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    Tinubu and Iyorchia Ayu’s prophecy

Tinubu and Iyorchia Ayu’s prophecy

I ordinarily do not take Third World, especially Nigerian, politicians seriously. Their analyses and predictions, I take with a pint of salt. They seem to have a genetic dysfunction which manifests in acute love of self and self alone. A Nigerian politician will kill his father and rope his mother for the murder so far it guarantees the next election [...]

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    The more things change…

The more things change…

Confirmed: nothing ever changes in Nigeria. The more things change, the more they stay the same. This immortal epigram of Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, the 19th century French critic, journalist and novelist, captures the fortune of the Federal Republic of Drama aka Nigeria. That is why when anything happens these days, I’m like: haven’t I seen this before? I’m seeing repetition [...]

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    Boko Haram and Nigerian schoolgirls’ politics

Boko Haram and Nigerian schoolgirls’ politics

A major function of any government is to guarantee safety, protection of its entire citizenry. Any government which fails to do this may lack moral claim to sound good governance. If the citizen can trust a democratically elected government with their mandate, the government must be agile in its duty by ensuring strategic channelling of national resources at its disposal [...]

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    Drafting a people’s manifesto

Drafting a people’s manifesto

It is now appropriate, indeed imperative, for the Nigerian Left to present its own manifesto to the country. This should be in form of a people’s manifesto, a people’s charter of demands in a situation of national emergency. A people’s manifesto at this point in our history is not a dissertation-like programme of social transformation, the type of thing any [...]

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    Sierra Leone votes: The top contenders

Sierra Leone votes: The top contenders

Barring any last minute decision by the Supreme Court, Sierra Leone will hold presidential, legislative and local government elections on March 7, 2018. This will be the fourth elections since the end of the civil war in 2002 and the first since the Ebola epidemic. The incumbent, Ernest Bai Koroma, having served two terms is barred by the constitution for [...]

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    As APC waits for Godot, Tinubu can only go so far

As APC waits for Godot, Tinubu can only go so far

The All Progressives Congress is like a pot on a pressure cooker. It is in an uneasy state. It is clear to see why. These days, the party has been on the defensive in terms of its governance—not a good omen for its future.The founding fathers are equally divided along the old order of Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) and [...]

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    National assembly lacks the power to fix election dates

National assembly lacks the power to fix election dates

Since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has conducted the general elections on a two-tier or three-tier basis. Even though the national assembly had attempted in the past to use the Electoral Act to alter the sequence of elections fixed by the INEC it did not succeed. In spite of the ongoing controversy [...]

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    Yobe schoolgirls’ abduction: Has karma come for the APC government?

Yobe schoolgirls’ abduction: Has karma come for the APC government?

Karma is “a spiritual principle of cause and effect where the intent and actions of an individual influence the future of that individual”.  In Buddhism, it refers to “actions driven by intention, a deed done deliberately through body, speech or mind, which leads to future consequences”.  I am not a religious person, but I believe in the universal law of sowing and [...]

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    Dana by road to Abuja

Dana by road to Abuja

I had almost overcome my fear of flying when the news broke that the door of a Dana Airline flight from Lagos to Abuja fell off on touchdown.In a pathetic back-and-forth with passengers who had shared their experiences on social media, the airline’s management did not deny that the door fell off. Instead, it absolved its crew of responsibility and [...]

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    You can be a poor citizen of Nigeria and not know

You can be a poor citizen of Nigeria and not know

Asiwaju Adekunle Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s wife did say that the poor still trusts and supports PMB. The question is: who precisely are the poor citizens of Nigeria? One, they are the ones who are hard-up, underprivileged and poor in knowledge, poor in money, poor in coherent decision-making, poor in wisdom…, so in other words, those who still trust and support [...]

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