NOW THAT ATIKU HAS GONE BEYOND THE LAST BUS STOP

That Atiku Abubakar has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) is no longer news. The interesting aspect of this episode is that as speculated, he has finally reunited with his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). To Atiku and his teaming supporters scattered across the states of the federation, it is more of a homecoming as he explained that the issue that made him leave the PDP in 2013 has been resolved. With the above in mind and considering our nation’s political platform where swapping of…

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WHAT THE NATIONAL STADIUM LAGOS TOLD ME.

That was several weeks ago. I was invited to a religious programme at the National Stadium. First, when I queried the appropriateness of using a sporting facility for a religious function, my friend promptly told me that considering the number of worshippers expected, the National Stadium remains most suitable for the exercise. With this explanation given, I have no reason to probe further So, capped with my prayer intentions; I arrived the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, that fateful morning, for this all-important religious exercise. I had no time looking…

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ROBERT MUGABE TRAVAILS AND THE LESSONS TO DRAW

When one is favoured with longevity, says my grandfather, he must in the same vein contend with one out of these two inherent situations. If the individual is not met with a flood of blessings, chances are that such a fellow may be visited with torrents of afflictions during this extra or ‘injury time’. But unfortunately, I did not for a long time deemed it necessary to unravel what this words of wisdom connotes until recently when Robert Mugabe’s saga burst forth. A few months back, after reading a piece…

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STATE GOVERNORS AND BEGGAR BOWL LEADERSHIP APPROACH

It is no longer news that most of our states are currently faced with serious socioeconomic issues bordering on sustainability inabilities. Although this has been on over time but as a nation that plays politics with everything, we decided to live in denial. But as it currently stands, it has gotten to the brim and the State Governors are faced with either confess or collapse options, hence the bailout carols. But in rushing to Abuja for a bailout, our State Governors have forgotten that one of the negative attributes of…

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NIGER DELTA AVENGERS AND THE CIRCLE OF CHAOS

The sudden threat to resume hostilities in the Niger Delta region by Niger Delta Avengers should be to all a reality to worry about. The reason is simple. if such outing which they promised will be brutal, brutish and bloody is allowed, it will again portray us as a nation that has not learned any useful lesson from history and as well, marks the commencement of another vicious circle of chaos. As a people, we have traveled one part too many. We have journeyed through a part consistently without result.…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, the call may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary schools.…

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WHY CALL FOR RESTRUCTURING MAY GO ON SABBATICAL

The melodious ‘hymn’ about the call for restructuring that resonated through our nation’s political wavelengths, playing in a very high key has gradually morphed into a decrescendo mode and chances are that in no distance time, may fade further into the graveyard of abandoned discourse which of course, is our regular trademark as a nation. Either way, if by luck the call survives this forced holiday, it may have to remain on life support, enjoying the same fate that has befallen Agricultural science as a subject in our nation’s secondary…

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WHY DELTANS MUST GET THE LG POLLS RIGHT

The sleepy political landscape of Delta State has very recently become a beehive of activity. This development, however, should not be a surprise to many as the Delta State Government announced to Deltans its readiness to conduct the local council poll in the state come January 2018. In the light of the above, the political class knows that as in war, that “whoever arrives first and take a position is at ease while he that arrives late labours” This is evident in their early preparation coupled with the fact that…

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2019 ELECTIONS: THE POLITICAL CLASS AND THE REST OF US

Working with the conventional calendar, 2019 may be seen to be miles away. But a peep into the calendar of an average Nigerian politician, and a feel of their political body language tell a different narration. And that is, the year 2019 is not just a around the corner. For most Nigerian politician, 2019 is a year with history in that it’s a year of elections, a year for another session of politicking when elections into various offices from the Presidency down to the state Houses of Assembly are billed…

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CAGING THE DEMAGOGUES IN OUR POLITICAL SPACE

They were voted to provide good and qualitative leadership; elected to bring the nation’s economy out of the wood and were chosen to bring democracy’s dividends to the people. But, instead of providing the lavishly promised and highly expected leadership, they visit the masses with cluelessness and Utopia. Instead of reviving the comatose economy, they threw it further down into recession and instead of bringing dividends of democracy, they democratized poverty, institutionalized unemployment and governmentalized hopelessness and frustration. They are not authentic leaders but political demagogues. Welcome to a nation…

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