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Dame Patricia Anenih: A matriarch in whom humanity lived

The title of the newspaper advertisement, announcing the funeral of the first wife of former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, simply read: “Our matriarch transits”.

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Niger Delta Region: What went wrong?

With the advent of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, the Niger-Delta region witnessed violent agitation for resource control and youth restiveness. This ushered in an era of insecurity plagued with kidnapping and bombings of oil installation. The nation’s economy was badly affected and this prompted the “carrot and stick approach” by former President Chief Olusegun
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Disturbing coup rumours from the Nigerian military

We wouldn’t have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup – planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Lieutenant Genera T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the seriousness of the matter, the British Ambassador to Nigeria also corroborated the news – item. If the disturbing news was credited to other sources, we would have waved it aside as one of the wild – rumours.

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Rule of Law: Garba Shehu goofs on Sambo Dasuki

The most painful and mind boggling dilemma in issuing rebuttals is the attempt to challenge respected professional colleagues who should know the truth from fallacy. Wrong actions of current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari have compelled some of us to take the pain and risk of disproving false allegations and reckless insinuations on innocent people by those in the corridors of power.

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CDS Olonishakin and Nigeria’s rising military profile In Africa 

Without any attempt to flatter, a dispassionate assessment of the appointees, President Muhammedu Buhari has made in sensitive areas reflect his innate persona and leadership qualities.  They are usually honest, strict, thorough, focused and brutally blunt in the performance of official duties. Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen. Abayomi Gabriel  Olonisakin is one  such
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How to make Nigeria work by Atiku

The reality is that our nation does not work well whether we focus on security, education, economic production, employment generation and people’s welfare or we focus on governance and politics or the relationships among our diverse ethnic, regional, and religious groupings. Our government relies excessively on rent derived from a single export product, crude oil,
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Buhari and the Marabouts by Reuben Abati

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.” “Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons
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