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Ogun Politics: My Encounter With Violence, By Reuben Abati

I once had a taste of political violence during the 2015 Presidential campaigns. In Bauchi, our convoy was stoned. In Katsina, restless youths wielding stones and long sticks threatened to attack us. It didn’t matter that it was a Presidential convoy. But nothing in those two places is comparable to …

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The Amina Zakari Storm, By Simon Kolawole

In 2010, when Dr. Goodluck Jonathan assumed office following the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, he promised us electoral reform. He launched a campaign on “one man, one vote; one woman, one vote; one youth, one vote”. He started to speak about “credible elections”, staring our vocabulary away from …

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The Police Treated Senator Melaye Unfairly

Senator Dino Melaye was eventually arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday , January 4, 2019. His arrest was effected when he emerged from his home into the waiting arms of the police. The Police, armed with a warrant of arrest, had arrived his house eight …

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Corruption and Economic Hardship

Corruption, for a long time , has been the wheel driving the Nigerian economy, bringing illicit comfort to many lives and pursuits. There can be no doubt that the current political dispensation in the Country is fighting corrupt practices in the Nigerian public sector and in the society at large. …

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SHEHU SHAGARI: A Good Man, a Bad Leader

Former President Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari passed on today at the age of 93. Our condolences go to his family, his people in Shagari Village in Sokoto State, Sokoto State and fellow Nigerians. Being a former President of this much raped and abused Country, his loss should be mourned by …

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Dr. Frederick Fasehun: An uncommon Yoruba-Nigerian activist

Yorubaland has lost another titan in the struggle for self-determination. The passage of Dr. Frederick Fasehun is a monumental loss, given his contributions to ensuring that the Yorubas are allowed to develop at their own pace with unfettered access to our God-given resources. He was very passionate about anything Yoruba …

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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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