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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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What’s Fayemi’s Interest in Us? (1) By Akogun Tai Oguntayo

This headline appears rhetorical, coming from a new political appointee but behold, it is not.  Rather, it is a soul-searching question which I asked myself after seeing the torrents of comments and goodwill messages that greeted my appointment as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media.  There is …

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Atiku and the Inconsistency at the Tribunal

BY USSIJU MEDANER The petition filed by Atiku Abubakar of the PDP in the just-concluded presidential elections is fraught with inconsistencies which bring to mind question of its veracity and the mindfulness of the counsellors in charge of the petition. It ought to have been envisaged that the substance of …

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A Professor’s Cure for Dangote’s Headache By Tunde Odesola

Sitting on a pyramid of wealth exceeding $10bn, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, shouldn’t be worried by poverty. In fact, if Dangote decides to line his path and walk on $1million daily, poverty can’t come near his tent. But poverty has a way of worrying the superrich and giving them …

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Nigeria And The Hegemony Of Ideology By Simon Kolawole

We marked the World Water Day on March 22 with a damning statistic: over 60 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking water. In simpler English, they get their water from unhealthy sources, such as streams and ponds. I will deliberately leave out the stinking statistics on the …

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