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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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The Great Lessons Life has Taught me At 59 (II)

By Dele Momodu Fellow Nigerians, last week, I wrote copiously about the importance of education in my life, and how it turned things around for me. This week, I will write about the importance of goodwill in a man’s life. You can go to the best schools, bag all the …

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Time to Say Goodbye to Colleagues on this Platform

By Tunji Bello The exit bell has sounded and it is time to say good bye to colleagues. We must seriously thank our Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for bringing all of us together in the last four years. We must praise him for the successful strides in bringing Lagos to …

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The Next Buhari Cabinet: Some Suggestions by Reuben Abati

President Muhammadu Buhari is under obligation to announce a new Federal cabinet. The tenure of his present team of aides, including Ministers, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants automatically expires on May 29, 2019. Whereas the President took six months to announce many of these appointments in 2015, …

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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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