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Gov. Ortom: The Anti-Open Grazing Law Apostle and Man of History

By George Udoh Among makers of history, at least, in Nigeria, is Governor Samuel Ioraer Ortom the 5th democratically elected Governor of Benue State, elected on the platform of the ruling political party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Governor Samuel Ortom is the first  democratically elected governor ever not only in Benue State

The Hausa-Fulani cabal, Atiku and the rest of us

By Sufuyan Ojeifo Recently, I read the highly insightful and incisive intervention by an anonymous author on the rigged structure of Nigeria and the abysmal level of distrust in the interactions and relationships among the ethnic nationalities that comprise our nation.  A former minister of aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) claimed a

Turkey ‘summons top US diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces

Turkey's foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara's "discomfort" over Washington's support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported. Citing an anonymous diplomatic source, Anadolu news agency said that US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett was summoned on Wednesday, without offering any further details. Kosnett is the most

Op-ed: A macabre sense of vengeance

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   Sometimes circa 1985, before he was killed on October 19, 1986 via a parcel bomb, inimitable journalist, prose stylist and glamorous founding editor-in-chief of the Newswatch magazine, the late Dele Giwa, wrote that “one life taken in cold blood is as gruesome as millions lost in a pogrom.”  Indeed,

NGO Bill, threats to democracy-CDD

Babatunde Opalana  The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Abuja has lend its voice to the nationwide condemnation of the proposed NGO Bill by the Nigerian government which it described as a grand design to bring non-governmental organisations directly under government tutelage. Idayat Hassan, Director and Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Senior Fellow for CDD