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We Can Hold Politicians Accountable Outside Their Manifestoes By Owei Lakemfa.

With the approach of the February 2019 elections, we are back in the season when the political class, like Father Christmas,  come with  packages. But while the latter comes with gifts, the packages of the politician are promissory. They are promises which in many instances are not kept after the ...

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Prince Charles Visit and Nigeria’s Eclectic Foreign Policy By Tony Iyare

Like other fellow country men and women, struggling to make some meaning of this week’s visit by the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla to some African countries, including Nigeria, I’ve been nudged into some deep reflection on the real import of that visit. It is tragic ...

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Of Oko-croach and the incest in Imo By Louis Odion, FNGE

While pursuing his feudal aspiration in Imo, Rochas Okorocha would appear to be reading Igbo history book upside down. Several decades after warrant chiefs appointed by the imperialists failed in Igbo land, how pathetic that the Imo governor still thought he could brandish an expired talisman and get a different ...

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Anenih: A trough of Bitter-Sweet Memories By Louis Odion, FNGE

Our first encounter in 2000 was simply apocalyptic. The old cop was at his bewitching best – marshalling provincial tactics of intimidation and seduction. An editor with THISDAY then, I was in Benin City for the weekend and happened to have been with then Governor Lucky Igbinedion at the White ...

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Don’t Underrate The Conspiracy Of Nigerian Vultures By Senator Babafemi Ojudu

In 1985, the military and civilian arms of the Nigerian looters came together and aborted the march of Nigeria to true independence and development. At the time, the duo of Generals Muhammadu Buhari and Tunde Idiagbon held sway as Head of State and Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters respectively. Prior ...

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Minimum Wage and Maximum Politics By Owei Lakemfa.

The general strike on September 27 and 28 over a new National Minimum Wage will, going by antecedence,  be the first of many strikes to come. This strike was not about a new wage per se or  figures; not about  agreement or disagreement, not to talk about implementation. It was ...

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Lagos , APC, Party Supremacy and Individual Ambition By Jiti Ogunye

I now break my silence. I have watched, with consternation, how many good people on and off social media, who are not members of the APC in Lagos State, have become adversaries and combatants over the governorship primary of the APC in Lagos. Many have also become APC Emergency Advisers.  ...

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The Whites And What Colonialism Did To Us By Owei Lakemfa.

September is a special month for the family of Chief Gani Oyesola Fawehinmi, the matchless fighter for the Nigerian poor who committed his 45-year legal practice, wealth and life to the emancipation of the Nigerian people. For his beliefs, doggedness and commitment to social justice, he was jailed intermittently from ...

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We know our friends, our friends know themselves By Owei Lakemfa

In Africa, we welcome any visitor even if he is not a friend. We offer our visitors water and a sit.  That is why the United Kingdom (UK)  Prime Minister, Theresa May was welcome when she came out visiting South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Also, for those who are our ...

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Buhari, 2019 Elections And The Law By Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral ...

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