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Why Lagosians Are Boycotting The Ongoing Local Council Elections By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi

Apparently, the ongoing Lagos State Local government Council Elections today July 24th is marred with apathy by voters to the extent that APC and government officials are being filmed on air begging citizens to come out to vote. Even in the highly politically conscious Agege and Lagos Mainland; people have refused to come out to vote. Same in Kosofe; Lagos Island; Eti-Osa; Ikorodu; Badagry; Ikeja; Alimosho; Ifako/Ijaiye; and Oshodi/Isolo. People usually vote when they believe in same or and belive same would at least express their political and social wishes.…

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Reuben Abati And His 30 Shekels Of Silver By B.U. Nwosu

Mr. Reuben Abati loves money, and you will see the evidence before the end of this essay. His recent attempt to link the struggles of the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for self-determination to drug trafficking should not go unanswered, as people like Mr. Abati are ever ready to carry out the dirty deeds of corrupt and repressive regimes for a dirty sack of money. Additionally, the Ooni of Ife might be exposing himself to grave danger by including Mr. Abati’s name on the list of Yoruba…

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Jailing Former Presidents! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

South Africa recently witnessed days of rage, fire and fury following the incarceration of the former President of the country, Jacob Zuma. He was officially accused of grand corruption and abuse of office as investigations intensified over the heist he organized while presiding over the Rainbow nation for close to a decade. And his manifest disdain towards the judiciary led to the Constitutional Court issuing an ultimatum for his capitulation which culminated in the apex court sending him to prison for failing to honour summons and convocations.  Jacob Zuma is…

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The Senate And Its Legislative Arrogance, By Bolaji O. Akinyemi

Vigilance must be in motion to ensure that Legislatures delivers on their constitutional mandates and terms of engagement with the electorate. Every Legislatures and Legislative houses must be kept on their toes to ensure they give quality representation to the electorates.  We should no longer be contented with criticisms of their failures and consequently of government on the media alone. Henceforth, Nigerians must be ginger to demand quality representation from their Legislatures and accountability from their Government, this should be our collective responsibility.  In accordance with the provisions of Section…

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Malami Shops For Mad Judge That Will Interpret Sowore’s Case, By Bayo Oluwasanmi

The protracted case of Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare has highlighted, yet again, the primitive retaliatory tyrannical justice system of General Muhammadu Buhari’s despotic regime. Sowore tweeted Thursday: “Federal judges retiring and returning Sowore case file in droves, meanwhile AGF Abubakar Malami and DG, SSS, Yusuf Bichi are shopping for pliable judges and putting pressure on one of my sureties so that they can revoke my bail, re-arrest and detain me.” Sowore’s case has developed a life of its own. It’s like the proverbial cat with nine lives. The presiding…

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Political Travails: Who Is Afraid of the Youth? By Francis Akinlotan

Any unsuspecting member of the public would mistake the lowering of the age of eligibility to contest for public office through the passing of the “Not Too Young Bill” as an act or sign of encouragement or inclusion in political participation of the youth by the Federal Government through its agency, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Nothing can be further from the truth. INEC is desperately, shamelessly, and vehemently against the participation of the youth in politics. INEC’s continuous victimization of the Youth Party; and its refusal to conduct a…

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The Yoruba Have Won Their Agitation, By Fredrick Nwabufo

The Yoruba are an exceptional people; precocious, tactful, urbane and temperate. They are about the most sophisticated of the ethnic groups in Nigeria. They know when to pounce, when to retreat, and when to negotiate. For the Yoruba, it is about the collective. It is always about the whole. Group interest does not succumb to the sway of individual ambition. They live by the winsome ‘’kparapo philosophy’’, and the ‘’omoluabi element’’ is never musty.  Let me detour. A united Nigeria remains the most operational means of preserving and protecting the variegated…

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How Do You Want The Result, Senator? Azu Ishiekwene

Kicking the can down the road is government art. Once politicians maneuver themselves into office, they govern by repeating the promises they made and hope that problems would go away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. For six years we’ve been trying to find an electoral law that works for voters. It doesn’t appear that we’re nearer a solution today than when we first started. At that time, President Goodluck Jonathan had one foot out the door, but his government being perhaps the most tech-savvy in Nigeria’s modern history, was…

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My Trip To Kirikiri Women Prison, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It all started a few months ago when the women group in the Opic Area of the Living Faith Church  decided to pay a visit to the Nigerian Correctional Service(NCoS), formerly known as Nigerian Prison Service (NPS). The aim was to extend the love of Christ to the inmates.   I had heard so much about the deplorable state of Nigerian prisons and the savage treatments that inmates are often subjected to. The story out there is that it is almost impossible for anyone to go into a Nigerian prison and return as…

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The Ebeano Supermarket Fire And Abuja’s Development Challenges By Olanrewaju Osho

It’s no longer news that the 3 – Storey Multi-million naira Ebeano Supermarket facility in Lokogoma Abuja was completely razed down by fire in the third weekend of July 2021. The damage is already done and the owners are counting their losses.  What we should concern ourselves with now is X-raying  the factors that allowed this unfortunate incident to successfully happen in the capital city of Nigeria so that we can  together move towards preventing a reoccurrence in the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general. After every fire disaster…

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