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    Views From The Streets

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    The year 2016 is coming to an end. It will go down in history as one of the most difficult years for most people in Nigeria. The GDP contracted pushing the country into a recession for the first time since 1991. As the international oil price is decreasing elsewhere, the price of oil in the…

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    Sultan Dasuki: The End Of An Era

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    I was sitting down quietly in the evening on Monday, November 14, 2016 when my cousin phoned me and said: “Baba Sarki ya rasu” meaning Baba Sarki has died. It was only Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki that we called “Baba Sarki”, and I was just being told that he was no more! “God is Great,” I…

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    APC- The Beginning Of The End

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    To say that the current ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in crisis is to state the obvious. The APC leadership is in disarray. They hardly do any meetings. There is no unanimity of purpose. A typical example is the recent governorship election in Edo and the upcoming one in Ondo State. The…

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    A Legacy Of Failure

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    Every day, it is becoming obvious that this government came to power with no clear idea of what to do with the power it got. Tardiness is becoming one of its recognisable hallmarks. The impression is being created  that President Muhammadu Buhari even after contesting for the presidency four times had no clear agenda, no…

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    Diversification: An Agenda For Buhari

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    Nigerians are used to sloganeering. It has never solved any problem. In the agriculture sector, for instance, we had Operation Feed the Nation, Green Revolution, Back to Land, Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI) etc, but hunger is still at the top of the challenges holding the nation from realizing its potential. Broadly…

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    Duro Onabule On The Restructuring Debate (2)

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    ……Continued from last week Duro Onabule needs no introduction as far as journalism and public opinion moulding in Nigeria is concerned. Nicknamed “Double Chief” when he was chief press secretary to military president General Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Onabule maintains a popular column in the Daily Sun newspaper. He recently wrote a very thought-provoking piece on…

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    Duro Onabule On The Restructuring Debate (I)

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    Chief Duro Onabule needs no introduction as far as journalism and public opinion moulding in Nigeria is concerned. Nicknamed “Double Chief” when he was chief press secretary to military president General Ibrahim Babangida, Chief Onabule maintains a popular column in the Daily Sun newspaper. He recently wrote a very thought-provoking piece on the restructuring debate…

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    The Wood Will Never Be Crocodile

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    Of all the political parties formed in Nigeria by the first-generation leaders, the National Council for Nigeria and Cameroons, later National Council for Nigerian Citizens (NCNC) first led by Herbert Macaulay, and later Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, was the most national. All the others were regional parties and had no pretence about it. Dr. Azikiwe, popularly…

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    Buhari And History

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    Every time President Muhammadu Buhari comes to the national stage the euphoria and excitement he generates are unprecedented. Yours sincerely was still in school when the military overthrew President Shagari on 31st December, 1983 and “after due consultations” invested then Major General Buhari “with the authority of Head of State, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces…

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  • My Take On Hadiza

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    The recent appointment of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority by the Federal Government has elicited so much reactions from the public. Yours sincerely kept cracking brain to find out why. Is it because she is a woman? Is it because she is relatively young? It is because she…

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