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Allegory Of The Talking Bird And Our Dwindling Quality Of Mercy, By Festus Adedayo

A couple of weeks ago in Abuja, a medical doctor, Daniel Eitokpah, had attempted to revive one Arowosaiye, said to be a gospel artist with the Redeemed Christian Church of God, who had just hanged himself. Eitokpah, a guest in the neighbourhood, had been alerted to the scene by shouts of Arowosaiye committing suicide and had sprinted there, in honour ...

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CBN Crooks And Thieves: Governor Godwin Emefiele, Three Others Busted Over 500 Billion Naira Loot By Bayo Oluwasanmi

“Corruption” is an inadequate word to describe the Nigerian nation. Since independence in 1960, corrupt practices have constituted the rules by which Nigeria has been run. The old predatory political class has survived on corruption till date, and the fundamentals of the old system remain unchanged. Sunday, May 12, SaharaReporters in a posted exclusive audio busted Central Bank of Nigeria ...

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Can’t We Outsource Nigeria To Miyetti Allah? By Festus Adedayo

When the news filtered in that the Muhammadu Buhari government, embarrassed into a scamper by the spate of killings of innocent Nigerians in Zamfara State and other parts of the North West of Nigeria, had sent a delegation to meet with the national leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) in Birnin-Kebbi, capital of Kebbi State last ...

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Does Democracy Need Religion? By ‘Gbade Ojo

No doubt, the much-awaited 2019 poll has come and gone. But the ripple effect lingers on. To any keen observer, the election threw up a number of critical issues that deserve in-depth prognosis while waiting for another four years. Or else we may be repeating same mistakes without learning from history. It is incumbent on the Independent National Electoral Commission ...

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Ajimobi And Story Of Last-minute Heists At Oyo Govt House, By Festus Adedayo

Rumpus, said the report from a well-respected online medium, had erupted at the Oyo State Government House. An aide to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State’s wife, Florence, had reportedly stolen part of an over N1billion being siphoned out of the Government House. This was May 25, 2019. Two days later, specifically on May 27, Ajimobi was subject of the ...

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Kwara, Kano, Benue, Et al: When ‘O to ge’ Won’t Be Enough, By Lasisi Olagunju

‘O to ge’ means ‘enough is enough’. When should enough really be enough in a nation where bad governments are replaced with despicable ones and where state-supported thugs instal governors?  ‘O to ge’ is a repudiation of what is for a new order. However, when a bird flies off the earth only to land on an anthill, would that bird ...

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Retired Generals Should Be Barred From Contesting Presidential Elections — Tanko Yakassai

Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, Second Republic politician, in this encounter speaks on the military involvement in Nigeria elections and advocates that retired generals be excluded from contesting elections to position of civilian president where they also become commander-in-chief of the armed forces because of the negative impact of military involvement in elections, especially the last elections. He pointed out that Buhari’s ...

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Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An Unfolding Story, By Azu Ishiekwene

”The wind that swept away Ajimobi in the South-West and claimed Governor Okorocha’s senatorial ambition in the South-East, has just arrived in Kano. It’s hard to see how Ganduje will survive it”. It’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi would be mostly remembered for – the epigram from ...

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Taming Of A Lion And Its Cubs…Governor Abiola Ajimobi Eats The Humble Pie

Hours after the results of the national assembly elections in Oyo State were announced, with Governor Abiola Ajimobi, the only member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state to lose his seat, he made a video to accept defeat, congratulate the winner and talk about his next plan. According to the governor who proudly calls himself ‘Ko Se ...

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The Rise And Fall Of Saraki Dynasty, By Bayonle Abdulkadir

The leader of Kwara’s crumbling dynasty has reportedly conceded defeat even as he urged his party to fight to the finish, apparently hoping for a political miracle in the gubernatorial and state assembly elections this Saturday. The margins of defeat from the February 23 elections are indisputable just like the resolve of the electorate to break away from the past; ...

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