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17 Jan 2015
SIR: Though I am still undecided on which candidate to vote for, in the upcoming Presidential election, I was bemused by a full-page cartoon I saw on page 59 of the January 8, 2015 edition of The Guardian, that tried to lampoon the All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential candidate, Major-General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd). It was…
17 Jan 2015
SIR: The strike called by Judicial Staff (JUSUN) nationwide is illegal, and quite out of place in the context of legal and political realities in the country.   If, as they say, they have a judgment over first time charge payment to the judiciary, is it not then left for them to enforce their judgment.…
14 Jan 2015
SIR: An unnecessary debate has been the moot point these days in the wake of All Progressives Congress’ announcing Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari as party’s presidential candidate in the coming elections on February 14, 2015.    As in other climes, especially the Third World, party candidates in Nigeria are also experiencing attacks on their personality,…
14 Jan 2015
SIR: The provision of basic and social amenities ordinarily is the sole responsibility of the government, complemented by communities. Koton Karfe the headquarters of Kogi local government is blessed with human and mineral resources that can transform the area and the whole country as a whole but it is facing unnecessary challenges. The town lacks…
14 Jan 2015
SIR: I am shedding tears of joy as a Muslim and a Nigerian in far away land listening to Adoration Ground’s Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka’s message on a brand New Year Day 2015.      In my various articles in the newspapers and posts on social media, I have reiterated the need for all of…
11 May 2010
SIR: It was with utter shame and disappointment that I read the comments reportedly made by Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church and some other Methodist Bishops on the issue of Ibrahim Babangida in a story titled "Ghost of June must haunt Babangida, says Oyedepo" (The Guardian, Tuesday, May 4, page 3). Bishop…
11 May 2010
SIR: When the former president, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua died, I heard on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that peoples all over the world try to avoid saying something unedifying about a dead person. Indeed, the Yoruba have a saying to the effect that a person becomes an idol upon death, meaning that only the…
8 May 2010
Sir: He was our President and Head of government, the 13th in the count. And for two years, eight months and a half, he commanded the armed forces of Nigeria. He did so with tact, firmness, integrity and trusted sincerity. The news of his death let out to Nigerians and world citizens, at 9.30pm Wednesday…
8 May 2010
Sir: As the nation mourns the premature exit of our servant leader Ð the late Alhaji Umar Musa Yar'Adua, it is imperative for me to draw out my personal grief at this loss. Then in 1976, I was just a 10-day old lad when Gen. Obasanjo's predecessor, the then Head of State Ð Gen. Murtala…
8 May 2010
Sir: Now the time has comeNow you have done and gone Now history begins to reflectNow Nigerians mournHow come life seems shorterFor them who are humaneBut longer for them whoTread as gods on earth?Yar'Adua, you've partedJust off sight man's eyeBut you live, so long manRecalls your good artsA second old child is dueFor recall Ð…
6 May 2010
SIR: Several years ago, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) reported that about $107 billion of Nigerian money was held in private accounts and assets in the United States and Europe. More recently, the Global Financial Integrity (GFI) think tank showed that Nigeria lost $89.5 billion in illegal outflows to developed nations, between 1970…
5 May 2010
SIR: A nation, they say, gets the kind of leadership she deserves. That means a truthful nation gets truthful leaders, and a corrupt nation gets corrupt leaders. The leadership of a nation is a reflection of her character, because the nation usually elects leaders whose moral fibres are the same as the people. Many of…

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