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Wondering Why Buhari Is Still Keeping The Failed Service Chiefs?

By Fredrick Nwabufo LAGOS JANUARY 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-In December 2018, Boko Haram insurgents pulled a blitzkrieg on military formations in Baga, Borno State, sacking the headquarters of the multinational joint task force and taking over the place (briefly). The group steadied its onslaughts on military formations, killing many soldiers, weeks after. At least, 18 soldiers were […]

Imo And The Arithmetic Of Injustice

LAGOS JANUARY 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-There is a famous scene in Tunde Kelani’s movie, ‘Ti oluwa Ni ile’, which speaks to a time like this in our country. At his meeting with the two young men who were trying to co-opt him into the deal to sell a piece of sacred land which belongs to the entire […]

Fifty Years After Brutal Civil War, Nigeria Struggles With Memory Of Biafra War

LAGOS JANUARY 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Dikoye Oyeyinka, 33, has been billed as one of the most promising Nigerian writers of his generation. He went to some of the finest schools in his West African homeland but says that like the majority of his classmates he “didn’t know about Biafra until I was 14”. When he did begin […]

Gory Tales Of How Bus Driver Saved Forty Seven Passengers From Militant Attack

LAGOS JANUARY 10TH (NEWSRANGERS)-“I am not a hero,” said softly spoken Raymond Juma. The bus driver was speaking after his actions saved his 47 passengers from a militant attack in the east of Kenya. “My passengers are like my mothers, my brothers and sisters. “I just did what anyone else would have done to save […]

Medical Doctor Recounts How She And Her Children Almost Died After Drinking ‘Agbo’

LAGOS JANUARY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)- “I almost died with my three children after taking ‘agbo’ meant to treat malaria and typhoid fevers. My children vomited and went pale. Their skins turned black,” says Dr. Chinemerum Okafor. This young doctor was reacting to a situation that would have led to the death of her children and, perhaps, […]

2020: Nigeria Faces Challenges of Politicking, Mounting Debt

LAGOS JANUARY 5TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is due to complete his second and final four-year term in 2023 and the battle over who will succeed him is already heating up, placing further pressure on an already strained economy. Buhari has thus far shied away from endorsing his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, for the position, twice […]

Detention Of Sowore And Practice Of True Democracy

By Young Erhuirhobo LAGOS DECEMBER 23RD (NEWSRANGERS)-Democracy is adjudged as the best type of government in every part of the world because it is more acceptable, accessible and available to the common populace in a country. Nigeria as a country has tried this type of government for number of types immediately after independence in 1960 […]

Nigeria’s Buhari Reviving Old Habits To Stifle Criticism

LAGOS DECEMBER 15TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Nigeria’s government is reviving old habits from its authoritarian past to stifle criticism. Evoking memories of Nigeria’s three decades of military rule, the repression risks undoing progress Africa’s top oil producer has made since the restoration of multiparty democracy in 1999. Governance and other reforms have helped more than double average annual […]

Illegal Oil Bunkering Activities In N’Delta: Who Is To Blame

By Young Erhiurhoro LAGOS DECEMBER 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The above subject is timely as the menance of oil bunkering activities has become unbearable for the people of the Niger-Delta region and uncontrollable by the federal government of Nigeria in recent times. Without missing words, the discovery of oil in the Niger-Delta region is more or less a […]

The World Is Watching Nigeria Leaders Quietly Crushing Press Freedom

LAGOS DECEMBER 9TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Worldwide condemnation has trailed Nigeria’s government the violent re-arrest of journalist and activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Friday (Dec. 6). It came less than 24 hours after Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, were freed after 125 days in detention during which two courts had granted them bail. Government agents stormed the Federal […]

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