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Shiites in violent clash with Police in Kaduna as Police arrest 9 members of the Islamic group

Who will end violence in Kaduna?

KADUNA State appears determined to reaffirm its long-standing reputation as the nation’s most violent state. Apart from Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram suicide attacks and insurgency; Kano, which frequently witnesses “blasphemy”-related violence; and Plateau and Benue States, the flashpoints of  herdsmen’s attacks on farming communities, Kaduna takes the cake as the melting pot of sectarian and communal conflicts.

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Time to choose wisely

WITH the emergence of candidates of all the 91 registered political parties at all levels of electoral contest, the stage is set for the formal flag-off of the campaigns and other electioneering activities. This is a moment for all Nigerians who registered to vote to exercise utmost care and pay close attention to the messages that will soon start getting churned out for vote-catching purposes.

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Let the campaigns be issues-driven

THE various political parties vying for the presidency in 2019 deserve commendation for successfully concluding their primaries and producing presidential candidates with minimal friction and rancour. As the October 7, 2018, deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) expired, no fewer than 29 of the 91 registered political parties were ready with their flag-bearers.

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Nigeria Airways

Bringing Nigeria Airways looters to justice

INDICATIONS that the Federal Government is getting set to implement the recommendations of the Justice Obiora Nwazota Judicial Commission which probed the operations of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL), is a very positive and welcome development. We hope to see action on this as soon as possible because the looting of our national flag carrier was one of the most outstanding cases of mindless corruption in our history.

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Fraudulent or primary elections?

THE just-concluded nomination of candidates for electoral positions, especially in the two major political parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) – have once again shown that the political class has no genuine intention to fight corruption. The processes were in most cases fraudulently packaged and delivered to fuel corruption among future political office-holders.

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Halting age fraud in Nigerian football

FOOTBALL is widely acknowledged as the only thing that unites Nigerians. Whenever Nigeria is involved in major international football tournaments, every citizen, from the President to the common person, forgets the many divisive factors wracking our national unity and commits to victory for Nigeria, irrespective of the ethno-religious or sectional backgrounds of the coaches and the players representing the country.

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