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OpEd: Amotekun and the North’s Fears by Lasisi Olagunju

Amidst ruffled feathers, south-western states of Nigeria took their destiny in their hands and launched their Amotekun on Thursday. The Yoruba people know that a madness that takes years figuring out how to be naked will never dance in the marketplace. They have seen the king’s selective potency – and his selective impotence. They also […]

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What to Know about Lagos – Ibadan Expressway

Traffic diversion for construction works to continue on the  600- meter ‘Kara’ Bridge section on the Lagos outbound corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will begin on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Kayode Ibrahim, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing engineer supervising the project, told NAN on the telephone in Lagos on […]

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Osinbajo Commissions Kano Projects Amidst Judicial Uncertainty

Kano state Governor ,Dr Abdulahi Ganduje today hosted Vice president Yemi Osinbajo who was invited to commission several landmark projects in the state. The Vice President commissioned the Aminu Dantata flyover bridge at Sabon gari and flagged off the construction of other projects. The event would have coincided with the Supreme court judgement on the […]

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Conflicting Reports about Earth Tremor in Abuja

  There are differing reports about earth tremor in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja with government agency flatly denying any such occurrence. While earlier reports said the tremor occurred around Abaji and Gwagwalada axis of the territory,the Nigeria Geological Survey Agency said there was no scientific evidence that such tremor occurred in the territory. The […]

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Op-Ed: The U.S. isn’t Energy Independent

BY JASON BORDOFF In his 2006 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush warned that “America is addicted to oil” and called for a sharp reduction in imports from the Middle East. The comments reflected a long-standing concern: For decades, dependence on Middle Eastern oil constrained U.S. foreign policy options in the region and required resources […]

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Military Renders Updates as Troops Record Further Successes

Press Release: As Nigerian Army troops sustain their relentless operations across the nation, more elements of the marauding Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents as well as bandits and other criminal elements have either been neutralised or arrested at their hideouts across the country and more of their abductees have been freed. On 7 Jan 20 for instance, […]

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Amnesty International Chides Ivory Coast Govt,Warns against Imprisonment of Opposition Figures

While urging the Ivorian Parliamentary Assembly to go beyond expression of concerns relating to the situation of the five Ivorian parliamentarians in preventive detention since December 23, 2019, Amnesty International has, in a statement dated January 10, cautioned the authorities in Abidjan to grant right to a fair trial for members of the opposition. The […]

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OpEd: THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF ‘AMOTEKUN’

By Olawale Rasheed  Something fundamental happened to the Nigerian federation last week.It was small but within it is a greater maximal political implication, especially for the much debated restructuring of the skewed federal structure.The South West region of Nigeria has consciously set the tone for national reforms in the security sub-sector. The emergence of Amotekun is a bold […]

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