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    Rabid, Aggressive Obasanjo-ism (3)

    For too long, Nige­rians have allowed a rampaging ego­maniac, possessing average capabilities, below average morals and a totally dead conscience, to domi­nate the public space. Since 1999, he has denounced.....
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    Trump's election: A post-mortem

    The world headlines were being dominat­ed by the American election. The world cannot lose interest in who becomes the next American president. Yes, it is the Ameri­cans’ election, but their.....
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    Borrowing to end economic decline

    The FG has the plan to borrow $29.9bn from the World Bank, ADB and Bank of Japan to finance the 2016 budget. This is a fall-out of the re­cession the.....
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    DSS Versus Judiciary | The Road To Tyranny

    GUEST COLUMNIST On Friday the 7th of Oc­tober, the DSS with hordes of masked men launched an unprecedented assault on the judiciary. Stak­ing out various states across the country; they swooped on.....
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    Hopeful, but nothing yet to cheer

    Nigeria is a potential­ly great country because in Africa it has the largest human capital and a domes­tic market of 170m people. It has an abundance of natural resources. Although.....
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    Soludo on Buhari's blame game

    Professor Chukwuma Soludo said the new government should improve on its infor­mation management. To me he was right on point. The three men in charge of dis­semination of government’s information.....
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    Nigerian military and its strange ways

    Last week, the Nigerian Army declared Ahmed Bolori, Aisha Wakil and Ahmed Salkida wanted. Aisha and Bolori presented themselves to Army headquarters only to be told by officers on duty.....
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    The stinking chambers of the National Assembly

    In 2012, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said the National Assembly chambers were filled with armed robbers, rogues and drug barons. The accusations didn’t go well with the lawmak­ers. They demanded.....
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    Kano running around in circles...

    The Federal Govern­ment decided to scrap a plan to build a film village in Kano because of complaints lodged by some clerics. They cited reasons that have something to do.....
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    Where is Buhari's economic team?

    Nigeria depends on oil for 97% of its in­come. The massive treasury looting that took place under the past government, coupled with the current low price of oil ac­counted for.....
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    PMB, his chief of staff and matters arising

    President Muhammadu Buhari did not disap­point in two areas: in security and fight against corruption. After that, Nigerians would need food to enable them enjoy the security provided by government......
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    Holy Year of Mercy

    Just before mass ended on Sunday at an outpost of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Eziowelle, the hometown of Francis Cardi­nal Arinze, the priest invited a young man to make.....
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    The futility of bandaging septic wounds

    December 1994 and June 2016 are two ep­ochs, separated by 22 years, which send an unambiguous and implacable message – the impracticality of the most mouthed of Nigeria’s platitudes. Dig this:.....
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    A nut bereft of kernel

    Two things leap disa­greeably out of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari’s first-year-in-office anniversary speech of May 29, 2016. In the broadcast’s 2624 words, not once did he mention the words Fulani herdsmen,.....
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    A stronger challenge than swatting a fly

    The fight against insur­gency is not as straight­forward as swatting a fly. In the past week, I have snatched every free time that strayed into my schedules to criti­cally look again.....
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    Are you see what I'm saw?

    "Are you see what I’m saw?" Chief Zebrudaya Okoroigwe Nwogbo, alias 4.30, often asked his co-actors this question in Masquerade, the soap opera that held millions, especially east of the.....
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    The return of the Bakassi Boys (II)

    As at the time Aba and the other parts of Abia State were being rav­aged by violent crimi­nals of different descriptions, and which the arrival of the Bakassi Boys effectively.....
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    Ekweremadu's patriotic pitch

    For a number of reason Senator Ike Ekeremadu’s literary offering com­mands commendation. The first is that, in writing the book, he has acted in a manner expected of people in.....
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    The return of the Bakassi Boys (1)

     The late Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, in one of his indelible songs, allud-ed to Ndigbo and their resilience, thus: “they will never tire from running if their enemies do not.....
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    A monster called 'm'

    There are a number of is­sues currently contend­ing for attention on the national stage. One is the so-called National Grazing Reserves and Ranches Commis­sion bill now going through all sorts.....
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    A choice on roads

    The following is excerpt­ed from President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s May 29, 2015 inaugural speech: “Daunting as the task may be it is by no means insurmount­able. There is now a national consensus.....
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    Of bastards and legitimates

    Two recent telephone conversations: My brother called. He was in something of a fix. Opening his door earlier that morning, there were two 30-li­tre jerry-cans placed in front of his.....
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    Why Governor Fayose must hang

    Peter Ayodele Fayose. Two-time Governor of Ekiti State. There’s cer­tainly something to say for this man. Without question he is, for good or for ill, the most talked about State.....
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    Buhari: Phase Two

    Everyone must keep their eyes on the ball. Muham­madu Buhari has, with little drama, slipped into Phase Two of his presidency. Giv­en the texture of Phase One, this new phase.....
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    Rivers of Blood

    “When you use soldiers to kill, just to win a rerun election, just know that you will need the same soldiers to protect you while in of­fice. Or else, INEC.....
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    Farewell to fuel scarcity

    Through the ages, peo­ples, including those currently occupying the space known today as Nigeria, who are faced with seri­ous challenges, naturally devise ways of mastering them. Yet, Ni­geria continues to.....
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    Jonatan Korsintin

    A rich man looked at all approaches to his life and found every one of them particularly daunting. Dispirited, he exam­ined all routes from his person. Each held the dreadful.....
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    Onyeka Onwenu MFR

    Onyeka Onwenu was, on September 13, 2013, appointed the Director General of the National Center for Women Development (NCWD) by the Jonathan admin­istration. The all-changing Buhari government relieved her of.....
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    Sharpeville, Nigeria

    There are two stories to jump off from: 1) Sharpeville, South Africa; March 21, 1960. A group of between 5,000 and 10,000 people converged on the local police station in the township.....
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    More than forty blows

    I scarcely could get over the nightmare. But, de­spite the severe personal agony caused by the shocking clip I was watch­ing, I put on earphones, and endured the ordeal for.....
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    Guest Columnist Avian Influenza: Not again!

    It’s only a-day old kid that is yet to realize that Nigeria is current­ly bewildered by the re-emer­gence of Avian Influenza, popular­ly known as ‘bird flu’. When Ebola virus was.....
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