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The Worship Of An Unknown ‘god’, By Gbade Ojo

It was the Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Ibadan– John Ayoade, on February 10, 1982 at a special seminar held at the Institute of African Studies, who described Federalism in Nigeria as worshiping an unknown ‘god’. This is quite akin to the attitudes of both the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers including men of the ancient Athens, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Time To Wave The ‘O To Ge’ Card In Alao-Akala’s Face, By Festus Adedayo

Former governor of Oyo State and O yato exponent, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has been in the news in the last few days. He had been in the news earlier when opinion polls indicated that he would again vie for the governorship seat of the state, after his ouster in 2011. Many people were amazed that the Ogbomoso-born politician was putting his ...

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