Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Dear Aisha Buhari, what has changed?

Dear Aisha Buhari, what has changed?

BY JEMILAT NASIRUA woman on the street I live most likely had a quarrel with her husband overnight, and as early as 6am, the street was echoing with her voice, cursing her husband. Apparently, the man was leaving the house in his car to avoid further trouble. “Useless man, na dat motor go kill you. I say you go die [...]

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    There he goes again

There he goes again

BY JAMES AKINLOYE Abraham Ogbodo seems to have an obsession with Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. He is constantly searching for what next the Vice President would do – but if he was searching with good intent it would have been better, unfortunately for this suspicious journalist, he is always on the lookout for whatever the Vice President would do with [...]

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    Evangelism of logo benz

Evangelism of logo benz

BY ADEDOKUN SEYI I've decided to pen my thought on the spontaneous sense ridden lyric of the song of this secular stars who, at times, people feel they just wake to bounce into the studio and say something to only sound like a song. First, to say nonsensical songs get their ways amidst us as Africans alone doesn't settle a sense of [...]

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    Why should the tenure of IGP be extended?

Why should the tenure of IGP be extended?

BY ADNAN TUDUNWADAWhen I came across the news of Ibrahim Idris tenure extension as Inspector General of Police, I shook my head and asked, does he deserve a tenure extension? Has he performed up to the expectation of Nigerians? Is the extension in accordance with the law? So many unanswered questions came to my mind.I'm not a lawyer, I have [...]

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    Essential Yakubu Dogara @51

Essential Yakubu Dogara @51

BY TURAKI HASSAN"I would rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I am not"- Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara.Rt. Hon. Barrister Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, is 51 years old today.Today, he has added another eventful year. Another year of service to God and country. His is a life full of purpose. Indeed, [...]

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    Is Esu really satan?

Is Esu really satan?

BY BABALAWO FAMILUSI AWOLOLA It is alarming to note the level of misinformation that has befallen the Yoruba race in lieu of our inclination towards alien esoteric knowledge. When I see people referring to Esu in derogatory manners and in connection with the biblical Satan or the Aramaic shaitan, it tends to reiterate my belief and the agreeable truth of our misinformed [...]

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    Christmas crib and the surprises of God

Christmas crib and the surprises of God

BY ANEKWE OBORJI We have chosen for our Christmas and New Year reflection this year, the theme of Christmas Crib and the surprises of God in turbulent times. Our bearing is from the two separate Christmas Messages of Pope Francis to the Roman Curia and the families of Vatican employees respectively, which the Pope gave on December 21, 2018 in the [...]

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    NASS: House of lords and clowns

NASS: House of lords and clowns

BY AYOBAMI AKANJI People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament - A.P. HerbertIt started like a scene out of an action movie - the Climax. The scene where the "Boss" gathers all his proteges, revelling in their plenty ineffectiveness in their last attempt to [...]

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    Building support system for people living with HIV

Building support system for people living with HIV

BY EKENE ODIGWESupport systems are relied on when things aren’t going well or when one is not feeling too great. Heavens knows we all need support and encouragement every now and then, for it is such a tough road to walk alone. Take Emeka for instance when the doctor told him that he has HIV. He was dumbfounded and dead [...]

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    Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

Memo to Sambo Dasuki on Alex Badeh

BY YUSHUA SHUAIBDear Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd.),    As you spend your third year in illegal detention since December 2015, I am using this memo to intimate you about the brutal assassination of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Alex Badeh by gunmen along the Keffi-Abuja Highway. He was expected to open his defence next month January 16, 2019 in the trial [...]

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    2019: The imperative of continuity

2019: The imperative of continuity

BY OLABODE AYO-PHILIPIt was the legendary Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, a former Presidential candidate in the Second Republic, who made the plea for change in one of his numerous manifesto speeches: “Fellow Nigerians, the country is in a terrible state of decadent paralysis and there is no point heaping the blame on the discontinuous politicians that have ruled our lives for [...]

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    The imperative of creating jobs, growing Nigeria’s GDP

The imperative of creating jobs, growing Nigeria’s GDP

BY LOUIS OKOROMAAs the 2019 elections draws near, the issue of how to create jobs for the teeming millions of young school leavers, graduates and adults in the country is taking center stage. Creating jobs and growing the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the mark of a sound economy and a sign that the government of the country is [...]

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    What they don’t see: A reflection on PMB at 76

What they don’t see: A reflection on PMB at 76

BY OKANGA AGILA In the final months of transition from military to civil rule between 1998 and 1999, I never felt the enthusiasm that gripped most people in the country. My lethargic disposition at that time was not due to the uncertainty of whether the process would work – it was largely seen as an attempt, an experiment, a trial at [...]

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    Before we crucify Buhari on the economy

Before we crucify Buhari on the economy

BY PHILIP AGBESE Nigeria is indeed a dynamic country where we have found the habit of looking at things mainly upside down and without giving it a second thought or a benefit of a doubt. In most times, we cry wolf where none exist. We are quick to “pull down” and celebrate the consequent downfall. Welcome to Nigeria.No discerning mind would [...]

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    Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

Electoral bill: Buhari’s betrayal

BY TONY ELUMUNORA noisy but silly debate is on; whether the National Assembly could muster two-thirds majority vote to override President Mohammadu Buhari’s veto of the latest Electoral Bill which he declined to sign into law.Question: Why did Buhari refuse to sign the bill? He explained: “I am concerned that passing a new electoral bill this far into the electoral [...]

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    The national assembly and 2019 budget

The national assembly and 2019 budget

BY GABRIEL IKESEThe idea of electing legislators is generally regarded as admirable yet the selection process does not always throw up the best of choices. And that has been our albatross here in Nigeria. The legislature is expected to reflect the electorate’s preferences, but that is in the white man's country, not in our clime. If you follow the antecedents [...]

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