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[OPINION] As President Jonathan Heads For Otuoke, He Leaves Legacy Of Corruption, Lies, And Waste By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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  Looking back through our history, Nigeria has been led by a series of heads of states and presidents. Some like Murtala Muhammed, Muhammadu Buhari the President-elect, and Yakubu Gowon left a legacy of service and wisdom. Others of course, like Sanni Abacha and Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida have been disasters. ... Read More »

[OPINION] Pastor Series 2: Chris Okotie – Apostolic Incursion Into Nigerian Politics (Part 2) By Obinna Akukwe

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Chris Okotie is the first cerebral pastor in Nigeria to make an apostolic incursion into Nigeria’s dirty presidential politics. In 2003 he contested under Justice Party, placing 8th out of 29 candidates with 119,547 votes. Okotie formed FRESH Democratic Party and used the FRESH platform to vie for the presidency ... Read More »

[OPINION] Another Mother’s Day Full Of Grieve And Loss Without Chibok Girls By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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  May 10, the second Sunday of May was Mother’s Day in North America and Canada. Mother’s Day is a day which gives children the opportunity to express their appreciation, gratitude as well as love to their mothers. It is a day for children to commemorate motherhood. Mother’s Day is ... Read More »

[OPINION] Pastor Series1: Tunde Bakare – Prophet Of Church Revival And National Rebirth (Part 2) By Obinna Akukwe

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Tunde Bakare is among the most controversial gospel ministers in Nigeria-this man who goes by the title of a pastor, is obviously, by calling, a prophet of church and national revival. Tunde Bakare, a former legal adviser in Deeper Life Church, later became a pastor in Pastor Adeboye’s Redeemed Christian ... Read More »

[OPINION] Can We Just Bring Back “War Against Indiscipline”? By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  In March 1984, a military decree was enacted “War Against Indiscipline”, sometimes called WAI, supported by General Muhammadu Buhari and General Tunde Idiagbon. The program’s intention was to instil public morality, social order, civic responsibilities in Nigerians, and promote Nigerian nationalism. One of the objectives of WAI was the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Shameless Sale Of Igbo Presidency: Senator Chukwumerije Begged Elders To Save Ohaneze By Obinna Akukwe

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The shameless sale of Igbo presidency and Igbo interests by Ohaneze to the highest bidder has attracted the frank opprobrium of Senator Uche Chukwuerije. In a submission he sent to the Igbo Elders, South East Governors, and members of the 11 man committee set-up by the South East Governors on ... Read More »

[OPINION] Yar’adua Wake Up! Nigeria Is Boiling (Part 3) By Obinna Akukwe

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Yaradua! Wake Up! Nigeria is still boiling. I want to use this opportunity of commemorating the 5th year of your demise to tell you that you have slept enough. Since January, I counted the time till this day to wake you up as usual on this anniversary of your untimely ... Read More »

[OPINION] As We Await The Promised Change By Toks Ero

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  It is a good sign for the strengthening of Nigeria’s democracy that a ruling party which had hitherto boasted that it would retain its hold on power for 60 years can be ousted by an opposition party. It amounts to nothing now whether anybody likes the face, the dictatorial ... Read More »

[OPINION] Yar’adua! Wake Up! Nigeria Is Boiling (Part 2) By Obinna Akukwe

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Yar’adua , Nigeria’s fourth democratically elected president. Yar’adua, Nigeria’s most unassuming president. Yar’adua, Nigeria’s most frail president. Yar’adua, Nigeria’s most educated president. Yar’adua, Nigeria’s only president with leftist ideology. The manner of your exit equals the manner of your entrance. Mysterious appearance and even more mysterious disappearance. State Governors Peter ... Read More »

[OPINION] Governor Ayodele Fayose: The Fool’s Self-Destruction By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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In a sane world, by now Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State would be in Kirikiri federal maximum prison for his principal role in Ekiti election rigging video, aka Ekitigate that propelled him into office for the second time. But sanity hasn’t been seen around here – in Nigeria – ... Read More »

[OPINION] Our Judicial System Is Absurd, The Morbidity Is Becoming Unbearable By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  After my article last week, I had in mind to write on a totally different topic this week. But after a Federal High Court in Benin, Edo State, on Thursday, 30th April, 2015, sentenced Michael Igbinedion, to a six-year jail term or an option of paying N3 million for ... Read More »

[OPINION] May Day: Beyond The Rite Of Eulogy By Omozuwa Gabriel Osamwonyi

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  As existential ordeals keep challenging the optimism of Nigerian workers, we may likely be the last group of people to agree with Charles Dickens’ rosy view of the world: “Time is rolling for an end, and the world is, in all great essentials, better, gentler, more forbearing and more ... Read More »

[OPINION] Toward A New Nigeria (3): Buhari Should Trim Government Fats To Bare Bones By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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  Nigeria is near bankruptcy. The outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan acts in a fashion that would drive any private enterprise into bankruptcy. While the private sector is tightening its belt and learning to live with a myriad of new cost cutting and saving devices, the Jonathan and previous ... Read More »

[OPINION] Millionaires Without Business Cards By Yek Keme

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  We are now living in an age of networked intelligence, where young people are not only challenging but also disrupting the foundations of conventional wisdom with the power of technology. These breed of techies don’t need any business card to introduce themselves to anybody because their works and inventions ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why President Jonathan Must Be Probed By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  Justice is served when those that are found guilty of one offence or another are brought to book. It is no longer news that President Jonathan has been alleged to have led the most corrupt government in Nigeria since the beginning of the fourth republic- The many corrupt cases ... Read More »

[OPINION] Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Ebele Obiano, God’s Gift To Anambra By Hon. Chinedu Nkwonta

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    Greatness is achieved not through selfish promotion of oneself or  cheap publicity but through selfless services that benefits mankind especially the down trodden, Her Excellency, Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, the first lady of Anambra State epitomises greatness in all ramifications. Never has Anambra State been blessed with a ... Read More »

[OPINION] Sanitation, A Key To Healthy Living By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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More people today are affected by the negative impacts of poor sanitation than by wars, terrorism, natural disasters, and weapons of mass destruction all combined. This is because most of the world’s prevailing and well reported diseases globally such as Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, Schistosomiasis, Diarrhea, Trachoma, Intestinal worm diseases, just ... Read More »

[OPINION] Buruji Kashamu: Buhari’s First Litmus Test By Adekoya Boladale

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From the breezing climate of the East to the ancient brown roofs of Ibadan, the rocky lands of Abeokuta up to the desert plains of the Nigerian savanah, the message of change rumbled through households, ransacked villages and huts. Some say it is a message of hope, some believe it ... Read More »

[OPINION] Why Saraki Should Be The Senate President By Edwin Uhara

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As the activities of the 7th National Assembly gradually winds down, Nigerians are watching and anxiously waiting to see what shape the next National Assembly would take and how its principal officers would emerge. This is because, since the return of democracy in 1999, this is the first time the ... Read More »

[OPINION] Prof Jega Is The Hero Of Nigeria’s Democratic Transition By Obinna Akukwe

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Prof Attahiru Jega, as far as I am concerned, is the hero of Nigeria’s democratic transition and the international community seems to share the same views. I wrote a piece published on march 12th, 16 days to the elections titled, “Prof Attahiru Jega: Hero of Nigeria’s Democratic Innovations-Needs Int’l Community ... Read More »