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The End For All Hypocrites By Sesugh Akume

The hypocrisy, lack of shame or any sense of irony of Muhammadu Buhari has no part two. In 2003, he was the All Nigeria People’s Party presidential candidate but lost in the heavily compromised election. On 22 September 2003, the party held protests across the country. Buhari himself was at the protest in Kano along with his running mate, Chuba Okadigbo, and others. It was at this protest that the vicious police under the inspector-general of police, Tafa Balogun, violently disrupted an otherwise peaceful rally by shooting tear gas canisters…

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Nigeria’s Sovereignty Not Available For Collateral By Vincent Otuedon

There is a need to shed a little light on the doctrine of sovereignty in view of the state of our nation, Nigeria. Sovereignty remains a fundamental and an inalienable right of every citizen. Section 2 (1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended states that, Nigeria is one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation to be known by the name of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Whereas Section 14 (2)(a) states that, it is hereby, accordingly, declared that sovereignty  belong to the people of Nigeria…

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Femi Adesina Goofed On Purpose And Power Of Protests By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Femi Adesina, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity described the #RevolutionNow protests that took place last week in different parts of the country as mere child’s play and an irritation. “Well, was it really a protest? By my estimation, it just seemed like a child’s play because protests by their very nature are spontaneous things, mass things, “…What happened yesterday, would you call it a revolution? It was just an irritation…” says Adesina. Adesina doesn’t know what protest is. A protest is an event or action where…

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Atiku, Odili, Na’Abba — Political Careers Obasanjo Killed By Fredrick Nwabufo

Olusegun Obasanjo is a defining personality in Nigeria’s politics. For decades he has hovered like a wraith over the political cumulus. He is one of the many Nigerian leaders who have profited prodigiously from the country’s undertaking, and he has lived a lifetime on the Nigerian privilege. Fate handed Obasanjo the brick and mortar to set Nigeria on a fine-grained foundation in 1999 – after years of military vandalism. But did he saddle up to the importunities of destiny? Well, I believe we may not be on the current trajectory…

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Mubarak Bala: In Defence Of Free Speech And Critical Inquiry By Leo Igwe

In the rabid quest to justify the disappearance of a Nigerian humanist, who made an innocuous post on Facebook, some Muslim fanatics have continued to peddle the notion that the said post crossed the limit of free speech. Did it? They have been relentless in voicing out this misguided notion and in publicizing a mistaken thesis: “You have a right to free speech, but you cannot insult another person’s religion”. One wonders if this set of Muhammadans ever listens to themselves or tries to discern the contradictions and inconsistencies therein.…

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Olusegun Obasanjo’s Faux Pas By Tony Ademiluyi

The English playwright William Shakespeare described three ways in which mortals become great. ‘Some are born great, others achieve greatness and the rest have it thrust upon them.’ Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo a.k.a Ebora Owu represents the third way in which mortals become great. His life’s trajectory is so surreal that it looks more like a story for a Hollywood movie. Brigadier-General Benjamin Adekunle a.k.a the black scorpion did all the dirty work as the commander of the third marine division during the Nigerian civil war only for…

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#RevolutionNow! #OccupyNaija!! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

Last Wednesday (August 5) was the remembrance day of the #RevolutionNow national demonstrations initiated by the charismatic Publisher of SaharaReporters, Comrade Omoyele Sowore. Last year August Sowore had returned from New York to lead the mass action demanding better governance from the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Upon his return from the US, however, and hours to the D-Day, the Department of State Services security operatives swooped on his hotel in Lagos arresting him and taking him away. For months running Comrade Sowore languished in the DSS gulag as national…

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Sowore, Malema And Wine: An African Political Trinity By Steve Ogah

From the southern tip of the continent to the eastern horn and down to the western coastline, the African continent has since cemented a new political trinity which is intrinsically linked by visionaries and enhanced visions for the motherland. And this intriguing trinity of persons and philosophies is connected by a common socio-political thread, since all of the continent is beset by the demons of gerontocracy, kleptomania, nepotism and frightening socio-economic underdevelopment which appears to be deliberately dictated by a certain diminishing class bent on fostering an oligarchy on the…

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Attitude Of Gratitude By Richard Olanrewaju Odusanya

I read this inspiring story online and thought it worth sharing with you. It’s about an NYSC member by the name Ijeoma who decided to hawk for her aged landlady to reward her for kindness and hospitality in line with the caption. In a selfish world, we all know how hard it is to be appreciative especially once you have plenty of excuses not to. The lady in the picture you are looking at from the narrative was a youth corper who probably came into relationship with a good landlady.…

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On the Death Of Senator Buruji Kashamu: A Preliminary Comment By Reuben Abati

I am completely heartbroken. Senator Buruji Kashamu was my political mentor. Now he is dead at the relatively young age of 62. I feel like an orphan all over again.  I may have worked with the PDP government at the federal level, but he was the man who brought me into direct, partisan politics. He was one of the most generous men that I have ever known. He was determined to groom me and he did. He taught me the ropes. He linked me with the grassroots. I learnt a…

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