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Between Bakare And Tinubu: Of Politics, Statesmanship and 2023

Between Bakare And Tinubu: Of Politics, Statesmanship and 2023

By an unwritten agreement, it is almost certain that the Southern part of the country may present the next presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections in Nigeria. Really, the game should be between the...
DECONSTRUCTING SENATOR OBA's FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPEECH

DECONSTRUCTING SENATOR OBA’s FIRST ANNIVERSARY SPEECH

The first year of the four years' lifespan of the present Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has just elapsed. Inaugurated on June 11, 2019, the ninth Senate is membered by 109 Senators...
Aregbesola Comes To Judgment

Aregbesola Comes To Judgment

Wednesday June 10, 2020, was ‘judgment day’ for Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola. Incidentally, the day had broken with stories of denials of rift between him and his political mentor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed...
On The Flight Of God’s Faithfulness

On The Flight Of God’s Faithfulness

On this day, one year ago, I took the oath of office into the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to represent Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District for a second term. That epochal...
365 Days: Gbajabiamila's Legacy of no Legacies

365 Days: Gbajabiamila’s Legacy of no Legacies

June 11, 2020 marks exactly one year Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila took over the leadership of the House of Representatives as the 9th Speaker. While the states have equal representation in the Senate, the House of...

The Illogic In Anambra South Zoning Logic

There wouldn’t have been any need for this write-up if not for the growing tendency of our people in Anambra south senatorial zone to misunderstand and misrepresent the meaning of politics. First, I am neither...
Nwaoboshi's Leaking Lies Against Akpabio

Nwaoboshi’s Leaking Lies Against Akpabio

‘The guilty Are Afraid,’ is the title of a 1957, novel written by popular English novelist, James Hardly Chase. The gist of the novel is not our interest here, just the title. The guilty are indeed...
MONDAY LINES : Kneeling for George Floyd

MONDAY LINES : Kneeling for George Floyd

You've heard of little sparks igniting big flames. It has taken just twenty American dollars to stop the whole world from breathing and for police forces across the world to be on trial. A...
World Environment Day: Biodiversity Loss Linked To COVID-19, Climate Crises

World Environment Day: Biodiversity Loss Linked To COVID-19, Climate Crises

The humongous toll of coronavirus on life and livelihood, has resonated the urgency for more stringent policies on environmental conservation. Not doing so will be disastrous. The pandemic has exposed the nexus between recent incidences of...
AKINWUMI ADESINA: THE INSIDE STORY

AKINWUMI ADESINA: THE INSIDE STORY

By his bow tie, you know him. And that distinguishing feature was firmly in place when Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), breezed into the Presidential Villa at Abuja on...
How Did Kogi End Up With A Governor Bello?

How Did Kogi End Up With A Governor Bello?

Many Media Houses in Nigeria love to give awards to politicians, especially, Governors. I think it is a Nigerian thing. We love titles, and frivolous recognitions. I have never believed in most of the awards, especially,...
FIVE YEARS OF PMB: We’re Glad He Came Our Way

FIVE YEARS OF PMB: We’re Glad He Came Our Way

Who are the ‘we?’ Speak for yourself only, some cynics would say on merely seeing the headline of this piece. They would add: “You can talk because you are in government, earning ‘fat’ salary and...
Children’s Day: Their Future, Our Future

Children’s Day: Their Future, Our Future

Nigeria celebrates Children’s Day today. Though all the exhibitions and colours associated with it will be lacking due to the prevalence of Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic that has deadlocked every human activity in the world, De...

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