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The price of indifference

THE scripture in the book of Numbers told the story of how when Israel was staying in Shittim, its men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women. The adulterous women invited them to the sacrifices of their gods and the people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. In the process, Israel became yoked to the Baal of Peor and the Lord’s anger burned against them.

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Our VP injures his reputation!

IT is a well known fact that Vice President, VP, Yemi Osinbajo,a Professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, forwarded the name of the Acting chairman of the EFCC Mr. Ibrahim Magu to the Senate for confirmation when he acted for the President during his first 10-day leave to London. It is therefore natural that he would want his nomination to sail through.

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What the Igbos want in Nigeria (6)

THE fourth and last group of Igbos,where the present author belongs to, are those that believe that Nigeria is facing a national question. That this national question is the most critical problem facing the country today which, depending on how it is handled, can either rebuild or destroy her; that the best solution to this national question should only proceed from its understanding in terms of nationalities, without this being a disregard for the economic, political and constitutional palliatives that could impact upon the major variable.

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How not to run a country

THE saddest occurrence in the history of mankind is that Nigerians ever featured in the human happiness index in spite of the miseries that daily rule their lives. Anytime I see Nigerians mentioned in the same bracket with that word, I usually reach for my dictionary and happiness is still defined as: “A mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment or immense joy”?

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Re: Ife 21, nemo judex in causa sua…

THERE has never been a time as horrible as the present, in the history of Nigeria. I say that because I believe that this government rode to power on the faith that millions of eligible voters had in the incumbent president of the republic. For us to wake up and hear every day, tales of extra judicial killings by security agencies, Fulani terrorism and the segregating actions of a supposedly federal police is just too dangerous for a democracy.

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Beware of Yoruba tiger’s tail

THE Yorubas say that you learn how to state your case not the art of fighting. The meaning of that is that he would only fight as a last resort. The depth of his philosophy tells you that he is running from a fight not because he is a coward but for the fact that he thinks through issues and knows that it is better to avoid a fight except it becomes inevitable. When eventually he is pushed to a fight, the landmarks are indelible for ages.

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What the Igbos want in Nigeria (4)

A FACTION of the visitant six geo-politicians used to plead for an Igbo president, without letting it known whether or not it is tied to the restructuring, how related to Igbo wellbeing that would be, or just another means of advancing their business interests or achieving the Igbo quota of federal corruption in Nigeria, which they have since 1970 been imposing on helpless Igbo masses at the state and local government levels, unrestrained by anyone.

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