• How Trump Defeated American Media

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    Donald Trump’s stunning and “upset” victory over Hillary Clinton in the recent US presidential election should primarily go down in history as the triumph of a political outsider over a corrupt and arrogant media industrial-complex, not necessarily as the triumph of a derided billionaire against a woman that was a political insider like no other….

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    Of Shuttle Diplomacy and Buhari’s Mission

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    Much has been made of the more than 22 countries President Muhammadu Buhari has visited since he assumed office last year May 29th.  According to critics, since that day of his inauguration, the President has managed to take in the sights of much of the world outside what Nigeria has to offer, from the proverbial…

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    Return Of The Attack Dog

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    Doyin Okupe is a trained medical doctor who subsequently made a name for himself as the presidential spokesman better known as an executive attack dog. One suspects the good doctor is not bothered at the least by that unwholesome legacy. Just recently the man emerged from a hibernation of sorts to unleash another offensive on…

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    Ibori: Pro-Nigeria, Anti-patriotic

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    Back in 1775, writer Samuel Johnson reportedly uttered these immortal words: “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. The distinguished man of letters authored the first compendium of English words, titled “A Dictionary of the English Language”. But Johnson’s alleged diatribe against purveyors of fake patriotism has lingered longer than his landmark dictionary. And…

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    Ministers Without Portfolio

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    Nigerian politicians are a pretty combative lot. From the Lai Mohammeds, Olisa Metuhs, Nyesom Wikes, Rotimi Amaechis and Femi Fani-Kayodes, to mention only a few, there is no shortage of controversy, intrigues, and yes, mudslinging. Others will quickly argue, with some credibility, that such a trait is of course found in politicians from other climes….

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  • Triumph Of Nigeria’s Democracy And A Mortal Threat

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    Nigeria’s democracy is a mess and in its death throes, if some of the highly-placed among us are to be believed. Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, said the other day that his political rival and predecessor in office, Rotimi Amaechi, literally has the country’s Supreme Court, maybe even the entire Nigerian judiciary in his pockets….

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  • Nastiness of the Wailing Wailers

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    This cannot be the happiest of times for the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Oliver Metuh. Just a few months ago the PDP was the ruling party that bestrode Nigeria’s political and other landscapes like a colossus. It was the party to beat and to be. It was styled the “largest…

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  • Obasanjo, Colombia And Boko Haram

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    Who knew it could come to this? Boko Haram burst onto our national consciousness in 2009, in a sudden explosion of murder and mayhem across many states. Six years later Nigeria’s home-grown terrorist group has become such a transborder threat that it menaces many other sovereign states. Nothing more illustrates this sad reality than the…

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    Perception And The President’s Ministers

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    The long-awaited list has finally been made public. Names kept tightly under wraps for months have at last been unveiled. If you still don’t realize this was the “list” of ministers Nigerians all over the world waited so long for President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil, then you must have been living on another planet. Critics…

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  • Of New SANs And Congratulatory Ads

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    Last Monday, September 21, Nigeria’s Supreme Court formally admitted another batch of lawyers into the prestigious ranks of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). As always, it was an occasion of much pomp and circumstance for the new inductees, their friends, acquaintances and family members. As is also the case, news of the investiture made the…

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