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Childhoods cut short

IN Northern Nigeria, a massive push is underway to bring the chance to learn to millions of out-of-school children through Northern Nigeria’s #GiveNorthEducation movement hashtags on social media platforms. Nigeria is said to have the highest number of out of school children in the world.

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Prof Ben Nwabueze, RUGA

RUGA settlements’ controversy pushing divisions in the country to near-breaking point

FROM cattle colonies to RUGA settlements in every state of the federation: From what we know of the cattle colony scheme, based on a presentation by the then Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe, the cattle colony scheme is not a scheme for the settlement of Fulani herdsmen. Here is what he said in his presentation: “We are talking of colonies because 20, 30, or 40 ranchers can share the same colony. A ranch is usually owned by an individual or a company with sometimes very few cattle. Some have more than 200 or 300 cows. In a cattle colony, you could find 30,000 cows owned by different owners.

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Edo lawmakers and the Bauchi example

THERE is a popular adage that ‘pride comes before a fall’. Pride, ego tripping and foolish loyalty to godfatherism is what has held down some Edo State lawmakers who had relocated to Abuja, their new abode since the crisis over the inauguration of Edo State House of Assembly started. It is now crystal clear that from the onset that the lawmakers do not give a hoot about their constituents who voted them into office to attract development to their areas.

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Foreign policy

Re-thinking Nigeria’s foreign policy

FOREIGN policy is essentially a nation’s critical fundamentals which it formulates and articulates as its framework of international engagements and projects it to the arena of the international system through the instrumentality of diplomacy. Foreign policy aggregates core national interests and externalises these to the international system with a view to combining and mixing with others in order to preserve the system of interactions with others.

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Revolution protest, Southwest, northern group, Revolution, Federal Government would not have been bothered nor anybody else. But Sowore lucidly said, with much gusto that it is time for "Revolution in Nigeria now

Revolutions and Africa’s lessons frrom Nigeria

By Adekunle Adeniyi “You never change things by fighting existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” –Buckminster Fuller, activist, change campaigner.” Had Sowore branded it with the latter identity, the Federal Government would not have been bothered nor anybody else. But Sowore lucidly said, with much gusto that
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