Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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    What is wrong with us?

What is wrong with us?

BY GABRIEL IKESE“The Parliament” is the title of a programme produced by Silver Bird Radio 93.7 Rhythm FM in Jos every Friday morning at 9.00am. It s a hilarious comedy which mimics the Nigerian Senate with David King as the mock Senate president, Brabisco, Osama, Terso, Pam, Maduka and Ajalenkoko as Senators respectively. Today’s episode got me thinking. The discussion [...]

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    On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

BY FESTUS OGUNThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently said it cannot immediately yield to calls to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe, because Mr Abdullahi enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.During a tweet meet organised by Tap Initiative for Citizens Development, the EFCC posted on its [...]

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    Remembering Michael Anyiam-Osigwe

Remembering Michael Anyiam-Osigwe

BY MICHAEL IGAGA JR My boss, my friend and brother, Michael Chibuzor Anyiam-Osigwe, today November 29, 2018 completes four years when the crude brutality of your death left us with an alluvion of tears and a philosophical puzzle on the antinomy of life and death.Deriving from the ineptitude of the Nigerian State, armed robbers brought you down in a rain [...]

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    Atiku: A man of the people

Atiku: A man of the people

BY LOUIS OKOROMAThe palace of the Lamido of Adamawa was agog on Sunday, the 25th of November, 2018 with people from all parts of Nigeria and abroad. Most of these people were splendidly dressed in all colours and beautiful designs that a first time visitor would instantly know that a very important and royal event was about to take place.There [...]

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    Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics

Buhari, the imaginative clone and human genetics

BY AJAYI BOROFFICEOrdinarily, I wouldn't like to involve myself in the nauseating debate about the rumoured cloning of President Muhammadu Buhari and the imaginative Jibril Aminu of Sudan because it is rubbish in the face of scientific realities.As a Nigerian who bagged Ph.D degree in Human Genetics in congenital malformations arising from chromosomal aberrations in 1975 and had Post-Doctoral Research [...]

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    How about 3 sitting presidents for Nigeria?

How about 3 sitting presidents for Nigeria?

BY TONY OGUNLOWOThe 2019 Nigerian Presidential elections are just around the corner and the electorate are going to be faced with the age-old problem of electing one from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly( - and I’m not providing any clues to who is who!)Whoever gets elected will face the age-old problem of tribalism, Corruption and Religious differences that has [...]

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    2019: Buhari testing the microphone in Kano

2019: Buhari testing the microphone in Kano

BY IBRAHIM IBRAHIMKano, the political headquarters of Northern Nigeria was agog yesterday in a fanfare atmosphere. The occasion? Over 5,000 members of the Kwankwasiyya movement decamped from the PDP to join the APC. This is just another in a series of defection we have witnessed in the Country since the beginning of this year.It amazes me when I hear people [...]

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    GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

GEJ was counter rigged out, Nigeria would have been better off

BY JONAH OBAJEUN‘My Transition Hour’ by GEJ is all that is needed now for Nigeria, for Nigerians, for PDP, for APC, for the third force (RIP), for the angry twittering young people, for 2019, for Atiku (runaway visitor-in-chief to the USA), for Obi, for Buhari, for Osinbajo (money sharer-in-chief). We are all still trapped in GEJ’s transition mood, in motion, [...]

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    Friday Olokor: An enigmatic journalist @ 50

Friday Olokor: An enigmatic journalist @ 50

BY PAUL OBI'He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a Lion. He hath indeed, better bettered expectation than you must expect of me to tell you how.'- William Shakespeare in Much Ado About NothingThe golden age of 50 is a remarkable feat. It attests to many battles [...]

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    Orlando Owoh: A decade after

Orlando Owoh: A decade after

BY OPEYEMI AJALAThe Canary is a small songbird that was used in the coal mining industry to detect carbon monoxide, though this practice was stopped in the UK in 1986.The expected lifespan of the canary is 10 to 15 years, and like the most successful national football side of all times, the Brazilian national football team adopted the nickname [...]

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    Interrogating Atiku’s policy plan

Interrogating Atiku’s policy plan

BY GARBA UMARJust like every other seasonal activity, it is predictable that the 2019 election cycle will dawn. What was not predictable, perhaps until recently, are the characters whose faces will be the emblem of this particular political season. In terms of the configuration of the political parties that will jostle for votes, there isn't much difference from what was [...]

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    Nigerians! Beware of fifth columnists and the political mercenary

Nigerians! Beware of fifth columnists and the political mercenary

BY RIDWAN JAMIU Mind needs information as body needs food. Our Physiological composition and condition largely depends on what we eat. Likewise, our psychological composition and condition depends on what we hear, see and read. Contaminated food does no less harm to the body than does misinformation to the mind. Malnutrition predisposes the body to diseases as lack of information predisposes [...]

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    Before el-Rufai rolls his bulldozers on Gonin Gora

Before el-Rufai rolls his bulldozers on Gonin Gora

Speaking on a Radio Nigeria Kaduna Hausa programme, Hannu Da Yawa, Elrufai said: “Zan tada Gonin Gora”.  When I heard the story, I didn’t believe it so I had to look for the audio recording of the programme. The governor didn’t use the word demolish because he spoke in Hausa.Infact, what he said is, “Zan tada Gonin Gora”. Significantly, the [...]

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    The story of an accidental spokesperson

The story of an accidental spokesperson

BY SAMUEL ARUWANI am grateful to the Kaduna State chapter of the NIPR for the invitation to speak at this occasion. I really don’t know what to say or share with you in view of your status as seasoned PR professionals, I am wondering how my story will shape our discourse, but I am optimistic, you will find my story [...]

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    Fayemi versus ASUU: Myth, mythology and the fallacy of representation

Fayemi versus ASUU: Myth, mythology and the fallacy of representation

BY OLUMIDE OLUGBEMI-GABRIELWhen news broke that the governor of Ekiti State, the cerebral and mercurial Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who is my own personal person and brother had posited in faraway Paris, to the effect that a professor in Nigerian universities earns about the same pay as a governor in the country, I dismissed it as fake news or April fool [...]

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    The enduring partnership between the United States and Nigeria

The enduring partnership between the United States and Nigeria

BY TIBOR NAGY This is the last day of my first trip to Africa as the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.  I spent most of my 32-year career as an American Diplomat on this continent, and I was fortunate to serve twice in Nigeria.  As they say, old friends are the best friends.  I am truly excited to be [...]

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