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The Flowing Tears Of Leah Sharibu

The Flowing Tears Of Leah Sharibu

🕔15:19, 8.Feb 2019

As President Muhammadu Buhari, the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, moves from one state to another, campaigning for a second term despite nearly four years in office which has been widely adjudged a horrendous failure, a 15-year old, tender, innocent girl called Leah Sharibu remains a hapless, pathetic, traumatized captive of Boko Haram, obviously, under the most dehumanising conditions. Given what has, reportedly, been the horrible experiences of young, beautiful girls like her who have been captured by these terrorists, one is really scared to imagine what Leah might have been subjected to for nearly one year now. Most painful is that she hardly gets mentioned again these days by those whose job it is to rescue and bring her home!

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El-Rufai: Body-Bags For Foreigners, Mass Graves For Locals?

El-Rufai: Body-Bags For Foreigners, Mass Graves For Locals?

🕔13:17, 8.Feb 2019

Really, it was reckless of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor, to have unabashedly promised a festival of blood-letting for foreigners who may want to “interfere” with this month’s election.

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Dear Atiku, Will You Save Or Sink The Igbos?

Dear Atiku, Will You Save Or Sink The Igbos?

🕔15:44, 7.Feb 2019

Dear Atiku, I intentionally approach my writings on Igbo affairs as a philosopher. Writing philosophically is my vocation, a deep calling, and a deep urge. As you may know, a philosopher raises questions that are existentially heavy to bear. You recently asked Nigerians to “ask [you] a range of questions and hear [your] answers. As onye Igbo, the only, yet very heavy, question on my mind is, will you, Atiku save or sink the Igbos?

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El-Rufai Should Resign Over Death Threat To Foreign Powers

El-Rufai Should Resign Over Death Threat To Foreign Powers

🕔15:12, 7.Feb 2019

While reacting to recent statements by the United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union, which cast doubt on the credibility of the forthcoming 2019 Nigerian elections; the Governor of Kaduna State of Nigeria, Nasir el-Rufai, did not mince words when he charged that, “we are waiting for the person that would come and intervene, they would go back in body bags.”

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Contenders, Pretenders, And The Rest Of Us

Contenders, Pretenders, And The Rest Of Us

🕔07:02, 5.Feb 2019

Any new dominant communication medium leads to new information in society and inevitably changes the way ideas, feelings and powers are distributed and the way collective decisions are made.

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The Limits Of Ridicule

The Limits Of Ridicule

🕔02:49, 5.Feb 2019

For them Nigeria is a paradise, the best country in the world, because they have access to the treasury and have helped themselves to enough loot to last their families for generations to come.

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You Support Buhari? We CAN’T Be Friends!

You Support Buhari? We CAN’T Be Friends!

🕔07:58, 4.Feb 2019

A Buhari second term is a dire, desperate existential threat to Nigeria, and anyone who supports it is immoral and unworthy of my friendship now and forever. I have no use for dissembling moral cripples.

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#NIGERIADECIDES2019: How Opposition Candidate Atiku Abubakar Will Defeat Gen. Muhammadu Buhari On February 16, 2019

#NIGERIADECIDES2019: How Opposition Candidate Atiku Abubakar Will Defeat Gen. Muhammadu Buhari On February 16, 2019

🕔07:02, 4.Feb 2019

Dating back 1999, the Southern Nigeria has always been in the kitty of the PDP at the Presidential level. Reason, peoples of this region are Republicans, Cosmopolitans and Progressives, the least to say.

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The Emperor And I—Dr. Ngozi Achebe

The Emperor And I—Dr. Ngozi Achebe

🕔20:47, 3.Feb 2019

In January 1972 Emperor Haille Sellassie of Ethiopia visited Nigeria. He had mediated in the Nigerian/Biafran civil war that had ended just two years earlier. I was told he wanted to see for himself that the ‘NO Victor , No Vanquished’ policy was really being implemented in the former Biafran enclave.

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Atiku and The “Idiotic” Ohaneze: Where Good Reasons Lack Logic

Atiku and The “Idiotic” Ohaneze: Where Good Reasons Lack Logic

🕔06:42, 2.Feb 2019

The Ohaneze Ndigbo has faced criticism over its endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). The most jarring rebuke came from the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who referred to the President General of the Ohaneze, John Nnia Nwodo, as “idiotic”. However, while other critics—not named Obiano—may appear reasonable, they are creating more problems than solutions.

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