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2015: Between Buhari and Babangida

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

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Recently, Nigerian newspapers were awash with the screaming banner headline “I WILL SUPPORT YOU”. The statement credited to former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida indicated that Babangida, who is believed to have a considerable following, had promised Major General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that he would support him. Babangida […]

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Politicians, oath of office and African deities

By   /  January 29, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria states with pertinacious exactitude and society insists with mulish doggedness that, it is cardinally imperative for public office holders, professionals and officers at all levels to take an oath of office. This is to expurgate unpatriotic conduct and bowdlerize the corpulent underpinnings of corruption, insouciance, seditionary and […]

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Sule Lamido: Daniel that has come to judge?

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

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Last week at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential rally in Dutse, Jigawa state, Governor Sule Lamido did what I knew him for: his straight, direct and frank talk to the teeming party supporters that welcomed President Goodluck Jonathan to the North-Western state. By benefit of hindsight, it is easily recalled by many that Lamido, […]

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Trudging over campaigns pitfall

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

Nigeria as a nation has had its fair share of political crisis and does not deserve more. The country requires peace more than anything else, in order to consolidate on the numerous gains recorded in many fronts of its developmental strides. In this vein, any form of radicalism and violent extremism perpetrated by unscrupulous elements […]

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Tragic life of 13-year-old female suicide bomber

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

ON DECEMBER 24, 2014, Kano state was thrown into shock when a 13-year old female suicide bomber from Damaturu, Yobe State, Miss Zaharau Babangida narrated a hearthrending story of how her biological father recruited her against her wish into the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram as a suicide bomber. The narration followed her arrest by […]

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LIVERPOOL DEAL:A DREAM COME TRUE – OSHOALA

By   /  January 25, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

Nigerian international and African Women Footballer of the Year, Asisat Oshoalan has said she is thrilled to make a dream move to Liverpool Ladies in England. The Super Falcons forward joined Liverpool Ladies from Rivers Angels. Oshoala was adjudged as the most valuable player at the FIFA Women U20 World Cup in Canada, last year, […]

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Power: Despots beware!!!

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

We must define democracy as that form of government and of society which is inspired above every other, with the feeling and consciousness of the dignity of man-Thomas Mann (1875-1955)   Narcissistic psychopaths and Hitleric nihilists have an insatiable and venomously gluttonous appetite for power. Power is authority, prerogative, jurisdiction, force and domination. When political […]

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The campaigns so far

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

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The political campaigns by contenders for various elective offices have entered into its second full week nationwide with many issues being thrown up chief among which was the landmark Peace Accord signed by principal officers of the political parties, including their respective presidential flagbearers. Realising the adverse impact violence would play should general elections hold […]

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Beyond reduction in PMS price

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

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The federal government’s announcement on Sunday, reducing the pump price of petrol by N10 from N97 to N87 per litre did not come to many people as a surprise. Industry experts and bystanders had anticipated long before then, the reduction by government due to falling cost of crude oil in the international market. Despite the […]

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Gunners on tough mission at Etihad

By   /  January 17, 2015  /  Back Page  /  No Comments

What a game we have to look forward to on Sunday when Barclays Premier League champions, Manchester City go head to head in the reversed fixtures with Arsenal. Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez were both on the score sheet during Manchester City’s 2-2 draw at the Emirates earlier this season. But the City striker has […]

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