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    Northern Nigeria: A Region Abandoned

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    Every critical observer of happenings in Nigeria will agree Nigeria is heading towards destruction as it approaches the upcoming 2015 polls. The arithmetic is so simple that one does’nt need a political calculator to sum up the end result of the anarchic tendencies of President Jonathan backed by a chaotic ruling PDP bent on sustaining…

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    Usa/Eu/Shema And The Rwandan Option

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    Certainly these are not the best of times for Ibrahim Shema, the Governor of the North Western state of Katsina in Nigeria. In the last few days, Shema’s insensitive command to his PDP loyalists to adopt a militant approach similar to what the Hutus did to millions of Tutsis in Rwanda to solve the ever…

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    Shema And The Trumpets Of War

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    Faced with inevitable tenure exhaustion, most final term governors are running from pillar to post trying to avert the tragedy of losing what they consider their personal kingdoms. For obvious reasons, these governors will rather have people they could trust with their deepest secrets to take over from them and keep the dirt they accumulated…

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    Gov Shema’s Convoy And Matters Arising

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    Anybody flying Nigerian roads couldn’t help but appreciate the deathly condition of these roads and the hellish effort needed to navigate them. Forget the insults splashed on billboards by TAN and other subsidiary groups trying to sell an phantom idea of infrastructural development that exist only in their shallow imagination. What these billboards don’t tell…

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    That Presidential Trip To Chad

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    It’s no longer a possibility but a sad reality that whenever President Goodluck Jonathan packs his luggage for another round of globe trotting, Nigeria will automatically be subjected to another round of embarrassment. In the recent past, specifically under this regime, Nigeria was subjected to unimaginable and unprecedented unpresidential behavior by President Jonathan while attending…

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    Ribadu: How To Con A Cop

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    When former EFCC boss, the once respected and revered Nuhu Ribadu decided, against all odds and reasonable expectations, to dump the ever growing and promising APC for the sinking and visibly dying PDP many people saw the hands of powerful forces within the presidency and hands pulling the strings within the PDP as well. It…

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    Ihejirika/SAS And The Question Of Morality

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    When Malam Nasir el-Rufai threw the first salvo by informing Nigerians about allegations of complicity in the ongoing Boko Haram conundrum heaped on former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (rtd) and former Governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff by Dr. Stephen Davis, an Australian hostage negotiator whose services Nigeria engaged to secure…

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  • Still On The $1Bn Loan Request

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    Call it what you may, Nigeria is truly an enigma. Happenings in Nigeria could neither be understood using normal reasoning nor could they be defined using normal intellectual and logical processes. Only in Nigeria could “black” assume the whiteness of white without process. It’s so easy. Somebody could just wake up in the morning and…

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  • APC Convention: Dawn Of A New Order

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    Against a hyped expectation of a crisis ridden convention, the just successfully conducted national convention of the APC was a pointer to greater things ahead. It was a convention guided by maturity, mutual respect and the onerous task of saving Nigeria from the suffocating grips of the leechlike PDP. Going by the orderliness and discipline…

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  • Insurgency: The French Connection

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    The previous week was quite eventful largely for all the wrong reasons. The sudden change of mind by President Jonathan to visit Chibok on his way to France to attend a ‘kindergarten’ class on security alongside his equally in-dire-need-of-a-baby-sitter West African colleagues was one of them. The purpose of the France trip was to find…

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