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    A commodore’s last voyage

A commodore’s last voyage

Part of the paradox of human nature is that those who made a career of putting others to death by the sword always become uneasy themselves at the sight of same weapon in the hand of a stranger.Such would seem the case of Bode George, erstwhile supremo of Peoples Democratic Party, whose dream of becoming national chair of the party [...]

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    GEJ, do yourself a favour; keep quiet

GEJ, do yourself a favour; keep quiet

Each time we mouth the cliche “our heroes past”, I wonder if we dig enough into the enormity of sacrifices made and how some of those heroes moved against established norms of debauchery for which they paid dearly, the supreme price.Each time I introspect on the events of the 70s, I shudder at the brutal murder of General Murtala Ramat [...]

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    PDP’s night of long knives

PDP’s night of long knives

Historically, night of the long knives was the purge of Nazi leaders by Adolf Hitler on June 31, 1934. Fearing that the paramilitary Sturmabteilung had become too powerful, Hitler ordered his elite guards to murder the organisation’s leaders. Also killed that night were hundreds of other perceived opponents of Hitler.Why this historical excursion? I’m using it as a way to [...]

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    PDP convention: The aftermath

PDP convention: The aftermath

The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax. Everyone who had been a witness to the travails of the once-upon-a-time ruling party which lost power to the All Progressives Congress in 2015 – viz, the humiliation, the victimization of the [...]

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    Atiku Abubakar’s return to an ‘irredeemable’ party

Atiku Abubakar’s return to an ‘irredeemable’ party

I do have nothing against the man Atiku Abubakar—as he switches political parties as a diaper. Politicians all over the world are fond of switching political parties to achieve their political dreams and aspirations. Even in the United States of America, politicians do switch political parties, so vilifying Atiku for returning to the party he once called “irredeemable” four (4) [...]

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    2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

2019: Why your votes are a waste of time

In Nigeria, the concept of political participation appears to have been reduced largely to the civic responsibility of voting on election day. Civic campaigners, political activists, and NGOs have concentrated a major focus of their efforts in “getting out the vote” campaigns. These groups and organisations, backed with a lot of international donor support are pushing the boundaries of voter [...]

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    Why Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya

Why Nigerian victims of slavery cannot sue Libya

In the past twenty years, our law office has been inundated with complaints from Nigerians who were brutalized in some African countries. Some of the complaints pertain to the barbaric killing of 18 Nigerian during an armed invasion of the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau on October 8, 2013. It is common knowledge that Nigerians living in South Africa have [...]

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    PDP’s umbrella without the south-west will suffer punctures

PDP’s umbrella without the south-west will suffer punctures

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be in a tailspin. The outcome of Saturday’s national convention of the party shows it has more learning to do.  In fact, the PDP has not learnt from its defeat. The PDP is prodigiously “mammonised”. Money is the only denominator of the party.  I had thought that the PDP would absorb the south-west into its highest hierarchy (because [...]

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    The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The crazy journey to Lampedusa

The world is sounding appalled and thoroughly shocked by the gory news emanating from Libya about the return to the slave trade era ended centuries ago, which specifically reigned from the 16th to 19th centuries. As it was when it began, Africa is the butt of this inhuman trans-Atlantic trade, but now, there is an intra-African slavery. Jolt was the [...]

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    Thou shall not underrate Atiku

Thou shall not underrate Atiku

For years, he was rejected at the polls and given a tag that demarketed him among the electorate. His opponents said they knew how to get people to vote against him — just dress him up in the uncomplimentary toga and voters would avoid him like a raging plague. He tried as much as he could to explain that what [...]

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