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Tinubu: Return Of The “Jagaban”, By Reuben Abati

It is a measure of the importance and relevance of the man known as Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that since the return to civilian rule in 1999, he has managed to remain a major reference in the politics of Lagos State, the South West of Nigeria, and parts of the West African sub-region. He could be described as one of those creations of the tumultuous moments in Nigerian history following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 Presidential elections in Nigeria. Before then, Tinubu was a regular technocrat working in…

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Nigeria: Death Throes Or Birth Pangs? Achike Chude

How could Karl Maier in his book ‘This House Has Fallen,’ describe Nigeria as; “a criminally run corporation where the leaders are armed and hidden in the vault.”? OUR LEADERS ARMED ROBBERS? AND HIDDEN IN THE SAFE? As patriotic Nigerians and believers in Nigeria’s renaissance (though that has almost faded), that statement by the American journalist should be enough for Nigerians to issue a Fatwa on his head. WHAT? NIGERIA A CRIMINALLY RUN CORPORATION? But Karl Maier knew what he was talking about. About twenty years after he released his…

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Fulani Domination: Oduduwa Nation Is Imperative! By Bayo Oluwasanmi

Few Yoruba politicians who are profiteers of Fulani minority rule still believe in one Nigeria. These few elites with the collaboration and cooperation of traitors among Yorubas make Fulani domination easy and possible. Majority of Yoruba people are in a hurry to leave Nigeria for Oduduwa Nation. Nigeria is not practicing democracy but minoritarianism. Political Science defines minoritarianism as a “political structure or process in which a minority segment of a population has a certain degree of primacy in that entity’s decision making.” This is true in the case of…

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Educating Nigerians Before Birth And After Death, By Owei Lakemfa

A Story trended in the social media on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the International Teachers Day. On that day, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Alhaji Yahaya Mohammad as a Board Member of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Many Nigerians appeared scandalised that the Senate would clear a man who was born on September 29, 1969 but had started school in 1968; that is the year before he was born. It was also unsettling for them that the nominee had claimed he attended the Borno Teachers College for…

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Economic And Financial Crimes Collusion, By Sonala Olumhense

Last Sunday, I commented on what I called “fear of responsibility”: the tendency of powerful Nigerian institutions and officials to starve the public of required information. I led with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), drawing attention to its annual failure to meet its reporting obligation. The commission reacted the same day, denouncing me in a press statement and demanding an apology. It described my assertion that the EFCC Act is not on the commission’s website as “completely false claims that (sic) exposes the intellectual hollowness of Olumhense.” A…

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CHIWETALU AGU: An Open Letter To Emeka Rollas And Why He Must Resign As President Of Actors Guild Of Nigeria, By Elias Ozikpu

Dear Mr Emeka Rollas, You may wish to recall that on Thursday, October 7, one of your distinguished colleagues, Mr Chiwetalu Agu was violently arrested, assaulted, thoroughly humiliated and detained by some lawless soldiers for wearing an attire they believed dictator Buhari wouldn’t like, and which they claimed represented Biafra. To start with, is Biafra a criminal offence in Nigeria? But that is not my point at this juncture, we will get to that shortly. My gripe is that you addressed a press conference in the wake of the illegal…

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Tragedy Of Serving A Dictator – The Case Study Of Tolu Ogunlesi, By Tony Ademiluyi

The late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo once described journalists as the floatsam and jetsam of society when he was asked about his experience as a journalist with The Nigerian Worker long before his famous 1944 sojourn to the UK to study law. Journalism all over the world is the easiest profession to enter. It is open to all professionals who either have a flair for speaking or writing. The idea of studying journalism in the University is a relatively recent one and it emanated from the United States in the…

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Nigeria’s Corruption Respects Diversity And Federal Character, By Fredrick Nwabufo

How much money, property does a man need? I am compelled to believe that the faculty for primitive accumulation is a pre-historic flaw of the African species. From Mobutu Sese Seko, former president of the Democratic Republic of Congo; General Sani Abacha of Nigeria, to Teodorin Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea; Jacob Zuma of South Africa, and many others in the corruption phylum, African leaders and public officers appear to be the most afflicted by the midge of acquisitiveness.  Why would any normal human entrusted with public funds, stash away…

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Calls For Self-determination, To Be Or Not To Be, Time Will Tell, By Olaniyi Benjamin Olalemi

Introduction/Background: This write up is to educate the minds of its readers and further reiterates what they may already know or not, also correcting a narrative about the indigenous Nigerians who are calling for self-determination, why they should not accept the tag “agitators” and the need for the mainstream media, OAPs and social media influencers to refrain from buying into the this wrong narrative by referring to the as agitatorsh, while using the opportunity to offer some advises to Nigerians. First of all, the believe that the call for self-determination…

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The Canary Islands Are African, But Owned By Spain, By Owei Lakemfa

SUNDAY, September 19, 2021 like past Sundays in the Canary Islands promised to be a quiet, restful day. It was also a day of Christian worship. But beneath the earth of La Palma on the islands, rock had been pulverised and turned into molten. That afternoon, the lava sprouted into the air triggering off volcanic eruptions which are still raging. The lava flowed like a river from the Cumbre Vieja volcano and got to the sea within ten days. It was a hapless populace that watched the volcanic eruptions in…

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