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Monday, October 23, 2017

The breast we loan to our kids deserves unconditional love

Grow with her beast. When it sags, condition your mind to salivate for fallen breast: the one on her chest precisely. Don't be looking over your...

Kachikwu: What’s his job as Minister of State?

It seems very realistic to say that without realising it, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu was promoted into oblivion the day he became a Minister of...

Tackling corruption in Nigeria through whistle blowing

I crave your indulgence to preface this speech by reiterating what all of us already know: that corruption is the number one enemy of...

Whistleblowing – A Potent Weapon Against Corruption

I am happy to be part of this important occasion, the unveiling of this laudable project of strengthening the federal government’s whistle blowing initiative....

The truth of Genesis: The seven feasts of Yehovah

One thing that is generally not understood by gentiles, is that salvation was not primarily made for them. Yes, they read that “salvation is unto...

NNPC’s vacuous bravado soaked in oily mess

There are clear and present signs that the much-hyped Muhammadu Buhari ‘transparency and change’ Presidency may end up a big hoax. And if that...

Aren’t we all a zoo of disgruntled elements?

Disgruntled elements’ is one of the legacies left by Nigeria’s military regimes to describe an extremely wide range of critics, potential coupists and all...

APC leadership, not Sagay, is the real ‘rogue elephant’

I met Professor Itse Sagay for the first and only time thus far one evening in the early 1990s. It was at his office...

Aregbesola: The courage to dare

“Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men and men are greatly only if they are determined to be so”- Charles De Gaille. A...

El-Rufai: The Oracle of Kaduna

A pernicious outburst by Kaduna state governor Nasir el Rufai last week reverberated with startling unbelief and frothing anger. He had warned his political opponents...

Ethnic Pride and Prejudice in Nigeria

Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you one or two clues to make things easier....

Tourism Potential For National Development

Tourism is a veritable instrument for socio-economic development as it impacts directly on the economy through the provision of resources and income that could...

Beyond Buhari, what IPOB must do to end tension in South East

I write this piece with pains and tears in my eyes as I see an avoidable darkness looming large over the South East where discretion...

Operation Python Dance II in South Eastern Nigeria is legal and constitutional

Does the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, acting alone as Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, or through the Chief...

Days of the long knives draw

You won’t see us come In the night With these knives And these bloodstains on our hands· Paint the walls Taste the blade On the night of long knives Midnight we...

Why history will be kind to Aregbesola

In today’s world, a major plank on which the success (performance) or failure (non-performance) of any administration will be measured is in the area...

Recession exit and the numbing throes of depression

  Early in the week, the news that Nigeria has finally exited the economic recession it blindly walked into in 2016 provided a veritable platform...

Anambra: Godfathers futile dance

Godfatherism is dead and buried in Anambra State. It can never resurrect. Never! Anambra State is the heart of Igbo people, who are known throughout...

Wrong time to rock Ibadan royalty boat

FOR some days now, Oyo state has been in the news, although one would not be too far wrong to say the state had never...

Social media: A maker and breaker of families?

In recent times, social media has played a significant role in our affairs. It has become an adhesive that knits together groups of people...