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Musing on Atiku’s defection

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has defected from the All Progressives Congress, apparently in readiness for the 2019 presidential election. He has moved back and forth, like the pendulum, in the (mis)fortune of seeking political office in different parties. Atiku ...

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Mugabe’s presidential nostalgia

As the saying goes, it is no crying over spilt milk; if only makes it salty for the cat. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe was in power for 37 years, 93 years, was until his resignation the world’s oldest leader, another ...

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NCC, call telecoms operators to order

I wish to draw the attention of the National Communications Commission (NCC) to the atrocities perpetrated by some telecoms operators against their subscribers. It is very disturbing that some of these mobile operators have been found to be fraudulent in ...

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PDP’s national convention

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have not shown that they are strong, clear and decisive in their policies. What the PDP needs now is to restore the influence of the party to the whole country. But the members ...

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Last chance for PDP

The final litmus test of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regeneration and ability to survive into the future is Saturday’s elective convention, especially the race for the national chairmanship. This will be the final test of whether PDP has learnt enough ...

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KEDC’s total darkness at Alimosho

For some time now, the residents of Owokoniran, Fatai Fayemi, Koleade, Shobukola and Sharafa streets of Idimu Area of Egbe-Idimu LCDA, (of Alimsoho Local Government) Lagos State have on several occasions requested prepaid meters from the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company. ...

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El-Rufa’i, retrenchment and reform

In his quest to making Kaduna Great Again, Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i had made, is making and will be making a lot of controversial policies. The recent and so far the most controversial, is the retrenchment of 21,780 primary school teachers ...

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Open letter to President Buhari

Well meaning Nigerians were gladdened to see that you had stood for over an hour before the National Assembly and presented the 2018 budget proposal. This is a confirmation that you are now hale and hearty. May the Almighty God ...

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Again, El-Rufa’i and LG workers

The recent sacking of local government workers by Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i of Kaduna state left me in a state of sceptic, about the governor’s vision aimed at reducing or alleviating suffering to the plebeians who mostly live and feed on ...

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Still on FG’s bailout for DISCOs

The federal government has agreed to provide a sum of N37 billion to address the hurdles being experienced by the distribution companies (DISCOs) in the supply of electricity. This was disclosed recently by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, ...

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Averting suicides

Suicide is fast becoming a quick fix to intolerable depression. While we try to preserve life; every one hour, some other people are trying to lose their, painfully intentionally. Stories of suicide could seem a bit like fiction. Can people ...

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Letter to Governor Ganduje

Sir, as a concerned indigene, I feel compelled to write this letter to you with the hope that it will be a remainder on a project that seems to be abandoned by your administration. The project is the road linking ...

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Re: Letter to Governor Ganduje

One Inusa Ahmed Kabo, a resident of Zaria, wrote an “Open letter to Governor Ganduje,” which was published recently. In his letter, he reminded Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the ongoing construction of Janguza-Durum-Kabo-Karaye road. Inusa misinformed the public that ...

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Buhari, save NDLEA from decadence

We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently probe the chairman/chief executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retired) to save the country from the tragic woes of irredeemable drug abuse and trafficking. Abdallah, who ...

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Oshodi and the megacity blaze

For a first time visitor to Lagos, particularly Oshodi, in recent times, the place is a sight to behold and a whole construction site of an emerging mega business and commercial centre. Night and day are almost now the same; ...

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Zamfara’s endless probes

Ever since Governor Abdulaziz Yari assumed office in Zamfara state, he has vowed not to move along with the civil servants of the state, such that, for close to seven years on the seat, he has been at loggerheads with ...

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Mugabe and hypocrisy of the West

You don’t need to consult a diviner to know that Robert Mugabe, former guerrilla fighter turned prime minister, and then president of Zimbabwe is a bungler and bunglers bungle everything that is good. Look to the economy which is in ...

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Dangers of the clamp down on Intels

Judging from what is currently happening, it appears that only Intels among all the organizations working in Nigeria’s maritime sector has been found wanting. All the other actors, players, stakeholders and companies are without blemish. In the cancellation of boat ...

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Calling on Governor Abubakar Bello

Recently, the news streams, both conventional and emerging media, were full to the brim on the news of the sudden dissolution of Niger State Executive Council. I must concede that it is lawfully, legally and constitutionally the decision and responsibility ...

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The moral death of EFCC

Has steam just gone out of the sail of the EFCC as a result of the Dr. Maikanti Baru Imbroglio? The Maikanti Baru rebuttal about contractual-award procedures and the “reconciliation meetings” between Ibe Kachikwu and Maikanti Baru that we hear ...

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Pension for ex-Biafran police officers

The commencement of payment of pension benefits by Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to Nigeria Police officers who fought on the side of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War from 1966-1970 is a commendable initiative by the present administration. At ...

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Corruption and the health sector

The recent revelation by the wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, on the deplorable condition of the Aso Rock Clinic, Abuja is quite disturbing. As the matriarch of the nation’s first family and its chief caregiver, Mrs Buhari owes ...

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Change mantra questions

Throughout the last general elections, it was widely known that while a certain political party advocated change, its major rival yearned for continuity. In other words, the latter wanted the status quo to continue. But the people had the say ...

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Dilemma of the Nigerian youth

It has been proven that the youths are future leaders, but the assertion seems to be ironical in the palace of reality. The triumph of any nation resides in the success of its youths, for youths are seen as the ...

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Okorocha’s misplaced priorities

The erection of a statue by the Imo State governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha in honour of the South African President Jacob Zuma has attracted criticism and condemnation from all quarters. Ordinarily, there is nothing wrong in building a statue ...

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A mooted PDP masterstroke 

The way situation stands in Nigeria today, anyone would feel great sympathy for Atiku Abubakar and Bola Ahmed Tinubu; this duo, feeling harshly undone by the Peoples Democratic Party (Atiku should in all honesty have succeeded Olusegun Obasanjo and Tinubu ...

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Anti-grazing law or quit notice law?

The recent anti-grazing law enacted by the Benue State House of Assembly and signed by Governor Samuel Ortom in May this year is not only disturbing on Fulani pastoralist in the state but also calls for immediate intervention by the ...

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Looters’ list is over due

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abukabar Malami disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all relevant agencies to compile documents on names of all looters with a view to promptly enforcing the judgment of a Federal ...

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