Monday, March 18, 2019

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    It’s game over for Bauchi governor

It’s game over for Bauchi governor

BY TURAKI HASSANThe rerun election in Bauchi state will only be an academic exercise since the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed the illegal cancellation of the election of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area by Prof Mohammed Kyari, state Returning Officer.The Commission said the result from Tafawa Balewa will now be regenerated from the 11 Registration Areas (Wards) in [...]

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    Letter to Pius: You are not a dead man

Letter to Pius: You are not a dead man

BY ADEDOKUN SEYIYou don't know me. I am sorry for introducing myself after sitting at your table, eating all your beverages and wallowing in your bathroom basin of lots of soupy dishes. I have made it a responsible for myself to pay you the truest respect, which won't even be the last. I have said, even in the grave, you [...]

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    On the 2019 elections and Umahi’s victory in Ebonyi

On the 2019 elections and Umahi’s victory in Ebonyi

BY LAZ EZE The 2019 elections in Ebonyi State has now become history. As a national officer of the Alliance for New Nigeria, I was actively involved and picked up some lessons in the process. One of such is that many folks refuse to learn from history.I was quite young in 2002/2003 when my elder brother contested elections into the State [...]

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    ‘I saw God’s face in this experience’ — how Adesanmi recounted his near-death experience

‘I saw God’s face in this experience’ — how Adesanmi recounted his near-death experience

BY PIUS ADESANMIThe trouble with the proverbial one thousand tongues of gratitude is that they do not bode well for a just commissioned book project. When your thousand tongues owe endless gratitude to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, you may end up spilling materials and narratives you promised your publisher that you would reserve [...]

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    Elections: Congressman Connolly and the Rebirth of Racism

Elections: Congressman Connolly and the Rebirth of Racism

BY DANIEL FURNARDThe events leading to Nigeria’s 2019 General Elections, the elections themselves and the aftermath of the votes have established several facts. First, is the fact that Nigeria and Nigerians are capable of one day creating the country of their dream when free from meddling by the so called world powers. Second, is the fact that racism is alive [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu vs Agbaje: Between a dynamic political newbie and a freedom fighter

Sanwo-Olu vs Agbaje: Between a dynamic political newbie and a freedom fighter

BY AYODELE OBAJEUNHit with dazed disbelief, historians are still busy trying to navigate their routes through history’s detours and diversions occasioned by the behavioural sophistication of Nigeria’s vote-weary electorates as displayed during the last presidential election. For the first in the fourth republic, the country conducted what could arguably be close to a real election.As expected, history is on the [...]

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    Buratai: Meeting Nigeria’s digital COAS

Buratai: Meeting Nigeria’s digital COAS

BY ESTHER OKPABII have long been an admirer of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai for inexplicable reasons. Since his appointment in 2015, the fortunes of the Nigerian Army has witnessed a steady rise especially in the fight against insurgency and other militant groups in Nigeria.Also, he has left indelible footprints in the operational effectiveness of the [...]

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    That opium of the masses still influences our political choice

That opium of the masses still influences our political choice

BY AMIRU HALILU"Religion is regarded by the wise people as true, and by the rulers as useful." - AnonymousThe political temperature here in Kaduna state is hot—I mean is very hot—an indisputable fact which those who are far away from us may not have a clue, just like our friends living somewhere else around the globe, however unpalatable this may [...]

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    A letter to Professor Jibrin ‘Jibo’ Ibrahim on International Women’s Day

A letter to Professor Jibrin ‘Jibo’ Ibrahim on International Women’s Day

BY AMINA SALIHUDear Mallam Jibo, I feel particularly humbled writing you this letter, as my teacher at the Ahmadu Bello University, and my civil society mentor. I believe that there are two people in one’s life, that you could never grow up to; your mother and your teacher. How can you, when they were at your becoming, and molded you, [...]

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    Why I am voting Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday

Why I am voting Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday

BY KESTER OSAHENYE Like I told my friends I am not a card-carrying member of any political party, but I know why I have been tarciturn since the Presidential election, I don't know why some minions and cronies of some political parties unleashed violence on innocent electorates. I am optimistic that the Governorship election will be peaceful, I am also hopeful that [...]

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    Right of reply: NERC absolves NBET MD of fraud

Right of reply: NERC absolves NBET MD of fraud

BY SAMBO ABDULLAHII am one of the management staff mentioned in the above captioned story published by TheCable on March 1, 2019. I wish to state that the pre-payment audit carried out on the payment vouchers as enshrined under the Financial Regulations on both Olorunsogo and Omotosho revealed the shoddy deals. The internal audit resistance led to both departments of [...]

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    Lalong is Plateau’s only reasonable choice

Lalong is Plateau’s only reasonable choice

BY BEST AGBESEThis coming Saturday is another historic day in the lives of Nigerians. The masses will throng out to enthrone another batch of leaders at the state level. The euphoria is very visible among the people. Some candidates are seeking fresh mandates; while others are gunning for reelection or consolidation of their mandates.As usual, the political mongers or campaigners [...]

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    Jime: The right man for Benue government house

Jime: The right man for Benue government house

BY PHILIP AGBESEThe Gubernatorial elections are around the corner, and as usual, there is a beehive of activities from the various political actors. This is an era of promises upon promises. Some even go as far as promising what they know in their hearts they cannot deliver. But as they say, all politics is local, and one of the ways [...]

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    The fate awaiting Gov Abubakar on Saturday 

The fate awaiting Gov Abubakar on Saturday 

BY TURAKI HASSANIn 1942, a group of young progressive intellectuals from the north congregated in Bauchi, among whom were Saadu Zungur, Malam Aminu Kano, Dr. R. K.B. Dikko, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and  Malam Yahaya Gusau, all of blessed memories.Although young, they were statesmen, patriots and visionary leaders who saw tomorrow and felt the urgent need to chart a new [...]

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    Understanding the TAN/Ifeanyi Ubah endorsement of Sanwo-Olu

Understanding the TAN/Ifeanyi Ubah endorsement of Sanwo-Olu

BY LAW MEFORRapprochement is the word – reestablishment of a happy relationship or rearrangement. A peace treaty between warring parties is a kind of rapprochement. That is the real perspective to the mission of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah and Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN) in Lagos governorship election.TAN hardly needs any introductions. It was a creation of the Senator-elect, Dr. Ifeanyi [...]

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    Nigerian army And Buratai’s pleasant surprises

Nigerian army And Buratai’s pleasant surprises

BY PRINCE UGOTroublemakers have no hiding place in Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. Those propelled by veiled dark forces, who think Nigerians should not have peace will be haunted by their own nightmares. There is no sane reason any person or armed gangs/militias should feel Nigeria should be deprived of peace or never to have peaceful elections.Quite [...]

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