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Olu of Warri @one: Ogiamen Ikenwoli, Itsekiri, the future

THE cosmopolitan city of Warri is set to play host to prominent personalities from all walks of life for the 1st coronation anniversary celebrations of the 20th Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli.

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Futility of one-way assets declaration

THE 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria mandates specific public officeholders to declare personal assets on assumption of offices. Based on this, President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo complied after inauguration, regrettably an action that was also taken by all the previous administrations that declined to do same after leaving office.

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Ken Saro-Wiwa, Benin Republic and restructuring of Nigeria

KEN SARO-WIWA was the pipe-smoking Ogoni writer and rights activist. He had a small physical carriage. But each time he sneezed, Nigeria the behemoth caught cold. So when asked why the small ‘unarmed’ man from a minority tribe would discomfit a giant, he would fire back aggressively: “What do you mean? What has size got to do with it? Size has little to do with it!”

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Futility of the Niger Republic pipelines project

AN Online news report of Sunday 28th November, 2016 carried the headline: “Militancy pushes government to turn to Niger oil”. According to the report, “The federal government has planned to construct pipelines from Niger Republic to Kaduna refinery…the NNPC confirmed that this was ordered by the President”. It went further, “The federal government has finalised plans of the construction of a 1000kilometre crude oil pipelines from Niger Republic to Kaduna refinery…”

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Re: End these budget embarrassments

Having practiced this profession for more than 25 years directly, I am often very reluctant to join issues with publications in the media even if it affects what I am doing. Instead, whenever I find some inaccuracies in facts and presentation I try to provide information and background for the sake of future presentations.

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Dunoma: A positive revolutionary in FAAN

Leadership is as much a question of timing as anything else. A leader must appear on the scene when people are looking for leadership as Mao Tse Tung did in 1931, as Winston Churchill did in 1940 and as Lenin did in 1917, when he comes, he must offer a simple, eloquent message, that is what Engr. Saleh did when he assumed office in 2014 he gave the message “building the institution through selfless service to our fatherland.

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Who is Afraid of Atiku Abubakar?

One politician strolled into the fourth republic with huge dose of democratic credentials. Alhaji Abubakar Atiku established himself as a democrat immediately he resigned from public service. He became a disciple of late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, the great political tactician that swept the country like a hurricane. Members of this political machine included Chief Anthony Anenih, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Lamidi Adedibu, Dapo Sarumi, Yomi Edu and others.

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