Nwaoboshi And The Burden Of Service By Lucky Ogolime

When some of us look back at Nigeria, most times we are tempted to believe the country is on some sort of ancestral curse.  We are a people who do things differently from the rest of the world.  It is unfortunate to say this, but we are more inclined to destruction and  personal gains than progress. We neither appreciate hard work nor dedicated to service-oriented leadership. It is the reason our political firmament is strewn with very odd characters, who strive every day to compound our problems. I juxtapose what…

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Gov Emmanuel: Guaranteeing Tomorrow Through Education

By Joe Iniodu A popular aphorism posits that while archetypal politicians think about the next election, statesmen think about the next generation. This principle cuts across all facets of leadership with the few exceptions exemplified in leaders possessed of vision. Governor Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is a model in the leadership that thinks beyond election with mental forays into succeeding generations. His leadership style typifies a man with unbridled determination to build a State beyond the now and place it on an enviable pedestal of pride for coming generations.…

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Abu Shekau, So Gone Are Your Days of Agonies? By Okanga Agila

Terrorism is the world’s most lethal scourge. From 2009 till early 2015, when Nigerians tested its bitter pills, darkness hovered on the land. Gloom, agonies, pains, sorrows and grief watered the face of the nation. Each passing day was full of uncertainties and phobia about insecurity. In cities, villages and communities, there was no respite. In 2009 , when the spiritual founder of Boko Haram terrorists, Muhammed Yusuf unleashed the satanic Islamic extremists sect on Nigeria, no one predicted its strength and the extent of its tentacles in imposing atrocities…

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As Donald Duke Declares By Simon Utsu

As expected, there has been a massive reverberation in the polity and the social media space since images, newsbits and videos of Donald Duke’s official declaration to run for the office of the president of the Federal republic of Nigeria made it into the media a couple of days ago. This has been a long time coming and Donald by so doing, has finally quenched the collective political thirsts of his numerous ultras, who have for about a decade, been frustrated with his apparent dormancy in the Nigerian political space.…

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NEMA And The Vindication Of “Saint” Maihaja By Kenneth-Kaunda Adamu

Some Nigerian leaders would never desist from springing surprises. They have a predisposition to resurrect expired animosities with opponents. They play it out with embellished and dubious pretenses, unduly exploiting the advantage of strength of the current offices they occupy. In such circumstances, the leaders mask the real motives and play the stroke of vengeance, as if it is for national or public interest. It is done to earn undeserved public sympathy to their selfish cause. This appears to be the raging controversy between the Speaker of the House of…

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Amnesty International’s Evil Sainthood By Moses Olaitan

It is not usual to score an army, any army in the world, one hundred percent positive especially during an operation. The scores plummet significantly when that operation is during wartime, it gets worse when the war is unconventional as in when battling terrorism. Even under such conditions the Nigerian military has fared well. It self corrected early enough to align with global best practices. It went steps further to institutionalize its commitment to playing fair with the Nigerian Army for instance setting up a Human Rights Desk where members…

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Exorcising The PDP Spirit In Dogara By Dan Enyi

Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has something mysterious about it. As a political party, its name invokes the feeling of nausea and destruction anywhere it is echoed. One can easily conclude that what’s in a name, after all, it’s just mere alphabets. But strangely, for PDP, even the human characters which populate the party have this queer and repulsive character. Their trademark is indiscernible pride and unbridled appetite to pillage the state. When they pranced the corridors of power for 16 years, misruling and misgoverning Nigeria, one…

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Ending Terrorism In Nigeria And The Task Before ICC By Helen Johnson

Nigeria has been down the rough road in the past ten years; It has seen the worst of conflicts, especially in the North-eastern region. Insecurity has been a significant dare to the Nigerian government in recent times. The actions and activities of the Islamic sect known as Boko Haram has led to enormous loss of lives and properties in the country. Some of these activities include intimidation, bombings, suicide attacks, sporadic shooting of unarmed, blameless and innocent Nigerian citizens, burning of police stations and churches, kidnapping, raping of school girls…

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When Dogara’s Hate For PMB Becomes A Religion By Charles Ibekwe

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Right Honourable Yakubu Dogara is a man in desperate need of help before he drowns in his own bile. His Hatred for President Muhammadu Buhari has crossed the bounds of obsession and now borders on being a religion, a pathetic belief that relevance in the contemporary Nigeria comprises chiefly of antagonizing PMB or going for the jugular of those that ae brave enough to identify with his anti-corruption war. Not even an event as hallowed as the inauguration of the new headquarters of the…

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Why PDP Should Align With APGA In Nasarawa State By Abel Abogonye

If democracy is truly the game of number then it is imperative for the two main opposition parties in Nasarawa State, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to form an alliance to be able to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019. The two political parties seem to share similar ideology of zoning the next governorship candidature to the Nasarawa northern senatorial zone that has never tasted the headship of the state since the creation. Whereas the two western and southern zones have…

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