• Saraki: Can We Seek The Higher Truth?

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    May I follow you so that you teach me something of the Higher Truth? Musa asks Khidr the mysterious being. “You will not be patient with me, Khidr said. How can you have patience about things which are beyond your knowledge?” “You will find me truly patient, Musa replies, nor shall I disobey you in…

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  • Can We Expand The Debate On Appointments Beyond Ethnicity?

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    Nigerians care about balanced ethnic and religious representation. It is enshrined in in the 1999 Constitution as Federal Character but the concept has been around in practice and policy since independence. This delicate balance of ensuring fair representation is so consuming that apparently past prime ministers and secretaries to the federal government have been known…

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  • Abuja, We Have A Problem

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    Sometime during the day on March 31 2015, during the collation of the Presidential election results being broadcast live, Prof Jega said something concerning Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) which was disquieting. A party representative after obtaining permission to make a comment complained about the conduct of elections in one of the states. He cited already…

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    Chibok: Understanding The Doubters

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    They say the first casualty in war is truth. So it is easy to empathize with those who find it hard to believe that over 200 girls were taken from GSS Chibok on April 14, 2014. Blame for the doubt cannot be laid entirely at the feet of politics. The doubt does not arise strictly…

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