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Another gathering of vultures

MY people say: “whenever a person wakes up is his morning”. Let me say “Happy New Year” to you on the first outing of this column in 2017. May it be well with all of us throughout this year and beyond. Whether we are friends or foes, we are all Nigerians. Even those agitating for Biafra are still Nigerians until their dream or aspiration comes true.

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Wike goofed at Sultan’s palace

NYESOM WIKE is one of the most outstanding politicians of the past two years or so. When his predecessor, former friend and boss, Chibuike Amaechi, as the Governor of Rivers State took the mandate the people gave him to the All Progressives Congress, APC, to fight former President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, started looking for a strong candidate to retrieve the oil-rich state from the clutches of the

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The capture of Sambisa Forest

ON Saturday, December 24, 2016, President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, announced that “finally”, the Boko Haram insurgency had been crushed following the invasion, by our gallant troops, of “Camp Zero”, the final bastion of the evil Islamist group, Boko Haram, in Sambisa Forest.

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Civil war in Camp 97%

YOU probably know what I mean by Camp 97%. In case you don’t, let me explain. You will recall that soon after he was sworn into office last year, President Muhammadu Buhari paid a state visit to the United States, apparently to thank President Barack Obama, the American State Establishment and Media, for helping him win the 2015 election.

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An assignment for Atiku Abubakar

FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been singing a tune, which I find strange for a Northern politician of Fulani extraction. Ordinarily, there should be no nexus between tribe and ideology, in that anyone from any ethnic background could be a Marxist, Capitalist, Theocrat (Islamist or Christian fundamentalist, if there is any such thing) or the everything-goes Libertarians like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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No condition is permanent

A FRESHLY-HATCHED baby bedbug was cozy beside its mother between the laces of a mat as they sucked the blood of the owners of the house who were fast asleep. When the sun was up, in order to kill the stubborn bedbugs, the humans took the mat and spread it outside. As the heat of the sun intensified, the baby bedbug became uncomfortable and cried out to its mother:

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Cowardice of today’s Igbo governors

THE governors of the 36 states of the Federation are designated by the Constitution as the “Chief Executives” and “Chief Security Officers” of their states. It is for this reason that they arrogate to themselves billions of naira worth of “security votes” every year. It is also for this reason that they ride in armoured convoys with daredevil secret policemen, mobile policemen and sometimes even military personnel at their beck and call round the clock. That is why they are also pavilioned with immunity.

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