Why the 2023 population census must be postponed

By Michael Owhoko– Without prejudice to extent of preparations, has government genuinely evaluated reasons for dispute and rejection of previous census results in Nigeria before proceeding to organize another headcount?  Results of census conducted in 1962, 1963, 1973, 1991 and 2006 were all marred by anomalies and controversies allegedly engendered by manipulation and falsification of figures.

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Sanwo-Olu: Celebrating a kind hearted achiever at 56

By Gboyega Akosile– It is common in our clime for praise singers and vuvuzela blowers to be at their best performances, increasing the tempo of their art to crescendo on a day like this for Governors, Presidents and people of high political positions. One can’t blame them. It is their way of validation. The dramatis personae often times are not confused even though the situation may present a blurry image.

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COVID – 19, 5G network and Nigerian pastors

By Sunday Onyemaechi Eze– Condemn no one for asserting that some Nigerian pastors are nothing short of comedians and entertainers who will never fail to amuse. Among a whole lot of them who lay claim to God’s calling; it is only the Almighty who knows who he truly called. The handsome pastor and founder of Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome is one man of God I cherish and respect so much. Those occupying his kind of positon, we are admonished by the Holly Book to respect. I had in my spare time paused to watch, listen and read stories related to him, his ministry and the swag he applies in the propagation of the gospel. Christ Embassy strives to stand out among the gathering of churches. The man of God was among the first to deploy Bible-app-installed tablet for teaching and preaching the word. In some of his teachings I had watched, he left no one in doubt of his world and class as he brandishes the device while making his referencs and driving home his points. He has maintained his world of sophistication in the pulpit more than anyone I could think of.

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Boko Haram terrorism in context

By Timothy Antigha– In the last couple of years, there have been so many commentaries about Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency in the Lake Chad basin. A lot of these efforts have focused on the causality of the conflict on the one hand and the response of the military on the other. However, proportionate attention has not been given to the context of Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency. In other words, a framework within which analyses of Boko Haram insurgency and the resultant counterinsurgency could be organized has not fully emerged.

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PMB, the Principalities and Powers

By Femi Adesina– Twice on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari displayed an uncommon generosity of spirit. We had set forth at dawn, shortly before 5 a.m, to visit the presidential campaign office in Central Area of Abuja. The purpose was for the President to read his victory speech, having been pronounced winner of the February 23 election by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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