Friday, September 21, 2018
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    McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

McCain: Another profile in courage and uncommon patriotism

"We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". — The New York TimesEarly this morning as I combed the net in search of knowledge, I stumbled on the lovely words above in the latest edition of The New York Times. It was [...]

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    Rule of law: The president got it wrong

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

It is unfortunate that the most important statement made so far at the on-going Annual Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, an outright derogation of the supremacy of the rule of law, has not yet generated any coherent response from either the Bar or the Bench. President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and [...]

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    The unraveling of a ‘brave new bar’ – how NBA elections were corrupted and rigged

The unraveling of a ‘brave new bar’ – how NBA elections were corrupted and rigged

“The manifestation of the wind of thought is not knowledge; it is the ability to tell right from wrong, beautiful from ugly. And this, at the rare moments when the stakes are on the table, may indeed prevent catastrophes, at least for the self” - Hannah ArendtShortly after 07:00 hours, Lucy (real name protected), received a code on her hand-held device [...]

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    Kofi Annan’s unmet wishes

Kofi Annan’s unmet wishes

Kofi Annan, who passed away on August 18 at the age of 80, can be situated within the select group of aspirational Africans of his time. Within their generation, the group was imbued with huge dosages of hope, logic and grit. They had numerous wishes but only few were met.His generation started life when Africans who had opportunities saw no [...]

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    Shouldn’t we listen to Ekweremadu?

Shouldn’t we listen to Ekweremadu?

With a 400-word post on Facebook last Wednesday, deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu has set the Nigerian media buzzing. Though he said nothing new – he renewed a proposal for a single term of five or six years for president and governor to reduce the “feverish political climate” that always precedes elections in the country – he has received mainly knocks from [...]

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    Iron fist on fragile world

Iron fist on fragile world

It was a showdown grimly portended and long brewed. The battle line was between enforcement potency of state power on one hand, and moral hubris of mass following in the civil populace on the other. The public keenly watched at the sidelines, and was served a cynical invitation some days ahead to come witness the “demolition show.” Then the blowout [...]

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    How McCain inspired Nnamani’s third term heroics

How McCain inspired Nnamani’s third term heroics

So, Senator John McCain finally lost the battle. The war veteran won many battles and lost a few. Notably, he lost the presidential election to Barack Obama. Now he has lost another battle to death, the grim reaper. But, this was one battle everyone expected him to lose sooner or later. So, the real deal is not that he lost [...]

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    Nigeria, where impala eats lion for supper

Nigeria, where impala eats lion for supper

One of my favourite channels on the DSTV is the Animal World channel called National Geographic. I am fascinated by the process of how wild animals capture their preys; how a boa constrictor strings itself round a crocodile, for example, muffles life out of it and begins the slow process of swallowing the hapless prey. Fast-forward to another scene: the [...]

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    Estimated billing and other related offences

Estimated billing and other related offences

The electrician told me something that shocked me to my bones. “Oga, I can help you connect all your air conditioners and water heaters to power without going through the meter,” he said. “I will bury the cables underground and connect them directly to the electric pole. Nobody will know. I have done this for a lot of people in [...]

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    Did Miyetti Allah cross the line by threatening to forcefully remove Saraki as senate president?

Did Miyetti Allah cross the line by threatening to forcefully remove Saraki as senate president?

Miyetti Allah, the Fulani cattle breeders association has joined the ranks of those antagonizing the senate president, Bukola Saraki and railing against his presidential ambition, which is both curious and unbecoming.Hear what the herdsmen umbrella body coordinator in Benue State, Garus Gololo reportedly stated in the Punch newspaper recently: “Nigerians are in dire need of people that have the interest of [...]

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