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Pius Adesanmi: Pres. Buhari, respect your office by resigning if you know you can’t go on

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By Pius Adesanmi Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin udeau was in the province of Quebec for a townhall meeting with citizens. He has been holding townhalls across Canada. An Anglophone Quebecois woman asked him a question in English, he responded in French saying he preferred to respond in the official ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Don’t be annoyed o, but please, who spoilt Nigeria?

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By Chude Jideonwo There is something curious that you might have noticed. Something as strange as it is weird. And it should worry you. We don’t appear to know who ‘spoilt’ Nigeria. ‘Spoilt’ of course is the colloquial shorthand for all that ails our nation – corruption, poor leadership, stillbirth ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Remember that thing Governor Ajimobi said?

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by Chude Jideonwo Last month, the Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi shocked the nation. Footage of the governor speaking to students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) who had been grounded at home (for eight months from 13 June, 2016 due to a shutdown announced by the Rector), showed ...

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Sonala Olumhense: As Ibori stirs Buhari’s tea

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By Sonala Olumhense On August 1, 2015, two months after President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office, I reflected on the need for a vibrant communication strategy that would best serve his mission. “I invite him to multiply his intended harvest and make his prospects and gains not only bigger than himself, ...

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Simon Kolawole: Is fake news the new normal?

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By Simon Kolawole Heard the latest? The Central Bank of Nigeria has been selling the elusive dollar to some end users at 61 kobo/US$1, while the rest of us are busy buying the stuff at over N500/$1 in the parallel market. Goodness Gracious! It is time to fire Mr. Godwin ...

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Clarence Onyekwere: On building new political structures: The Nnamdi Kanu model

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by Clarence Onyekwere Lately, there has been a lot of dissatisfaction about the actions, and the attitude of the APC government. Many young Nigerians have started to see most of its members for what they are: a part of the already existing political class whose incredible blend of incompetence, corruption ...

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Tayo Akinbiyi: Why kidnappers must die

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by Tayo Akinbiyi Lagosians were legitimately cheering the good news of the release of abducted Secretary of Isheri Estate (GRA) Landlord Association, Dayo Adekoya, when the news that seven persons had allegedly been kidnapped in Epe Area of Lagos State filtered into the air wave. The alleged victims include five ...

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Jude Feranmi: #NotTooYoungToRun: What is wrong with the Nigerian youth?

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by Jude Feranmi “Anthony Enahoro moved the motion of independence at 23, General Obasanjo did this at this age. One other person did that in that age? What is wrong with the Nigerian youth today?” I am sure you must have seen this line of argument one way or the ...

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Yakubu Mohammed: Andrew Yakubu Cottage Bank Plc

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by Yakubu Mohammed So that is it? It is not a lie or a fabu, as they would put in the local slang to dismiss stories told in the beer parlour sweetened by drops of alcohol or the ones manufactured and circulated from the local barber’s saloon which is a ...

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Chude Jideonwo: Part 2: If we want to change our country, we have 15 lessons to learn from BBOG

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By Chude Jideonwo *This continues Monday’s piece on the 15 disciplines behind the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign. The discipline of leadership On 18 January 2016, the journalist Kadaria Ahmed tried out a few tweets about the BBOG movement. The sum of her thesis? Its leaders needed to change. ...

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“The Niger Delta needs a new vision”: READ Ag-Pres. Osinbajo’s speech in Rivers

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by Yemi Osinbajo I am especially pleased to be here in Rivers State, the treasure base of the Nation. I am here as an emissary of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari who after the visit of leadership of The PAN DELTA FORUM in November 2016, decided that we must undertake ...

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Olatunji Dare: The judicial scene

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by Olatunji Dare When former President Olusegun Obasanjo took the oath of office in 1999 and vowed to protect and uphold the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he did so by faith. He had not seen the Constitution.  It was a closely guarded state secret. Outside the narrow ...

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Feyi Fawehinmi: Everybody in NNPC is a thief (a polemic)

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Following the story about Andrew Yakubu and his dollar stash, I went on a twitter rant (deliberately trying to be provocative). There is not a single good woman or man in NNPC. Not one. Every single person there is a thief. — tyro (@DoubleEph) February 11, 2017 Naturally a lot ...

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Chude Jideonwo: If we want to change our country, we have 15 lessons to learn from BBOG (I)

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by Chude Jideonwo You know the tragedy already. The world does. And it’s one we have yet to recover from: 276 Chibok girls kidnapped from their schools under the watch of a functioning Nigerian government, and just under 200 of them yet to be recovered as we speak. Now, this ...

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Alabi Williams: Season of photo tricks and mischief

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by Alabi Williams It is yet another season of political power play. Each government comes with its version, but they are all the same. They seek power, but without the deep conviction of how to utilise it for the transformation of society. At the end of the day, they leave ...

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Simon Kolawole: The Drama Republic of Nigeria

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by Simon Kolawole You can conveniently call Nigeria the Federal Republic of Drama. Or the Drama Republic of Nigeria. It is one day, one drama. This is probably what keeps us flying in spite of this economic headwind. Three weeks ago, President Muhammadu Buhari boarded the presidential jet and left ...

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Olalekan Adetayo: Prayers of federal cabinet members reveal much about state of things

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by Olalekan Adetayo During the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, the government adopted the words of the second stanza of the National Anthem, “O God of Creation….” as national prayers at official events, including the meetings of the Federal Executive Council. Shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari came on board, ...

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.@DeleMomodu: 2Baba and his ajebota generation

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by Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, let me confess straightaway that I have a special space for 2BABA formally known as TUFACE IDIBIA. It is impossible to meet this perfect gentleman and not fall for him. I’ve come to know him reasonably well since his days with the Plantashion Boyz when ...

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Akin Osuntokun: Defiant welcome of Ibori

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by Akin Osuntokun Picking a subject matter for a column isn’t always an easy choice. This week, two compelling choices arrested public attention. Readers would readily second guess these two as-the arrival in Nigeria of the convicted former governor of Delta state, James Ibori from a British prison; and the ...

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Olusegun Adeniyi: The metaphor of Ibiye’s goat

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by Olusegun Adeniyi On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his vacation in the United Kingdom “in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors”; and despite the fact that I do not work for him, I have received many interview requests from ...

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