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What DSS report says about Oshiomhole

Fredrick Nwabufo The depth of filth in the APC primary election can contain a tsunami. The "inglorious" exercise and its resulting attrition betray the anti-corruption sloganeering of the Buhari administration. A lot has been said about the alleged involvement of Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, in the corruption shin-dig.  But what is the

Trump May Be Isolated on the World Stage, but So Is Macron the Multilateralist

Judah Grunstein In many ways, Emmanuel Macron is an unconventional French president. Young, independent and a political novice, he entered the Elysee Palace as a disrupter rather than a defender of the status quo. But if there is one thing that puts him in the mainstream of French presidents, it is

Why teaching World War 1 is crucial in 2018

On Sunday, we marked the centennial of the end of World War I. Many history teachers in 2018, however, may be tempted to bow to student preferences and rush through the “Great War,” devoting more time to World War II. This would be a mistake. While the Second World War

Diversification of the economy: Tax as a pathway to economic growth

Ayobami Akanji Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized - Albert Bushnell Hart Nigeria has always been the victim, if she wasn't being suffocated to death by bad and directionless leadership, she would be exploited by tax evaders. Or a very matching combination of the

Why using foreign contracts helps prolong wars

•Farming Out Work to Non-U.S. Employees Fosters Corruption, Hampers Logistical Oversight, and Keeps the American Public Disengaged Noah Coburn   First it was sacks of rice. Then frozen chicken. Later, even a television. The goods were wrapped tightly in plastic bags and thrown in with the other trash in a truck. “It was simple,”

Sen. Abaribe to Israeli Govt: Where is Nnamdi Kanu?

•Not aware of bench warrant to arrest him over Kanu   Jude Johnson The Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District,  Enyinnaya Abaribe, has written the Government of Israel over recent reports that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was spotted in the country. Abaribe wrote to His Excellency, Enoch

Boko Haram: How to uphold ethics in security reportage

Ayobami Akanji If journalists want long term credibility in their profession, they should go in that direction. Have more respect for readers. ~ Julian Assange On April 14 2018, Ahmad Salkida — a freelance journalist, broke the internet with a 26-tweet thread, which itemised the status, according to him — of the pending 113 abducted Chibok

Policing: Army’s meddlesome internal security role fuels insurgency-2018–Intersociety

Emeka Umeagbalasi, Chidinma Udegbunam and Obianuju Igboeli Editor's note: The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has warned that the constant intervention and involvement of Nigerian Army in the policing of internal security challenges is a potential recruitment factor for insurgency in the country. The Nigerian Army is

Time to arrest the kidnap for ransome menace

Editor's note: This Weekly Policy brief by Nextier-Security, Peace And Development (SPD) focused on the menacing cases of kidnap for ransom across the country and the need for proactive response to end it. The great expectation in Nigeria that amnesty programmes for terrorists would put an end to kidnapping for ransoms has not

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