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Muhammadu Buhari’s Nigerian Presidency And His Niger Republic Development Agenda By Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi

The scrapping of History as a subject from our school curriculum is a deliberate ploy by the OLIGARCHY to keep us in the dark concerning their dealings against the rest of the country. Unofficial historical records claim that Muhammadu Buhari’s father was a poultry farmer from  Niger Republic who came to settle in Northern Nigeria and eventually married a Kanuri Muslim from today’s Borno State. Muhammadu is therefore the 1st generation Nigeria citizen from the Buhari lineage. What a privilege for him to have become the president of the Federal…

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South-South, Ndokwa/Ukwani Land: Looking Inwards By Evans Ufeli Esq

As a follow up to my last advocacy on the marginalisation and exploration of the resources of Ndokwa/Ukwani land, I wish to complete same today for the records. In as much as the Federal Government cannot be completely insulated for being the remote cause of the underdevelopment of the South-South in general and Ndokwa/Ukwani land in particular, it is time to look inward. The Niger Delta Development Commission is a Federal Government agency established by former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in the year 2000 with the sole mandate of developing…

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The Hypocrisy Of South-East By Fredrick Nwabufo

The hypocrite minimises his own flaws and makes allowances for imperfections while homing in on and exaggerating the problems of another. We have an even distribution of hypocrites among all sections of the country. But I think there is a more bubbling joint of whited sepulchres in the South-East. Yes, a host of people lost in gyrations of affected piety and plaster saints, who capitalise and summarise their troubles with third-party headlines. They are never responsible for own their problems; there is always someone or some people in the north,…

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Failed Political Interference In Zazzau Will Set A Bad Precedence For Northern Emirates By Dr Nasir Aminu

Nigerians are currently counting down to 29 May 2023, the end of a government with a record number of recessions in history. Nigerians are also counting to the start of the trial the wrongfully appointed Emir of Zazzau with the pre-trial hearing set on 11 December 2020. Particularly, the Nigerian Bar Association are keenly watching the Governor’s actions as attempts have been made to frustrate the accelerated hearing of the case. The High court was burgled, the Judge had expressed personal security concerns, the kingmakers are being coerced to select a government…

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Again, Time To Remember By Edwin Madunagu

This is a combined personal tribute to two personages: Flt-Lt Jerry Rawlings and Comrade Bassey Ekpo Bassey. I have isolated them from a longer list of personages that came to my mind to publicly remember—at this time. The other personages, all comrades, who will also be publicly remembered in no distant future, include Curtis Joseph, Arthur Nwankwo, Olu Adebayo, Bjorn Beckman, Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe, Ingrid Essien-Obot, Yima Sen and Balarabe Musa.   I have here isolated Jerry Rawlings and Bassey Ekpo Bassey because of my particularly intense ideological and political relationship with…

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Nigeria’s 2023 Elections: In Pursuit Of Electoral Reforms That Serve the Common Good By Samson Itodo

Nigeria’s 21 years of democracy was tested with the conduct of last year’s 2019 general elections. The elections presented an opportunity for Nigeria to consolidate on the gains of the 2015 elections and deepen her democratic transition, but the polls substantially failed to do so. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) introduced reforms to deepen electoral integrity and citizen participation before the elections, yet the elections were fraught with the same shortcomings that marred previous national elections in Nigeria. As in past elections, INEC’s logistical challenges coupled with misconduct on…

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In Search Of Lai Mohammed By Azu Ishiekwene

I have known the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for a long time, I think. Before I got close, I was first drawn to him when he was Chief of Staff to former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, even though I had known him earlier at the Nigerian Airports Authority.  But my interest grew from knowing to fascination and from fascination to respect when Mohammed became National Publicity Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria, a legacy party of the ruling All Progressives Congress. In that…

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Salami Report: Why The Silence On Findings Against Magu By Thomas Agboola

Barely a week ago, Justice Salami-led presidential panel investigating allegations against the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, submitted its report to President Muhammadu Buhari without making its findings public. Borrowing the word of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “It’s every man’s business to see justice done.” All of us cannot be silenced on a matter of  perceived injustice. The Justice Salami-led presidential panel seemed to have generated so much mudraking and a dash of politics. Salami has proven to be the agent that…

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Punitive, Coercive Fulani Federalism Will Birth Oduduwa Republic By Bayo Oluwasanmi

In an advertorial in The PUNCH published Friday, November 20, 2020, 75 prominent Yoruba elders of Voice of Reason (VOR) group – a Yoruba socio-cultural group, called on the Fulani-led regime headed by dictator General Muhammadu Buhari to restructure the punitive and coercive Fulani federalism before 2023 presidential elections or risk the birth of Oduduwa Republic.  The agitation for separation is becoming more and more rife and deafening. Sixty years of Nigeria’s independence has produced nothing but misery, misfortune, and madness. Each day brings a new horror. Nigeria is no…

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Nigeria Has Lost Its Soul, Needs A Total Revolution For All-out Recalibration! By Frisky Larr

When I got information, a few years ago, that people were paid up to Naira 250,000 each month by the Buhari administration, to beat the drums of support for the government on Social Media forums, I broke from my traditional habit of dismissing such information with absolute disregard. This is not because I considered the information true. I was just, not surprised enough to call it a gutter gossip. After all, the regime before his did, precisely, the same thing. In the months and weeks prior to hearing this information,…

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