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Celebrating Wole Soyinka at 86

Africa’s most iconic literary maestro and one of the world’s most influential citizens is 86 today.   With his ageless physique, it is almost difficult to acknowledge that our own Oluwole Akinwande Soyinka, affectionately called KONGI by his numerous admirers, is 86!   Even though 86 might not be a remarkable milestone, it was in […]

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Sad reminiscences on Ibrahim Magu

INTRODUCTION Some Nigerians believed, erroneously, that Ibrahim Magu, erstwhile Chairman of the EFCC, was a god. Or something close to a diety. Why not? He behaved like one. Magu was all-in-all to this government. He carried himself haughtily, with the lordly and supercilious swagger of a proud peacock. He was responsible to no one. Not […]

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BATTLE OF LONDON; Arteta counts on Aubameyang, Kane can rescue Mourinho’s men

•As Tottenham, Arsenal clash Tottenham and Arsenal enter their English Premier League faceoff on Sunday with only one option which is to win if they are to boost their fading hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season. The London sides are far behind in the race for the Top Four but they […]

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Love, betrayal and Hushpuppi

Reactions to last week’s topic reflect shades of opinions and varied perspectives on the issue. Readers crave to know what can be done to ward off such heartbreaking occurrences and in a situation where it happens, what is the way forward. I will address the issues as requested because, to my amazement, several people called […]

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Is Nnamdi Kanu helping Biafra struggle?

“I love Nnamdi Kanu’s courage, I love his dynamism but I have issues with his method” – Nnia Nwodo This question has been on the lips of many Ndigbo and even other Nigerians for long since the leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu went awry after regaining his freedom from President Muhammadu […]

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Edo’s politics of ‘odoriferous’ saga

Sometime ago in 2017, I had an audience with Governor Godwin Obaseki which afforded him the opportunity to dissect his supposed developmental blueprint to me and sounded so re-assuring as one man who was prepared to take Edo development to the next level.   I commended his initiatives and looked forward to their translation from […]

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Economic Sustainability Plan

Boniface Chizea The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday 24th June approved for immediate implementation the N2.3 trillion Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP).     This is a 12-month transit plan between the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and ERGP successor plan which we understand is currently under consideration. As was reported, this approval […]

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A fractured and bleeding APC – My earlier predictions (2)

INTRODUCTION     Last week, I recalled my write-up in the Sunday Telegraph Newspaper of 30th May, 2015 and 28th June, 2015. In those pieces, I predicted the present chism and self-imposed implosion within the ranks of the still inchoate ruling APC party, seven years after its formation. Today, we shall explore this thesis further, […]

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Captain Ramos leading Real charge for La Liga title

•As Madristas face Bilbao When Cristiano Ronaldo departed Real Madrid two summers ago, Los Blancos faithful expected either Karim Benzema or embattled Gareth Bale to take the talismanic role the Portuguese vacated but both players have not assumed that position and it is their captain, a defender Sergio Ramos, who has carried that burden. The […]

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