Opinion – TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Sat, 24 Oct 2020 04:16:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 61575800 How the #EndSARS protests have changed Nigeria forever https://thecitizenng.com/how-the-endsars-protests-have-changed-nigeria-forever/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-the-endsars-protests-have-changed-nigeria-forever https://thecitizenng.com/how-the-endsars-protests-have-changed-nigeria-forever/#respond Sat, 24 Oct 2020 04:16:52 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192498 Aliyu Tanko, BBC Hausa editor   The anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria created a powerful movement that appeared to shake those in power, but after a turbulent fortnight, BBC Hausa editor Aliyu Tanko considers where it goes from here. A potent mix of street protests and social media has given young Nigerians a voice that ...

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Nigeria, #EndSARS protests and the youths https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-endsars-protests-and-the-youths/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nigeria-endsars-protests-and-the-youths https://thecitizenng.com/nigeria-endsars-protests-and-the-youths/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:50:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192406 …our youths should shun violence even as our voice resonate louder The events of the past seventy hours(72)hours or thereabouts across the nation but more potent in the southern parts of Nigeria has exposed amongst other things, the bottled up grievances of Nigerians occasioned by bad leadership in the past decades. No doubt the present ...

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Under Buhari, Nigeria may burn to the ground https://thecitizenng.com/under-buhari-nigeria-may-burn-to-the-ground/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=under-buhari-nigeria-may-burn-to-the-ground https://thecitizenng.com/under-buhari-nigeria-may-burn-to-the-ground/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:39:10 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192287 For years, the name SARS hung in the air here in Nigeria like a putrid fog. SARS, which stood for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was supposed to be the elite Nigerian police unit dedicated to fighting crime, but it was really

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#EndSARS: The generation that said “Enough” https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-the-generation-that-said-enough/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-the-generation-that-said-enough https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-the-generation-that-said-enough/#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2020 04:46:51 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192050 The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety

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Enugu: #ENDSARS protest and the political hijack https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-endsars-protest-and-the-political-hijack/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enugu-endsars-protest-and-the-political-hijack https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-endsars-protest-and-the-political-hijack/#respond Mon, 19 Oct 2020 04:57:51 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191964 By Chinedum Nwizu When the ongoing ENDSARS protest took off across the country, I was skeptical of what would be its outcome and sincerity of those behind it. My skepticism was not borne out of support for police brutality  or operational excesses. No, it was borne out of the fear that it might be hijacked ...

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Enugu #EndSars protest and Phyno’s self-indulgent shenanigans https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-endsars-protest-and-phynos-self-indulgent-shenanigans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enugu-endsars-protest-and-phynos-self-indulgent-shenanigans https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-endsars-protest-and-phynos-self-indulgent-shenanigans/#respond Sun, 18 Oct 2020 11:39:24 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191955 By Uchenna Nwatu As the #EndSars protest enters its eleventh day, and with more cities across the country joining the march against police brutality, it’s doubtful there has ever been any mass movement quite like this in Nigerian history. Only, perhaps, the protest over the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and associated ...

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#EndSARS: No government will ever ignore Nigerians again https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-no-government-will-ever-ignore-nigerians-again/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-no-government-will-ever-ignore-nigerians-again https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-no-government-will-ever-ignore-nigerians-again/#respond Sun, 18 Oct 2020 07:00:34 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=191896 Power has returned to its rightful repository – the people. Our liberators did not come from the north, the south or the east and west of Nigeria. They emerged from the ruins of the country; they broke free from the noxious

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The South-East and 2023 presidency https://thecitizenng.com/the-south-east-and-2023-presidency/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-south-east-and-2023-presidency https://thecitizenng.com/the-south-east-and-2023-presidency/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:22:47 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190908 By Rt. Hon. Uchenna Ejim It is one of our best head in the legal profession, Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, JSC,(God bless his soul) who posited that “it is not enough to pronounce justice, it must be seen to have been done”. The never ending call for a Nigerian President of South East extraction will continue ...

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Fashola dresses Buhari in borrowed robes https://thecitizenng.com/fashola-dresses-buhari-in-borrowed-robes/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fashola-dresses-buhari-in-borrowed-robes https://thecitizenng.com/fashola-dresses-buhari-in-borrowed-robes/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 04:26:23 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190835 After spending over 46,824 hours in office as the 15th Nigerian Head of State without tangible achievements to show for it, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has besmeared the image of Major General Muhammadu Buhari

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An entirely joyless October 1 https://thecitizenng.com/an-entirely-joyless-october-1/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-entirely-joyless-october-1 https://thecitizenng.com/an-entirely-joyless-october-1/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 04:36:09 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190606 Today is the 60th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence. Given the sheer indifference to this date that the people have exuded, it is hard to claim this as a joyful occasion. Nigerians are barely displaying any excitement

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How organised labour deceived Nigerians https://thecitizenng.com/how-organised-labour-deceived-nigerians/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-organised-labour-deceived-nigerians https://thecitizenng.com/how-organised-labour-deceived-nigerians/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:47:09 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190482 I was very skeptical when the current leadership of Organized Labour in Nigeria objected to the decision of the Federal Government to withdraw fuel subsidy and hand over the pump price of petrol to the forces of demand and supply

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Independence: Gov. Ugwuanyi tackles water scarcity in Enugu https://thecitizenng.com/independence-gov-ugwuanyi-tackles-water-scarcity-in-enugu/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=independence-gov-ugwuanyi-tackles-water-scarcity-in-enugu https://thecitizenng.com/independence-gov-ugwuanyi-tackles-water-scarcity-in-enugu/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2020 04:47:09 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190481 As Nigerians celebrate the country’s 60th Independence anniversary, one thing that would be on the minds of residents of Enugu capital city is access to pipe-borne water, which has been a major challenge to Enugu

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Beauty of Ebeano and Gburugburu philosophy https://thecitizenng.com/beauty-of-ebeano-and-gburugburu-philosophy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=beauty-of-ebeano-and-gburugburu-philosophy https://thecitizenng.com/beauty-of-ebeano-and-gburugburu-philosophy/#respond Sat, 26 Sep 2020 06:01:48 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=190258 Last week’s reunion of the Ebeano political family has continued to resonate in the nation’s political space. For critical observers, the Ebeano concept and the Gburugburu philosophy are one and the same.

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Mercy Corps Nigeria: Forging new paths to prosperity in the face of conflict https://thecitizenng.com/mercy-corps-nigeria-forging-new-paths-to-prosperity-in-the-face-of-conflict/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mercy-corps-nigeria-forging-new-paths-to-prosperity-in-the-face-of-conflict https://thecitizenng.com/mercy-corps-nigeria-forging-new-paths-to-prosperity-in-the-face-of-conflict/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:57:52 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189546 By Nantim M Joseph The recent controversial death of militant leader Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana, in Benue State has highlighted, once again, the precarious security situation in North Central Nigeria and many other parts of the country. According to some reports, Akwaza who was both feared and revered in the state was allegedly ...

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Gov. Ugwuanyi’s uncommon passion for workers’ welfare https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ugwuanyis-uncommon-passion-for-workers-welfare/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-ugwuanyis-uncommon-passion-for-workers-welfare https://thecitizenng.com/gov-ugwuanyis-uncommon-passion-for-workers-welfare/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 05:06:26 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=189007 For those familiar with events in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s passion and commitment to the welfare of workers in the state has been unparalleled since the return to democracy in 1999.

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Hunger: Beyond the numbers https://thecitizenng.com/hunger-beyond-the-numbers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hunger-beyond-the-numbers https://thecitizenng.com/hunger-beyond-the-numbers/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:10:41 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=188976 By Elvis Eromosele The world is run by numbers. With numbers, we measure, rank and position. In many parts of the world, numbers decide elections, determine the distribution of economic resources and serve as a yardstick for measuring progress. Understanding numbers, therefore, is an important way to appreciate issues. Today, there is a number for ...

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Edo, Ondo, the Frozen Daddy and petrol tales https://thecitizenng.com/edo-ondo-the-frozen-daddy-and-petrol-tales/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=edo-ondo-the-frozen-daddy-and-petrol-tales https://thecitizenng.com/edo-ondo-the-frozen-daddy-and-petrol-tales/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 08:10:50 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=188962 By Reuben Abati “So this is how we will just adjust to the new fuel price at the petrol stations, and government will get away with the imposition of greater hardship on the people?” “No. Government is very clear. The fuel subsidy regime is not sustainable. The PPMC, NNPC and the PPPRA made that clear ...

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Enugu economic ratings and welfare of ordinary masses https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-economic-ratings-and-welfare-of-ordinary-masses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=enugu-economic-ratings-and-welfare-of-ordinary-masses https://thecitizenng.com/enugu-economic-ratings-and-welfare-of-ordinary-masses/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2020 05:54:05 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=188912 The truth remains that Enugu State under the watch of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has witnessed peace and good governance in spite of the economic and public health challenges facing the country.  

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The truth about Enugu health workers strike https://thecitizenng.com/the-truth-about-enugu-health-workers-strike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-truth-about-enugu-health-workers-strike https://thecitizenng.com/the-truth-about-enugu-health-workers-strike/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 06:01:08 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=188905 By Uchenna Nwatu When an industrial dispute occurs, there is almost always a consensus about who the public perceives as the villain and the victim. The workers or the unions are seen as the victims, while the employers – especially if it’s the government – are regarded as the villains. This is understandable. But, sometimes, ...

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When bakers hit gold https://thecitizenng.com/when-bakers-hit-gold/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=when-bakers-hit-gold https://thecitizenng.com/when-bakers-hit-gold/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2020 20:02:28 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=188387 A baker is only as good as his flour. The type of flour utilized in the bakery determines the quality of the output which in turn influences patronage and profitability. These 2 factors will ultimately determine whether a bakery will thrive, remain stagnant or perhaps even decline and ultimately close shop. There are certain performance ...

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