Between Gani Adams and Nnamdi Kanu

When a nation is filled with strife, then do patriots flourish – Lao Tzu   There are too many issues to muse about in the country this week that one finds it difficult which topic to discuss. All the issues are inviting for conversation. Is it Benue killing which the Catholic Bishop, erudite William Avenya, rightly described as genocide?   Is it the “shithole” tag which Nigeria and the rest of the African countries got from the near “lunatic” President of America Donald Trump, or is it the most senseless…

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Leadership inertia in security challenges (1)

It seems as if the country and its leadership are in a dilemma on how to respond to and handle the myriad security challenges facing it. This dilemma is not helped by the near seeming inertia of the main stakeholders in coming to grip, and understanding the intricacies of security dynamics in the country, the triggers of such challenges, nipping some in the bud and degrading others. For each major security challenge, the country and its leadership pleads the element of surprise and responds in ways and manner that shows…

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Buhari’s skewed appointments, anti-graft war

  The object of the war against corruption, in which successive governments in the country profess themselves to be engaged, needs to be clearly stated and constantly borne in mind. The Constitution is unequivocal that the object is the eradication or abolition of “all corrupt practices and abuse of office.” Accordingly, a duty is laid on government, federal and state, to do so, i.e. to “abolish all corrupt practice and abuse of office”: section 15(5). What, then, does the duty thus laid on government require of it? The Rt Rev…

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Nigeria: A funny country where the life of a cow is more precious than that of a human being

INTRODUCTION As I write this, my heart bleeds. I weep for Nigeria, my country, where everything has been turned upside down. A country where the life of a cow is more valued and better priced than that of a human being. A cow is an animal that walks on all fours. A cow is defined as fully grown animal of a domesticated breed of ox, kept to produce milk or beef. A human being like and I, is defined as a man, woman or child of the species Homo Sapiens,…

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Tear the Veil

T Tear the Veil here’s preponderance of religious bigotry in the arbitration of marital squabbles in our society. No doubt, God hates divorce but He passionately loves divorcees. This principle emanated from His everlasting love for the soul of mankind, which is why God hates sin but He sent Jesus to save the sinner. There’s no justification to die in marital violence in the name of keeping divine rule for marriage. Rather than face the reality and deal with the issues pointedly, they choose to wear religious veil to conceal…

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Leaked memo to Sister Oby

“Where there are experts there will be no lack of learners” – Swahili Proverb   You cannot but admire Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili if you are the type who cherishes deep intellectual thoughts. Anyone who has followed Oby’s view on issues since she emerged in the national scene, would give it to her that she is not intellectually challenged like most of the modern day public analysts who talk for talking sake. The depth of her thoughts and the timing stand her out. Oby is one of the few women whom…

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Political Parties Plc

As at today, the number of political parties in Nigeria seems like a deliberate and orchestrated subterfuge aimed at confusing the Nigerian voters and distorting their political choices and preferences. There is no doubt that clear, untainted and informed choices involve clarity of options and unhindered expression of political choice and preferences. When the political choices and preferences of the voters are obfuscated, distorted, scattered or deliberately distorted the voters face a “choiceless choice”. This seems to be the fate of the Nigerian voter as the country moves steadily towards…

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