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    Adeosun and the certificate narrative

Adeosun and the certificate narrative

At a Media and the State class which held at the University of Ibadan during the week, I told my audience which comprised Political Science students, that the governance structure in Nigeria had been so compromised by our collective corruption that no public institution is immune from integrity issues. If the students expected that I had come to dress the [...]

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    Saraki and Buhari: ‘Politically-sinless’ before the law

Saraki and Buhari: ‘Politically-sinless’ before the law

Governments (especially those ones practicing same systems of government as ours) that work prolifically in saner climes—are working productively with three arms: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. In Nigeria, I opine that our type of government that is supposed to have three arms have been amputated by those who are in the corridors of power, serving themselves, their wives, children, siblings [...]

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    Fayose’s worst fear coming true

Fayose’s worst fear coming true

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been on been on the rooftop and won’t come down till long after Saturday. He has been screaming, for all the world to hear, that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to rig this weekend’s governorship election for his arch foe, Kayode Fayemi.From Fayose’s camp, it seems that the APC will not be content [...]

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    Kemi Adeosun and the opportunity lost

Kemi Adeosun and the opportunity lost

In two days, it will be one week after the online newspaper, Premium Times, published a story alleging that Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, may be in possession of a forged certificate of the National Youth Service Corps, yet there has not even been a whimper of response from the minister.  Now that is not likely to be something [...]

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    Alas, APC’s illegitimate kids come of age

Alas, APC’s illegitimate kids come of age

The moment is here again that we pause from the routine to address the raft of words or phrases that have crept treacherously into national conversation lately. By furnishing the content and context, the idea is to strip such terms of all ambiguities to the clearest meaning possible, thereby helping the general public - particularly the casual readers or the uninitiated - to [...]

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    Signing of south-east commission bill will begin healing for the Igbo

Signing of south-east commission bill will begin healing for the Igbo

Since the civil war, Nigeria has struggled to foster a sense of nationhood among its peoples. And the absence of this sense of belonging among the ethnic nationalities has engendered mutual mistrust and distrust.In particular, the Igbo, who are a patriotic people, evidenced in their investments across the country and integration with host communities, have not had a fair deal [...]

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    Macron, Russia 2018 and renascent Africa

Macron, Russia 2018 and renascent Africa

Unless you are living in denial or in dreamland, you must be fully aware by now that Africa, as a continent, has been sent packing from Russia 2018, a very sad reality indeed. The fact that not one African country survived the first round of the World Cup is a serious cause for concern and should, under normal or paranormal [...]

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    Buhari’s Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 is an unlawful power-grab

Buhari’s Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 is an unlawful power-grab

When he ran to be Nigeria’s president for the fourth time in 2014, Muhammadu Buhari pleaded that he was a converted democrat. Since Nigerians granted him his wish in 2015, he appears to have found it difficult either to show off the new livery of a converted democrat or to shake off his old habits as a humorless dictator. In [...]

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    Can OBJ, Atiku’s CUPP serve Nigeria a hot cup of coffee?

Can OBJ, Atiku’s CUPP serve Nigeria a hot cup of coffee?

In Nigeria, alliance politics is a historical staple. In the 1960s, the NCNC and NPC forged an alliance to stabilise the newly independent country.  But the marriage segued from harmony to divorce. The skirmishes among the political parties – NCNC, NPC and AG – heightened the political temperature of the country to a frightening degree, and eventually the military struck in [...]

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    The battle for Ekiti

The battle for Ekiti

Ekiti, that homogenous state in our country, is literally at war. For a group of people famed for wars, at least we all remember the Ekiti Parapo war, that internecine war between Ibadan and combined forces of Ekiti/Ijesa, which lasted 16 years; they’re no strangers to wars. But this war is for the votes of Ekiti citizens come Saturday, July [...]

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