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  • Rights group asks Osinbajo to rescue kidnapped Lagos students

    Rights group asks Osinbajo to rescue kidnapped Lagos students

    The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to personally direct all the heads of security agencies to rescue six students kidnapped at Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, precisely on May 25.

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  • Fighting against the truth

    Fighting against the truth

    For a long time, Jesus was a big problem in my life. I simply could not handle the truth of God that he reveals. Before I met Jesus, I was convinced I was righteous. I lived my life under a strict code of principles and precepts, which I believed set me apart from the rest of humanity.

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  • The unmasking of Diezani Alison-Madueke

    The unmasking of Diezani Alison-Madueke

    The omens were not good for the outgoing minister. After taking office, Buhari on almost a daily basis promised hell on earth for every corrupt former official.

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  • President Buhari and the descendants of Shimei

    President Buhari and the descendants of Shimei

    Who is Shimei? Well, I met him on the pages of the Good Book, and he bears striking similitude to some people in our country today. The evil wishers, the hate monger, and those who spend their days conjecturing tragedy for leadership.

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  • Now our youths are crying and kicking

    Now our youths are crying and kicking

    It was a plaintive cry for help after the debacle of a failed local government chairmanship aspiration bid and the death knell of the campaign for youth emancipation in the Senate.

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  • Falana, the baby and the bathwater

    Falana, the baby and the bathwater

    If, like me, you are sometimes constipated by the language of politics, what Falana means is that once citizens can enforce the objectives currently used as decoration in Chapter 2 of the Constitution, including the rights to education and health, among others, everything would be fine.

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  • The burden of victory

    The burden of victory

    A legal victory is easier to secure than the victory over wounded pride and a sense of alienation. The PDP leaders would be making a huge mistake to think that their problems are over. They are just beginning.

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  • Baba Obasanjo and my white handkerchiefs

    Baba Obasanjo and my white handkerchiefs

    Anytime my friends would come to my room, they would point to a room in the house next to ours that was widely rumoured to have been the former President’s abode as a young man

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  • What exactly are we restructuring?

    What exactly are we restructuring?

    Not a few Nigerians from all walks of life have spoken in favour of Nigeria’s restructuring, from past and present political leaders to professional bodies, traditional leaders and even Nigerians in the Diaspora. This seems to be about the only time Nigerians seem to be agreeing on one thing; Nigeria is not working!

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  • APC members protest, demand Banire’s removal

    APC members protest, demand Banire’s removal

    Members of the All Progressives Congress in the Mushin area of Lagos, on Tuesday protested to the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja, demanding the expulsion of the APC National Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), from the party.

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  • Let’s leave Buhari alone

    Let’s leave Buhari alone

    It is at least 121 days today since President Muhammadu Buhari has been out of the country on account of illness, this year alone. He was away for 49 days earlier in the year and he has been away for 72 days since May 7, 2017. Yet, his return to the country is not in sight.

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  • Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island

    Floods and the rainmakers of Lagos Island

    “To live in Lagos Island, these days, one needs to engage the services of rainmakers during the rainy season”, a friend who lives in that part of Lagos told me the other day.

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  • NDDC: A new dawn and dynamics of change

    NDDC: A new dawn and dynamics of change

    In furtherance to this vision, the present administration has demonstrated commitment to accelerate these core values in the appointment of vital corp of men and women with design thinking and leading edge characters to drive our national institutions.

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  • Football, business and government

    Football, business and government

    Many people, even within the sport sector, have been advocating that for the sports industry and sports to grow in Nigeria, States and the Federal governments must keep-off the running of sports.

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  • Another season of poisonous rumours

    Another season of poisonous rumours

    APC was not yet in disarray at that time and the members worked in unison. The only problem was that there was no one on ground to handle the media fallout during and after the event. I told Dr Saraki I had just left London the day before and was back in Accra, Ghana. I promised to see what I could do.

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  • How to solve a problem like Magu

    How to solve a problem like Magu

    This National Assembly appears quite anxious to make laws that might improve our lives. One example is the bill this week by the Senate for victims of gunshot wounds to get treatment without first paying with their blood.

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  • PDP: A lifeline from the Supreme Court

    PDP: A lifeline from the Supreme Court

    Some people have said the party could not manage victory well but it definitely found it difficult to manage defeat. The PDP went into the 2015 general elections utterly divided among its ranks.

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  • Coping with Lagos rains

    Coping with Lagos rains

    Furthermore, it is important to emphasise that in-spite of government and other critical stakeholders’ preparedness at mitigating the effect of downpour in the state, the impact might not be fully felt except the citizens totally shun negative practices that could promote flooding.

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  • Reno Omokri and the celebration of ignorance

    Reno Omokri and the celebration of ignorance

    However, the interesting thing was that Omokri did not respond to Kanu. He responded to the entire Igbo ethnic group, saying uncomplimentary things about them. This is the way most Nigerians react to things involving an Igbo: they usually leave the culprit and attack the whole Igbo ethnic group.

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  • Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian”

    Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian”

    “This early experience of the impact of war on ordinary families left me with a strong sense of my own good fortune in living in a peaceful parliamentary democracy where it is possible to bring about change without taking up the gun or the sword. I am not a pacifist; I believe that our country is worth defending and fighting for.”

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  • Lagos/Suleja floods: Is NEMA overwhelmed?

    Lagos/Suleja floods: Is NEMA overwhelmed?

    That necessity which the mother of the irony that birthed in Nigeria is the natural cum man-made disaster of floods which occurred in two distant places-Lagos and Suleja.

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  • Nigerian civil war: Victory remains elusive, 50 years on

    Nigerian civil war: Victory remains elusive, 50 years on

    Also requiring contestation is the implicit equation of supreme sacrifice with supreme entitlement: Those who say, “We have shed our blood for Nigerian unity, and will not stand by and watch it dismantled.”

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