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28 Feb 2015
Sir: I am using this platform to conscientise you as my brother, Governor Peter Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State of Nigeria. I am also using this medium to communicate to you to thread it softly! softly!! Ekiti people are more resourceful, respectable brilliant and principled in their ways of life but my brother Ayo Fayose,…
28 Feb 2015
Sir: Truck pushers are no doubt one of the greatest risks on our roads today. It is now common sights to see them on the roads with reckless abandon, especially Lekki-Epe expressway and particularly between Ajah and Sangotedo axis.    Amazingly or surprisingly though is the fact that they carry out their trade unhindered where…
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…
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26 Feb 2015
AS a major threat to the nation’s fortunes, pipeline vandalism is assuming such a grimmer dimension as demands the immediate intervention of the Federal Government, security agencies and other stakeholders.  Obviously buoyed by their successes in destroying pipelines to steal oil, vandals have become more daring in their criminal activities, thereby inflicting untold damage on the nation’s economy.     …
26 Feb 2015
Historic continuity with the past is not a duty, it is only a necessity – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935).  DURING the tenure of General Yakubu Gowon from 1966 to 1975, the two best friends of Nigeria were Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1892-1975) “power of the trinity” and Alhaji Hamani Diori (1916-1989) the first…
26 Feb 2015
Continued from yesterday INTERESTINGLY, the aim of the young army majors who plotted the first coup, as they claimed, was to stamp out corruption in government and public life. In a broadcast from Kaduna on January 15, 1966, Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu, spoke to the nation in the name of the Supreme Council of the Revolution:…
26 Feb 2015
FOR the discerning minds, the discharge of Bi-Courtney’s Chairman, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN) and four others at an Ikeja High Court on February 23 did not come as a surprise going by the apparently political nature of the trial.    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) went after Babalakin in November 2012, few days…
26 Feb 2015
BACK when the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) was dominated by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), which operated as one entity responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nigeria, the quality of service received by electricity customers across the nation was considered unsatisfactory. Investment in power infrastructure was minimal, as was…
26 Feb 2015
SIR: Mr. Governor, we know you mean well for Osun State University and you want a speedy resolution of the crisis currently engulfing the university. We commend your efforts in setting up a Visitation Panel to unravel the source of the crisis and to recommend enduring solutions, which will avert such occurrence in the future.…
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26 Feb 2015
MBU-AIG
25 Feb 2015
SINCE it is now clear that the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Two, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu, cannot set the limit to his own excesses, it is incumbent on his employers, the police authorities, to urgently do so, and rein him in. As a very senior police officer, Mbu’s disposition, actions and utterances are…
25 Feb 2015
“Sir, we can set up all the anti-corruption authorities we want, spend all the money we want, pass all the laws on anti-corruption, but it all depends on you. If people believe the president is ‘eating’ the battle is lost. If you are steady on this thing, if the leadership is there, we will succeed.”…

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