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    Pipe bomb conversations

Pipe bomb conversations

From historical heights of civility and decency, national conversation in the United States in recent weeks morphed into being rigged with pipe bombs as the country heads into mid-term elections this week.In the 2018 midterms, Americans will vote for all 435 members of their House of Representatives and 35 members of the Senate. They will also elect by direct vote [...]

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    WAEC certificate home delivery, Buhari and El-Zakzaky

WAEC certificate home delivery, Buhari and El-Zakzaky

Wherever Can Themba is today in the spirit world, I have no doubt that he sees me as a fellow ecumenical spirit. Since that first day, sometime in 1989 or thereabout, as a second year Philosophy student of the University of Lagos who ‘minored’ in English, when then Dr., now Professor Karen King-Aribisala, read Themba’s The Dube Train short story to us in the class,Themba and [...]

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    Rebooting the telecom revolution

Rebooting the telecom revolution

With Globacom extending the superfast 4G LTE service to all the 36 states of the federation and Federal Capital Territory — thereby becoming the first Nigerian network to do so — I sighed in relief for the telecom industry. I will explain why shortly. In summary, the 4G LTE technology allows broadband internet access at speeds several times faster than [...]

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    Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

I thought I was never going to recover from the shock of what played out at Aso Rock on Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari was presented with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) “attestation result. The Nigerian seat of power was agog with jubilation and near pomp as cabinet members flocked around the president to rejoice with him over the [...]

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    Buhari’s certificate controversy: The bane of poor record keeping in Nigeria

Buhari’s certificate controversy: The bane of poor record keeping in Nigeria

President Muhamadu Buhari has always insisted that his WAEC certificate was with the Secretary of the Military Board. But, in 2015, the military, through its then director of Army Public Relations, Olajide Laleye, denied that it was in possession of the certificate and that there was no record to show that Buhari submitted such important document.Even Government College Katsina, the [...]

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    President Buhari, WAEC and PDP’s toxic air

President Buhari, WAEC and PDP’s toxic air

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Friday, said the controversy concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s school certificate is embarrassing and felt a sense of duty to produce and deliver to him a confirmation and attestation of his results, in form of a duplicate certificate.This is a god-sent, with WAEC being a non-political entity. This should put to rest the absurd allegations [...]

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    Buhari’s slip-ups and the melodramatic season of vain elections

Buhari’s slip-ups and the melodramatic season of vain elections

Every four years in Nigeria, political-friends do become political-enemies and political-enemies do become political-friends. Corrupt people are silently declared ‘saints’ and lawless, but influential men and women are used to deliver massive votes. ‘Sins’ against citizens are forgiven and agencies that arrest corrupt and prosecute erring politicians either go to bed, snoring or temporarily become deaf and blind.We are currently [...]

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    Lagos: Moving ahead with Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos: Moving ahead with Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Since its creation more than 50 years ago, Lagos State may not have got any Governor or a candidate seeking to become the leader of the state that is more qualified than Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the coming governorship election.The APC candidate in terms of profile and experience both in private and [...]

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    Is Magu still Nigeria’s most dangerous man?

Is Magu still Nigeria’s most dangerous man?

It’s a surprise that the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is still standing.His appointment had been barely announced when some folks with very long memory of their unpleasant encounter with him in their earlier life stuck the knife in his back; they’ve been twisting it since.They have been at it now for three [...]

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    Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.But this incident, in which an unclarified number of people lost their lives, is indicative of [...]

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