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Editorial: Alleged Coup Plot to overthrow Buhari and Matters Arising

If you are wondering why the Nigerian army is back on the front pages; if you are wondering why the government is jittery and making baseless accusations of sabotage and destabilization by domestic political opponents who they see as dangerous threats; and you are anxious about a political crisis in …

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Ganduje: Understanding the Pathology of Revenge

By Azu Ishiekwene The Sarkin Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, always wanted to be local. Even in his heyday as governor of the Central Bank, he said he was often amused when public office holders fought for appointment as ministers, state governors, ambassadors or for any position at all on the …

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Shettima Glory

By Mike Awoyinfa SHETTIMA GLORY might as well be the title of a book.  A leadership book telling the story and the glory of Kashim Shettima, a man who did not allow the pernicious and calamitous evil called Boko Haram to eclipse his winning spirit—the zeal to make a mark in …

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Kano: The Insolent Meets the Unthinkable

By Louis Odion, FNGE It is perhaps a measure of the ethical pestilence ravaging the land today that Cecilia Ibru too has suddenly recovered her voice to rail and rant against beleaguered Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the mercurial but gravely flawed emir of Kano. Breaking a decade silence in a Punch interview at the …

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Nigerian Leaders Sowed the Wind.

By Owei Lakemfa. In my first year at the University of Ife (Now OAU) a ‘National Sailing’ by a secret confraternity was scheduled for the campus. On the eve, the local branch held a   procession at midnight. The procession stopped an ambulance conveying a student to the hospital asking it …

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El Rufai’s Napoleon Complex – In Touch

By Sam Omatseye Far be it from me to dabble into definitions of Malam El Rufai as a short man driven by fear. I will not denigrate his gubernatorial “briefness” as OBJ did in his book, My Watch, where he ran the man down with a rhetoric of contempt. I …

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BAYELSA 2019: The Heineken Lokpobiri Challenege By Mabota Alata

The recent call by a group, Bayelsa Arise for Good Governance (BAGG) urging Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, to contest the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State did come as a surprise to close watchers of political events in the state as …

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How APC Can Win Bayelsa 2019 Governorship Election By KESIYE NEWMAN

The performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, at the recently concluded Presidential, National and State House of Assembly elections can be said to be phenomenal, considering that the state has been under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP since 1999. In the last National …

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Kidnapping on Highways in the Yoruba West:: We are Back to the Slave Trade Era

By Jiti Ogunye In the Trans-Atlantic slave trade era, slave raiders, called “ ipata” used to harvest people on footpaths and on farms in the Yoruba heartland. Their preference were strapping young men and women and children. Successful, they moved their captives to the coastal settlements of Lagos and Badagry …

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Poor Workers, Weary Unions in May Day Lamentations By Owei Lakemfa.

The world is getting richer and the poor, poorer. This was  a major lamentation  in  May Day commemoration  in many countries as workers marched across the globe egged on mainly by old, weary trade unions, many in need of rebirth. One of the most combustible places  this May Day was …

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