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Tinubu Dismisses VP Candidacy Rumors

The National leader of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed report that he was planning to become President Muhammodu Buhari’s running mate in 2019. Tinubu, in a statement issued by his media office, said it was a classic case of utterly and irredeemably-fake news. He said: “The attention

Does freedom of speech justify hate speech?

The increasing incidents of inflammatory speeches clearly designed to stoke ethnic and communal hatred has led to calls for legislative intervention by the Nigerian State. Those calls are evidently informed by the belief that there is a lacuna or gap in our existing laws on the subject. But, is that

Nigeria’s Unending Counter-Terrorism War

A curious thing happened on the evening of October 2. At 9 p.m. the NTA News opened with a report of yet another deadly suicide bombing in Maiduguri the previous day. The correspondent’s report followed subsequently, except that it was from the Nigerian Air Force Base in Yola, not Maiduguri.

Will Smith’s Comments On Roy Moore’s Defeat Are Something Else

Will Smith talked up a storm on Wednesday. During a press conference in Beverly Hills to promote his movie “Bright,” the actor veered into a near-messianic jag about Democrat Doug Jones’ defeat of Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s election for Senate, Indiewire reported. “This is the purge, right?” Smith asked, per Indiewire. “This is the cleanse, this