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Nigeria’s Weapon Of Mass Destruction Which Nigerians Themselves Activate, By Ndidi Uwechue

The online Encyclopaedia Britannica describes a weapon of mass destruction as a “weapon with the capacity to inflict death and destruction on such a massive scale and so indiscriminately that its very presence in the hands of a hostile power can be considered a grievous threat.”  It then goes on to state that they are either nuclear, biological or chemical weaponry. Nigeria though, lacking what it takes to produce high tech weapons, has an unsophisticated but powerful “Weapon of Mass Destruction” (WMD) that takes the form of a document. Those…

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If Tofa And Shonekan Had Acted Differently, By Owei Lakemfa

Two prominent Nigerians, Bashir Othman Tofa and Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan, departed eight days of each other; the former on January 3, 2022 and the latter on January 11. If both men had acted differently in the 1993 crisis when the Babangida military regime hijacked the presidential election in a desperate bid to cling to power, the sorry story of Nigeria today might have been different. The 1993 presidential election were between the then 46-year-old Tofa, the candidate of the National Republican Party, NRC; and Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola of…

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On The Question Of Osinbajo And The Search For Credible Alternative In 2023, By Gbenga Oloniniran

In 2015, the ruling class of Nigeria sold Buhari as the messiah for Nigeria under the “Change” mantra. For the unsuspecting masses of Nigeria, it was either Buhari or no one else that could save the sinking ship of Nigeria.  Upon the assumption of Buhari, the hope was very much high. I remember that I was a 100 level student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In Angola hall Block F room 6, we were always having time to time arguments on the capacity of Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria…

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On The Question Of Osinbajo And The Search For Credible Alternative In 2023, By Gbenga Oloniniran

In 2015, the ruling class of Nigeria sold Buhari as the messiah for Nigeria under the “Change” mantra. For the unsuspecting masses of Nigeria, it was either Buhari or no one else that could save the sinking ship of Nigeria.  Upon the assumption of Buhari, the hope was very much high. I remember that I was a 100 level student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In Angola hall Block F room 6, we were always having time to time arguments on the capacity of Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria…

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On The Question Of Osinbajo And The Search For Credible Alternative In 2023, By Gbenga Oloniniran

In 2015, the ruling class of Nigeria sold Buhari as the messiah for Nigeria under the “Change” mantra. For the unsuspecting masses of Nigeria, it was either Buhari or no one else that could save the sinking ship of Nigeria.  Upon the assumption of Buhari, the hope was very much high. I remember that I was a 100 level student at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. In Angola hall Block F room 6, we were always having time to time arguments on the capacity of Muhammadu Buhari to take Nigeria…

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Nigeria’s Holy Romance With Ignorance (Random musings on an internet exchange between two compatriots on “The Power of Science”) By Niyi Osundare

Ours is a tragic case.  We are the most unscientific people on earth.                                              –    Bunmi Fatoye-Matory   A ton of   thanks to Bunmi Fatoye-Matory and Omowumi Ayodele for their  insightful, provocative observations  on the Ekitipanupo Internet Forum of January. 10, 2022. Like these two compatriots, I too  have been both saddened and bewildered by the way our people so characteristically throw science and rationality out of the window in their daily lives as well as their deliberations on  matters of grave national importance. In all things domestic and…

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Ernest Shonekan: Statesman Or Traitor? By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

Chief Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan (GCFR) died recently in Lagos at a ripe age of 85. As an Octogenarian it must be said here that he kept a date with the ultimate leveller at an age few Nigerians could only aspire to attain in their lifetime. With the average life expectancy in the country below 50 years it is a glorious thing to belong to the Octogenarian or Nonagenarian club. Shonekan lived a worthy life as a lawyer, politician and elder statesman. The ‘Abese of Egbaland’ was a former Chairman…

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Summary Of The Bernard-Henri Lévy Briefing To USA Congress On Human Rights In Nigeria: Genocide Perpetrators Identified, By Ndidi Uwechue

French philosopher, author, and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Lévy, in conjunction with ICON (an NGO), held a briefing to the USA Congress on the ongoing conflicts and human rights abuses in Nigeria. The briefing was held on October 28th in the Rayburn House Office Building, under the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. The briefing lasted for just over one hour, in the interest of space this is the briefest of summaries, to play a part in further alerting Nigerians and the international community to the horrific ongoing genocide in Nigeria. Still though, it is advised…

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Sly: Why We Can’t Walk Away from This Crime Scene By Azu Ishiekwene

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, would like to close the case of the suspicious death of Sylvester Omoroni Jr., and simply move on to something else. He’s surprised there’s pushback and can’t understand why. Odumosu said the state Director of Public Prosecutions had advised that the evidence provided was insufficient to charge the suspects for murder. Why hang suspects merely on public sentiments when five weeks of police investigations, arrests and detention of the suspects, and autopsies in two different states have not established a prima facie…

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I Will Sue VP Osinbajo In One Week If… By Rudolf Okonkwo

As a big fan of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, I have swallowed a truckload of insults thrown at me because of my love for him. In the last six years, as Nigeria went from bad to worse and my beloved Vice President kept mute, I got clobbered by enemies of progress who bombarded me with incendiary comments. They called me stupid because of him. It hurt my feelings. I took it like a man because I knew when the time came, my indomitable Vice President would strike. I was assured…

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