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‘Power is not sexually transmitted’

We’ve heard of sexually transmitted diseases. But sexually transmitted power? No! Yet that was the scenario the Zimbabwean military succeeded in preventing a week ago when it first placed Robert Mugabe, the country’s president for 37 years, under house arrest in order to prevent the ascension to power of Grace, wife of Mr. Mugabe.

Lessons of Anambra election

I am happy for Willie Obiano. He was re-elected as governor of Anambra State and his victory is good for our democracy.

2019: Time to take back our country

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has been in the news lately over the outcome of the competence test he administered on teachers in the state with about 22,000 teachers failing Primary Four test questions.

Go, Mugabe, go

Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes at midnight every Sunday.

Negative income from PHCN sale?

Public expectation for adequate and stable power supply may have been raised when President Goodluck Jonathan handed over share certificates to private investors in five generation companies (GENCOs) and ten distribution companies (DISCOs) which were created from the unbundled Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

President Buhari is the real winner in the Anambra election

Despite the minor hitches observed in the just concluded Anambra elections, the election was adjudged by election observers as peaceful, orderly, free and fair and credible.

Anambra 2017: So what has changed?

So, how did Anambra achieve the feat of getting its trading population to leave their wares and patiently follow the task of collecting their voters’ cards? Anyone who has followed the elections of Anambra state would no doubt be in disbelief

Why I do not agree with IPOB

President Buhari should publicly accept that his actions led to the rise of the radical phase of the dissent movement in the East, led now by the group, IPOB.

Farida Waziri pronounces Goodluck Jonathan guilty

Somewhere out there, right now, is one rich and powerful Nigerian. We do not know how he made his money, but we have it on some authority he was one of the chieftains of the fuel subsidy scam.

So many things to reform

One of the biggest scandals rocking our education system is the yearly competition for the best-performing state in WAEC (I will leave that of the “best university” out of this discussion for sanity sake).

Wise men still come from the East

At his incarnation, wise men gifted in astronomy came from the East, all the way to Bethlehem, in the south of Jerusalem, to worship Jesus Christ. They are today known as the Magi, who gave the newborn gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Before Adamu Adamu’s education strategic plan becomes a missed opportunity

Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estimated 22,000 of them who’re apparently unfit for the vocation. The supply line for competent replacements on this scale is unclear.

Weep not for Mugabe, he does not need our tears

Shed no tears for Mugabe, the uncompromising fighter for justice who demanded that the resources of Zimbabwe and Africa be for us, not the parasites of the “international community”. He sang of freedom, fought that Africa be sovereign and stood at his duty post; a committed African soldier.

An accident El-Rufai can’t help

Governor Nasir El-Rufai may have been an accidental public servant by his own account, but he may well be the sort of accident that the public service needs.

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