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Kelvin Adegbenga: It is glaring Bishop Matthew Kukah is supporting corruption

When I read in the news of Bishop Matthew Kukah telling President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility, I asked my colleagues covering the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN) in Akure, what kind of food did Matthew Kukah took before addressing them. Matthew Kukah reminded President Buhari that “Nigerians knew …

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Dr. Omede Idris: Why Igala Kingdom will remain undeveloped

CRISIS ON MULTIPLE FRONTS: IGALA LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY, A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY DR OMEDE IDRIS, TO IGALA ASSOCIATION, U.S.A, AT BOSTON,MASSACHUSETTS ON 3rdSEPTEMBER, 2016 DURING THE 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE Introduction It is my great pleasure to be invited to serve as the keynote speaker at …

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Jude Ndukwe: Ishaq Akintola and the blindness of an Islamic Scholar

The recent interview granted The Punch by one Professor Ishaq Akintola titled “We want Fridays work-free for Muslims” wherein among other things he acerbically nay needlessly criticized the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria over their stand on issues affecting Christians and Christianity in Nigeria, including the surreptitious attempts …

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Inibehe Effiong: Reported release of Kabiru Sokoto – hatred for President Buhari taken too far

There have been malicious, unsubstantiated and wicked insinuations and reports on social media and on various online medium that President Muhammadu Buhari has “released” convicted Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Dikko, alias Kabiru Sokoto. The insinuation became rife due to the reticence of the presidency over the matter. It was further …

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Yushau Shuaib: A reply to Osinbajo’s attack on previous administration’s Counter-Insurgency Campaign

The Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria is not just an ordinary person. Professor Yemi Osinbajo is an accomplished scholar, award-winning legal practitioner, a respected Church Pastor and man of seeming impeccable character. He and his family have displayed enviable character of humility and simplicity. As the second most …

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Arthur Agwuncha Nwankwo: Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s economic recession – matters arising

There is this anecdote in Igboland about the grasshopper and the bird called “Okpoko”, a mysterious bird reputed for its queer ways. Okpoko is a noisy predatory bird. She rarely catches her preys because her noisy approach always warns her victims in advance and they scamper for safety at her …

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Femi Fani-Kayode: Nigeria and the implications of a Donald Trump presidency [Part 1]

Femi Fani-Kayode I support Mr. Donald J. Trump’s presidential bid because he has admitted publicly that the American-inspired removal of Arab secularist leaders like Saddam Hussein, Muammar Ghadaffi, Hosni Mubarak and, more recently, the attempt to remove Bashir Al Assad were wrong, short-sighted, counter-productive and have led to nothing but …

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Emmanuel Undie: Nigeria’s GDP/CPI, the vexatious recession and the role of successive governments

In light of the current recession and entire brouhaha over the state of our economy, it may be pertinent to take a look at the behaviours of governments and consumers over the decades which may have impacted negatively or otherwise on the economy, and lessons we can take home from …

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Garba Shehu: 6 takeaways from Buhari’s participation in “TICAD 6” in Kenya

TOKYO International Conference on African Development, “TICAD 6” just ended in Nairobi, Kenya and in attendance were several African Presidents and Prime Ministers including our own Muhammadu Buhari and the co-convener of the conference, Shinzo Abe, the head of the Japanese government. The TICAD seeks a win-win partnership between Japan …

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Shehu Lawan: 40 unknown facts to prove Ali Modu Sheriff aided and abetted Boko Haram

Throughout last week, former Governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff issued series of statements with some of them containing threats. His reaction was based on my remarks at the NBA conference in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. I was a discussant over a paper delivered by Professor Mohammed Tabiu of …

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Jude Ndukwe: Buhari’s proposed emergency powers and how not to kill a nation

It is a season of the absurd. Nigeria is haemorrhaging uncontrollably, left for too long to bleed and now in near-comatose situation. Truly, she is in dire need of urgent attention as she suffers from economic asphyxiation on the treatment table while she is abandoned to writhe in avoidable pain. …

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Femi Fani-Kayode: John Kerry’s unadulterated garbage and his new found friends

Mr. John Kerry, the American Secretary of State, President Barack Obama’s confidante and Mrs. Hilary Clinton’s successor in office, came to Nigeria the other day. The first meeting that he had was with the Sultan of Sokoto, who is the supreme leader of the Fulani Caliphate, the spiritual leader of …

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Femi Fani-Kayode: Chinakwe’s dog, the sons of Lucifer and the seed of Al Shaitan

“I won’t be surprised if the man arrested for naming his dog Buhari is arraigned before Justice Okon Abang. There is nothing beyond this government”- Mr. Deji Adeyanju, Twitter, 20th August, 2016. When the likes of Mrs. Oby Ezekwezile, the former Minister of Education and a hitherto great supporter and …

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Bismarck Orji: Atiku, APC and the restructuring debate

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, at a meeting between Nigeria’s former Vice President- Alh. Atiku Abubakar, GCON and some Ohaneze Youth leaders at his Asokoro residence, the question on everyone’s lips was whether he meant R-E-S-T-R-U-C-T-U-R-I-N-G. He had recently at a book launch declared his support for restructuring Nigeria. According …

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Jude Ndukwe: Garba Shehu, this is certainly not the Change Buhari promised

In his recent article titled ‘This is the Change’, presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu embarked on an arduous but unsuccessful task of attempting to justify the economic hardship, biting hunger, political retrogression, judicial rascality, executive recklessness, electoral inconclusiveness, etc which have all become the indelible insignia of the Buhari-led administration. …

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Emmanuel Onwubiko: Buhari’s Agric Agenda – an introspection

Nigeria’s rise to poverty from the abundance of natural resources started nearly fifty years ago when foreign crude oil in monumental quantities buried in the different communities of the Niger-Delta region were found. This discovery of crude oil and the concomitant massive cash flow from the exportation over the years …

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Femi Fani-Kayode: PDP and the limits of compromise

Fani-Kayode When I warned the Nigerian people about what the APC represented and that, if given power, they would be the most reactionary, repressive, vindictive, insensitive, vicious, thin-skinned, paranoid, divisive and, worse of all, incompetent government in the history of Nigeria no-one listened. When I told the people that the …

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Abubakar ‘Abusidiq’ Usman: The true story of my arrest by EFCC

Shortly after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) released me from detention last week Tuesday, I said I was going to tell the story of my arrest especially against the backdrop of the claim by the anti-graft agency that I was arrested on ‘’offences bordering on cyber stalking.’’ Today, …

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