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Still waiting for our Police to change!

The recent dismissal by the Nigerian Police of its officers attached to the Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike is a huge food for thought. Police Spokesman, Dan Awunah, says the officers were dismissed after having been found guilty of breaching the police conduct during the last parliamentary election in Rivers State. Awunah also said the misconduct occurred despite warnings from Ibrahim Idris the Inspector General of police (IGP).

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IBORI: Delta people are no fools !

The recent release from a British prison of a former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori has since it happened last month attracted comments from across the nation. While many especially Deltans were happy about the development, analysts from other parts of Nigeria were virtually disgusted over what they saw as a sheepish people turning an ex-convict into their hero

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Senate goofed on SGF & EFCC chair

The Nigerian Senate is fast becoming more powerful by the day. That seems to be the desire of its members who describe themselves as distinguished. Although it is a law-making body which puts it within the legislature, its posture sometimes makes it look like it also has both executive and judicial powers and that it can in fact control everyone else. Hence, it often dishes out instructions which it expects everybody to obey.

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INEC needs more than men of integrity

As part of the determination of government to ensure hitch-free elections in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday swore in six new Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to strengthen the work of the commission. On the occasion, the President charged the commissioners to be firm and fair in the discharge of their duties adding that his government would rely on them to help consolidate the integrity of the electoral body.

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Our Supreme Court resurrects; leaving behind INEC, etc

All over the world, the continued survival of nations is premised on the viability of societal institutions as every such institution strives to meet the purpose for which it was established. For instance, the Post Office which is largely despised in Nigeria serves elsewhere as a tool for national development. In the United Kingdom, unending improvements in technology notwithstanding, service delivery in postal services has over the years remained superb.

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Who says American and Nigerian elections are not the same?

The blind and the deaf are probably aware that Nigerian elections cannot be exactly same as those of the USA and other developed nations. The main reason is that our politicians are determined to keep Nigeria an analogue country particularly in election matters. As a result, whereas people vote seamlessly elsewhere, our own elections are just a step away from those of the Stone Age.

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Welcome to the proposed strike by our Senate

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 is obviously a day when our current Senate ought to be remembered for making a great point during its tenure. On that day, our Senators resolved to go on strike if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to conduct all pending re-run elections into legislative positions in Rivers State. Following the threat, a few Nigerians berated the Senate for behaving like an over-grown labour union.

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Benin: A New Era And Its Prospects

In 1861, when the British sought to annex Lagos, they sought the consent of the Oba of Benin who used the territory as Eko meaning camp for his many expeditions to conquer towns and villages which made the Benin Empire exceedingly large. The empire reportedly stretched from Onitsha in the east, through Owo, Akure and some Yoruba settlements in the southwest and into present-day Ghana.

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