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  • Before they set Nigeria ablaze again

    Before they set Nigeria ablaze again

    I disagree vehemently with anyone who insists that the only solution to our myriad of problems, and the only way out of our forests of a thousand daemons, is to break up this gigantic entity called Nigeria. I say without any equivocation that they are wrong, very wrong!

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  • Nigeria: What’s God got to do with it?

    Nigeria: What’s God got to do with it?

    I am sorry Mr. Acting President but I humbly and respectfully disagree. We must not use God’s name in vain. Worse still you have based your assertion on a false premise. I am afraid that you got it completely wrong. The truth is that our country is about people that the British, not God, put together.

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  • Kemi Adeosun’s N17 billion ‘Office’

    Kemi Adeosun’s N17 billion ‘Office’

    Igwenyi see economic corruption as being concerned with those unethical and unlawful acts of persons or institutions which adversely affect the production and consumption of services and of course the supply of money in a country

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  • The unfortunate declaration of Ndi-igbo as persona non grata in the North

    The unfortunate declaration of Ndi-igbo as persona non grata in the North

    With this declaration, Igbo people unfortunately fall nothing short of persona non grata in the north. Let it be stated that no ethnic group has the ultimate right to eject one from Nigeria.

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  • 2019: Nigeria’s strange version of the permanent campaign

    2019: Nigeria’s strange version of the permanent campaign

    Several will recall Sidney Blumenthal’s 1982 book entitled, “The Permanent Campaign”. The argument put forward is that the advanced democracies were witnessing the virtual collapse of governance and political campaigns into one and the same thing.

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  • Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

    Judges’ recall and Malami’s crocodile tears

    The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick.

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  • Biafra: Like Ojukwu, Kanu’s Ndi’gbo messiness

    Biafra: Like Ojukwu, Kanu’s Ndi’gbo messiness

    Much as Igbo nation has the inviolable right to self-determination, its agitators, especially latter-day campaigners are damn too messy about the whole affair. It stains us; it goes after the blackmail of the rest of Nigeria; it is after hooliganism approach and it is after eclipsing the last vestige of dignity and honour we have as a people.

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  • Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory

    Nigerian media and the wheelbarrow theory

    Kaduna, Kogi, Bauchi, Benue, Ogun and now Ebonyi states are some of the flashpoints whereby media practitioners and ordinary citizens making use of the social/online media have faced horrendous psychological and physical violence.

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  • Saraki and Akwa Ibom North East senatorial seat

    Saraki and Akwa Ibom North East senatorial seat

    It is very worrisome that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has refused to obey a court order to swear in the valid and bona fide candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who won the 2015 general election for the Akwa Ibom North East senatorial seat, Senator Saraki has, in total disregard for all laid down procedures.

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  • That Whistleblowers Bill of 1999

    That Whistleblowers Bill of 1999

    From every conceivable assessment, the king’s college, university of London in the United Kingdom is one of the few ivory towers that provides profoundly rich educational tutelage to her scholars

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  • Between Biafra and restructuring Nigeria

    Between Biafra and restructuring Nigeria

    The real test is in the leadership and the actions that create a real spirit of nationhood, and the willingness of every stakeholder to build a united, stable and cohesive nation. Fifty years after Biafra, we are confronted with the imperative of defining a future for Nigeria that escapes our country’s past.

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  • Two years of change

    Two years of change

    “The Acting President is covered by the blood of Jesus, and God of Adeboye. He will not be kidnapped in Jesus Mighty name.”

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  • Obasanjo’s grand strategy for national security

    Obasanjo’s grand strategy for national security

    Let us take a look at the blue print and see whether it could be applied in the country today.

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  • Prophet T.B. Joshua, please don’t go!

    Prophet T.B. Joshua, please don’t go!

    I first met T. B. Joshua sometimes in the year 2008. A friend who happened to be a senator asked me to accompany him to see the Prophet. To be transparently honest, I was sceptical. I went more out of curiosity than anything else.

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  • Nigeria: Destined for war?

    Nigeria: Destined for war?

    A good brother of mine just gave me a copy of Graham Allison’s Destined For War-Can America and China Escape Thucydide’s Trap and it is a very illuminating read.

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  • Economy and changing habits of women

    Economy and changing habits of women

    Men fool themselves when they think they are the head of the home – look well, you would see that the real ruler and diplomat is the wife. If a woman were president there would be less friction between the Executive and the National Assembly.

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  • The book DIno Melaye never published

    The book DIno Melaye never published

    The Kogi Senator Melaye needs no introduction. He’s perhaps the most well read out of the 109 senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. His chains of degrees swirls like a snake across continents. He has degrees from Nigeria, United Kingdom, Romania, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Canada, America, Cuba, and Antarctica.

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  • Biafra and finding the Nigerian black box

    Biafra and finding the Nigerian black box

    The recent sit-at-home in most states of the southeast, was successful, the agitations continue, whether forced or willingly, grudgingly one must agree there seems to be a huge increase in followership for the “cause”.

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  • Emir of Kano and the aborted Tsunami

    Emir of Kano and the aborted Tsunami

    While we thank the peace makers for what they have been able to achieve so far, at least for now, the last of drums of war’s beating in the Kano Emirate might not yet be over. It is only time that shall speak and interpret the political schemings of the Kano Emirate.

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  • Ndigbo: Between political leadership and native strategic advantage

    Ndigbo: Between political leadership and native strategic advantage

    Ndigbo may have been possibly characterised as the “weeping” ethnic group of the Nigeria tripod. It is for their unrelenting outcry of “marginalisation” in a country they feel sufficiently entitled for eminence. Rightly so!

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  • The Promise of God

    The Promise of God

    Once he received his share, he had no more need of his father. He went as far away from him as possible. Clearly, the inheritance was his objective and not the father. But if he had not received his inheritance but only had hope of receiving it, he would certainly have remained with the father.

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  • Nigeria’s acting president must step on some necks

    Nigeria’s acting president must step on some necks

    The Federal Government has granted to Lagos State the authority to reconstruct the International Airport Road from the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMA) into neighbouring Oshodi.

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  • ‘Do or die’ in Uyo for Super Eagles

    ‘Do or die’ in Uyo for Super Eagles

    Let us face the facts, at this point in the development of African football, Nigeria, is not a country that should miss out on any edition of the African Cup of Nations. As giants of Africa in many facets of life, football should not be an exception.

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  • Biafra: When enough is enough

    Biafra: When enough is enough

    The survivors of the Nigerian Civil War must similarly passed the trauma of that war unto their children which would in part explain the hatred some of the youths of the southeast extraction have for the country today.

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  • Biafra: To leave or not to leave

    Biafra: To leave or not to leave

    ot all Igbo are Biafrans and some Igbo resent the label of Ibo while others far from the hinterland embrace it. Indeed many Igbo think this is a conspiracy after the War to divide and conquer them ideologically. In other words, there is no difference between the Igbo; Igbo is Igbo.

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  • Coup scare: Playing the mind game

    Coup scare: Playing the mind game

    Although, while it may be speculative that these characters acted some prepared script, historical knowledge is enough to help in deciphering that the tones were aided by a community spirit that advances the need for a section to retain presidential command in 2019 in our recurrent struggle for power.

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  • Governor Yari and his billionaire boys’ club

    Governor Yari and his billionaire boys’ club

    One of the most unfortunate contradictions of our current political experience is that a man, known as Abdul-Aziz Yari Abubakar, is chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.

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  • Donald Trump, the US and its European allies

    Donald Trump, the US and its European allies

    As a businessman, he gave financial support to whoever caught his fancy including Democrats like the Clintons whom he would eventually square up against in the presidential contest.

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  • Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history

    Democracy, Biafra and a sense of history

    From 1966 to 1999 (with the short break of civilian rule from 1979 – 1983) the military dominated the political landscape in Nigeria. It was eighteen years ago yesterday when our country returned to civilian rule.

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  • The Ideal Democracy Day celebration

    The Ideal Democracy Day celebration

    Democracy entrenches personal and collective liberties and guarantees freedom from oppression and discrimination for all peoples governed within its compass.

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