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Of FG, state governments and financial rascality

Reports have it that the 36 state governments sued the Federal Government to stop deductions from their allocations at source to pay Paris and London clubs refunds due to consultants who reportedly worked to assist the state governments get the refunds in the first place.   According to the reports, the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari […]

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Growing poverty the Buhari way

Irecently had a “robust” exchange with a Buharist who was celebrating the so-called achievements of his cult hero, President Muhammadu Buhari. This Buharist was quick to refer me to the recently released documentary that tried to showcase the achievements of a government that looks utterly confused about the challenges that have overwhelmed us as a […]

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Soludo: A post-election Anambra

At face value, the Anambra election 2021 is over, but the lessons have far broader implications that will endure. Beyond these lessons, of what is considered the most consequential election in 2021, is the management of the people’s expectations and the governor-elect’s ability to fix the jigsaw puzzle of the many contradictions that Anambra represents. […]

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Nigerian school children: Insecurity and human rights (2)

Introduction Last week, we commenced our discourse on our endangered children. Their future appears bleak, colourless and near hopeless. It is our collective duty to save our children from the clutches of societal suffocation. Aga Khan IV once said that the search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for […]

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OSIMHEN LOOKS TO PROVE HE’S STILL THE MAIN MAN FOR EAGLES

Odion Ighalo’s recall to the Super Eagles squad has seemingly overshadowed the build-up to the team’s World Cup qualifying match against Liberia but his former protege Victor Osimhen will prove he is now the King of Eagles as Nigeria seek victory over the Lone Star in Tangier, Morocco, today (Saturday). It is unclear if Ighalo […]

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Sex Palaver: ‘Clergy Are Men Like Others’

Iknew before hand that last week’s topic would elicit reactions that would raise some profound underlying issues in the family life of the clergy. The reactions came from Christian circles more because their issues are much more reported in the media than the others. There are reported cases of divorce involving Christians than the others. […]

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2023: Any lesson for PDP from Anambra?

“If we have not peace within ourselves, it is in vain to seek it from outward sources.” ––Francis de La Rochefoucauld It is a disease of the mind setting up what one likes against what one dislikes. That is what we are attempting to do in this week’s conversation, comparing the main opposition Peoples Democratic […]

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South-West: Fanning the embers of religious bigotry

Religion is the opium of the people – Karl Marx (1843). In the aftermath of the collapse of the 21-storey Ikoyi skyscraper, conscious and deliberate efforts have been made in some quarters outside and within the South-west to foul the air, pollute the age-old cordial relations amongst Yoruba Christians and Muslims, and trigger a religious […]

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Where is Nigeria’s future?

Nigeria has gotten to a frightening dimension by the reality of our present emanations. It is an endangered country that is under the grip of crimes and criminalities.   The news oozing out from the inner fortress of the Nigerian environment presents disturbing scenarios about our future, if there is any at all. I stumbled […]

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COP 26: Africa and the imperative for energy transitioning

Elementary leadership lesson highlights that today’s decisions shape tomorrow’s future. It is only those meant for the destruction that will not pay heed to this all-time truth.   This aphorism aptly captures the mood of the country as the world gathered recently in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss climate change and the future – a future […]

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