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    New Challenges Before The President

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    The focus of this piece is to draw the attention of the presi­dent and, in fact, every concerned Nigerian to crucial national issues that should be of paramount focus to the continued existence and survival of our dear nation. For the benefit of clarity, these challenges are not new – they have always been with…

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    GEJ: Half-year Scorecard

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    I promised at the beginning of the year to always do a review of the performance of the federal government every quarter or biannually in order to continually evaluate how far it has gone in delivering the dividends of democracy to Nigerians. I allowed one full month to pass before posting the performance assessment report…

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    Politicians: Visible Threat To 2015

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    One major problem responsible for the current state of instability and insecurity plaguing our nation is lack of restraint on the part of politicians. The Nigerian politicians, I regret to observe, have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing. They seem not to be guided by the experience and incidents of the past. The major preoccupation of…

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  • Politicians: Visible Threat To 2015

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    One major problem responsible for the current state of instability and insecurity plaguing our nation is lack of restraint on the part of politicians. The Nigerian politicians, I regret to observe, have learnt nothing and forgotten nothing. They seem not to be guided by the experience and incidents of the past. The major preoccupation of…

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  • Real Reason APC Lost In Ekiti

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    I was dazed by the flurry of reactions of the media and political analysts to the just-concluded governorship election in Ekiti, especially as it concerned the outcome. While some argued that the election was not free and fair, others shouted them down, claiming the whole exercise was the best ever conducted in Nigeria! Because of…

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    Terrorism: Yes, We Shall Overcome!

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    I watched with horror the wreckage of the recent EMAB bomb explosion in Abuja and my heart almost fell out of my mouth. I could not believe that such a horrific incident could ever be recorded in our dear country. My mind quickly went to the families of those who lost their relations in the…

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  • How Much Is Life Worth In Nigeria?

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    I have always it found hard to believe that some human beings were merely created by God to cause others discomfort, grief and pain. I cannot fathom any reason a person created by God should behave so barbarically as to take the life of his fellow human being. But recent events in the world, particularly…

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  • Peeping At My Crystal Ball

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    If an animal runs dangerously, the hunter shoots dangerously at it as well’ is a common proverb in Igboland. It is used to underscore the precariousness of a situation, especially that which has defied any rational solution. You will agree with me that the problems besetting our nation seem to have defied all known panaceas,…

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  • Bayero/Akunyili: 2 Of A Kind

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    Probably, many Nigerians have not, because of their current grief and broken-heartedness, noticed the striking similarities between the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero and Prof. Dora Akunyili. But I have taken time out to study their lives and pinpoint the things in their lives that made them thick. What I have done here…

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  • World Cup On My Mind

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    For me soccer is a big deal and Brazil World Cup 2014 is it! My entire person is already immersed in the euphoria of the World Cup. I am also already dreaming big about the tournament – the thrills and frills – and the wonder City of Rio – that enigmatic City that played host,…

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