Tinubu’s confession: APC presidential ticket ‘hard, I resorted to prayers’

…Gov. Sanwo-Olu, party leaders, cabinet members receive APC presidential candidate All roads leading to the presidential wing of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) were a beehive of activities as residents of Lagos State trooped to the airport to receive the presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election, Asiwaju […]

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Nigeria’s forthcoming 2023 General elections and Prospects for socialists and the left [1]

By Jaye Gaskia The forthcoming general elections in Nigeria in 2023, the 7th of the current 4th republic, is barely a year away, and is taking place against the backdrop of a deepening, general, protracted, pervasive, and paralysing complex crises of existential proportions – not only for the country, but also for the people in […]

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AfDB mobilises $540m for Nigeria’s Special Agro-Industrial Zone

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will support Nigeria to develop Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, as part of the quest for food security in the country. Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the Bank and a former Minister of Agriculture, disclosed this while briefing President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. Said Dr Adesina: “We […]

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Predicting Nigeria’s collapse is a perennial pursuit of US Think Tanks and Policy Experts, By Garba Shehu

In 2005, a US National Intelligence Council paper “Mapping Sub-Saharan Africa’s Future” floated the idea there could be a military coup in Nigeria. At the time this was hardly an earth-shattering prediction: 2005 was only six years after the return of civilian democratic rule and just over a decade since the Abacha military coup of […]

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Security implications of ASUU strikes, By Hassan Gimba

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was founded in 1978. Its predecessor, the Nigerian Association of University Teachers (NAUT), was formed in 1965 covering academic staff at the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ife and University of Lagos. According to its founders, ASUU is a trade […]

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Is Pakistan a Stratocracy? By Osmund Agbo

   ISI, short for Inter-Services Intelligence, is not your run-of-the-mill spy agency. Founded on January 1, 1948 with the goal to “gather, process, and analyze any information from around the world that is deemed relevant to Pakistan’s national interest”, its men know exactly where the corpses are buried. And so, it’s not by mistake that […]

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MNJTF eliminates another ISWAP Commander,  others in Marte

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), airstrikes have eliminated, Abubakar Dan-Buduma, a top ranking  Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commander and 19 others fighters in the Nigeria’s Northeast of Lake Chad. Dan-Buduma and his footsoldiers were eliminated in a coordinated intelligence-led ground and aerial bombardmentd by the Nigeriene Air Task Force, under Operation Hadin […]

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Why You May Need to Spend if You Want to Save

By Abubakar Sadiq Ilyasu Saving is often encouraged as a prudent way of preparing for future uncertainties. However, economies are driven by demand, a lesson the world had to learn the hard way after the calamitous effects of recessions caused by demand shocks, especially the Great Depression. From one person’s perspective, saving seems like a […]

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