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Buba Galadima: An Encounter With A Stormy Petrel By Remi Oyeyemi

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”       – Martin Luther King Jr. “The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation and profundity of character.”             – Dwight David Eisenhower The mansion was thrown into the end of a closed street, not perfectly tarred. Unless one was actually invited, one would never have imagined such a mansion being ensconced in the middle of such adoring bushes. The bushes surrounding the expansive mansion…

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How Nigeria Is Traded Away Via Bond Sales By Ettu Mohammed

The Nigeria Government via the DMO is busy mortgaging the future of our unborn kids. they have accumulated  so much debt in the last 50 days to fund Federal Govt fiscal operations which is majorly consumption. ——Between January 1 and Feb 20 2020 the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Debt Management office has allotted a total of N527.8 billion  Naira ~ ($1.73 billion)as bond to investors between 5-30 years at an average rate of 10.85%. ———January  2020 a total of N411.8 billion bond was allotted to investors. A. 13.1 % ~N53.5 billion…

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Alex Ogbu And Chima Ikwunado’s Murders: A Metaphor By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi

My comrade, Alex Ogbu; a hard worker who combines journalism and labour organizing, was shot dead by security Operatives at Berger, Abuja. Far away in Port Harcourt, Chima Ikwunado; a notable mechanic worker, was tortured to death by the police officers attached to E-Crack command.  While Alex was killed at the protests of the Shiites where he was felled, he was not at Berger mainly to cover the protests. He must have tried to cover when the police started shooting at the armless protesting Shiites. Eyewitness report said he was…

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Normalised Insanity By Dele Farotimi

Before I came to Lagos in 1985, I had lived my entire life in Ibadan, Oyo State. I went to primary school in the ancient city, and for my secondary school education, it was to my mother’s hometown, Fiditi: the home of fruits. The unsuccessful attempt at A’ Levels was in Oyo town, and the last gasp effort to pass WAEC and thereby avoid my father’s threat of a mechanic workshop apprenticeship, was made in Ile-Ife. I was your archetypal “Arokean bogey”.  I found the Okokomaiko of 1985 not too…

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What Has Supreme Court Done? By Azu Ishiekwene

Not a few politicians are beginning to have second thoughts about what may be the sure path to electoral success in future. The traditional model, which was godfather plus moneybags, and then crisscrossing the country squawking like fowls with broken beaks, appears to be old school and in rapid decline. After Hope Uzodinma’s unexpected installation as Imo State governor and Douye Diri’s dramatic emergence as Bayelsa State governor, both following rulings by the Supreme Court, politicians must be asking themselves whether it would not be more productive to stop canvassing…

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Ganduje’s Three Special Assistants On Streetlights And Emir Sanusi’s Bombshell By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

People can say anything about the Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi Lamido, but one thing that is not likely to be taken away from him is his frankness – always honest and direct. He speaks the truth, at least, to his fellow Northerners. His candour is often condemned by the Northern oligarchy, but he doesn’t seem to care. His speech at the 60th birthday of Governor Nasir El’ Rufai of Kaduna State, is a classical example. There, he told his people that the north would destroy itself except there was…

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Nigeria Is Governable: Systems, Structures And Small Sense By Rachel Onamusi

Nigeria is governable. With willpower, the country can be productive and progressive. Justifying stagnation and regression by lecturing about the complexities of our nation, and waxing lyrical about the divisiveness of tribal and religious differences is just verbal sleight of hand, a deflection from padded agbadas, irresponsible borrowing and financial malfeasance.  Systems and structures are the foundations of governance and development. Without them, cities crumble and anarchy reigns. When you add deprivation and oppression as wilful tools of control, you get Nigeria.  The people we call ungovernable are only ungovernable…

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Nigeria Is Governable: Systems, Structures And Small Sense By Rachael Onamusi

Nigeria is governable. With willpower, the country can be productive and progressive. Justifying stagnation and regression by lecturing about the complexities of our nation, and waxing lyrical about the divisiveness of tribal and religious differences is just verbal sleight of hand, a deflection from padded agbadas, irresponsible borrowing and financial malfeasance.  Systems and structures are the foundations of governance and development. Without them, cities crumble and anarchy reigns. When you add deprivation and oppression as wilful tools of control, you get Nigeria.  The people we call ungovernable are only ungovernable…

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To Be An Igbo Hero, Rotimi Amaechi Must Attract Rail Lines To South-East By Churchill Okonkwo

One powerful Igbo proverb reminds us that those who are born on top of the anthill take a short time to grow tall. There is no doubt that Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was born on top of something bigger than an anthill. His political career is a testimony that he who God don bless, no man can curse. Rotimi Amaechi became the governor of Rivers state on October 26, 2007, after the Supreme Court ruled that he was the rightful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and, thus, winner of the…

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Abdul’aziz Yari Is Idle By Usman Ibrahim

We have heard that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop but I didn’t know the impact of this saying, until one observed the activities of the immediate past governor of Zamfara, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari, the worst governor Zamfara State has produced (an insha Allah, the worst the state will ever produce.) For the eight years, Zamfara State had the misfortune of having him as the governor, he was mostly absent from the state, but lived permanently in Abuja, from where he only visited Zamfara from time to time. Insecurity…

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