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Obiano’s honour of recognition

AT a time when many state governors are missing in action in terms of providing developmental projects in their states, Anambra State has a different but pleasant story to tell.

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The arrest of Audu Maikori, misplaced call to pray for tyrant by Fani-Kayode

It is only a weak, insecure, paranoid, wicked, heartless, ignorant, lawless and callous government that refuses to identify, apprehend, prosecute and hang the bloodthirsty, psychopathic and murdering Janjaweed Islamist Fulani militants and herdsmen and instead arrests an innocent and accomplished young man like Audu Maikori who simply had the courage to cry out to the world about the barbarous genocide that the people of Southern Kaduna and members of his ethnic group and religious faith are being subjected to all over the north.

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Much ado about Obaseki’s govt

SO much effort is being deployed by the image makers of the new governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, to project him as a positive departure from the administration of his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole – an administration of which Obaseki is reputed to have being the “talisman”, for the eight years it lasted. On a regular basis now, we find image building articles in the national dailies, one of which was written by one Ernest Omoarelojie and published in a national daily of January 24, 2017, with the title: Edo: Things are Looking Up.

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Beko’s intervention in the struggle for right to health in Nigeria by Femi Falana

Since Nigerian citizens have the right to health by the combined effect of section 17 of the Constitution and article 16 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights Act, it is high time our medical facilities were fixed while drugs are made available and affordable. The usual excuse for not equipping our hospitals is that funds are not available. With respect, it is a matter of priority and not poverty.

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Obaseki versus his kinsmen

WHEN an individual unfolds his or her planned format of deliverance, unpredictable and irritating hurdles surface in rather disturbing definitions, very uncouth and unacceptable instances imbibed inabsolute nonsensical and arrogant styles, traceable to thuggery, wanting to reap where no planting towards a bumper harvesting was sown.

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Beko’s intervention in the struggle for right to health in Nigeria

IN the 30s, 40s and 50s the Reverend Isaac Oladotun Ransome-Kuti and his wife, Olufunmilayo, were in the forefront of the struggle of the Nigerian people against British colonial autocracy. Their Abeokuta home served as the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Teachers and the Nigerian Union of Women founded and led by the Kutis. Bekololari was born in 1940 by the Kutis with a silver spoon. But like his elder brother, Fela, he never used the spoon. Early in life both of them were nurtured in the struggle against injustice and oppression.

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Misinformation that continues to poison

IN a recent article, the Messages of Ahiara, an incisive piece buttressed with logic and reason, which refuted some popular but erroneous notions of tribalism and secession in Nigeria, drew a lot of hostile responses from some of my readers. They lobbed curses and hauled invectives at me. However, to me, it was all exhilarating. I relish rejoinders to my writings, be them abusive or appreciative.

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Edo’s economic marshal plan

FROM November 12th 2016 when Governor Obaseki formally assumed office, there has been an unprecedented infusion of transforming energetic visions and systemic policy re-alignment in the affairs of Edo state. Irrespective of the partisan inclination of ardent political analysts, it is incontrovertible that the governor is focused on constructing a formidable architecture for socio-economic revolution. The mere notion of a vibrantly healthy and economically competitive Edo State in the heart of Nigeria- an idea which would have been clinically declared hallucinatory before now is now forming into a solid reality under Governor Obaseki.

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Closure of Abuja International airport

The closure of Abuja airport even the thought is such a ridiculous outlandish decision and shows how far away from reality we are. How do you shut the door on a major entry point into the countries capital? (Africa’s most populous country and largest economy) Could Ghana afford to close Kotoka Airport in Accra, This questions was posed in Accra last week, they looked bewildered as if to say “where is he from doesn’t he know how vital the airport is to the overall Economy of Ghana”.

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Pathway to Nigeria’s progress

MAN is under the classification of animal and therefore, has the characteristics of selfishness – me, my family, siblings, clans, tribe, state, region, country, etc comes first. Even amongst siblings, when it comes to sharing of spoils, there is disagreement. In the family tradition, as soon as one becomes a man or gets married, one’s interests and decisions as it concerns the family are respected. How you run your family, how you fend for yourself and how you relate with friends and outsiders, is your own business, except, where issues concerning the whole family crops up, then you will be invited to offer your own contribution or views. That way there is peace in the society.

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