#EndSARS Protests:The Remedy For National Maladies Is More, Not Less, Democracy

By Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). The demands for fundamental police reforms by the protesting youths are in …

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Tariff Increment a Yellow Card for Discos as Well as Customers

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma The voltage of anger in the land can burn some installations. The most threatened currently are the power distribution companies otherwise addressed with the not-so-elegant cognomen Discos. They have been dancing the disco for seven years now.The anger stems from the necessary but unjustified hike in electricity tariffs. The last statement sounds like a contradiction. It is deliberate.It is …

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Opportunity as Nigeria Pivots to Gas For Homes and Vehicles

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma When you drive into a fuel station soon, you would have many choices, rather than the current two. The options will include a pump for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas, Auto-gas, Premium Motor Spirit, or diesel. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) gave the marching order on 6 September asking stations to retrofit and add a pump …

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IPOB Massacre: Another War is Brewing by Alexander Ubani

Before now, it was the unprovoked ethnic cleansing and the rampant murder of Igbos in the north that ignited the Biafran war. These days, the government is now using security agents to wipe out unarmed Igbo youths in broad daylight, forgetting that these people have families and loved ones. While these Igbo youths do no carry guns, the government makes excuses for itself to justify …

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El-Rufai’s Disinvitation to NBA AGM: Flogging a Dead Horse, By Mike Ozekhome

For the better part of this and the previous week, Nigeria’s social media space has been agog with arguments for and against the invitation of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai to speak at the 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Following the protestations against Mallam el-Rufai’s invitation, the NBA National Executive Committee (NEC) heeded to the popular voice of majority …

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Abdulrahman Abdulrazak Might Decamp to PDP in 2023 If Bukola Saraki Decamps to APC

Abuja – The game of politics is all about how sensitized a politician can be when moves are being conceived. A good politician should be able to see danger prior it’s coming, and such should also be able to make predictions in order to calculate moves. However, it is very much rare for anyone who is conversant with Nigerian politics to say that he or …

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Democracy for Sale by Peter Geoghegan review – the end of politics as we know it?

The openDemocracy journalist delves into the web of power, money and data manipulation that is bringing our electoral system to its knees By John Naughton As we try to face the future, we are usually fighting the last war, not the one that’s coming next. One of the most striking points the political philosopher David Runciman made in his seminal book How Democracy Ends was …

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Between Former Minister Of Petroleum Resources, Alison-Madueke And Her Message

Niran Adedokun   Abuja (Precise Post)- A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Maduke, stepped on the tail of the tiger this last week. It is curious that Nigerian political leaders do not see how angry the people are at the continuous rape of the country and the mismanagement of people. Not just that, they also do not seem to see a nexus between this mis-governance …

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Is Orji Uzor Kalu Bad Market for Igbo Presidency In 2023? by Alexander Ubani

I was a tiny little boy at Government College Umuahia in 1999 when Orji Uzor Kalu began his first reign as the Governor of Abia state. It was after years of military bastardization of the country’s economy and an uninterrupted looting spree by its evil-minded officers, just after the ‘heavenly’ intervention that led to the death of Nigeria’s most notorious thief, Sani Abacha.  The atmosphere …

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Opinion: COVID-19 Cure And Demon Sperm

Abuja (Precise Post) -On Monday, I watched as Breitbart, an American right-wing media, streamed a speech by a gathering of doctors in Washington D.C. The doctors had travelled to the nation’s capital to dissent against their fellow doctors’ consensus on COVID-19. The event was organised by Republicans who want to push back against the tyranny of science. When this lone black woman among them came …

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Why Nigeria’s Northcentral States Can’t be Renamed “Middle Belt”

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D. A member of the House of Representatives from Benue State by the name of Kpam Sokpo was reported to have sponsored a bill this week titled “Geo-political Zones of the Federation Bill 2020,” which proposes that the North-Central states of Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, should be renamed the “Middle Belt Zone.” This …

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Snookered Again? I Warned Bola Tinubu That This Day Would Come – Farooq Kperogi

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.Twitter: @farooqkperogi The political coalition between Muhammadu Buhari’s CPC and Bola Tinubu’s ACN has all but collapsed. There was nothing even remotely surprising about it. In previous columns, media interviews, and social media updates, I predicted that this would happen.For example, in my June 23, 2018 column titled “Buhari’sJune 12 Pandering and Naivety of Yoruba Elite,” I wrote:“Buhari may well get …

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One Year Anniversary: As Governor Inuwa Yahaya Walks the Talk

By Ismaila Uba Misilli “We are not unmindful of our promises to the good people of Gombe State. This administration is determined to confront head-on all the issues bedevilling our state. We shall take advantage of all available opportunities in order to achieve the goals as outlined in our manifesto.” These were the candid words of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State at inauguration, …

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