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12 Apr 2015
THE year was 1995, and it was the Rugby World Cup Final, the sport’s biggest game. But it was something more. It was a defining moment in the history of a fractured nation. Minutes before the game began, Nelson Mandela came on to the field, wearing Springboks, the South African rugby team’s jersey. Within seconds, the chants went up from the fans packed into Ellis Park Stadium in the heart of Johannesburg: “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” 65,000 white rugby supporters were joyously shouting his name.
12 Apr 2015
THE new governor of Lagos risks spending the next couple of years in office unable to rehabilitate one of the state’s most deplorable and nerve-wracking roads. Besides disturbing potholes, major sections of the road have completely ceased to exist.
12 Apr 2015
After the rain comes sunshine. The Easter celebration came with so much joy for our country. And now is the time for us to come and reason together. The time has come for every Nigerian to girdle his or her loin to join hands in salvaging our great country.
12 Apr 2015
OUR state of health is God’s priority as clearly stated by elder John: ‘beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth,’ III Jh 1v2. Although this passage is also used by those who fan prosperity gospel but our concern is God’s interest in His people’s health.
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12 Apr 2015
DESPITE the shortcomings of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the South East geo-political zone has always viewed the party as its own.
12 Apr 2015
STERILITY is an age-long problem. It happened to Sarah the wife of Abraham, Elizabeth the wife Zechariah the high Priest, as well as Rebecca the wife of Jacob. What of Annah the wife of Prophet Samuel?
12 Apr 2015
As a founding member of the APC in the Southeast, how would you describe the membership base of the party? THE APC has a strong membership base.
12 Apr 2015
IN electoral competitions, it does not make sense to save the best for the last. Partisan politics, especially, the periodic elections that define the character and content of democracy, do not simulate entertainment.
11 Apr 2015
HOW does the Southeast stand politically after the March 28 election? I would not say that the Southeast made a mistake in the manner that they chose to vote in the March 28 presidential elections, just because of the mentality of winner-takes-all that trails such elections.
11 Apr 2015
HOW did the voting pattern that saw the South East vote against APC? Let’s start by being different. Southeast deserves commendation. I have observed a kind of political maturity blended with self-confidence; of course, both are siblings and go together.
5 Apr 2015
If I were therefore asked to capture the Zik-Awolowo-Bello national legacy with an appropriate summation, I will choose Harry Truman’s assessment. According to him, ‘Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skilful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.’ Put in other words, the truest possibility of a nation’s latent greatness, together with the urgent task of making it happen, requires the bold discernment and passionate dedication of men whose political insights and selfless leadership would eventually enable the foundations of the nation’s history.
5 Apr 2015
Now that the coast seems clear after the huff and puff of sleazy campaigns and average outcomes of the first two elections, all sides must be fair to put the real issues back on the table. As a country, this is the time to reorder priorities and let extreme partisanship take some holiday.

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