• The Deep Structure Of Xenophobia

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    Before I begin with the main theme of this article, I’d like to comment briefly on a related subject. In the wake of the execution of eight drug traffickers in Indonesia, a friend sought my take on how the Australian and Brazilian governments tried to appeal to Indonesian government to temper justice with mercy while…

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  • Agenda For The General

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    That phone call between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari could go down as the most important telephone conversation between two individuals in the recent history of Nigeria. President Jonathan saved 170 million people from witnessing the fragmentation of the country as predicted by the US, in what could have been the most violent…

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  • You Can’t Treat Me Anyhow Anymore

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    When the self-styled Islamic State (IS or ISIS) released a video showing the gruesome murder of a Jordanian pilot in its captivity, Jordan’s response as a government and people did not fall short of expectations. King Abdullah cuts short his trip to the USA to mourn and show solidarity with his countrymen. His wife, Queen…

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  • Lack Of Planning

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    We are the fire brigade who did not check that we have a reservoir of water when racing to put out the fire even though this is our primary function. This is what keeps us regressing and allows opportunists to exploit us and  inflict  untold damage on our union. We are not prepared for the…

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  • Secure Economic Commonsense

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    It is often said that commonsense, that intuition to respond in a conventionally ideal way to certain stimuli, is the most uncommon thing in the world. Following the reduction of petroleum pump price from 97 naira to 87 naira per litre, many Nigerians misunderstood it as a political inducement by President Goodluck Jonathan. However, those…

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  • What A Country!

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    “Oil below $60 as FG presents 2015 budget to N’Assembly”, was the headline in one of the national dailies on Wednesday, December 17. The question I asked myself was: How come we squandered our petrodollars in times of plenty and now that crude oil price has slumped, we are biting our fingers and imposing short-sighted…

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  • Our Mediocre Situation

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    We are just having primaries and look at the rigging that is going on already. These are people of the same party, flouting their own rules; cheating themselves. Internal democracy has eluded both the ruling party and the so-called opposition party. What hope for the common man on the street? Where will we find this…

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