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    Auguries Of Desperation And Anger

    There is a lamentable and disturbing magnitude of violence in Nigeria. So is crime. The country is constantly on the boil. The atmosphere in the country has been nothing but.....
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    You can't kill the Igbo spirit (2)

    As I was saying, you promote deliber­ate wickedness and hatred for the Igbo and yet you kill them if they agitate for autonomy. You beat a child terribly and stop.....
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    You can't kill the Igbo spirit (1)

    Multiculturalism has been the subject of cover stories of most international magazines including Time and Newsweek, as well as numer­ous articles in newspapers and magazines across the world. It has.....
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    Nigeria: The inevitability of dialogue

    Dialogue has been re­discovered the world over as a sub­ject of public debate and of philosophical inquiry. Politicians from the ideological divides, leading intellectuals, and concerned citizens from diverse backgrounds.....
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    Understanding Capital Oil/NNPC Tango

    As expected, the current war of attrition between the Ni­gerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited owned by Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, is taking a.....
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    Who will salvage tenants in Nigeria?

    In what appears to be one of the most salutary pronounce­ments by a functionary of the administration of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2009, the then Attorney General.....
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    Is Nigeria truly a failing state?

    A two hundred and thirty-six page book written by Dr. Amanze Obi, literary scholar, critic and journal­ist, who until recently was chairman of the Editorial Board of the Sun Group.....
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    Appreciating Labour's crying anguish

    Modern man is en­cased in an extra-ordinary variety of psycho-social disor­ders, including loss of self-esteem, anxiety states, anomie, despair, depersonalization, loneliness, at­omization, rootlessness, apathy, social disorganization, powerless­ness, meaninglessness, isolation, pessimism,.....
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    In defense of Prophet T. B. Joshua

    That the modern age is an era of great re­ligious speculation will be apparent to even the most casual student of its literature; that it is also an age of.....
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    A nation where politics is a curse

    A deep ambiguity lin­gers in the offi­cial character of our politicians. But this equivocalness is perhaps inherent in the very no­tion of chauvinist political culture. And it may just be,.....
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    Behold, the chaotic state of the union

    Like an inscrutable night­mare, the ponderous mystery of the Nigerian national question, which is ultimately the nation’s endur­ing essence, is still at issue. Jolted by the scandalous and shocking display.....
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    The Legislature as Bastion of Democracy

    In all democratic nations of the world, there are three major arms of government: the Legislature, the Execu­tive and the Judiciary. As an as­sembly of elected and authentic representatives of.....
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    How do I rescue Nigeria, my country?

    I am first and foremost a Nigerian child. Then I am a depressed Nigerian youth. Depression obviously has its several roots: it is the doubtful protection which comes from not.....
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    Anambra 2017: Soludo for Obiano?

    Chief Willie Madu­abuachukwu Obi­ano, the governor of Anambra State is not just a technocrat-turned politician, he is a master-strategist. Three years into his first term as governor, Obiano has not.....
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    Democracy, media in the dock

    Before the advent of the present democratic dispensation in 1999, Nigeria was literally run by buccaneers who plundered the nation’s till into private use and built empires over the painful.....
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    Nigeria, xenophobia and Afrocentricism

    In 2005, a new diplomatic law was introduced in South Africa which com­pelled travelers from Nigeria and a few other countries, to meet certain transit visa re­quirements before stepping into.....
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    Yemi Osinbajo as argument

    Against the backdrop of palpable apprehension in high places over public appreciation of the en­during leadership qualities of the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, it is necessary to pontificate on.....
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    Why we must talk about this estate

    Dialogue has been rediscovered the world over as a subject of public debate and of philosophical inquiry. Politicians from the ideological divides, lead­ing intellectuals, and con­cerned citizens from diverse backgrounds.....
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    Ibori: The return of a gadfly

    He was never in their good books. He has never been. I mean the Lagos-Ibadan axis of the Nigerian Press pop­ularly known as the ‘Mgbati Press’. That section of the.....
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    J. D. Agba: Stepping forward in style

    Couched in parliamen­tary language, and in lucid or lively and sometimes acerbic narrative, the authors provide critical access to the rich di­versity of the background of Goddy Jedy Agba, an.....
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    As authoritative as The AUTHORITY

    Yesterday, Thursday January 26, 2017 was a media fes?tival, our festival. It was a day set aside by the Management and Staff of The AUTHORITY Media and Publications Limited, publishers.....
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    An encounter with the Sultan of Sokoto

    Whether you be­lieve it or not, the Sultan of Sokoto is not your run-of-the-mills, after-dinner personality. The Sultan is not a common Nigerian. If you have ever done a little.....
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    Politicians and the failure of democracy

    Without ignoring irony as a char­acteristic value of a mature lit­erary work- the maintenance of desperate perspectives- I wish to regard it here as also a mode of interconnection, as.....
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