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Once strong, Buhari’s voice now trails into distant echo

What Nigerians receive these days, if anything at all, are statements released to the media on his behalf by those shielding him from those who took the trouble to vote for him in 2015. Quite frequently, the messages are conflicting, like the ramblings of a drunkard

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Nigeria media and fake news on a Range Rover – 1

Arewa Consultative Forum spokesman, Anthony Sani, reportedly repeated the Nigeria Police line on the Ile Ife clash between Yoruba and Northerners saying “criminality knows no ethnicity or religion”. I agree. But will Mr Sani tell us how many people the police arrested for killing an Igbo man in Kano and parading his severed head around? We are waiting for him and the IGP

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Time to release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky on bail

Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy – US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, 1856-1941.

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Heil! Donald Trump The American Fuhrer

Americans, since the end of the Second World War, had always wondered how the most advanced people in Europe, the Germans, in the early parts of the last century could produce a monstrous leader like Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945. With the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, they now know how in a fit of absent-mindedness bordering on lunacy, nations use their votes to appoint a crack-port as their leader. History does not repeat itself; only human beings are so stupid.

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