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N’Delta Amnesty: It’s Time To Check Mate Dokubo

By Eyerin Bature LAGOS DECEMBER 24TH (NEWSRANGERS)-It is on record that the Amnesty Programme was created by late President Yar ‘Adua’s administration for the development, education and empowerment of hostile Niger Delta youths so as to create conducive environment for the production of oil which is the main source of Nigeria revenue. Since the creation […]

Interrogating Presidential Candidates, False National Identity And Slanderous Campaigns

By Samuel Akpobome Orovwuje ‘Those who governed well did not arm, those who were armed well did not set up battle lines, those who set up battle lines well did not fight, those who fought well did not lose, and those who lost well did not perish’ – Zhuge Liang, 3d century. The floodgate of […]

Fact-Check On Rumour Of Buhari Lookalike

LAGOS DECEMBER 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Several high-profile figures in Nigeria, including a former government minister, have claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari has died and been replaced by a lookalike from Sudan. Tweets, Facebook posts and YouTube videos repeating claims that the leader of Africa’s most populous nation is an imposter called “Jubril” have been shared and viewed […]

Jamal Khashoggi : An Open Letter to All Journalists

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David R. Leffler LAGOS OCTOBER 27TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Terrorism has taken a disturbing turn with the horrific murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Apparently the intent of this murder was to send a message to all journalists dedicated to thoughtful criticism of government. Therefore, what would be the most appropriate journalistic response […]

Cursory Look At The Rots In Federal University Otuoke

By Amos Okioma LAGOS OCTOBER 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Federal University, Otuoke was created in 2010 alongside others across the country during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan with a view to addressing the educational gap confronting Bayelsans when compared with their counterparts in other states of the federation a few years ago. For the eight […]

Missing General: Punch Reporter Narrates 28 Hours Ordeal Behind Military Bars

LAGOS OCTOBER 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Whenever it said that Journalists are Endangered Species, I now know that the statement is just a euphemism. The truth is that Journalists are always in war zones. And to effectively practise in a very dangerous zone like Plateau State demands prayers. From what I have seen and reported since I arrived […]

Nigeria at 58: Reflections On Pitfalls And Prospects For A New Republic

By Samuel Orovwuje LAGOS OCTOBER 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Today, as we celebrate Nigeria’s 58th anniversary of independence from the perfidious British colonial administration and the hand down negative legacy of divide and rule politics, which has hindered our genuine quest for a true republic and the needs to constantly remind ourselves, as patriots that the challenges are […]

Buhari Corrupted By Power, Or So It Seems?

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-In June 2016, about 13 months after he was sworn in as Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari published a commentary on the Wall Street Journal; he titled it The Three Changes Nigeria Needs. The then 73-year-old was voted into power on the mantra of change and it was a right move to tell […]

Between Performance And Fake News

By Jerome-Mario Utomi LAGOS SEPTEMBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Among other teachings received as a student of media and communication studies, I was specifically told that information is the life wire of every business/governance. That to manage a business is to manage its information, and managing its information, means managing its future- that was back in the days. […]

PremiumTimes Exposes PDP Presidential Aspirants Dogged By Corruption Allegations

LAGOS SEPTEMBER 13TH (NEWSRANGERS)-At the last count, no fewer than 14 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have indicated their intention to seek the presidential ticket of the party. The aspirants are a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; his predecessor, David Mark; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; […]

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