• PDP

    PDP’s Lost Value

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    At a time like this one cannot but be nostalgic about Alhaji Lai Mohammed. As spokesperson for the opposition party, Mohammed had all the facts to filibuster successive governments’ justifications for introducing policies that will stress or impose strains, no matter the long-term benefits of such policies. He did that masterfully with the Goodluck Jonathan…

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  • PMB: One Year After

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    President Muhammadu Buhari anchored his election on the tripod of security, incorruptibility and job creation. Like the old cliché, it is not yet uhuru, but despair is vacating the centre-stage for hope and, by this weekend, the world will dissect his second coming. Like the envisaged second coming of the Messiah, which Buhari is not,…

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  • Pot Calling Kettle Black

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    A Columnist with the SUN of London, Kelvin Mackenzie, last year alleged that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke, stole £13 billion from the coffers of the country. A large chunk of the looted fund is stashed away in the United Kingdom and in the British Virgin Islands. Many former public office holders, like…

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  • Fuel-Subsidy

    Back To Petrol Subsidy

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    It is no longer news that the country’s leadership has reneged on the issue of stopping payment of oil subsidies to petroleum/oil marketers. The updated template of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) indicates that in the second quarter of 2016, the expected open market price of petrol will be N99.38 per litre for…

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  • Danladi Umar: The Trial Of God’s Viceroy

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    When a judge presides over a case, he too, is wittingly or unwittingly, under probe,  KUNLE SOMORIN writes. It may not be the first case he is presiding over, but it is unarguably the most controversial yet. Justice Danladi Umar, the Chairman of Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), who is saddled with the responsibility of…

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  • Chibok Girls Found?

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    The news from the Nigerian Army that it has located the missing Chibok girls in the dreaded Sambisa Forest would have been heart-warming. But anyone familiar with the claims by the same military authorities on how many times the blood-thirsty leader of the occulted Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, had been killed would become lukewarm….

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  • Justice For Julie

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    You may not know this, but, next time you are with a white doctor be on the look-out. Next time you are on medical tourism or you find yourself, a Nigerian in a foreign hospital, be sure you are treated by doctors (not witch doctors who swore to the Hippocratic Oaths but are vampires in…

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  • More Boreholes, More Disasters

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    The theme of this year’s World Water Day is ‘Better Water, Better Jobs’. Although Nigeria did not celebrate it, I was touched that the linkage between water and job in Nigeria is predicated on borehole drilling. Cast your mind back to circa 2012 when today’s super minister Babatunde Fashola superintended over Lagos State as governor….

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  • Ese Oruru: Elopement or Abduction?

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    The riveting story is a tale of sadness and joy. Sadness because Mr and Mrs Charles Oruru, parents of the allegedly abducted Ese have been through trauma since August last year. From Opolo, Bayelsa State to Kano and across the world, the petty trading family has become trending news. Pilloried from pillar to post, yesterday,…

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