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Women and sexual harassment

  BY Yawa Hadiza Hajiya   Sexual harassment has become a pandemic ravaging the serenity of our campuses and the country at large, and threatening the moral fabric of our society. More troubling  is that our tertiary institutions seem to be in bondage, under the spell of a sex-for-marks epidemic. It is pertinent to assert…

Shodipe: Making of an alleged serial killer

He may well go down as Nigeria’s modern-day serial killer. At the last count, about seven people, some say more, have allegedly fallen to his deathly blows, as he practically rampaged the sleepy Akinyele town and environs on the outskirt of Ibadan, Oyo State. Even when arrested, he still managed to escape and maul down…

Life and times of Emir Idris

From Abdulgafar Alabelewe, Kaduna The late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, was born on 20th February, 1936 into the family of Malam Idrisu Auta and Hajiya Aminatu of Katsinawa ruling house. His grandfather, the father of Malam Idrisu Auta, was Sarkin Zazzau Muhammadu Sambo who reigned from 1879 to 1888 and Auta’s grandfather was…

Independence anniversary : Beyond theme, logo 

By Lekan Otufodunrin Sixty years of the existence of any country is indeed worth celebrating.  As a country, we have come a long way from under the British colonial rule to emerge as a nation to recon with, not only in the continent, but globally, despite issues we have had to contend with. We have…

Kinmse Okoko: The Exit of A dependable Icon

PROJECT NIGERIA MOVEMENT PRESS STATEMENT Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 Kinmse Okoko: The Exit of A dependable Icon Nwabueze, Eminent Leaders of Thought Mourn Kinmse Okoko Exit Project Nigeria Movement, PNM, a group of eminent leaders of thought and senior citizens led by Elderstatesman and Eminent Jurist, Prof Ben Nwabueze, SAN regrets to announce the painful…

NBA, El-Rufai’s fuse and the national malaise

By Mike Kebonkwu The lawyers belong to the conservative stock preserving the status quo ante.  Their guiding philosophy is the morality of the ruling class who they provide services for a living.  It has not changed that much except for occasional throw up of a handful of radicals and rebels who come once in a…

Still on Mamman Daura and the national question

SIR: A lot has already been said about the candid and patriotic views of Alhaji Mamman Daura as Nigeria struggles to overcome divisive tendencies that have characterized the country’s politics.  The country owes goodwill and thanks to this elder statesman for his candid suggestion as the country moves gradually to 2023 presidential elections and beyond….

State of the Nation: Soyinka backs Obasanjo

BETWEEN ‘DIVIDERS-IN-CHIEF’ and DIVIDERS-IN-LAW By Wole Soyinka I am notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice former president and co-architect with other past leaders of the crumbling edifice that is still generously called Nigeria. I have no reasons to change my stance on his record. Nonetheless, I embrace the responsibility of calling attention to…

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