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Nigeria’ll Either Survive As A Country in 2023 or Sink – Baba Ahmed, NEF Spokesman

Nigeria’ll Either Survive As A Country in 2023 or Sink – Baba Ahmed, NEF Spokesman

Describes zoning as poor, lazy, poisonous politics Dismisses current political leadership as the worst that has ever governed Nigeria Says Legislature acting as if waging war against women. As the north and south continue to bicker over which region of the country produces the successor to incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, the spokesman of the Northern

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APC’s Kabiyesi Politics

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 28 February, 2022)  Kabiyesi means ‘we dare not question him.’ The nearest to its meaning is what my Hausa friend does with effusive ‘Ranka dede’ at the feet of his lord. The above headline should actually be ‘Nigeria’s Kabiyesi politics.’ That is what the Nigerian president plays. He

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A Critique of Bisi Akande’s ‘My Participations’

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 December, 2021) ‘The Man who looks history in the face’ is the title Professor Wole Soyinka put on the Foreword. Of course, “the man” here is Bisi Akande, the author of ‘My Participations’, an autobiography that is roiling calm across Nigeria. Soyinka endorses the book and the

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Debts, VAT and States’ Gold Mines

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 20 September, 2021) The National Assembly last Tuesday received a presidential request for yet fresh foreign loans. This time, it is $4billion and €710million (N2 Trillion) to finance ‘critical projects’ in the 2021 budget. Our lawmakers will approve the loan request without asking any question. It is not

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Igbo and Buhari’s Peace Speech in Imo State

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 13 September, 2021) President Muhammadu Buhari last week in Imo State acknowledged the resourcefulness and enterprising spirit of Igbo people. He said: “The fundamental thing about the Igbo people is that there is no town you visit in Nigeria without seeing the Igbo being in charge of either

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I Am Still Pained Awolowo Did Not Take Western Region Out of Nigeria – Idahosa

Ahead of his 68th birthday on September 21, 2021, Charles Ekhoeutownen Idahosa, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo State and former political adviser to immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, hosted a media parley at his Airport Road residence where he bared his mind on burning national issues. Adekunbi

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Late Victor Uwaifo Put Face of Nigeria, Edo on World Map – Oshiomhole

Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and immediate past governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, has described late music legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo as an intellectual who tried to bring to reality his thoughts in music and the arts. He said apart from entertainment, Uwaifo’s music also taught a lesson. Oshiomhole, in

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Will There Be a Crash, Nigeria?

(Published in the Nigerian Tribune on Monday, 30 August, 2021) Scary! One spring night, the pilot of a small plane experienced a complete engine failure. On top of that, he lost his electrical system, and with it, the use of his radio and navigation instruments. Mist filled the sky. The moon had not yet risen.

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