers, exhibitors and industry geeks with an interest in all things technological, recently converged in the sunny, seaside city of Durban. Their mission? To ponder the way the Fourth Industrial Revolution will reshape the way governments all over the world work, writes Nosihle Shelembe. The […]

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Feature: The Rock That Was Mama Winnie

  Very few people in South Africa can claim to be unfamiliar with the statement:  ‘When you strike a woman, you strike a rock’. This statement, which grew popular in the 1950s, became a rallying international slogan to demonstrate the strength of women in their fight against the Apartheid government’s atrocities. No one can claim […]

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Nigeria: Matthew Hassan Kukah’s Take On Killings, Issues In Southern Kaduna

Text of a Sermon preached at the Burial of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri, Bishop of the Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan on Thursday, 15th March, 2018 by Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese.   When my metropolitan Archbishop, Matthew Ndagoso called to tell me that roles had been assigned ahead […]

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RIP Edward Herman, Who Co-Wrote A Book That’s Now More Important Than Ever

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone dward Herman, the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of Manufacturing Consent, has died. He was 92. His work has never been more relevant. Manufacturing Consent was a kind of bible of media criticism for a generation of dissident thinkers. The book described with great clarity how the system of private commercial media […]

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