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Community Shield: Willian, new Arsenal magician capable of hurting Liverpool

Willian was derided by so many football fans when he claimed he joined Arsenal because he wants to win the Champions League with the Gunners but he will largely shut the mouth of many of his critics if he fires his new side to Community Shield victory over Liverpool on Saturday (today). The 32-year-old, last […]

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‘We sold ourselves into slavery, blame nobody’

Space constraint did not permit me to cover all I have outlined for last week’s topic but the core issues of facilitators and operators of the illicit business (compromised parents and slave labour agents/scouts) were fairly treated. Government’s expected roles were also highlighted in part. It is government’s line of responsibility to provide enabling environment […]

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2023: Who really is an Igbo?

“It’s not possible to be in favour of justice for some people and not be in Favour of Justice for all people” – Martin Luther King Jr. Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) began its 2020 General Conference on Wednesday August 26, 2020. The conference has elicited unusual interests from both lawyers and non-lawyers because of the […]

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UNILAG: And the losers are…

Nigeria’s Ivory Tower fought long, bitterly and hard against the coun-try’s combination of whining ci-vilian administrations and their virulent, military-dictator counterparts to snatch for itself the limited autonomy it enjoys today, allowing it a measure of inde-pendence and respectability. In times past, university administrators were glorified civ-il servants before limited autonomy, which came incrementally.   […]

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Nigeria: Where are we?

    It is benumbing to see how much of decay we now presently suffer in the hands of bad governance occasioned by poor leadership and administrative incompetence. It is deepening everyday, digging into the cesspit of bottled anger, intemperate corruption, mutual suspicion within the ethnic faultlines, nepotism and massive insecurity.   The government runs […]

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The states are dying

There is a hardly a day that goes by now, that we don’t read in the media of billions of naira being stolen by an agency in the central government. The whole thing is sickening.   The rate at which money is being stolen in the central government has become like a curse. It is […]

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When NDDC delivers poverty (part 2)

INTRODUCTION   Last week, we commenced our discourse on this very sour and sore topic. The NDDC has become a “Fuji House of Commotion”, a cesspool of gargantuan corruption that spits on our faces. It is like the “kalo-kalo” machine that you put money into and it swallows all. No meaningful impact has the NNDC […]

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Champions League: Imperial Neymar aims to fire PSG to first title

…Bayern’s Lewandowski can topple Brazilian for big prize There is no doubting the capacity of Neymar but the Brazilian is now faced with an ample opportunity to etch his name among the greatest of all time if he fires his Paris Saint Garmain side to their first Champions League victory against Bayern Munich on Sunday […]

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Slave labour: Parents, agents are culpable

The unending incidents of trapped young Nigerians in search of greener pastures outside the shores of the country deserve a serious attention. The harrowing experiences they go through in the hands of their various “masters” under whose roofs they stay and work are dehumanising. The victims are being blamed for being the architects of their […]

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Between Malawi and Mali options

“The root cause of poverty is social injustice and the bad government that abets it” – Colin Powell Everybody in Nigeria including the government in power today is dog-tired and helpless about the deteriorating situation in our country. The nation is just standing on the hope that it could be good one day, but even […]

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