Ronaldo can revive Real’s fortunes

Madrid are in real trouble; they are seven points adrift of arch rivals Barcelona after just five matches in the new La Liga season but if Los Blancos are to end this misery as quickly as possible their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo must rediscover his form. Disappointing home draws against Valencia and Levante were compounded as Real failed to score for the first time in 74 games as Real Betis on Wednesday became the first side other than Barca or Atletico to win at the Bernabeu in La Liga for…

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Second chance couples

Yetunde’s first marriage lasted nine years, nine turbulent years. It was like she knew nothing about Wole until the day after the wedding. They quarrelled over virtually everything. He couldn’t live with her job and she didn’t understand why he had to travel so much when she needed him more. Her mother-in-law was unbearable. Wole too found Yetunde’s father overbearing. Twice she moved out of the house but on the third strike, Wole filed for divorce and refused to speak with anybody except through his lawyer. And that was the…

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IPOB and the Ndigbo question

“Presidency doesn’t change who you are, it only reveals who you are” – Michelle Obama Face is the index of the mind, I didn’t really come to grasp with this saying until I re-watched the interview President Muhammadu Buhari granted Al Jazeera Television early in his administration. The interview was made viral again last week by somebody who probably wanted to remind Ndigbo where their problem began and the inflexibility of the person they were dealing with. The lady conducting the interview wanted to show a clip of IPOB protesters…

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Computer generated presidency (3)

The integrity of the electronic results transmission system during the Kenyan election conducted on the 8th day of August 2017 forms the heart and soul of the petition filed before the Kenyan Supreme Court by the main opposition party in Kenya known as the National Super Alliance (NASA). Going forward, Nigerian political parties, the National Assembly, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security agencies, the government in power and the immediate past government and the major stakeholders in the electoral process must draw the appropriate lessons from the nullification…

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2019: The enemy within

Once the New Year creeps in, the politics of 2019 will assume a fever pitch. It will be a matter of countdown. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will have a lot on its hands to contend with. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also will try to reap from the APC ripples following already frayed nerves that are waiting to conflict with the party power transfiguration. The APC will conduct her elective convention next year which will give birth to a new set of leadership that will pilot the affairs of…

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Anambra 2017: APC about to kiss poll bye

  Unless respect for due process, equity and fair play guides its arbitration, what’s about to happen to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is what history teaches those that do not learn from history: A bitter lesson! The party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja is treading a similar path that caused the APC the July 8 Osun West senatorial by-election that was almost in its bag for keeps. A flashback to that election indicates that the screening and appeals…

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The evils of war and the panacea in restructuring (2)

ENCORE Carl P. G. von Clausewitz rightly theorized that war is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. On this note, we continue our discourse on the above subject matter. THE URGENCY OF RESTRUCTURING (continues) If we were truly federal and unitary, how come politicians engage themselves in a strangulating “do-or-die” war of attrition, to capture power at the centre, so as to have unhindered and free access to our common till, patrimony and commonwealth? If Nigeria were genuinely fiscally federal, how come every Nigerian…

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