Friday August 1st, 2014
Friday August 1st, 2014
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When Sultan visited “Kaduna Boy” in Edo Govt. House

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:01 am   /   Comments

*Oshiomhole

Last Friday, November 30th, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, received a Doctoral Degree from Igbinedion University, Okada.

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Jonathan’s jumble, mumble media chat

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:41 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan (middle), flanked from left by Mr. Ikeddy Isiguzo (Vanguard), Mr. Muhammed Kudu Abubakar (Nigerian Television Authority (Nta), Mrs. Themi Olujobi (The Mirrow) and Mr. Martins Oloja (The Guardian) during the Presidential Media Chat at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesteday.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s media chat on Sunday, November 18, 2012, has come and gone. Just like his previous media outings, this one ended up with too many loose ends and hopelessness. No direction, no vision that could be discerned from his presentation of facts and the policy focus of his administration.

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A political iconoclast he was

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:22 am   /   Comments

*Chief Sola Saraki condolence register.

Nigeria has once again lost a rare political gem, such a refined man who understood the tempers and mercies of politics,who also gave more than a passing interest in nurturing it.

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Orosanye, Ribadu and the Nigerian story

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:51 am   /   Comments

ribadu-orosanye

On Friday, November 2, 2012, we were treated to a well sketched out but poorly delivered drama piece involving two Nigerians who have been privileged to serve in various capacities before now.

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Welcoming a new author to town; Ifeanyi Ilechukwu

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:30 am   /   Comments

Ifeanyi Ilechukwu

In this era of economic crunch, pervasive hunger, decaying infrastructure, low level human capital development and a demoralising socio-political orientation, getting the brain to think and rationalize ideas and thoughts could be very tasking and painstaking.

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Law makers as law breakers in Kogi Assembly

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:30 am   /   Comments

Sacked speaker, Bello (r) ponders his future as Wada smiles

The reported impeachment of the Speaker of the Kogi State Assembly this week has further exposed the unreadiness of all of us to tailor the essential ingredients of democracy. That it is coming from those who were said to be elected to make laws for the good people of Kogi State makes the thought even more painful.

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Law makers as law breakers in Kogi Assembly

  /   in Stomach Democracy   /   Comments

Wada.. governor of Kogi state

The reported impeachment of the Speaker of the Kogi State Assembly this week has further exposed the unreadiness of all of us to tailor the essential ingredients of democracy. That it is coming from those who were said to be elected to make laws for the good people of Kogi State makes the thought even more painful.

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Mindless killing at University of Maiduguri

  /   in Stomach Democracy 1:06 am   /   Comments

In the last two weeks, it has been a harvest of killings in some Nigerian higher institutions; first in the University of Maiduguri on September 29, followed by Federal Polytechnic, Mubi and lastly University of Port Harcourt. All the scenarios surrounding the killings are gruesomely disturbing.

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This gang up against Governor Mimiko

  /   in Stomach Democracy 1:55 am   /   Comments

Akande, ACN national chairman; Adebanjo: Staunch Awoist;  Gov Mimiko, and Tinubu, ACN national leader

In the last two and a half months, political fireworks have been on display in the sunshine State of Ondo where Governor Abdul’Rahman Ifamumikomi simply shortened to read Mimiko, calls the shots.

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Transformation: Bovine catharsis

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:10 am   /   Comments

Jonathan: Battle ready?

We are in difficult times as a nation. We are getting deeper and deeper into the abyss of inaction and poor rendition of leadership essentials. It is becoming humiliating and shameful to some of us seeing the level Nigeria has plunged into. The transformation mantra that heralded this administration has since plummeted and the fresh air that was promised has since become a hollow ritual.

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House impeachment scare; hmmmm!

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:48 am   /   Comments

senate-Jonathan

The ridiculous news of an impeachment plot anchored by some clueless first time lawmakers and their shameless sponsors simply brought to the fore the barefaced fact that we are not learning from our recent history.

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National honours and the pride of a nation

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:10 am   /   Comments

We are such an interesting nation peopled by different characters and shades of individuals with no discernible compass. We do things in very ridiculous manners and get national awards for it. Nigeria is an award-giving-ceremony country but with less achievements both at the individual and collective levels, and often times one wonders why the ostentatious display of success without visible signs to showcase such achievements.

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The Jonathan we know (2)

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:09 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan

The President’s acceptability on face book when he was running for election has taken a downward dive. His praises have turned to curses; his acceptability has turned to rejection.

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The Jonathan we know

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:55 am   /   Comments

File photo: President Goodluck Jonathan addressing the Nation at The State House in Abuja

Last week Sunday, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President’s Spokesman, came up with a tawdry essay about what some Nigerians do not know about President Jonathan.

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Nigeria:a potpourri of absurdities

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:04 am   /   Comments

Wither Nigeria in another 50 years?

Nothing can be as gazundering as the launch penultimate week of a particular type of Television that uses battery as its source of energy.

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IBB at 71: Salute to a great mind

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:56 am   /   Comments

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida

Speaking for a former President of His Excellency, General Ibrahim Babangida’s status could be as Herculean and complex a task. The former leader is a behemoth of some sort and has combed the entire gamut of Nigeria’s political life in a manner that makes him the issue in Nigeria’s over 50 years of developmental discourse.

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Asari Dokubo’s drumbeats of war and other matters

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:48 am   /   Comments

Asari Dokubo

It is utterly discomforting to witness a sharp decline in public morality in the way and manner we conduct the business of politics and power game in Nigeria. Public discourse, which should ordinarily sharpen our knowledge and intellectuality, is often grossly abused to fan the embers of disunity and instability.

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Impeachment: Tambuwal’s cross, Nigeria’s Burden

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:19 am   /   Comments

Impeachment-cartoon

The sound of impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan coming out from the hallowed chambers of the Federal House of Representatives is creating panic within the inner recesses of the Presidential Villa.

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Perm Sec. Dame, have you treated that memo?

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:10 am   /   Comments

Patience-Dickson

Very little things have the capacity to undo us as human beings who occupy this plane called mother earth. We are just the way we are because of greed and crass opportunism. We want to swallow what we cannot chew, and chew that which we cannot swallow.

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Beware of Oshiomhole’s Horse Whip

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:49 am   /   Comments

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State addressing journalists at Iyamho Primary School.

The calm that has returned to Edo State after the July 14 election has been so palpable that one can easily feel it. One can easily touch it.

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PDP’s tall ambition in Edo State

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:53 am   /   Comments

Oshiomhole and Airhiavbere

July 14, 2012 is barely three months away. It is a date that Edo State voters will troop out in their numbers to elect who to govern them for the next four years. Two candidates and two parties are the major contenders for the plum position.

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So Nigeria is going broke?

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:20 am   /   Comments

cartoon-politicans

NO doubt, the late Dr Moses Adekoyejo Majekodunmi, who died on Wednesday at age 95, was an accomplished medical practitioner. Although, he devoted about 89 years of his life to medicine, his six- year stint in politics appeared to have entrenched him more in the consciouness of Nigerians.

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Give me a church and I will give you a contract

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:55 am   /   Comments

St. Stephen Anglican Church, Otu Oke

Fresh happenings in Nigeria these days keep one wondering about our determination to help our country get past all the sordid stories of yester years. At the dawn of each blessed day, one is confounded by the ingenuity of those who are in authority at explaining away gory details about their conduct in public office.

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Bamanga Tukur and the transformational agenda

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:08 am   /   Comments

Nigeria is surely not showing good examples as the self-acclaimed giant of Africa. From one ridiculous drama to another, Nigeria’s leadership orientation has been one that leaves many mouths gaping about our self-inflicted predicament. We preach what we do not practice.

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Crossing the North-South bridge

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:01 am   /   Comments

(L –R) Minister of States for Interior Mr. Humphrey Abba with Prof. Jerry Gana and Minister of States for Information and Communication Mr. Labaran Maku at the Northern Political Summit at the International Trade Fair Complex, Kaduna on Thursday. Photo: Olu Ajayi

The raging controversy over resource control and derivation has once again assumed the driver seat in socio-political discourse in Nigeria as we speak.

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Suswan’s civic reception for Jonathan and transformational agenda.

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:09 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan and Gov. Gabriel Suswam of Benue State at the Commissioning of Otobi Water Project during the President Visit. Photos--state House.

No doubt, Benue State purse must have felt the pinch of an ostentatious civic reception for President Jonathan penultimate Thursday in a show of political solidarity in the glare of daunting challenges confronting the nation.

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Uduaghan’s Delta and matters arising

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:58 am   /   Comments

From left:  Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State; Prof. Emevwo Biakolo and Mr. Richard Ikiebe during a lecture on "Media, Democratic Governance and Challenges of National Development", delivered by Governor  Uduaghan at the School of Media and Communication, Pan African University, Lagos yesterday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele.

Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan could rightly be described as a cat with nine lives. Since his ascension to the coveted seat of Governor of Delta State, the man has been on the firing line for opposition politicians and political parties in the State. His greatest arch rival Great Ovedje Ogboru has not left any stone unturned in his strong determination to take over the State from Emmanuel Uduaghan.

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Government by committee and task force; whodunit?

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:50 am   /   Comments

*President Jonathan

I am yet to understand the rationale for the numerous committees that are springing up every day at a time the Jonathan-led government is thinking about running a slim government and save for the country.

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Sovereign National Conference or Suffering Nigerians Conference

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:00 am   /   Comments

DIALOGUE—From left: Chief Edwin Clark, Imam Abdulrahman Ahmad, Chief Missioner of Ansar udeen Muslim Group, and Alhaji Balarabe Musa, former Governor of Kaduna State, during the Eminent National Leaders of Thought Dialogue on The State of The Nation, yesterday in Lagos. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

The agitation for the convocation of what some called Sovereign National Conference has been around us for a long time and particularly gained currency in the last ten years. Some of the agitators with all their political and intellectual pedigree still show a remarkable lack of understanding of the socio-political dynamics of the country, especially the intricate logic of being a country of several configurations.

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Bayelsa Politics: A fraud foretold

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:13 am   /   Comments

President Jonathan casting his vote  at Otoabula  Ward 013, Otueke in Ogbia Local Government , Bayelsa state  Saturday.

There are so many issues begging for attention in Nigeria on a daily basis as a result of our peculiar configuration. In the fullness of all the issues that have occupied public space in recent times, we do not seem to be paying attention to details. The Bayelsa politics of old has been one characterized by fraud and corruption since 1999 till date.

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Garlands for Muhammad Babangida at 40

  /   in Stomach Democracy 12:46 am   /   Comments

For obvious reasons, Muhammad Babangida, the first son of the most talked about Nigerian in the history of Nigeria, the indomitable General IBB marked his glorious forty years on earth on Thursday, 2nd February, 2012 in what typifies the humility of a family that has since become role model to many.

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New IGP:A new awakening? I doubt

  /   in Stomach Democracy 3:19 am   /   Comments

The appointment of the new Inspector General of Police did not come as a surprise after all, following public outcry that the immediate past IGP had reached his professional nadir and cannot offer anything new or creative to checkmate the menacing force of unreason of members of Boko Haram.

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