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The Igbo, Yoruba, And Other Nigerians Are Fighting The Wrong Battles

The Igbo, Yoruba, And Other Nigerians Are Fighting The Wrong Battles

🕔06:36, 10.Nov 2018

With the 2019 elections battle lines now drawn, 2023 is becoming the new frontier for a battle between the Nigerian ethnic groups. Which region will produce the next contestants, East or West? And the Fulani North is using the offer of the presidency as a bait to lull both groups to sleep. And both east and west are buying.

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Seven Questions For Nigeria’s Next Mr. Or Madam President

Seven Questions For Nigeria’s Next Mr. Or Madam President

🕔05:00, 8.Nov 2018

The year 2018 is a great time to be alive. No one, in 2008, could have predicted what is happening in the world today; Donald Trump running the show in the United States, Britain breaking away from Europe, a 39-year-old winning the French presidential election. It is what it is.

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The Book Haunting Jim Ovia

The Book Haunting Jim Ovia

🕔03:01, 7.Nov 2018

Earlier in 2008, a bank account had been opened without a photograph at a Port Harcourt branch of Zenith Bank, bearing the fictitious name Harrison Da Princewill. Within months of operating, the account had received an impressive haul of over N4 billion.

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A Country Without “Rubber Bullets”–Reuben Abati

A Country Without “Rubber Bullets”–Reuben Abati

🕔15:27, 6.Nov 2018

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting… Those were hot topics in those days as Nigeria tried to grapple with the challenges of the return to civilian rule and seek the consolidation of democracy and its ethos. I don’t remember what the topic was on that particular trip, but Nigeria owes many of the international agencies which at the time helped to mobilise civil society beyond elections to realise that every country needed to focus on both human development and human rights issues and mainstream same into the current of prevailing thought. But after such conferences and workshops, often attended by persons from other African countries and visiting technical experts we usually found a way of unwinding by exploring the cultural delicacies that Abuja had on offer. Abuja was much safer, much cleaner, far more innocent and politically saner then than it is now. Night life in the city was also busy. Obasanjo was President.

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Nigerian Democracy And The Fading Light Of Integrity

Nigerian Democracy And The Fading Light Of Integrity

🕔07:05, 6.Nov 2018

I remember with nostalgia how a friend amidst euphoria triggered by the declaration of the 2015 presidential election result cautioned me with these few words; “men will change their ruler expecting to fare better; this expectation induces them to take up arm against him, but they only deceive themselves, and they learn from experience that they have made matters worse”.

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Doctor’s Tales: She Ate Her Children

Doctor’s Tales: She Ate Her Children

🕔17:22, 5.Nov 2018

“That lady did not eat any of her children,” the elderly doctor thundered in anger in response to the woman who had accompanied her son and daughter-in-law to see him for the umpteenth time. “Neither did she sacrifice her womb to the marine spirits. She is not an abiku (ogbanje) either.”

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My Dear Southern Kaduna Christians

My Dear Southern Kaduna Christians

🕔05:34, 4.Nov 2018

Southern Kaduna has never been this tasked politically in its entire history since the carving out of Katsina from Kaduna State in 1987. The political roadmap has never been this complicated and challenging in the political choice that confronts us in 2019.

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President Buhari, WAEC, And PDP’s Toxic Air

President Buhari, WAEC, And PDP’s Toxic Air

🕔14:17, 3.Nov 2018

The West African Examinations Council(WAEC), Friday, said the controversy concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate is embarrassing and felt a sense of duty to produce and deliver to him a confirmation and attestation of his results, in form of a duplicate certificate.

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The Church Has Failed In Its Evangelism

The Church Has Failed In Its Evangelism

🕔06:28, 3.Nov 2018

Whenever I pick my pen and paper to write against any act exhibited by some General Overseers, Senior Pastors, other men of God and some churches, I don’t do that ignorantly. I get inspiration from the infallible God to call them to order.

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Oshiomhole Crisis: Why Tinubu Is Failing In Leadership

Oshiomhole Crisis: Why Tinubu Is Failing In Leadership

🕔06:18, 3.Nov 2018

The crisis rocking the All Progressive Congress (APC) has become worse since Comrade Adams Oshiomhole became the party’s National Chairman, to the point that if the 2019 elections were held today, the party will find itself on the losing column. The evidence has shown that Oshiomhole is the central problem. Accordingly, there have been widespread calls for his ouster. However, the National Leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, shocked the party faithful by suggesting that Oshiomhole cannot be removed merely because the chairman has not violated party constitution. Tinubu’s stand is clearly a failure in leadership.

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