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Nigeria: Broom Vs Umbrella – AllAfrica.com

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Nigeria: Broom Vs Umbrella – AllAfrica.com

opinion By Wole Olaoye

Some people think the 2019 elections will be only between the broom of the APC and the umbrella of the PDP. It may well be. And it may not. No event in recent times has made this point more poignant than the 2018 edition of the annual Daily Trust Dialogue which, in my opinion, has become a 'must-attend' event in Abuja.

On parade were Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (represented by Wale Edun), former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido and actress politician Kate Henshaw. President Buhari who was billed to be the Special Guest was represented by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The venerable Prince Bola Ajibola, former judge at the World Court in The Hague, chaired the occasion.

I expected fireworks and I was not disappointed. Tinubu's paper was rather technical, focussing on good governance rather partisan politics. While acknowledging the achievements of the Buhari administration, he counselled that the issue of petroleum subsidy regime, Fulani/farmers frequent clashes, unemployment and pension arrears ought to be tackled with gusto.

In his view, "We must reform the current fuel subsidy regime... Currently, the subsidy does not benefit the average person. It sweetly profits the elites who manipulate [...]

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Lagos charges residents to shun domestic violence, child abuse – P.M. News

L-R: Mr Ayoku Owolawi, representative of the Senior Special Assistant on Communtiy affairs; Jelili Odofin, Vice Chairman, Ibeju Lekki Local Government; Olorunkemi Surakat, Chairman, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and Mrs Sherifah Ewumi Dosumu, Director, Community Development Department at the sensitization programme on the prevention and management of domestic violence and other social vices held at Ibeju- Lekki Local Government Secretariat recently.

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Lagos State Government has urged residents of the state to desist from all forms of violent act and abuses, adding that it is profitable to always explore the option of effective communication to resolve differences rather than allowing issues to degenerate to crisis.

Speaking at a public enlightenment campaign on the prevention and management of domestic violence and other social vices organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs which was held at Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Secretariat on Thursday, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri said violent act, abuses and other societal vices remained a dent on the mega city status of the State.

He advised the actors and perpetrators of these abuses to desist from this uncivil practice or be prepared to face severe punishment as provided under the law, noting that the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of residents were very important [...]

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When Silence Is No Longer Convivial, And Inaction Uneconomic. – The Nigerian Voice (press release) (blog)

One inherent challenge associated with opinion writing in Nigeria is that intellectually, opinions are more often accepted but politically rejected without justification; a development that presents the writer’s effort as a baggage of goodness without good luck. However, despite these incessant rejections, opinion writing neither abates nor wanes. Instead, it increases geometrically with a torrent of it coming from respected religious organizations, socio-cultural bodies, ethnic/tribal organizations and talented Nigerians well educated to build a modern nation.

Regrettably, while these opinions are being rejected daily, the issues/ challenges they were tailored to solve lingers, the nations’ resources deplete, political/ economic growth stunts, the masses suffer while the less fortunate but innocent citizens die as we are currently witnesses to tears.

Keeping the issues where they are, it is the rejection of calls for the nation’s restructuring that propelled the proliferation of local groups/militias that now champion unrests across all geopolitical zones. With each singing in discordant tone, proving to be more Nigerian than the other while promoting tribal loyalties as against common sense of nationhood.

Adding fire to the controversy is the advent of the Fulani herdsmen thoughtless killings of defenseless Nigerians and the recent memo (a few days back) from the Avengers threatening to resume hostility in the oil-rich Niger Delta region. A [...]

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