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Chidi Amuta, Ojo Maduekwe and the PDP leadership

If the above is the thesis of Amuta’s essay, can that essay be read as the warning of a watchman? Can Amuta be read as a message to one member of the political class who by past conduct can understand the message and transmit it to the PDP leadership? Such interpretation of the essay is supported by Amuta’s description of the Nigerian political situation and of the aptitude of Ojo Maduekwe whom Amuta presents in these words.

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It’s still darkness at noon: Six decades after independence

This is the historical conjectural approach. The result of adopting this method of analysis would be an explanation of development failures blamed on the military. There are, however, problems with this approach. The first is that military rule depended on the civil service, the judiciary, the private sector and civilian ministers who enabled the military to govern.

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God of His business and traders in God (3)

Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David” (Isaiah 55:1-3). The currency of the Kingdom is the death of Jesus Christ. His blood is the propitiation for our sins. His resurrection purchases for us justification (Romans 4:25). God himself assures us prosperity.

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Microanalysis of Nigerian democracy: Anniversary imprecations (2)

It is in the same manner as we demarcate the period of reform in the USA by the election of Obama contextualised by the 1857 Dred Scott Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, in similar manner we should demarcate the context of reform by the decision of the colonial government to plan for responsible government in the colonies. Independence of the colonies was and is a phase in the reform of the British colonial state.

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Halliburton Saga: Which will prevail, moral legalism or real politik?

Tri-Star Investment Ltd and Marubeni Inc with a mandate to “bribe” Nigerian decision makers of the executive branch of government, NNPC and NLNG officials and other political leaders “according to a sealed indictment filed at the U.S District Court in Houston, Texas” (See March 29 Sunday NEXT) was invented as a means to outwit their home governmnts’ bank monitors and their national regulatory authorities. The scheme was not invented to defeat Nigeria’s EFCC but to avoid detection by the contractors’ legal authorities.

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