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6 Apr 2015
The traditional institution, the pantheon of custodians of culture, has become the hunting ground for thieving politicians whose only reliable weapon is the people’s commonwealth, wrongly and audaciously acquired. Many royal fathers have lost their golden voices at the sight of the fat wads. In my constituency, the so-called intellectuals have forgotten the principle of philosophical piety. Men and women of letters, who should be the guide of society, have rather yielded themselves as mercenaries in the art of sophistry.
5 Apr 2015
ONCE again, the world Christian community, or the Christendom, is celebrating Easter, which marks the crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ more than 2000 years ago. For two reasons, this sober religious event is fully laden with real significance for millions of people around the world, irrespective of race, culture or creed.
5 Apr 2015
WHAT does Muhammadu Buhari owe a country, which has embraced him tighter than a mother? The simple answer: He must stand up. And remain standing. For four years. Without sleep
5 Apr 2015
LEE Kuan Yew, may blessings pour on the mention of his names, warned Kwame Nkrumah to change his tune the day after independence. In furtherance of the advice, LKY told Kwame Nkrumah that instead of singing Africa for Africans, he must now sing Come all ye faithful, bring your moneys and your talents and let’s build Ghana and Ghanaians for the glory of the world.
3 Apr 2015
THE Igbos, who live in these areas, have amongst themselves, the richest individuals in Nigeria. Orifite has over 10 billionaires; the best known of which is Sir Emeka Ofor.
3 Apr 2015
MARCH is colorectal cancer awareness month (commonly called colon cancer awareness month). Most Nigerians are not aware of colon cancer; yet it is one of the most common cancers globally. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in Nigerian men (after prostate and liver cancer) and the fourth most common cancer in Nigerian women (after breast, cervical and liver cancer). Every two hours, a Nigerian is diagnosed of colon cancer.
Buhari
3 Apr 2015
THE political parties of our borrowed presidential system are not opposing parties in the context of adversarial politics. Political parties of American-style democracy are programmed to be able to work together.
3 Apr 2015
POLITICAL violence is an evil wind that does no one any good. Without taking the scholar’s analytical approach of distinguishing between institutional, ideational and individual forms of political violence, images of its ugliness in Nigeria are still too fresh to serve as deterrence.
2 Apr 2015
ELECTIONS allow democratic nations a chance to celebrate the rebirth of values of popular representation of the interest of the people. Nigerians have, through the recent 2015 General Elections, celebrated this important aspect of democracy. More importantly, the loss of an election by an incumbent Nigerian President in Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to an opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, signifies the coming of age of the Nigerian democracy
2 Apr 2015
THE Igbos ventured into the sale of electronic appliances many years ago, paying exorbitant rents for cramped up spaces in Broad Street, Lagos, which then was busy and noisy as one loudspeaker sought to outdo the other, the then Lagos State Governor moved them to Alaba Market which today is the largest electronic market in Africa
2 Apr 2015
ALMOST contemporaneous with and similar to the sizzling antics and peculiarly dramatic persona of the late Barkin Zuwo is General Olusegun Obasanjo’s socially hilarious mien or carriage.  The former Governor of old Kano State, Alhaji Zuwo, was the butt of many apocryphal jokes, funny stories, ridiculous memorabilia, etc.  Zuwo is reputed to have listed “Fanta”, “Coke”, “7up” and “Sprite” as some of the many minerals that abound in his native Kano State.  When the army struck in 1983 and sent politicians packing from their serene conveniences, Zuwo jocularly expressed his consternation regarding the query as to why money [raw cash] was found in his Government House residence.
AGBAJE AMBODE
2 Apr 2015
IT is generally admitted in  politics, as with any  competition, that failure is an orphan. In  contradistinction, the smell of victory and the taste  of  success is  known  to  be sweet. In the Lagos State  governorship  election in which  Jimi Agbaje of the PDP  and Akin  Ambode  of the APC  will  lock horns in the election  of April  11,  2015, the  dust of campaign  is clearing  and it is becoming  clear  who  Lagosians will vote for in that historical and crucial  election. Amongst  Lagosians  generally,  it is becoming  obvious  by the day that change is  imminent  in Alausa.

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