Month: May 2016

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Before We Cast The First Stone On A Kidnapper

Before We Cast The First Stone On A Kidnapper

The Nigerian Senate has been shrouded in controversies of late which has resorted to Nigerians believing that nothing good can come out of the hallowed chamber. From the purported purchase of SUV jeeps at an over-bloated price, to the proposed amendment, and hitherto stoppage of the CCT, CCB and ACJ Acts, and to the handling...

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The Struggle between National Interest and Ethnicised Politics

The Struggle between National Interest and Ethnicised Politics

In Nigeria, at convocation of every national discourse, at every agitation of causes for national growth and development, ethnicised politics is always a default virus. It corrupts the reasoning of the citizenry; it diverts attention from core issues of national interest to mundanities and banalities; it changes the supposed narrative of pan-Nigeria conversation to one...

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#PANAMAPAPERS: A WAKE UP CALL

#PANAMAPAPERS: A WAKE UP CALL

We campaign and walk the streets, we carry placards in the scorching sun chanting “we want an end to inequality” The truth is our forefathers were victims of inequality, we are victims of inequality, and if care is not taken, generations to come will be victims, but why? Because we have never been equal to...

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The Laxity of a State

The Laxity of a State

The recent I don’t care attitude of governments at all levels in Nigeria drew my attention to an incident that occurred when growing up. News had it then that a cabinet member of a state had lost his family members to a car crash due to bad condition of roads within the state. That was...