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Education: Focusing on the States and Local Councils

By Simeon Nwakaudu More than any time in the past, the officials superintending the education sector have subjected themselves to the highest possible level of scrutiny and accountability. The reason for the continuous high level of accountability stems from the …

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The Smell of Gunpowder

For many Turkish soldiers returning from the conflict in the southeast, the past is disturbingly ever present. In Turkey, compulsory military service applies to all male citizens from the age of 20 and thousands have been sent to the southeast …

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Nigeria and the 2015 Deadline

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba In 2010 when the drumbeats for the 2011 general elections in Nigeria grew louder, a group of elders in Northern Nigeria, called the Northern Elders Forum, made very threatening noises and insisted on having a Nigerian …

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2015 And Chido’s Hornet’s Nest

By Godwin Onyeacholem No matter where they reside, whether in Nigeria or outside, critical chroniclers of this country’s roller-coaster existence have always been the butt of disparaging comments from jaundiced participants who find themselves in the maddening struggle towards building …

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2015: Who will defeat Jonathan?

Let me say from the outset that it would be scandalous and a grave mistake for the opposition – and by this, I refer to the All Progressives Congress (APC) – to look toward any of the gladiators in the …

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I am Not a “Politician”

By Leonard Karshima Shilgba Politics is defined as activities associated with governance of a country or area. From etymological enquiry, the word politics derives from the Greek word “politikos”, which means “of, for, or relating to citizens.” Thus, Wikipedia defines …

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