Sunday , 7 February 2016

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[OPINION] New Evidence Reveals Governor Ayodele Fayose May Serve Jail Time By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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The jury is out! New evidence reveals that the Star of Ekitigate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State is guilty of election rigging. The damning evidence of election rigging by Fayose would prove a lethal weapon in his prosecution and would ultimately earn him a free ticket to Kuje or …

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[OPINION] Abati: The Grammarian’s Funeral By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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“The Online Warriors” penned by Reuben Abati and published by SaharaReporters yesterday compelled me to re-publish “Abati: The Grammarian’s Funeral” one of the many articles I wrote on him when he was the attack dog of former President Goodluck Jonathan. “The Grammarian’s Funeral” published February 4, 2013 by SaharaReporters was …

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[OPINION] Interpreters For Corruption Maladies By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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  “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” – George Orwell Never has a nation been so ravaged by corruption. Nigerians suffer terrible maul from the deadly claws of the looters. The cruelty of man is much colder. Our people are suffocated and starved. …

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[OPINION] An Education Of Mis-education By Modiu Olaguro

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“Keep the teacher in the class and the farmer in the farm.” Coming into NYSC offers every youth corps member a unique opportunity to contribute in no small measure to the healing of the nation. For a country so in need of healers and crack menders like ours, the injection …

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[OPINION] Challenges And Opportunities Awaiting Bello As Wada Hands Over A Troubled State By Deen Adavize

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On Wednesday, 27th January 2016, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello will assume duties as governor and chief security officer of the confluence state. His assumption will not only mark the beginning of a new era, but also end the decade-long political dynasty of certain section of the state. Since its creation in …

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[OPINION] Before Metuh Becomes Methuselah… By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  Ridding a corrupt country like Nigeria of corruption will take a little while, but it has to start from somewhere and by someone. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. It undermines democratic institutions, slows down economic development and contributes to governmental instability. …

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[OPINION] Iran Nuclear Deal ; Its Reverberating Effect Around The Globe By Adebayo Afeez B

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The aftermath of the United Nation announcement of Iran compliance on their nuclear deal agreement signed on July 14, 2015 by the permanent five members of the UN and European Union have made the US, and the EU lifted the various economic sanctions on Iran. The Arab nation who have …

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[OPINION] Activating The Koboko Revolution By Adekoya Boladale

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Apart from institutional leakages where deliberate non-implementation of policies has continued to lead to porosity of public funds; braze greed of unpatriotic public servants and sheer lust to climb the ladder of societal superiority are elements that have continued to rekindle the flames of corruption in Africa. Beyond these elements however, …

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[OPINION] Captain Sagir Koli: A Hero In The Midst Of  Wimps And Thieves By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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  Captain Sagir Koli is a Nigerian hero. For Captain Sagir Koli the battlefield may be the crucible to survive. He must be agile, decisive, quick thinking, and above all courageous. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines courage as “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.” But …

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[OPINION] When A Madman Becomes Governor By Modiu Olaguro

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“Ours is a demonstration of craze after all!” He rode into office drunk. Even before his ride, one could not help but remember how he stood atop the mountain of fire to issue a fatwa to the striking workers for being so blind, deaf and dumb to the transformation agenda …

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[OPINION] Remembering Our Arm Forces; The Labour Of Our Heroes Past Shall Never Be In Vain By Adebayo Afeez B.

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The transition of our ruling system to democracy in 1999 have seen our military return to barracks. The then president, Olusegun obasanjo who himself is a retired military man made immediate reforms in the military. Our nation have witnessed over 16 years of uninterrupted democracy mainly because he retired the …

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[OPINION] Saraki And The Task Of Leading The National Assembly By Adelaja Adeoye

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Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is one of the unassuming personalties we have in the political circuit. This predates back to his emergence as Governor of Kwara State for two terms when he first defeated an incumbent governor and later moved against his father’s wish to run for a second term. …

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[OPINION] In Nigeria, Banks Are More Corrupt Than BDCs By Penelope O.

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The Nigerian naira fell to 305 to a dollar yesterday as pressure on the currency continues. The new low is the continued reaction of the market to a policy shift by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which stopped foreign exchange sale to Bureaux De Change (BDCs). With the CBN …

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[OPINION] Frankly Speaking, Electoral Violence In Nigeria Is Becoming Unbearable! By Ogundana Michael Rotimi

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  First of all congratulations, to Governor Seriake Dickson for his hard earn victory to secure his second term in office in the just concluded Bayelsa State gubernatorial election. But like many other Nigerian elections, it was not without violence and loss of lives. No fewer than 5 people lost …

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[OPINION] Okey Ndibe’s False Bias: Let President Buhari Fight Corruption By Any Means Necessary; We Know Ojukwu, Who Is Kanu? By Bayo Oluwasanmi

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“So, the fight is on two levels: one, directly against corruption and the second is that you are going to prepare for a counter attack. That is where we are at the moment and there is no retreat.” – Wole Soyinka It was one of those articles that at once …

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[OPINION] Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (2)

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Concluding part of Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (1) Why was this so? Back then, like about 20 years ago or there about, whenever crisis was to break out in Zaria, it was always after the prayers and if memory serves me right, …

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[OPINION] Army vs Shi’ites: When Lawlessness Becomes The New Law By Ayodele Daniel (1)

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I was born in Zaria, Kaduna State over 30 years ago and have lived virtually all my life in the historic town of the Warrior Queen, therefore, when I write about your average Nigerian soldier or the Shi’ite sect for instance, I do so not from hearsay or second-hand information …

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[OPINION] Obanikoro Goes To School By Modiu Olaguro

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“When the hypocrites look into the mirror, they see the assemblage of angels.” In a rejoinder to Sahara Reporters’ exposè on him, Musiliu Obanikoro wrote: “My aspirations now therefore are to seek further education as I am doing in pursuit of a degree in History at the Oglethorpe University based …

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[OPINION] Christmas In The Age Of Terrorism By Omozuwa, Gabriel Osamwonyi

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  Ever since the emergence of the Black Taliban in 2004, Nigeria has gradually become a theatre of barbaric assaults against the ideals of social harmony, religious pluralism, and national unity. The 2010 Independence Day twin car bombings, which occurred near the Eagle Square, shattered our cherished illusion of national …

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[OPINION] The People Perish For Lack Of Knowledge By Oke Umurhohwo

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So this morning at the motor Park, the driver of our vehicle brought two extra gallons of fuel to take along with us on the journey, he claimed that there is no fuel on the road. ‎ I painstakingly resisted looking at the great risk but couldn’t help voicing out …

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