Friday August 22nd, 2014
Friday August 22nd, 2014
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Et tu, Dele ?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:47 am   /   Comments

Your postulations in the last couple of weeks astounds me and judging from the reactions of others, I know I am not in the minority. Yes, I am a Muslim but that is not all that defines me. I am a journalist, a husband, father and a Nigerian. I have always rated you as a capable and esteemed colleague.

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Gay rights, my foot!

  /   in Voice of Reason 3:12 am   /   Comments

Where do human rights begin and where do they end? I should think they should begin with al God-given rights and end where God’s laws naturally “adhere to proper human rights.”

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The truth about Nigerian politics

  /   in Voice of Reason 3:38 am   /   Comments

ELECTION

“The escalation of the activities of the Boko Haram in Borno State was to stop all Nigeria Peoples Party from winning elections.”

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Bayelsa Saga

  /   in Voice of Reason 1:19 am   /   Comments

“Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them” You all must have heard that Jonathan’s “candidate” has won the PDP ticket for Bayelsa gubernatorial primary.

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Jonathan should better be mistaken

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

“My proposal for a single seven-year tenure is anchored on the need for an incumbent president to focus maximum attention on the execution of his development programmes instead of expending vital energy on re-election issues”- Goodluck Jonathan

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BOKO HARAM : Keeping the lid on pandora’s box

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:34 am   /   Comments

Pandora, the first woman in Greek mythology was given a box; a box that contained the world’s evil, when she opened it, evil escaped into the world and the only item left in the box was HOPE.

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Sanusi can’t win this one

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

CBN Governor,Lamido Sanusi

Each time Sanusi Lamido Sanusi opens his mouth, most of us are compelled to listen. For he makes some good sense. But this is not to say that we do not say some good sense as well.

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Justice delayed, is justice denied

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

I joined the Vanguard in September of 1985 (I was 46) and I resigned in 2004, December. I was 65 years. I worked at the Vanguard for 19 years. I had the mind to stay there for nine or ten years, but I ended up spending double the time I had intended…

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This time, it is Foxgate

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

It was a long time we had a Profumo scandal, but between him and a Fox, some water has flowed under the bridge.
But Fox Liam, a medical practitioner, has now riding Fox may be a medico, but his colleagues within the cabinet say he was a damned good politician. They even credited him with doing good work at the defence ministry. They even say he worked well at Afghanistan and in Iraq and elsewhere. Until the cookies crumble.

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I am a Nigerian!

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

“As long as I have any choice, I will stay only in a country where political liberty, toleration, and equality of all citizens before the law are the rule.”-Albert Einstein

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Did you know it was October 1?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

When October 1st came I nearly did not know. And it was supposed to be the anniversary of the independence of Nigeria. It was supposed to be the day when we dropped the shackles of whatever held us down.

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Unequal justice

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Troy Davis, ( 42) was executed on September 21,2011, in the United States of America and some would say he merited his execution. Because he was found guilty of the death of an off- duty policeman, Mark MacPhail.

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September 11, 2001 alias 9/11(2)

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:02 am   /   Comments

Two Sundays ago was the anniversary of the devastation that the world would rather forget. It was 10 years ago and the world has not allowed itself to forget.

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September 11, 2001 alias 9/11-1

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Ten years ago, a single cataclysmic event altered the way we viewed the world. On September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as planes struck the World Trade Centre twin towers in New York . It seems so unreal that anyone in their right mind could not have thought it could happen, least of all, not in America . But it did and it unleashed even more tragedy in the number of lives lost that day in the weeks, months and years that followed . Its resonance felt the world over.

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One month too long for Ramadan

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:25 am   /   Comments

They call what happened in Ibadan a force majeure.It is a happening that no one has any power over. My cousin in Ibadan told me when I called him, that there had never seen anything like it and he has lived over six decades. It was not an everyday disaster happening.

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One man’s patriot, another man’s terrorist?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

norway

On July 22, 2011, the world watched in horror as a heinous crime was committed by one person to many others in Norway. While the horror was unfolding with the immediacy of the media, there were many voices who lent their views to a culprit or culprits who could be the Asian youths in Norway or the usual suspect being the Al Qaeda. After all, it was a bomb in the centre of town and there were fatalities. This person or persons then travelled to carry out more massacres on Utøya Island. Utøya Island is situated in a lake about 26 miles north-west of Oslo where the Labour Party was hosting its youth camp

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‘I am humbled’

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

News-world

The billionaire of the recently- rested News of the World, Rupert Murdoch, has been known for years, but not as much as he is now known. In recent time, his fame or notoriety has gone round the world. Murdoch’s overweening political influence has long been recognised, from well before when the former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, flew to Australia in 1995 to pay homage at his corporate court. It is said that those who knew him have the fear that those who crossed him would be given the full tabloid treatment over their personal misdemeanors, real or imagined.

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Hacking or no hacking

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

News-world

Several parties are sharpening their knives with the unfurling of the hacking scandal of the News of the World and News International. There are even suggestions that the rot may have spread to other newspapers but the smear has not hit the other papers… yet.

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When is journalism honourable?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

The News of the World’s, NoW, then royal editor, Clive Goodman and private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire, were jailed for hacking into the mobile phones of royal aides.

Since then, a series of police inquiries and legal cases have explored just how widespread the practice was, with implications for the police, celebrities, politicians and even victims of crime and their families.

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Anyone can die, anytime

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Politicians can die anytime. And that was the case of 56-year -old Christopher Shale. He was as big as they come. He is a “big”, what they call,fish in the conservative party! Christopher was chairman of the West Oxfordshire Conservative Party Association. And that covers David Cameron ‘s constituency.

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I lost the enthusiasm to continue – Jack Warner

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

fifa1

Most people are making some money on the side. And, it is all over the world. Some journalists are making it by doing something in public relations.

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A slap on the wrist

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Suddenly we did not hear anything more about James Ibori of Delta State. And, there has been a lot of noise about how he was the Delta “Champion.” Someone even said he was the man who could not be touched.

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Have women failed?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

The Speakership of the Federal House of Representatives has finally been settled; Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has clinched it. One had expected the contest to go the usual way. That is, to go to South-West. And, one has expected Mulikat Akande-Adeola to have won it.

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My apologies…

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Let me apologise for my action, last Sunday, because I went to the inauguration of Is’haq Abiola Ajimobi, brand new governor of Oyo State. You see, I couldn’t split myself in three places, like Akande, Aregbesola, Fayemi did. They went to Ibadan and Abeokuta at one and the same time.

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4 years not for ever

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State are not new to high political offices. Both were in the forefront of political activity. Abiola was a senator of AD and Amosun of PDP. Both were contending governors for 2007 under ANPP. They all had long battles which they both lost.

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Speaker: Mulikat sounds good

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

By June 7 we will know who becomes the Speaker. It would have to be Mulikat Akande-Adeola or Muraina Ajibola. Two of them come from Oyo State: both of them are lawyers and are two-time representatives. As I have heard them out, the two of them are very articulate. Any of them will be a credit for the lower legislative chambers.

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Psychology of the Muslim

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

I think I understand the psychology of the average Muslim. Or nearly do. This psychology is coded in their belief of the inevitability of destiny. Some of them have honed it to an art. So, when Yuguda spoke that the youth corps “only fulfilled their destinies”, that was what he meant.

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Akirogun is excited

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

The Akirogun of Egba sounded like a small boy when he called me the other day. He sounded excited, animated like a boy who has just been given a new toy. Segun Osoba told me Obasanjo had finally owned up to a lot of things: namely about himself and Gbenga Daniel, the outgoing governor of Ogun State.

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We may not forget, but can learn a little

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Nigeria is like the elephant, she forgets nothing and learns nothing. At least that has been the lesson that the outgone elections show.

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Should I go there?

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

The frog is very short of tail; it is unlike the ram or the cow. It cannot flaunt the tail like the well-endowed horse. So, when it comes to talk about tail, the Yoruba say: Opolo ni e fo o. Frog says don’t even go there.

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‘If not me, it is you’

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:09 am   /   Comments

By Kola Animashaun Professor Dora Akunyili does not need any introduction.  Or you do not know that she was the over-all boss at NAFDAC for many years until she was invited to the Ministership of Information in Abuja?  She did a damned good job in both places. Now, she is aspiring to go to the

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Jega will have to do better

  /   in Voice of Reason 12:00 am   /   Comments

Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, made some boasts: that he would release full results of the elections within 48 hours; that he has the capacity to resist anyform of presure; that he would hold INEC officials responsible for court indictment.

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