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How Makinde Changed Oyo In 100 Days

By Adeola Badru Exactly 100 days ago, Governor Seyi Makinde gave an assurance of a new lease of life to the people of Oyo State. At the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium, Ibadan, Makinde, who emerged winner in the March 9 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), promised to run an administration that is effective, efficient and ...

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A Rejoinder: How And Why I Stopped Going To Church By Dr. Oladimeji Alo

Dear Remi Oyeyemi, I have just read your interesting piece on the above referenced subject. My initial reaction is that you have dealt with a deep subject, which many are concerned with, but lack the courage to confront frontally as you did. I must state however, that, in your piece you dealt with a universal quest by man to seek ...

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How And Why I Stopped Going To Church By Remi Oyeyemi

Born a Christian, it has been difficult for me to justify remaining as one. As far back as when I was 9 years old, I had issues with some stories in the Bible for not portraying God Almighty in good light. I had issues with stories that portrayed patent partialities being ascribed to God. I had issues with acts of ...

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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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