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3 May 2015
THOUGHTS are intangible, invisible and invincible. On the other hand, performance is tangible, visible and can be vanquished. Yet there exists an intricate and intriguing linear relationship between thoughts and actions.
19 Apr 2015
YESTERDAY, it was exactly four years that the unthinkable happened to some corps members caught in the all-consuming post-election violence up North. I was a victim.
11 Apr 2015
IT’S been more than 365 days that over 200 innocent girls were unceremoniously kidnapped from their high school in northern Nigeria by the shadowy and ISIS-affiliated terrorist group, Boko Haram.
5 Apr 2015
We could also reflect on the personality of Jesus and why the Jews rejected him even though he was not an alien. This confirms the teaching of Jesus that “a man's enemies will be the members of his own household” (Matthew 10:36) and “a prophet is not honoured among his people" (Mark 6:4).
15 Mar 2015
What is the inspiring myth of the U.S. – anyone can be anything – a land of opportunities. Why do our children not think we can do the same here? Many fathers, like me, have been unable to convince their children not to seek dual nationalities. There are over 100,000 doctors; 100,000 lawyers and engineers of Nigerian descent, that is, Nigerians. We have become like Palestine with more qualified people outside the country than within it.
7 Mar 2015
THE last time Nigerians enjoyed something really close to an exciting Presidential debate was during the 1993 Presidential elections. I recall the colourful and memorable encounter between the late Chief MKO Abiola of the Social Democratic Party and Alhaji Bashir Tofa of the National Republican Convention.  At the end of that debate, it was clear…
28 Feb 2015
He who gains victory over other men is strong, but he who gains victory over himself is all-powerful  — Lao-tse.  LEKE dropped out of school at Junior Secondary School (Class Three) due to gang activities. From there he proceeded into thuggery and robbery, which were his financial and social bases for acquiring political power. Umaru…
21 Feb 2015
AS history affirms time and again, certain existential phenomena are true for all time. One of the obvious cases is the corruptibility of persons entrusted with public office. Abuse of public trust is a wide and complex topic; therefore, this article is limited to one aspect of the topical subject: misappropriations, or theft of public…
14 Feb 2015
THESE are truly ecstatic times. The political space or terrain is adorned in bright, ornate colours. Characters, events and the general setting bespeak enthusiasm, gaiety, pomp and pageantry.  At the deep level meaning, however, the whole atmosphere embodies moral religious, political and personal significations.  The efforts of the flag bearers of political parties are beginning to…
7 Feb 2015
WHEN the leaders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone decided to form the Mano River Union (MRU), they were formalising a relationship between countries that are intertwined in geography, history, ethnicity, culture and cuisine, held together by the Mano River like an umbilical cord that weaves through them.  Health issues were not paramount and so…
31 Jan 2015
DURING a chat recently with a friend, he expressed his concern about the inability of the elderly to stay out of active politics in Nigeria. Why are they not retiring from active politics to the ranks of respected non-partisan statesmen? I laughed and asked him to think again. My friend did not realise that in…
24 Jan 2015
POLITICS is the perpetual struggle for the control of common resources (both human and material) that can be found in all spheres of human existence - from the family stage to the world stage. It is supposed to be directed at the greater justice, peace and prosperity of all the stakeholders; with tangible evidence of…


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The head of Haiti's National Police Academy was shot dead Friday in a gang-plagued part of the capital Port-au-Prince, officials told AFP, the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the violence-torn Caribbean nation. Harington Rigaud "was shot in the head not far from the academy", said police spokesman Garry Desrosiers, adding that the…
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Argentina will seek to save their World Cup skins in Qatar on Saturday when Lionel Messi and his teammates face Mexico in a match they cannot afford to lose. A stunning 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia has left Argentina, who arrived in Doha on a 36-match unbeaten run and as one of the overall favourites,…
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Somalia's government has declared "all-out war" against the militant group Al-Shabaab and adopted a multi-pronged counterterrorism effort which -- despite some early headline-grabbing military gains -- promises to be long and difficult. The dogged Al-Qaeda affiliate was driven from Somalia's major cities a decade ago but retains swathes of countryside, where a coalition of armed…
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The Lagos State Government through its Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency on Friday began ”16 Days of Activism” to rid the state of the menace of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, kicked off the campaign in Ikeja. She said that…
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At least three people including an adolescent girl were killed and 11 others wounded Friday when a 16-year-old shooter wearing Nazi symbols opened fire on two schools in southeastern Brazil, officials said. Authorities in the city of Aracruz, in Espirito Santo state, said the shooter fired on a group of teachers at his former school,…