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Defence spending: where has the money gone?

ON the back of security threats, especially the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency, Nigeria has consistently ploughed vast resources into defence spending in the past decade. The outcome has been chiefly underwhelming. Despite billions of dollars being a...

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Frightening spike in unemployment rate

WITH one out of every three persons of working age unemployed, Nigeria is on the verge of a major social crisis. Already notoriously dubbed the world poverty capital, the self-styled ‘Giant of Africa’ is on its way to becoming the ‘world unemployment...

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Jailed professor and electoral fraud

A landmark conviction of a professor of soil science, who acted as a returning officer in the 2019 general election, is a symptom of the deep-rooted chicanery scarring elections in Nigeria. To the delight of legal purists, the Akwa Ibom State High Co...

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The reckless $1.5 billion PH Refinery contract

DESPITE spirited official attempts to justify it, the recent decision to squander another $1.5 billion to “rehabilitate” the Port Harcourt Refinery is simply preposterous. Against a groundswell of local and international preference for privatisation,...

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