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The point cannot be overstated: it was a mark of statesmanship for President Muhammadu Buhari to have steered the ruling party from a potential mutually destructive brinkmanship and imminent “ politicide” defined as additive acrimony and deafening collapse of compromise, comradeship and cooperation. Which again, calls for an urgent quality control of the country’s democratic process. Section 23 of Chapter 11 of the 1999 constitution dealing with the Fundamental Objectives and Directive Pr...
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Governments, civil society, law enforcement agents, the courts, and parents need to take the issue of rape very seriously today. This has become imperative because of the changing and increasingly disastrous dimensions rape has taken in contemporary times. Rape used to be and remains the crime of forcefully having sexual intercourse with someone without his or consent. However, it is the motive and preferred escape strategy of the rapist that has been changing and now making the crime more da...
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The saying “all for one and one for all” is a familiar slogan all over the world but it doesn’t resonate that well amongst Africans. It is viewed as more of an ideal than a principle and it is fair to say that Pan-Africanism was seen from that same perspective. Pan-Africanism is the principle or advocacy for the political union of all indigenous inhabitants of Africa. It has since become a worldwide movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all indigenous and ...
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By: on 7 hours ago
Finally, the Federal Government has conceded that inter-state movement can be permitted despite the ravaging pandemic of COVID-19. Nothing really has improved in our battle to stem this costly importation from China, only an admission that the government has not really succeeded in stopping unnecessary interstate movements. In the South-West, movements have been going on all the same despite the ban and the law enforcement agents, knowing that toll-gate is good in a democratic society, we’re ...
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By: on 8 hours ago
The gruesome death of George Floyd in the hands of the police has predictably reawakened a deep feeling of unending persecution and has served as a reminder of centuries-old atrocities the Blackman has had to experience in the hands of the Whiteman. First, there was a slave trade when Blacks were herded into slave markets, auctioned and sold as mere goods. They were chained in the legs, they were chained in the neck; one tied to the other stripped down with only pieces of dirty cloths around ...
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Ever since the day Adam and Eve fell for Lucifer’s deception, the root of evil was planted deep in the soul of mankind. From the moment man engaged the slithering serpent in a conversation, wickedness became woven into the fabric of our universe. There remains for a man no hiding place from evil. The shades of evil will always be found everywhere you go and in every corner, you turn. The silhouette of evil casts a long shadow over the affairs of mankind. No matter what we do and however mu...
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By: on 9 hours ago
Ramoni Igbalode Abbas globally known as Ray Hushpuppi will now be writing a new chapter in his fast-paced life of opulence and luxurious lifestyle. This man who loves to wrap his ego in the daily oxygen of social media would be out of circulation for a long time. To put it simply, they got him!!! He is accused of multiple internet scams, fraud, duplicity, and hacking. This playboy is a 21st-century wonder. Not known from any rich, social background. He has no known skill, competence, or crede...
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By: on 9 hours ago
Pathetically, that call on federal authorities (to breach fiscal responsibility law) actually amounts to preaching to a dyed-in-the-wool violator of selected laws. Disobedience to laws has become a trait in the Nigerian character no thanks to the military regimes of yore, which routinely suspended the constitution and did as they pleased. Tinubu cannot be unaware that the unsatisfactory state of the Federal Government-run national economy arose from persistent disobedience to the CBN Act and ...
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The latest rules for the gradual case of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown simply show that Nigeria,like most countries the world,has reached the stage where irrespective of our inability to arrest the rate of infection we must gradually return to our normal life. Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Monday, June 29, 2020, announced what he called a “safe reopening” of schools. Primary Six, Junior Secondary School-1, JSS1 and Senior Secondary School-3, SSS3 ...
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By: on 19 hours ago
Will the Jagaban of Borgu ever learn? Unfortunately for him, he has taken a route without a plan B. The article reproduced here was written in 2015. It predicted the comeuppance of Bola Tinubu in the All Progressives Congress (APC). I have decided to re-submit it for publication because what was obvious to so many of us on the sidelines was oblivious to Bola Tinubu. We always knew it was a matter of time before he was used and dumped by his Northern coalition partners. But Tinubu was so blind...
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By: on Yesterday, 5:55 pm
…if she must be angry, I believe that the people she needs to be angry with are members of the APC National Working Committee who used her husband as a means to their own political ends. By June 16 when Senator Ajimobi was named acting chairman of the party, as the in-fighting between factions raged, Ajimobi was said to be on life support. Didn’t they know that? Except something else occurs that grabs the headlines and dominates Nigerian socia...
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By: on Yesterday, 4:54 pm
WHEN recently, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), publicly rebuked his faltering generals, he fell short of taking full responsibility for the frightening insecurity in the land. He also failed to heed universal calls to replace the security chiefs under whose watch the country is descending into riotous anarchy. There is no hiding place. Having run out of scapegoats and excuses for ineptitude and insouciance, Buhari should take responsibility for the mess and secure the coun...
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