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    A Daughter’s Letter And A Difficult Reply

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    On Saturday, I received an email from my 18-year-old daughter, which she titled, “My bleeding heart.” When I saw the title, I stopped everything and opened it. I could feel blood rushing to my head as I started to read: “My heart is gladdened when I go on Twitter and see how outraged my fellow…

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  • Sold By Our Judges, But For How Much?

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    Some folks who claimed they were protesting the raid on the homes of a few judges brought parts of Abuja to a standstill this week. A number of the protesters, who said they were lawyers, sealed their mouths and wore their bleeding hearts on their sleeves as they marched across town. This is not a…

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    What To Do With A Rep Like Jibrin?

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    It is said that if two wrongs don’t make a right, then try a third. I suspect that a good number of the members of the House of Representatives share this view. They would find out soon that the third wrong is actually the hangman. The House had no business suspending Abdulmumin Jibrin for one…

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    Journey To A Start-up

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    There’s nothing in the book that prepares you for how to start a business. Nothing. I certainly wasn’t prepared to start any business until Boxing Day, three years ago when my friend, Lekan, visited me at home in Lagos. Among other presents he brought to me on that day, was the digital version of a…

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    Adeboye And Other Hostages Of Social Media

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    What was it that the General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said that caught fire? At the recently concluded annual convention of the Church, he advised male church workers not to marry women who cannot not pray for one hour. That was not all. He also advised them not…

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  • Why Did Buhari Eat His Words?

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    In response to public outrage over the N197/$ concessionary foreign exchange rate that the federal government granted to hajj pilgrims, the presidency explained that Muslim pilgrims are only getting their own share of what Christian pilgrims got last year. It’s not a new thing or an act of favouritism. It’s the politically correct thing to…

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  • A Letter To 2016

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    Here I am on Christmas Day morning, with 358 days in my rearview mirror and seven days ahead to the New Year. The need to look back is compelling but just as compelling is the urge to press forward. In this contest between past and future, the latter seems to get the better of me,…

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  • Readers Have Their Say

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    What Is Possible In 100 Days? — Apr 17, 2015 Let Buhari borrow a leaf from the traditional family survival strategy in times of austerity. Usually, the children are given priority when family resources are lean while the men cut down their consumption, and the women encouraged to be enterprising. If you understand this metaphor,…

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    So The Elections Will Go On?

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    It was beginning to feel like living in a time warp. For a moment, it seemed as if we were back to where we were 22 years ago. A few of the actors have changed, but the scene, script and the script writers have not changed much. Twenty-two years ago, the military regime of General…

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  • Abuja Accord: Questions For Jonathan And Buhari

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    The way foot soldiers of the two main political parties have been throwing everything at one another, I wasn’t sure if anything would be left in the kitchen sink by February 14. Thanks to the Abuja Accord, however, and credit to Bolaji Akinyemi, who first made the suggestion for President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari…

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