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War against corruption cant be won in a jiffy – Osinbajo

•Corruption well and alive under Buhari- Sagay •Blames lawyers, accountants, bankers   Jude Johnson      The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has lamented that anti-corruption war is hard and takes time to achieve significant success. He however,  warned that the federal government will not tolerate any of its official who wants to sustain corruption in the

The troubled democratic transitions of African liberation movements

By Paul Nantulya Zimbabwe's recent political crisis has provided a lens into the challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding liberation movement political structures to genuine, participatory democracies. Zimbabwe’s recent political crisis has provided a lens into the ongoing challenges many African countries face in transitioning from their founding

Buhari to Obasanjo: You’re busy globetrotting to notice our achievements (read full statement)

Jude Johnson The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement, accusing him of being ignorant of the achievements of the government because of his busy schedules travelling across the world. Buhari in a statement read by the Minister of Information and Culture on Wednesday, however, commended Obasanjo

The dark art of the coup

It was the most remarkably eventful week in Zimbabwean politics since independence in 1980. It started with the military seizing control on Tuesday night, 14 November, and ended on Tuesday night, 21 November, with Robert Mugabe resigning after 37 years as president. And yet it unfolded almost in slow motion. The

A case for Edo charter of equity

By Sufuyan Ojeifo    The legislative cum political absurdity that is going on in Edo state in which the Speaker of the House of Assembly from Edo central, Justin Okonoboh, has just been impeached and replaced with Kabiru Adjoto from Edo north, should worry well-meaning stakeholders, political actors and those who crave

Extremism: Nigeria trains social media warriors to battle ‘fake news’, hate speeches

•Links strategic communication to national security Jude Johnson  The Nigerian government has  in its ongoing Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) efforts, trained social media warriors to battle the the growing cases of hate speeches and fake news threatening the peace and stability of the country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed

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