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    Walking the path of another dawn coup and its martial song

Walking the path of another dawn coup and its martial song

It was one coup where a civilian would outstrip a full-star General in the deployment of loyal troops and clinical execution of the grabbing of power. On display were the legendary cunny, serpentine manipulations, military derring-do and the power-baiting bravura that are associated with post-colonial soldiers. But that these will be on display in a civilian regime and by a [...]

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    An aerial view of 2019 polls

An aerial view of 2019 polls

With the exception of Rivers state — where former friends are at war — governorship elections have been concluded across Nigeria on the not-so-unfamiliar note: the good, the bad and the ugly. As typical of Nigerian politicians, if they win, “the election was free and fair”; if they lose, “the election was rigged”. No politician rejects a result that favours [...]

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    A hypocritical federal minister complaining about pizza!

A hypocritical federal minister complaining about pizza!

While one is thinking about the ongoing hot-weather, and overwhelming and wicked power-outage—two dangerous combinations—that make it almost impossible for one to sleep in the night and as an effect of this, one ordinarily would not want to laugh, but more than what a comedian could deliver, Mr. Audu Ogbe did effortlessly succeed in making one to laugh, without paying [...]

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    Iberiberism: The lousy spirit Ihedioha must exorcise from Douglas House

Iberiberism: The lousy spirit Ihedioha must exorcise from Douglas House

Anytime I think of 'Iberiberism' I think of it as a spell-at worse, a demonic whim. And at such moments I remember my favorite Mount Zion Movie-Agbára Ńlá (Ultimate Power).Anyone who saw Agbára ńlá - a serialised Christian movie written and produced in the 90s by the iconic Mike Bamiloye would remember 'Ayamatanga' a chant that grew on us and [...]

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    A needless spat

A needless spat

Nothing, perhaps, typifies the needless confusion over National Assembly leaders come May than the comments of Orji Uzor Kalu, one of the new senators waiting to be sworn in.  In an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, the former governor said “I will shop around and seek to become the deputy senate president if the APC refused to zone the [...]

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    They have killed him. But why?

They have killed him. But why?

"Aunty, I’m not coming to school tomorrow. The police killed my father.”– Emmanuel Jumbo-OchigboWhen six-year-old Emmanuel Jumbo-Ochigbo got into the blue-coloured Golf hatchback to school in the morning of Wednesday, March 20, it was like any other day – bright and sunny.Emmanuel jumped into the back seat where his mum, Ada, was carrying his younger brother Daniel, and the family [...]

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    APC and the lessons not learnt

APC and the lessons not learnt

Like the drunk who habitually forgets the ignominy that his indulgence brings on him, the ruling All Progressives Congress is about to tread on the path of confusion that finished it before it started out in 2015. But it is hardly surprising. Any gathering of people intent on self-delusion would most certainly fall into errors of the past and if [...]

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    Birthday wish for Tinubu at 67: Be more like Awolowo

Birthday wish for Tinubu at 67: Be more like Awolowo

“What is the real benefit of Tinubu’s overlordship in the south-west?  In my state, the government has been owing workers. And there is no real development beyond manufactured statistics. Even Lagos that is often cited as the state where things are happening is the worst city to live in the world, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit report. His wife wants [...]

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    What will happen to Seyi Makinde, Dapo Abiodun and Sanwo-Olu in the days to come

What will happen to Seyi Makinde, Dapo Abiodun and Sanwo-Olu in the days to come

I hardly attend ceremonies, because I am an indoors person, but many years ago, in the city of Ibadan, where I hail from, I attended a wedding ceremony. It was what you call—a society wedding ceremony. Through-out my stay at the venue, where the wedding ceremony did take place, one name was on all our lips—the bride’s name. It was [...]

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    Return of Spoken Word

Return of Spoken Word

It’s been quite a while since I took a small break.But I’m getting much pressure to express my take.After so much thought, I’ve decided to awake.In this Nigerian equation, I too, have a stake.To keep ‘Schtum’ on what’s happening is a huge mistake.We must all work together so this nation won’t break.While we may have a leader as white as [...]

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