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‘Nigeria’s opposition is missing’

Garba Shehu

by Garba Shehu Last week, Nigeria’s senate majority leader reintroduced anti-sexual harassment legislation to parliament, following a serious exposé by the BBC of sex for grades scandal at the University of Lagos. The bill had been tabled before in 2016 but it was not passed: some members of our party, working with the opposition, then
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TV Signal Piracy: Dressing theft up as patriotism

Somewhat curiously, there appears to be a belief that illegal transmission of pay television signal is no crime. And if at all it is, perpetrators seem to believe that it a less severe form of theft than piracy of CDs, DVDs, and books for which, understandably, there is a larger market. My conviction that illegal transmission television signal is deemed harmless grew stronger last week, following media reports of a crackdown by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on three Port Harcourt-based cable television operators- CANTV, Metro Digital TV and Communication Trends Limited (CTL)-all of which have been redistributing content exclusive to MultiChoice, StarTimes and Bein Media, the Qatar-based broadcast giants, among others, without authorisation.

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Buratai, general

General Buratai: Many generals in one

By Paul Smith The urge to serve one’s fatherland is innate and springs from an inner motivation to give all of what a leader embodies in life without reservation as expressed in the wit of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and henchman of the counter-insurgency operations, Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai is a
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Kanu, IPOB and the UN

By now the media hype of the “storming” of the 2019 United Nations General Assembly in New York by the delusory Nnamdi Kanu at the head of an IPOB delegation must have achieved his sinister agenda of bamboozling the ignorant and misled Igbo youths. The self-destructive impetus of the Biafran pursuit, even among its conscripted clan members, was recently targeted at Kanu’s former “elders” with the near fatal “Nuremberg trial” of Ike Ekweremadu followed by the declaration of Europe a “no go area” for Igbo leaders.

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NIPOST infrastructure to drive social intervention programmes

In terms of spread, only the Nigeria Police Force is slightly ahead of the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST, in the country. NIPOST has offices throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria. The implication of this is that the Federal Government can drive its social intervention programmes through NIPOST with almost 100% success. There is no local government area in Nigeria that has no presence of NIPOST. Apart from LGAs headquarters, almost all the towns in Nigeria boast of postal outlets.

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Why we must all act to save our democracy

Why we must all act to save our democracy

Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour Since Muhammadu Buhari assumed office in 2015 as democratic president, I have engaged his government from a policy standpoint, criticizing the policy choices he gets wrong and commending those he gets right, albeit sparingly. It is against this backdrop that I strongly disagree with much of the President’s address on Independence Day
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