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ALMAJARAI: A season of migration to the South

Why we handed quit notice to Almajirai in Igboland ― INC

By Obi Nwakanma Much hot air has been expended on the various reports about the migration of the so-called “Almajarai” to the South – mostly to the South/South and South/East states. Much concern is about the nature of these movement and their intentions, legality, and implications, particularly in this era of the national lowdown and
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Black, Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19 — Report

Beyond the shoddy response to coronavirus

By Obi Nwakanma The health of the President of any country is a national security priority. Elaborate structures are put in place to secure the capacity of the President to function. No country leaves the primary care of its national political leadership to the expertise of another country, however friendly. Doing that leaves the possibility
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After coronavirus, the hunger virus

As keen observers have long predicted, Nigeria has finally arrived at that inevitable juncture where oil sales will no longer guarantee the flush in the purse of the governments in Nigeria. Nigeria is now running a deficit economy. Deep poverty is staring this nation in the face. The violence which this will unleash will be
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30 years after they tried to balkanise Nation: Nigeria is almost a failed state — Tony Nyiam

The Orbit: The poverty dole

By Obi Nwakanma Many things that frequently happen in Nigeria, particularly under this administration, if they were to happen in other lands, often lead to the fall of governments. People rise up fearlessly and confront their elected leadership. But Nigerians have become too fatal and docile. Years of serial incompetence has alienated and traumatized the
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The poverty dole

The poverty dole

By Obi Nwakanma Many things that frequently happen in Nigeria, particularly under this administration, if they were to happen in other lands, often lead to the fall of governments. People rise up fearlessly and confront their elected leadership. But Nigerians have become too fatal and docile. Years of serial incompetence has alienated and traumatized the
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Finance Act will reposition economy — Expert

Resist that tax

By Obi Nwakanma Muhammed Buhari, President of this sad republic has promised not to inflict any more hardship on Nigerians. He said this in the backdrop of growing criticism of his administration’s proposals to hike the Value Added Tax (VAT) from its current 5% to 7.2% next year. This is necessary, the administration has said,
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Finance Act will reposition economy — Expert

Resist that tax

  Muhammed Buhari, President of this sad republic has promised not to inflict any more hardship on Nigerians. He said this in the backdrop of growing criticism of his administration’s proposals to hike the Value Added Tax (VAT) from its current 5% to 7.2% next year. This is necessary, the administration has said, to shore
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