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Yoruba N’ronu Stomach Infrastructure. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Yoruba leaders need to form a new party or build up Labor Party to express their community values and create enviable environment for other Nigerians like Awo did. Details

 

Primitive Accumulation and the Lessons of Philanthropy. By Raheem Oluwafunminiyi

This writer has used the Abacha illustration as a pointer to ask the pertinent question of how much wealth an individual could amass to satisfy his or her personal needs. Details

 

Our Voiceless Without Oil Income Maniacs Survive As Loyal Citizens. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Those from the West claimed they have never been part of Nigeria and have never formed alliance at the center. Ijaw claim that they can survive as a nation with their oil income. The North claimed they were ready to stand alone before Azikiwe and Awolowo begged them into the Country. The East does not want anything to do with all these because they should have let them go as Biafra when they seceded. But they relish their new friendship with Ijaw. Details

 

You And What Army Waka Come. By Farouk Martins Aresa

When Boko Haram first encountered Nigerian Army, their obvious question was: “Na only you waka come?” Unfortunately, the Nigerian Army did not include one of world Most Badass Elite Fighting Units from all countries. This has major implications for Nigerians because they cannot understand why an Army that got laurels all over the world for their participations in World War I & II, peace missions and greeted as saviors in Liberia could not perform bravely at home Details

 

As Confab Scraps State Electoral Commissions. By Ado Umar Muhammad

The committee’s report, said to have been infested with some highly contentious issues surreptitiously smuggled into it by some people, contains clearly selfish and sectional demands of some people who reckon that they would be so rich if they ultimately get the 50 per cent derivation funds they are seeking for, such that they would not need federally-funded local councils any more. Details

 

The Kidnap of Umaru Dikko – 1984. By Max Siollun

Moments after Dikko emerged from the house, two men burst out from a van parked outside the house. They grabbed Dikko and bundled him into the back of the van. The team inside the van included a doctor who injected Dikko to render him unconscious. Dikko’s kidnappers locked him in a large crate labelled “diplomatic baggage” and addressed to the Nigerian Ministry of External Affairs in the then capital city, Lagos. They claimed diplomatic immunity for the crate’s contents, and drove him to Stansted airport to place him on a waiting Nigerian cargo plane. Details

 

Sell Out Nigeria With Promise Of Better Lives In New Countries. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Anyone asking for the unity of Nigeria while we are killing one another must be one of those sharing income from Niger Delta oil before it runs out. It is better for each of us to go our own ways than to stay together and kill one another off. If we continue to kill at this rate, there will be nobody left to share any income. We all understand that much. Details

 

Economic Salvation: Case Study In Nollywood Cultural Originality. By Farouk Martins Aresa

Africans finally realize that fake and broken European or American that we used to call Akada can never successfully compete with the original. Akada will always remain second class. The simplest case in point to African originality is Nollywood example from original African culture, swiveled into economic success by entrepreneurs increasing middleclass. It is an educational model that had little government input or grants which could have killed it at inception. Details

 

Jang and His God-Complex in Plateau State. By Joseph Dangme Rinyom

The interesting connection between Generals Sani Abacha and Olusegun  Obasanjo is the invocation of God as the final decision maker in their decision to run or not for President of Nigeria as a civilian (Abacha) and for a third term (Obasanjo), when all the while they had already made up their own minds on doing so. That is generally referred to as a god-complex. When you invoke the name of God in a decision you have already made, you are invariably playing God. Details

 

 

Ado Bayero: His Reign and Travails. By Ado Umar Muhammad

The most serious of his travails, of course, was the last of the three attempts on his life. The first two were by individuals who foolishly thought they could eliminate him through sheer physical force. The last in January, 2010 was blamed on Boko Haram elements. They stopped his convoy in the streets and sprayed it with bullets, resulting in the killing of three people including one of his bodyguards who shielded him from the bullets. Details

 

The Questions We Ought to be Asking: Who qualifies to be an Emir of Kano? Who is Sunusi Lamido Sunusi? What is His Relationship Between the A(E)mirship of Kano and SLS? What Are His Credentials? By Yaseer Musa Sagagi

No doubt, HRH will face several challenges. He is thus far the second of his kind, after His Eminence Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar. There will be challenges from within the traditional establishment, and the politicians. It is extremely imperative for HRH to chart a course for an honest and purposeful leadership. Perhaps I should use this medium also, to remind his HRH on solutions he has proffered to the myriad of problems affecting Nigeria at various fora. Details

 

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Osun governorship election: Aregbesola’s big challenge

[GAMJI WRITER]

If elections are won or lost on character and performance, as they should, Osun State’s governorship election coming up on August 9 should be a shoo-in for the incumbent, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. But then, as we saw in the June 21 Ekiti State governorship election, the almost universally hailed character and performance of the incumbent, Dr Kayode Fayemi, seemed to have counted for practically nothing when he suffered heavy defeat at the hands of Mr Ayo Fayose, the candidate of the country’s ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA Umaru Dikko, the ultimate enforcer (1936 – 2014)

In the advert which he entitled “A soldier’s soldier or a soldier of fortune?”, Jokolo said Danjuma’s motivation was to settle scores with Dikko for shutting down all private jetties in the country, including Danjuma’s, because of information he had as transport minister that many of them were being used for smuggling.

One day, Jokolo said, the former army chief rang him to book for an appointment to see Buhari. “He made his proposals which sounded attractive. He said he could bring Umaru Dikko back using his Israeli connections.” Details

 

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PEOPLE AND POLITICS BY MOHAMMED HARUNA The danger of the military tail wagging the civilian dog

In any civilian regime, which is what we’ve had since May 29, 1999, and certainly in a democracy, which our governments claim to be, the military, along with other security agencies, should be subordinate to the civilian authorities. The opposite, apparently, has increasingly become the case in our country; the military tail, it seems, has been the one wagging the civilian dog. Details

EDITORIAL COMMENT

bullet The Lagos paternity and maternity leaves policy
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bullet No to anti-insurgency external borrowing
bullet Another Look At Our Prisons
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The $1bn loan to fight insurgency

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bullet Ebola: Nigeria is not out of the woods yet — Prof. Tomori
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bullet Dahiru Bauchi advises Jonathan over insecurity ahead 2015
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Buhari, Tinubu in closed-door meeting

bullet Impeachment: I'll appear before probe panel —Al-Makura

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bullet Winning the race to implosion
bullet Israel, Boko Haram, El-Zakzaky and our troubled nation
bullet Nigerian democracy: Part of the problem or part of the solution?
bullet So Who Wants Buhari Dead?
bullet Jonathan’s Impeachable Offences
bullet #BringBackOurGirls – The Musical
bullet How We Can Work For Peace

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bullet Okagbare targets C’Wealth Games 200m, relay
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Omeruo: Eagles’ll defend AFCON trophy next year

BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON

 

The Failure and Doro-Ebola Problem of Northern Nigeria

[GAMJI WRITER]

If we cannot tackle Boko Haram, and indeed weep about our own being killed, maimed, and roasted by bombs in Jos, raided by unknown gunmen in Plateau villagers, blown apart in Kaduna, and outhern Kaduna villages, slaughtered in their sleep in schools in Yobe, abducted in Chibok, chased away from villages in Demboa, Biu, Askira and other parts of the North but we are more concerned about Gaza, then we have lost our heads. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON The Cluelessness of the Clueless people

From the confab, to many things Nigerian, we are simply dancing in circles, now it is the Boko Haram Victims Fund, at the same time seeking $1BN to fight Boko Haram, while the dudes are having a field day in Borno and environs and a hairs breath away from other parts of the nation. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRICE CHARLES DICKSON Nigeria: The Ole’ Peoples Home called National Confab is about to close

The Committee went everywhere but the moon, fought itself and people, got more time than given, and after a series of talkshops, a larger body of delegates was convened. That body is at the tail end of its business, and kindly note the word “business”, because that is largely all it has done, its own business, at the expense of Nigeria’s business. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Umaru Dikko: Diplomatic Baggage, Millionaire Crate-man and Nigeria

Was Umaru Dikko of the presidential commission on rice a thief, a corrupt man, or simply Dikko the Mathematician, broadcaster, or is he in the words of Jonathan the elder statesman, who made great contributions to national development. Or is he the man that only three out of ten Political science students of a federal university I sampled knew anything about. Infact one asked if he was a soldier…yet he contributed to national development. Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON Nigerians, all that drugs, the widows and us

I shake my head, at a nation that continues to be abused by its own, with consent of its own, and divided by its own…as I hurt deep inside at the abuse Nigerians go through, swallowing panadol for pains that are not necessarily fault of theirs and taking paracetamol for self inflicted ones I was jolted back by the words below. “We have been advised to avoid crowded places..." Details

 

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BURNING POT BY PRINCE CHARLES DICKSON #bringingback the songs that predicted our current situation

Fela Kuti (born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti;15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997) also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti or simply Fela ([feˈlć]), was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. He was a prophet... Details

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France evacuates expats from Libya

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bullet BA sued over African abuse claims
bullet Child malaria vaccine 'milestone'
bullet Libya militias seize Benghazi base
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Nigeria gold medallist fails drugs test

bullet Burundi's opposition 'targeted'
bullet Strike ends in South Africa

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Landslides trap 150 people in India

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