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    A Memory Of America On Obama’s Last Day

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    The unusual thing about the United States of America (USA) is that everything is unusual. If there was still a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump, who takes office today as the 45th president settles the matter. Everything about Trump is dangerously unusual. He slayed his party, appealed to the worst instincts of voters,…

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    Life After Jim Obaze

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    Last week could have been named the Jim Obaze week. It was, really. How a relatively obscure public servant was thrust on the headlines with shards of his alleged misdemeanour strewn across the pages and powerful forces calling for his head is not the kind of drama seen often. Well, they finally hanged him by…

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    Obasanjo Vs Awujale: A Delayed Showdown

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    The book is nearly seven years in print but I didn’t get a hold of it until sometime last year. Someone very close, whom I had told I wanted to interview Kabiyesi Oba Sikiru Adetona, had sent a copy over to me in Abuja. He advised me to read the book before the interview. I…

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  • Ibrahim Magu

    Is Magu Nigeria’s Most Dangerous Man?

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    It’s not a surprise that some folks are finally twisting the knife in the back of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. After working without a letter of appointment for one year and overstaying his confirmation by nearly six months, his current travails should not come as a surprise….

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    Buhari’s Trip To Banjul And The Morning After

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    There’s no need asking why Gambian President Yahya Jammeh changed his mind and minced his words.  After 22 years in power, Jammeh has learnt that mincing his words make them easier to swallow. Forget the nonsense about evidence of vote rigging and the call for a god-fearing umpire to conduct fresh elections. Jammeh has been…

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  • To Catch The Grandfather

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    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is used to getting a beating from his children. His son, Gbenga, once tried to strip him publicly with a rather nasty accusation of in-family wrongdoing. Not long after that, his daughter, Iyabo Obasanjo, followed with a letter that sold her father down the river at a time when the old…

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  • Ondo, Atiku And Buba Galadima

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    Forget the staging of placards in Sokoto asking former President Goodluck Jonathan to come back to power tomorrow. The jesters have earned their pay and gone their way. They know that not even a Trumpian miracle can put together again the thousand broken pieces of the Jonathan era. That guy was worse than Humpty Dumpty….

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    Buhari, Change And Scapegoats

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    Whether or not you like Governor Rauf Aregbesola, you can hardly ignore his honesty and candour. When he spoke last Friday on the economics of change at The POINT magazine’s first anniversary, he did not pretend that the topic was chosen to flatter his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Seventeen months after Buhari’s election,…

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    Kitchen, Living Room And The Other Room

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    I feel sorry for the First Family. In a recession where everything seems down, gossip about the Buharis is obviously the new stimulus. And it’s trending as if our recovery depends on it. It all started with the interview that First Lady Aisha Buhari granted the BBC Hausa Service. She said outsiders had hijacked the…

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