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Who is Afraid of History?

By Sylvester Asoya Before now, history was pejoratively defined in our schools as the study of past events. But history also deals with the present in a unique way and even the future. A person who looks dispassionately at his or her past is already prepared for a promising future. …

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Nigeria: It’s Time to Learn from Animals

By Adewale Adeoye I’m alarmed by the figures some UN agencies have reported on annual violent deaths in Nigeria. The UN puts the figure at 64,000. That is 10 percent the population of a country like Luxembourg. The North East top the least, now in five digits. Life in my …

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Rape, Fatoyinbo and Mrs. Dakolo

By Louis Odion, FNGE Not only the charge against the preacher appears abominable, his defence and the chorus of his supporters sound even strange. What would make the sin of rape Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo is accused of more grave is the suspicion – let alone, the high probability – of …

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Nigeria and the Community Goat Mentality

By Sylvester Asoya With each passing day, Nigerians are reminded of their realities and follies. At the moment, and with all the challenges, the average Nigerian at home or abroad, wears the despairing  image of the proverbial community goat, owned by everyone but actually the property of none. This goat, …

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Genocidal Herders and the Siege to Odualand

By Louis Odion, FNGE After a long spell of portentous silence broken only by a few agitated whispers, the cultural establishment of the Yoruba nation would appear to be speaking up finally in a coherent voice on the perceived expansionist agenda by migrant killer herders, if the flurry of statements …

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Abiola and His Three Strange Friends

By Dare Babarinsa It is a matter of irony that President Muhammadu Buhari, who was decidedly hostile to Chief Moshood Abiola when he was our military Head of State, is the one to honour my old boss by recognising June 12 as a national holiday. Wednesday, the first time the …

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Oshiomhole: For Whom The Bell Tolls

By Osa Director The battle of ideas, ideologies, competencies and efficiency is usually fought by men. Therefore, it is not surprising that Senator Lawal Shaibu, Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the party, to resign for gross incompetence, …

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Peace Corps, State Police and Matters Arising

By Rogers Edor Ochela Recently, the nation’s media was awash with screaming headlines of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that a 3-man panel be set up to review the report of Mr. Tony Ojukwu’s Committee on Police Reforms with special emphasis on the desirability or otherwise of State Police. Trust Nigerians! …

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Of Vampires And Fayemi/Eleka Election Dispute Blues

By Wole Olujobi After a long lull in sophistry usually fuelled by unconscionable ambition and unquenchable thirst to ride rough to power, crass opportunistic politicking returned to town last week consequent upon the Supreme Court verdict giving nod to Dr Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the July 14, 2018 …

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Obla’s Trial: When the Hunter Becomes the Hunted

It appears the last may not have been heard of the legal standoff between Godwin Obla (SAN), one of Nigeria’s foremost ex-prosecutors, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)- the same organisation Obla enthusiastically represented for several years, resulting in the recovery of several assets worth billions of Naira …

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