Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Simon Kolawole

It’s called colonial mentality

No, I'm not making any excuses, but it seems we don't know what we are doing in this country. And because we don't know what we are doing, we keep doing things that hurt us. And because we keep doing things that hurt us, we keep going round and round in a vicious circle. I'm not making any excuses, I [...]

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All have erred on Boko Haram

I'll raise up my hand and say I erred. When I first heard of Boko Haram in 2009 ─ after the Bauchi uprising, followed by a three-day insurrection in Maiduguri ─ I simply equated the group with the Maitatsine sect which held Kano hostage in 1980. And as soon as the Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, was killed, I cheaply [...]

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The wind and the whirlwind

You hear the proverb all the time, don't you? "He that sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind." Let's stop being sentimental and face the truth: the security challenges that we are facing today are exactly the outcome of our handwork. That's a bit harsh, I know, but let the truth be told. We sowed the wind and we are [...]

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Madrid humiliate Bayern Munich 4-0 at home, qualify for Champions League final on 5-0 agg

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Abducted Chibok girls ‘no longer in Nigeria’

Hopes that the 230 secondary school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents will be rescued are fading by the day.According to a BBC report, some of the abducted girls have been taken across the border to Cameroon and Chad.A man described as "local leader" in Chibok, Borno State, Pogo Bitrus, told the BBC that there had been sightings of gunmen [...]

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Dreams can come true

Today marks the beginning of something new. Sorry, I take that back. There is nothing new under the sun. Most of the innovations we have today are just a re-combination of what has been ─ as many trend experts will tell you. But when I say something new, I mean a new way of making you enjoy what you are [...]

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    Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

Osun, Ekiti voters get 1.1m permanent voter cards

INEC has distributed 1, 108,495 permanent voter cards (PVCs) to people who registered in 2011 in Ekiti and Osun.A statement issued by Mr Kayode Idowu, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, on Thursday in Abuja said the distributed cards were from 1,913,825 cards printed for the two states.It said the commission had also conducted Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) for [...]

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    Mauritania’s President to run again

Mauritania’s President to run again

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz handed in his papers on Thursday to stand for reelection in a vote on June 21 he is a strong favorite to win. The constitutional court said in a statement he was the first candidate to do so. Abdel Aziz came to power in an army coup in 2008, won an election the next year and [...]

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    Don’t mess with Fed Cup time table, NFA warns states

Don’t mess with Fed Cup time table, NFA warns states

The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Thursday warned football associations in the 36 states and the FCT not to default on the 2014 Federation Cup schedule.A statement issued by Ademola Olajire, NFA Assistant Director of Communication, cautioned the states against altering the date for final matches of the preliminaries."Some weeks ago, the NFA rolled out the schedule for this year's [...]

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    Compassionate judge pays fine for phone thief, asks him to repent

Compassionate judge pays fine for phone thief, asks him to repent

Presiding Judge, Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, Mr Albert Maga, on Thursday paid N700 fine on behalf of a labourer, Victor Emmanuel, 18,  sentenced for theft of cell phone.  The judge had sentenced the convict to four years imprisonment for criminal trespass and theft of a Blackberry Curve 7 cell phone.  The judge gave the judgment after the accused pleaded guilty to [...]

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    Nyako under fire for ‘genocide’ letter

Nyako under fire for ‘genocide’ letter

The expanded security meeting with the 36 governors in attendance on Thursday condemned Gov. Murtala Nyako’s memorandum which allegedly accused the Federal Government of carrying out genocide against the people of the north.  Also at the meeting were the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor who have been at opposing ends in [...]

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    Terrified and angry, CAR Muslims ask for break-up

Terrified and angry, CAR Muslims ask for break-up

In this dusty town at the heart of the Central African Republic, many angry Muslims advocate a simple solution to the threat of religious violence from Christian militias terrorizing the country's south: partition., Reuters reports.Bambari lies near the dividing line separating Central African Republic's Christian south - where mobs have lynched hundreds of Muslims and torn down their homes - [...]

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