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Britain Please Be Advised: The 1999 Nigeria Constitution Is A Weapon Of Mass Destruction By Ndidi Uwechue

The NINAS Movement steadily and surely sweeping through the NINAS Territory (Lower Niger Bloc, Yoruba Bloc, and Middle Belt Bloc) is the only non-violent and ORDERLY way to manage and contain the wreckage of Nigeria. It is therefore not just disappointing, but quite dangerous too that on May 19, 2021, newspapers reported that British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, had said that the United Kingdom would deny visas to Nigerians who disrupt 2023 general elections. On the face of it, one would think that Ms Laing was supporting democracy…

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TB Joshua: A Time To Come And A Time To Leave! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

The Nigerian popular televangelist, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as TB Joshua, the founder of the Lagos-based Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) died over the weekend in Lagos. Prophet Joshua was said to have conducted an evening service in his church and was on his way to the hospital when he died. He was said to have fallen sick two days prior. His 58th birthday was billed for June 12. His megachurch runs the popular Emmanuel TV from Lagos and viewed worldwide. Prophet Joshua was born on June…

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This House Must Not Fall By Niyi Osundare

             1 This house must not fall    Though brick after brickIt creaks like a hapless shackWeighted down by History’s burden Once Sphere of InfluenceOf foreign conquerors who foraged Distant lands for God and Country; A fiercely treasured booty between  Treacherous ocean and insatiable desertA cynical assortment of parts, random, raw,Which have never masteredThe art of bonding into a steady whole Bumbling bedlam of tribes and tongues…..Eating each other’s spleenShibboleth-shouters at  hellsgate, Incapable of hearing “My tribe is triber than yours” “My tongue is home to more divisive verbsYou surely…

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President Muhammadu Buhari And The Wickedness Of Time By Achike Chude

He should have known that it was a trap. Something kept pushing him to seal a date with history. He tried the first time. He failed. He tried the second time. He failed. He became desperate because time was not on his side. He tried the third time and failed. Then he broke down on national television and cried. He wanted it so badly – the presidency of Nigeria.  He was the only one that had struggled to become the president of Nigeria. But when the time came, he was…

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Nigeria, Twitter And Other Stories By Reuben Abati

“Omo, I see you are still on Twitter. How you dey take do am? Come and teach your brother…” “Eishhh, Ishhh…Will you keep quiet?” “But I noticed you tweeted something not long ago, despite the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria” “Hey…hey. My family offend your family? This man. I commit crime to know you? What is the matter with you? Have you not heard that anybody that uses Twitter in Nigeria is now considered a criminal? You want to send me to jail? Please, please, please.” “But I saw…

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Twitter Ban: Welcome To A Reloaded Version Of Dictator Buhari’s 1984, By Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed

Nigeria is a country where its daily catalogue contains spilling of human blood, killings, rape and human slaughter. The pelvic girdle as a structure that holds the country has been damaged by nepotism and egocentricity by a man who turns deaf ears to people’s yearnings.  Killings and kidnappings have been allowed to reign and made a lucrative business in Nigeria, with Sheikh Gumi a staunch advocate who campaigns for the sponsorship of “good bandits” against the bad ones. The level of arrogance and impunity under Dictator Buhari’s regime is an…

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Nigeria And Twitter, By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

We are in perilous times in our land, given the flurry of events in the past one week. It started with the meeting between the President and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which was said to have been convened to apprise the President with plans for the various elections on the timetable of INEC, especially the ones slated for 2023. Prior to that meeting, INEC had convened several town hall meetings with relevant stakeholders, to examine the likely effects of the activities of arsonists who have targeted several offices,…

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Igangan Massacre: Buhari And Ethnic Cleansing Of Yorubas By Bayo Oluwasanmi

General Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign to cleanse Yoruba territory of Nigeria assumes a gruesome and tragic indiscriminate slaughtering of Igangan people. Given the hatred and hostility of Fulanis, the latest attack is neither new nor remarkable. According to SaharaReporters, Fulani herdsmen arrived Igangan in Ibarapa North area of Oyo State around 11 pm Saturday, leaving early Sunday morning with 10 persons dead. Some dictators are bad. Some are blood thirsty. Some are extremists. Some are warmongers. General Buhari is all of these mix. Under him, Nigerians continue to experience tragedies in…

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Who Offended Buhari? Twitter or Nigerians? By Fredrick Nwabufo

Government is a relationship – between the leadership and the governed. A democratic government, in particular, should not operate in vacancy of citizens’ imprimatur. A government needs the trust, support and goodwill of its citizens. Legitimacy is the reward for good governance. Any government, which by intransigence severs the funiculus that links it with the citizens, is taking the highroad to oblivion.  Really, most people will not remember the infrastructure and extraordinary projects executed by an administration. But they will remember how secure they felt and the freedom they enjoyed…

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Ogun State Education System On The Verge Of Being Bastardised Under The Watch Of The So Called Education Guru By Balogun R. Oluwafemi

I have pondered over time, on whether the youth (myself inclusive) are prepared and ready for the mantle of leadership if we have the opportunity, and I conclusively agreed with some elders notion who are afraid of entrusting the younger ones with a leadership position, because a larger number of the youth LACK AN IN-DEPTH ANALYTICAL SKILLS required to become a leader, thus, praise and/or eulogise anything thrown at them. Consequences for which may be adduced to POVERTY caused by their unemployed status due to the failing government policies (both…

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