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10 Feb 2015
AS we enter into this crucial election period, to Nigeria, I sound a clarion call; to those who are dissatisfied with the current status quo, I conclude with a series of posers. If there is anybody out there who still disbelieves that my life is an example of someone who demonstrates the art of the…
10 Feb 2015
Continued from yesterday BOKO Haram is supporting its candidate Buhari by escalating its attacks in the run up to the elections, so as to demonstrate that the Jonathan administration hasn’t succeeding in ending the Boko Haram insurgency, and implying that Buhari, therefore, should get a chance to become President and try. They are trying to…
10 Feb 2015
SIR: Since electioneering commenced, politicians are strategising to convince the electorate by making spurious promises at political rallies.  At the campaign venues “rented crowd” of miscreants parade themselves as party supporters.  Most times, they are the perpetrators of vandalism, rigging, hooliganism, thuggery, and sundry illegalities. Undoubtedly, the political class has nothing substantial to offer the…
10 Feb 2015
SIR: It is appalling and disheartening the rate at which girls, especially underage are defiled by sexual attackers in the country.  Incessant defilement and rapes have become a national issue that must be given utmost attention and addressed by stakeholders; governments at all levels should also help to secure the future of Nigerian girls and…
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9 Feb 2015
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9 Feb 2015
THE colossal sum of $398 million (about N67 billion) the Ministry of Police Affairs has spent to provide a largely non-functional public security communications system across the country is a repugnant addition to the ever-growing list of egregious cases of official corruption and incompetence. At a time the nation is mired in insecurity and increasing threats of fresh trouble, some public officers have exhibited the worst form of…
9 Feb 2015
THE clamour for the postponement of the long-scheduled February 14, 2015 general elections from some quarters is not surprising. That is a typical Nigerian way of doing things that has not helped us. It is a reflection of the quality of governance and the usual public attitude towards it. Now that the dates have been…
9 Feb 2015
“IF you must tell a lie, be brief, that’s why adverts are short.” The whirling nature of life today projects a radical departure from this unwritten aphorism that defines the creation of persuasive messaging. We are inundated with barefaced lies shielded in shades of hypocrisy and falsehood. From the office, to the community, on the…
9 Feb 2015
Continued from yesterday PART of Nigeria’s difficulty in solving the Boko Haram problem is that Shariyaland has a pervasive fifth column within the Nigerian government and political parties. This fifth column is aiding and abetting Boko Haram; it consists of Shariyaland citizens who are holding positions in Nigerian governments and political parties, all the way…
9 Feb 2015
“Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful , for thou art not so. For those, whom thou think’st, thou dost overthrow, die not. Poore death, nor yet canst thou kill me.     From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, much pressure, then from thee, much more must…
9 Feb 2015
Be the change you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandhi SIR: Attaining development requires deliberate planning and careful implementation, sustained over a period of time. The vision must be shared by some strategic members no matter how few, and simultaneously accepted by a significant population.  These strategic members are the custodians of…

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