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BBC: ITS LUDICROUS EPISODES OF HATCHET JOB ON TB JOSHUA

By Dare Adejumo The BBC World Services investigative unit, code-named 'Africa Eye' came out this week with weird and strange episodes of atrocities against the late Prophet TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). To investigate and publish or broadcast reports is a central kernel in journalism But to do this outside the ethics and fundamental principles of the profession is an aberration. Journalism as a societal watch dog requires fairness, balancing, and objectivity to command dignity honour, and respect as the fourth estate of the...
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UNMASKING REAL ENEMIES OF PRESIDENT TINUBU: THE DEAFENING SILENCE ON NLC/TUC STRIKE

By Walter Duru, Ph.D In the political arena, the adage "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" is often wielded as a shield against potential adversaries. However, for President Bola Tinubu, it seems the true enemies may not be those openly opposing him, but rather those who remain silent in the face of critical issues. The ongoing Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) strike presents a crucial litmus test, revealing the concealed adversaries that surround the Nigerian President. It is no news that President Tinubu, a...
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2023 ELECTIONS: IS A NEW NIGERIA A PIPE DREAM?

By Adaze Okeaya-inneh The political climate in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy appears to be in a state of false calm. Barely two months ago, Nigeria conducted its 2023 General elections. For millions of Nigerians, the journey has been long and not without its challenges. Despite 24 years of uninterrupted democracy, this oil-rich nation continues to suffer insecurity, economic instability, Kidnappings, terrorist attacks, high unemployment rates, epileptic electricity supply, fatal child maternity rates, poverty, unbridled corruption, and more recently currency (Naira) Redesign challenges.   But all that was poised to change...
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NIGERIA 2023 STATE ELECTIONS: A BADLY PLANNED HEIST

The 2023 Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections took place on March 18, 2023. There were high expectations because the Presidential election, which took place two weeks ago was marred with irregularities and technical hitches. For many Nigerians who thought the shortcomings of the Presidential election would be corrected by the electoral body, INEC and security agencies, their hopes were promptly dashed! Lagos, the commercial capital, was the scene of ethnic rhetoric and voter suppression during this election.  A day before the election, a video circulated showing the infamous...
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DSS AND ACCUSATIONS OF DISOBEDIENCE TO COURT ORDERS – SETTING THE RECORDS RIGHT

By Peter N. Afunanya Recently, the media is awash with various commentaries about DSS's disobedience to Court Orders. These accusations, as wrong as they are, have peaked in the Emefiele saga. It may interest the public and indeed the avowed critics of the Service to note the following incidents and timelines to show that it has religiously obeyed Court orders in respect of the case and even others. In 2022, the Service commenced the investigation of Mr. Godwin Emefiele on suspicion of Terrorism Financing, Money Laundering among others, and subsequently...
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