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    Why BBOG must go to Sambisa Forest

    An invitation to the members of the Bring Back the Girls (BBOG) group, from the federal government on a missions to military locations in the North East, has been trend­ing.....
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    APC, mired in its own contradictions

    Before the current cri­ses of confidence inside the ruling APC broke out into the open two weeks ago, most political observers were not caught unawares. In fact, most of them.....
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    Dame Patience Jonathan

    Dame Patience Faka Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past president, Goodluck Jona­than, has since those days when she held sway at Aso Rock, been the toast of the media.....
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    CAN, John Kerry and the Caliphate

    I like many Nigerians, I was jarred by the recently re­ported acrid condemna­tion, by the newly elected president of the Christian As­sociation of Nigeria (CAN), of last week’s visit of.....
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    Oloyede: New efficient broom at JAMB

    Professor Ishaq Olare­waju Oloyede, the brand new registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is an internationally reputed Islamic scholar, but it was not for that he was reputed.....
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    Happy new yam to Nigeria!

    If August did not exist, Ndigbo of Nigeria would have invented it. Non-Igbo people, and even some Igbo themselves, view the month of August as that time when the women.....
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    How Hajj 'N197 per dollar' was mismanaged

    I am often at pains to criti­cize what many people see as the huge gaps in the information management capacity of this government. Many Nigerians, especially my professional colleagues, had.....
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    General Aguiyi-Ironsi, 50 years after

    Next Friday, July 29th, will mark the golden jubilee milestone in Nigeria’s bloody his­tory. That was the day in 1966, when Nigeria’s first military head of state, Major General Johnson.....
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    Religious fanatics, the fire this time.

    Last Friday, some fanatical youths emerged from a mosque at Suleja, the Niger state city that bor­ders the federal capital territory, after the Friday Jummat prayers and descended on a.....
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    Who is afraid of History?

    If you want to understand to­day, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl Buck More and more Nige­rians are getting very worried over what they feel is a criminal sleight of.....
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    Peter Obi, grazing bill and IPOB

    I am writing this piece on Saturday, July 2nd, from Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, where I am attending a meeting of Igbo stakeholders that are planning the hosting of.....
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    From America with lust?

    Last April, ten members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives trav­elled to Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States of America, to take part in the US-hosted International Visitor Leadership programme. They.....
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    Between AI and the Nigerian military

    Founded 45 years ago, Amnesty International (AI), a global NGO that is focused on human rights, with its over seven mil­lion members and supporters, has been a pain in the.....
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    Moi, je suis Bridget

    On January 7th, 2015, three terrorist gun­men descended on the offices of the Paris-based satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo. By the time they left the news­paper office, they had mowed.....
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    Between May 29th and May 30th

     To most Nigerians, May 29th, whose celebration we moved forward to today, might simply mean another ‘Democracy Day’, to many people. Nigeria’s last military leader, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, decreed that.....
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    Weep not yet PDP; rejoice not yet APC

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its chequered history have proved, once again, that no human association is ever bereft of wrangling. Once people of different backgrounds and interests come.....
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    The Fulani and their cattle (2)

    Except for those who re­fuse to be true to them­selves, the greatest secu­rity threat facing Nigeria today, after the Boko Haram ter­rorism are the issues around the herdsmen and their.....
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    The Fulani and their cattle (1)

    I will start this piece by remi­niscing on an event that I had also captured in my book, OJUKWU, the ‘Rebel’ I Served, which is the record of my stewardship.....
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    April 7 deadline: Now the magic!

    In reaction to the Freudian slip by Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum, who equally doubles as the group managing director of the NNPC, when he, in re­action to the.....
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    Owelle Rochas in London

     “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” (Mark 8:29)   As was advertised, Gov­ernor Rochas Okoro­cha was coming to the Chatham House, London, a place where inferior­ity-complexed.....
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    Murtala: Their hero; our villain

    Last weekend, on Satur­day, February 13th, to be exact, the nation rolled out the red carpet to commemorate the 40th an­niversary of the death of Gen­eral Murtala Muhammed, Ni­geria’s former.....
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    Buhari, the president of criminals?

    My people, the Igbo, claim that no mat­ter how well a mad man had been ad­judged cured of his mental ill­ness, he must, from time to time, wink and mutter.....
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