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  • Obasanjo and the first built presidential library in Africa

    Obasanjo and the first built presidential library in Africa

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, former President of America, was first to propose the idea of creating a Presidential Library where the Presidential papers, transpirations of significant events and gifts accumulated during his administration could be housed and preserved.

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  • Regional economic corridor and fiscal federalism

    Regional economic corridor and fiscal federalism

    Regionalism cannot be wished away. If it has worked before and within our home historical antecedents, then it becomes a cruel political insensitivity not to at least give it a trial.

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  • Mimiko and the market of old wisdom

    Mimiko and the market of old wisdom

    It was indeed time for both Mimiko and Akeredolu to make history and to signal to the rest of Yoruba land that politics could be of a different hue from the old habiliments of war.

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  • The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari competition

    The Nigeria-Prays-For-Buhari competition

    “This is my proposal, then. We have to do something. In this season of recession, you have to think creatively. That is the best way to beat recession. We also have to organize a solidarity rally or a prayer session for Buhari.”

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  • Lagos and the danfo quagmire

    Lagos and the danfo quagmire

    Expectedly, a recent disclosure by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, of plans to rid Lagos roads of yellow buses, widely known as danfo, is being trailed by mixed reactions.

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  • In memory of the massacred children in FGC Buni-Yadi

    In memory of the massacred children in FGC Buni-Yadi

    Buni-Yadi itself is about 70 kilometres from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital. At the time of the attack, the school had been in existence for just about two decades, during which it had produced quality human capital for Yobe State and Nigeria.

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  • Is the CBN unlawfully distorting forex market?

    Is the CBN unlawfully distorting forex market?

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been consistently criticised for the manner in which it has managed Nigeria’s foreign exchange (forex) market. One of the complaints is the directive by the CBN to commercial banks to allocate 60 per cent of their forex sales to the manufacturing sector and at the rate advised by the CBN.

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  • Biomass as a source of energy

    Biomass as a source of energy

    Biomass can be defined as organic matter generated from a living thing or a previously living thing. This biomass which can be generated from homes, agricultural farms, forests, industries, etc are sometimes classified as waste material and then disposed.

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  • The scourge of South Africa’s ingratitude

    The scourge of South Africa’s ingratitude

    The recurring ugly decimal of premeditated brutalisation of Nigerians, by South Africans in their country has become a handshake beyond the elbow, calling for a vicious wrestling combat. That, in itself is a most unfortunate development.

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  • Gov. Wike may have a point after all!

    Gov. Wike may have a point after all!

    It also explains why the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) opted out of the rerun election in Etche Local Government Area to fill the Etche State Constituency II and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency seats fixed for yesterday.

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  • Can’t fight xenophobia with xenophobia

    Can’t fight xenophobia with xenophobia

    Nigerians are not known for xenophobia. We must not allow some misguided and deranged hate-mongers down below to distort our culture. We should, I propose, not repay evil with evil. We should not allow the conduct of the thugs to shape our own reaction. Hospitality to foreigners is a cultural thing for Nigerians. We cannot afford to lose it.

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  • Saving the Naira: The Soludo option

    Saving the Naira: The Soludo option

    The answer is to revalue the Naira. Professor Charles Soludo saw the wisdom in that but it cost him his high profile as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Let us revisit the Soludo formula. It may save the Naira and make some sense of our unruly economy.

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  • The link between crime and politics

    The link between crime and politics

    The past, according to that United States of America white writer, never goes away. It is in fact not past. This must be the reason why all who write on the ease with which crime and politics co-exist in democracies of the developing world take their arguments to the station of the past.

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  • ASUU and the fight against corruption in Nigerian universities

    ASUU and the fight against corruption in Nigerian universities

    Election into the executive committee of a local branch of ASUU fetches the lecturer the privilege of dinning and having a “fruitful” dialogue with the Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University.

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  • Nigeria and the march to shamelessness

    Nigeria and the march to shamelessness

    A couple of weeks ago the EFCC stormed a small house in a slum in Kaduna. In that nondescript house was a beautiful safe. The safe contained more cash than all commercial banks’ vaults in Kaduna put together: over nine million US dollars in crisp notes.

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  • Ekiti governorship, Fayose and Oni’s second-coming

    Ekiti governorship, Fayose and Oni’s second-coming

    I have seen the long list of aspirants and I think former governor and the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South), Engineer Segun Oni, without equivocation, will present a most formidable front in the impeding battle of wits and grits.

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  • Before President Buhari returns home

    Before President Buhari returns home

    While we are very sad that our President, Muhammadu Buhari, has not been feeling too well for some time now and needs treatment and recuperation abroad, I now believe that God wants him to also have some time for sober and deep reflection.

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  • Nigerians and xenophobic South Africans

    Nigerians and xenophobic South Africans

    Until recently when it espoused the platitude of reining in its xenophobic citizens, the South African government failed to decisively deal with the attacks on Nigerians.

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  • An innocent man

    An innocent man

    A humourous man who always introduced himself as “I am Innocent”, the late veteran journalist, Mr. Innocent Oparadike was also very humble; despite his incredible reach and network. And he had great affection for me. That was why the news of his death hit me very hard as I recall several interactions I had with him over the years.

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  • The future of public stealing

    The future of public stealing

    The man who was given a clean bill of health in the end was Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the then governor of Katsina State whose prudence and management sagacity attracted the praise of the EFCC.

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  • Jankara Market and why Hillary lost

    Jankara Market and why Hillary lost

    Donald Trump ran a brilliant campaign in the last U.S. election. Apart from the ‘crooked Hillary’ charge and the private email attacks, he accused the Clinton Foundation of selling access to Mrs. Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State for money. He hinted that Mrs. Clinton lacked stamina for the job of President.

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  • I want to go to London… to see Buhari

    I want to go to London… to see Buhari

    When 15 million plus Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 General elections, their expectation was that he would be available to serve them 24/7/365, and that those who fielded him as their candidate had done their home work to avoid what is curiously becoming the Katsina problem in Nigerian politics.

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  • How would posterity judge my generation?

    How would posterity judge my generation?

    Back to my friends. Since we are kindred spirit, restless and often grossly discomfited by disequilibrium, they will immediately grasp the logic of my discomfiture. I have no doubt how they will perform as provosts. But where are the others? It is time for my generation to come alive.

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  • $500m eurobond: For whose benefit?

    $500m eurobond: For whose benefit?

    Nigerian’s debt burden is currently above $57bn! The amount may actually approach $90bn or more, when contractors and AMCON toxic debts which are in excess of N5Tn are also captured.

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  • Buhari’s unnecessary health controversy

    Buhari’s unnecessary health controversy

    The original story was that the President was on vacation in London and decided to undergo a routine check-up there. Ordinarily, that should not give room to controversies except for another comment that he hurriedly departed and that the Vice President who was at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was rushed back to stand-in.

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