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27 Apr 2015
SIR: The recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, especially against fellow Africans, is unfortunate, regrettable and condemnable. History will no doubt remember these killings, and the perpetrators will never be forgiven. This is because Africans, especially Nigerians, played a very vital role in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Nigeria has spent a lot and accommodated a lot of South Africans in the spirit of brotherhood and Africa’s liberation. Now it is South Africans that are attacking their fellow Africans, killing them and looting their properties. It is an awkward and irrational pay back gesture.
27 Apr 2015
IN his seminal work, Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition (1971), Robert Dahl proposed a new understanding of democracy typically encapsulating the maxim that democracy requires not only popular participation, but also popular competition (or, contestation as he would have it)
27 Apr 2015
THE absence of primary kobo coins in our currency profile has become accepted as the norm by both the public and our monetary authorities who, curiously, don’t seem to also care.
27 Apr 2015
27 Apr 2015
THE just-abating xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans by their South African hosts are not only barbaric, but also destructive to the ties that bind brothers and sisters across the continent.
27 Apr 2015
SIR: The challenges facing Kogi State have been a source of concern for the people since its creation in 1991. The state ranks as one of the most backward in terms of human development and critical infrastructure, hence the state needs a vibrant, visionary, focused, articulate and dynamic person to take it to optimal level of development.
26 Apr 2015
THE rainbow nation as conceived by the vision of the late Madiba Nelson Mandela was to be one that will be free from discrimination and a leveler for all to attain the acme of success through a platform that creates equal opportunity.
26 Apr 2015
AFTER every paragraph, the chorus to this piece is: “By Any Means Possible.” “By Enemies Possible.” In Africa, both the past and the present are pestilences on the future. South Africa is one country that exemplifies this evil tripartite alliance on the lives of the people.
26 Apr 2015
IN out in’, says the bicycle pump. Power is like the bicycle pump. It speaks the language of the computer - garbage in, garbage out.
26 Apr 2015
IN a highly-advertised public relations gimmick on July 14, 2011, President Goodluck Jonathan announced what he called a “comprehensive” four-year audit of the federal government’s finances since 2007.
26 Apr 2015
Some fundamental attributes of any successful leader are resilience, persistence, fairness, firmness and consistency. He or she also has the vision to see beyond the ordinary, ephemeral and myopic views, which is why I bond with the mind of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect of Nigeria.
26 Apr 2015
SIR: There are four meeting points between General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) and Chief Obafemi Awolowo (Pa Awo, of blessed memory). When GMB was Nigeria’s military Head of State, he did nothing, officially, to promote the cause of Islam.

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