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Bandits and North-West farmers

THE latest outcry by farmers in the North-West geopolitical zone over an imminent food crisis in the county is no surprise. The farmers have only echoed the deep concerns being expressed by the majority of Nigerians over the frightening…

LG funds for ransoms

VICE chairman of Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Galadima, recently disclosed to the Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), that his administration had been paying bandits and…

FIRS and the tax net

THE contents of the recently approved 2019 budget of N8.9 trillion are giving Nigerians concern, especially with the Federal Government’s approval of a N30,000 new minimum wage. However, some indicators in the economy are giving cause for…

The call for legal cultivation of marijuana

THE Ondo State government and the Federal Government appear to be headed for a showdown after both the state chief executive, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug…

IGP’s special constables

THE acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly said that community policing in the country would now involve the recruitment of traditional rulers, pastors and imams as special constables. According to him,…

Army’s ban on okada in seven northern states

ON Sunday, May 5, the Nigerian Army issued a statement entitled “Enforcement of Ban on the use of Motorcycles in Ex-Harbin Kunama Area of Responsibility.” The statement was signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public…

Nigerian Army’s curious alarm

THE Nigerian Army recently raised the alarm over the scheduled swearing-in of the newly elected government of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term of office on May 29. In a release issued by its spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, the…

Super Eagles and Afcon 2019

THE 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), officially tagged Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, presents yet another opportunity for Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles, to cover lost ground in African football and assert Nigeria’s…

How to avoid getting killed by the police

FOLLOWING the barrage of allegations of extrajudicial killings levelled against the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and against the backdrop of security lapses in the country, the force recently came up with tips to help Nigerians to avoid being…

Police violation of women in Abuja

NOT less than 71 women were reportedly arrested in and around Caramelo Night Club in Abuja on April 26 during a raid conducted by the police. The ladies were allegedly detained at the Utako police division, granted bail and arraigned at a…

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