• Jonathan’s Conference: Just Another Jamboree

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    Few days to the commencement of the so-called National Conference, my view about it as utterly unnecessary, undesirable, wasteful, ill-timed, diversionary and futile exercise has only been strengthened and reinforced by a series of events and incidences that have characterized its build-up. I am no prophet of doom, but it is very tempting to predict…

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  • Buni Yadi: One Massacre Too Many

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    At the wake of the recent brutal attack on Federal Government College Buni Yadi, Yobe State, it is difficult to choose a worse culprit between “Boko Haram” sect members who have intensified their campaign of murder, terror and carnage against innocent and defenceless citizens, and the Nigerian military battling to stop them. One was driven…

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    12 Months For Jega To Deliver Or Be Damned

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    Today, in addition to being Valentine Day, is exactly a year to the presidential election, based on the timetable recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This time next year, God willing, Nigerians should be trooping to the polls, eagerly exercising their franchise and giving mandate to a set of leaders of their…

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  • Atiku’s Gambit

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    When on August 31, 2013 former Vice President Atiku Abubakar led a splinter group out of Eagle’s Square, venue of the Special National Convention of the ruling People’s Democratic Party to Shehu Yar’Adua Centre where they declared the new-PDP, many political watchers concluded that the Turakin Adamawa has crossed the Rubicon. For all intents and…

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  • Mu’azu And The Burden Of A Leaking Umbrella

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    “He has his job cut out for him,” was the consensus of political watchers as Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu took over as the National Chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party earlier in the week. Indeed, the task before the 58-year old Quantity Surveyor is enormous – almost daunting – given the circumstances of his ascension…

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  • CP Mbu Is A Threat To Our Democracy

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    Mbu Joseph Mbu, the Rivers State Police Commissioner, is a clear and present danger to our democratic march. His actions, inactions and activities are not only unbecoming of an officer of the law but they really call for an interrogation and reconstruction of the entire policing architecture, machinery and operation under a civilian democratic polity….

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    Wanted: A Party Of Angels, Saints

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    The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has suddenly come under severe attack from critics and political puritans, at home and in the diaspora and from within and outside the political class, for what appears to be its pragmatic policy of open embrace, flirtation and solicitation of elements regarded as anything but progressives. The leadership of…

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