Security Alert (Kidnapping)

By Ada Eze Kidnapping is a global phenomenon that has plagued the world for decades. Though not new to Nigeria, cases of kidnapping seem to be at an all-time high as we continue to hear of frequent reports in the country. One of the most recent cases was that of three friends (two girls and a guy) who were abducted opposite Coldstone Creamery in Wuse II, Abuja only to be released 8 days later. Cases like this are recorded frequently across the nation and most especially in the capital city….

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The Problem Called “Federal Character”

The concept of federal character was introduced in the 1979 constitution as a solution to the problem of ethnic feuding that plagued the country mainly as a result of one ethnic group – the Igbos – occupying major government positions. This solution however was flawed but before I go ahead to explain how so, it is very important that I explain what federal character is. Federal character in simple terms is a system that ensures that public positions are split fairly amongst the various ethnic groups – in reality it’s…

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