• Nemesis

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    In Greek mythology, Nemesis occupies a special place in the pantheon of the gods. From her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of the famous marathon, she dispenses justice as the goddess of divine retribution against all those who succumb to hubris or arrogance before the gods, especially the rich and the powerful. She was the goddess…

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  • The Trail Of Stolen Money (2)

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    There is a serious deficiency of ethics in the Nigerian banking sector. All banks are competing with each other to secure funds, it does not matter where the funds come from and no matter how dirty the money is; they will take it and clean it in their systems. Once the head of the main…

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  • The Trail Of Stolen Money

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    Within the last 16 years, more than 150 billion dollars was stolen from Nigeria, most of it between 2010 and 2015. This figure is based on the estimated amount of money accrued from the sale of stolen crude oil that was illegally shipped outside Nigeria, revenue generated that was not remitted into the federation account…

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  • Buhari

    The Buhari Progression

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    When Buhari was sworn in on the 29th of May, 2015 the expectation of the people was high. An awesome storm was gathering that would sweep away the great challenges that the nation has been facing for a long time. These problems have accumulated after more than forty years of misrule and mismanagement of our…

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  • May The Rain Fall Today

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    July from time immemorial, has always been the middle of the rainy season in West Africa, when the south east trades winds, pregnant with rain, blow from the equator towards the Sahara desert. As the winds move northward, they deposit their loads from April to October; until when the direction of the wind changes southward…

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  • The Journey So Far

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    Today is the sixth week since President Muhammad Buhari was sworn in and little has changed. The insurgent group Boko Haram has continued to unleash mayhem in Northern Nigeria, within the last two weeks alone they have killed hundreds of people in Maiduguri, Jos, Potiskum, and Zaria. They attacked churches and mosque with the intent…

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  • The Polemics Of Change

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    We embrace the word ‘change’ so loosely, without fully appreciating its true meaning and as a political slogan, APC rode on it to victory. Now that they have achieved that goal, they are anxious to change the world without changing themselves. Leon Tolstoy captured this succinctly when he said in one of his great works…

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  • The Dilemma Of A Big Government

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    Modern nation states derive their powers from the people who choose the way they will govern based on political rationality. The government will be an instrument that will insure that the laws set down by the people are strictly adhered to. All governments must follow the path of economic rationality. Any government that does not…

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  • Our Fragile World

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    We live on the planet earth completely oblivious to its fragility and we go about our daily business unmindful of the fact that beneath us there are awesome tectonic forces at work building and destroying the planet, moving continents, shifting oceans; creating mountains, lakes, rivers and continuously changing landforms. And, above us an atmosphere of…

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  • The Time To Reduce Check Points And Barricades

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    For the past fifteen years Northern Nigeria has witness a gradual militarisation due to ethno-religious conflict and terrorism. After the civil war in 1970 the military apparatus has confined itself to the barracks where they actually belong. They only make their presence felt when there is serious religious, ethnic and communal crisis that the Nigerian…

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