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As America and the world wait for Trump

From Folu Olamiti Few days from now Donald Trump will step into the White House as the 45th American President. The Americans are in fever pitch anticipation waiting for a man whose conduct, so far, has been   contrary to the norm. Trump is a novelty in American politics, nay the world. His victory shocked …

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Psychoanalysis of Justice Okon Abang

*Retirement would have been not transfer From Emmanuel Ado, Kaduna Justice Okon Abang is controversial and definitely on a mission to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the judge with record insults, from the Superior Court, in this instance the Court of Appeal. Abang craved for recognition, but not …

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On ECOMOG option in The Gambia

From Olalekan Adigun Since the political crisis in The Gambia stated last December with President Yahya Jammeh rejecting the result of the presidential election citing “irregularities”, there have been many suggestions as to how best to handle the issue. Some have called for more diplomatic solutions basing their arguments on …

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Audu Ogbeh: The man is good for it

By Collins Ajibola Known strongly to be a man of strong opinions and standards, an attribute which was clearly admitted by the man himself when he was appointed Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in 2001, Chief Audu Ogbeh needs little introduction as a Nigerian. He has worked at the …

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Buhari and Nnamdi Kanu fighting the wrong enemies

From SKC Ogbonnia Events after events have shown that the continued detention of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, by the Federal Government of Nigeria needs a serious rethink. The matter is not only plaguing the country socially and politically, but its toll on the national economy is not …

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Between Solomon Dalung and media jobbers

Solomon Dalung Minister of Sports...dragged to court by NBBF

From Aaron Artimas I have never been up to five meters of Barrister Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youth and Sports let alone enjoy a warm hand shake. But, as a journalist and public affairs analyst in my own humble way, I have diligently followed his impressive political journey especially …

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Jammeh, Gambia & proverbial bull in a China shop

From Paul Ejime The Gambia, a small West African country with some 1.9 million people is an agriculturally fertile land famous for tourism, especially its attractive beaches. But from 1994, the country became notorious under the repressive and brutish government of an eccentric army lieutenant who transmuted to a civilian …

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Corruption : Why ICPC is making the difference

*We can prevent corrupt acts from even taking place at all From Folu Olamiti The current prosecution of some judges, for alleged corrupt practices and the ongoing trial of some politicians and public functionaries in the immediate past administration on allegations of diverting some funds meant for arms procurement, has …

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Ibori: Corruption with tribal marks

From Olalekan Adigun Whenever I hear those who ought to know say that Nigeria’s main problem is ethnicity, I often begin to develop cold feet. They seem to argue that if not for ethnicity (a colonial construct), the country would have move ahead. While this I may agree that ethnicity …

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Magu, SGF: Senate goofed so badly

President Buhari, Ibrahim Magu and Bukola Saraki...new twists

By Tonnie Iredia Nigerian Senate is fast becoming more powerful by the day. That seems to be the desire of its members who describe themselves as distinguished. Although it is a law-making body which puts it within the legislature, its posture sometimes makes it look like it also has both …

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