• Legitimising The Nigerian State: INEC And Elections

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    At the assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari, one had a faint hope that one of the key issues that the President will deal with is to start the process of state legitimisation through the sustenance and deepening of the electoral process that he had accused, three times at the courts, of partisanship and…

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  • On My Father’s Shoulders

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    I stood on daddy’s shoulders and grew tall enough to see distances unimagined, to scan the horizon and enjoy vistas of a world he dreamt about. My father carried me on a shoulder broad enough to hold me aloft and strong enough to keep me steady on the journey to growing up. The first day…

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  • Personality Disorder And Terrorism

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    We live in very interesting times. A time when settled issues have become unsettled. A time when hitherto widely accepted dogmas are giving way to new ideas. A time when the world is confronted with extreme views from diverse sections of the globe. A time when individuals are greatly empowered with access to information, greater…

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  • Cultivating A Healthy Lifestyle

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    Today I will depart from the depressing topic of politics and statecraft which, in Nigeria, is the regular item on our national menu, and discuss fitness and healthy living. Yesterday, Saturday as I entered Jabi Park to exercise, I paused for a moment and marvelled at the number of men, women and children engaged in…

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  • The National Driver’s Licence, My Story (3)

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    On September 2, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan launched the new national driver’s licence at the then FRSC headquarters Wuse zone 7 Abuja. It was a significant milestone and what I thought was the end of a tortuous road to a dream come true. When I invited the President to launch the Driver’s Licence and be…

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  • The National Driver’s Licence, My Story (2)

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    Last week I wrote about my personal experiences and motivation for the upgrade of the National Driver’s Licence Scheme (NDLS) and the National Vehicle Identification Scheme (NVIS). I made effort to show that the system in place was well-thought out and followed international acceptable standard in the procurement process. Though, we followed the route of…

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  • The National Driver’s Licence, My Story (1)

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    On June 11, 2007 I assumed office as Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Commission amid controversy. After the formal event at the FRSC headquarters, I moved over to the Wuse Zone Two headquarters annexe to review a parade and address the staff. In the course of the address, I outlined…

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