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The Political Metaphor From Rivers State, By Nasiru Suwaid

There is this widely held belief in Nigeria, though some people hold it as universal, that in any altercation between individuals of higher standing in the society with those beneath them, the bigger man never wins. The Late Mallam Aminu Kano often cautioned in the many of his sermons, during…

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The Moral Realism of Regime Change, By Nasiru Suwaid

This is the beginning of a new year, away from the end of another year that marked itself as a season of long open letters. It is also a season of letters presumably meant for the other party alone, but which, curiously, became the spectacle of a wider community. Pray,…

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Budget Rituals and Presidential Responsibilities, By Nasiru Suwaid

When it happened, many an American citizen situated it as an innocuous mistake or even an innocent misrepresentation, where during the first inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama, on the 20th of January 2009, Chief Justice John G. Roberts incorrectly ‘garbed’ or rather ‘mangled’ some wordings in the constitutionally sacred…

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Mr. Jonathan Counsels a Kenyan Colleague! By Nasiru Suwaid

“I believe that any law whether local or international as well as Treaties and Conventions should be instruments for the resolution of human problems not to compound them.”  -President Goodluck Jonathan The day I first heard of this new policy statement, I was so totally shocked and flabbergasted, that I…

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Reflections on the New CBN Credit Revolution, By Nasiru Suwaid

Let us hold the old adage true that a person who does not produce cannot generate wealth nor should her or her require the trust of a supporting credit. This honoured truth made sense in the context of the subsistence nature of our cultural livelihood before time, and remained permanently…

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The Perfect Pitch From Borno, By Nasiru Suwaid

When the story appeared about a month ago unto the media space, it came like a classic make believe, a sort of moral and morale boosting folktale, which almost everyone would wish to accept and identify with. Indeed, for a highly distrusting and hugely cynical population like that of Nigeria,…

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The Big Dilemma in the Local Government Reform, By Nasiru Suwaid

The local government system is a problematic concept to situate. For this reason, there is no institution of government that is abused, confused, disputed and misunderstood. This problematique, expresses itself in the local governments structure, the personnel managing it, the infrastructure supporting it, the requisite laws guiding it, and even…

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Common Sense Approach to Marriage Age Amendment, By Nasiru Suwaid

Any true nation-state, worth its name, is ultimately built around some core sacred principles, among which are: the fundamental agreement to coalesce into nationhood, within a defined territorial space of people, who have agreed to form a union of either a unitary or federal state. As in any arrangement, however,…

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A Mama in the Villa, By Nasiru Suwaid

Testimonies in places of worship, just like the ones given in the courtrooms, create an opportunity for the strategic unburdening of the soul, with the necessary proclamation of pure truth. Perhaps it is because of this fact that the speech by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, at a thanksgiving…

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Integrity is no barrier for Nigerian Ports, By Nasiru Suwaid

The hall was so magnificently set with a lot of chandeliers reflecting every object on sight and in around every couple of minutes, a dignitary saunters majestically through Nigeria’s corridor of power and enters the heavily fortified but permanently shut room. As the routine continued to flow, there arrived an…

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Burden of an electoral system with ill-repute by Nasiru Suwaid

"Doesn’t an announcement of an election result usurp the function of electoral Returning Officers to announce election results? (more…)

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Malabu: When policy took precedence over law by Nasiru Suwaid

 "However, the leadership of the committee only expressed interest in investigating a mere breach of the federal government’s indigenous ownership policy." (more…)

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The President’s inadvertent disclosure by Nasiru Suwaid

“Mr. President actually knew what he was inferring, about his administrations unfair economic distribution system.” (more…)

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A congratulatory letter to “Honourable” Farouk Lawan, By Nasiru Suwaid

An open letter to a "cap-banking" lawmaker (more…)

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Here we go again By Nasiru Suwaid

There is a new trend of rubbishing findings of probe with charges of illegitimacy, Nasiru Suwaid opines. (more…)

Ibori’s sentencing lacked compassion

“So to give him 13 years is savage and malicious. It looks as if the British government is taking it personal. He is going to return all the assets in question. I am not saying he shouldn’t be punished, but there should human face in the punishment.” Professor Itse Sagay (SAN) One of…

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Ibori’s conviction rescuing the essence of plea deal

“He was never the legitimate governor and there was effectively a thief in government house. As the pretender of that public office, he was able to plunder Delta states wealth and hand out patronage.” -Sasha Wass, QC, Crown Prosecution Service Attorney. It is obvious that these are unusual times in…