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The Style of Buharism

THERE is no iota of doubt about it after all: we have ceaselessly experienced a crisis of Buharism since our present president,Buhari, was exalted by us into the presidency of our country. Glaringly, diurnally it is entering our exalted consciousness and imagination that our pre-election idea or picture of him was one that exalted a man who had (and still has) an exalted impression of himself.

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Fakery of a fortune teller

One of the newspapers published an opinion article by a certain Robert Obioha, titled “Peterside and APC’s Fantasy” on September 2, 2016. Reading this article, one can easily adduce his motivation for penning, otherwise, how does one explain the blatant disregard for issues raised by Hon. Dakuku Peterside, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 Rivers State gubernatorial elections? Or a poignant lack of discourse in the article about critical issues bordering on the economy and security of Rivers State?

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President Buhari

Why Buhari is not the plagiarist

DURING the tenure of one of our past presidents, I was given a publication to distil some of its content for use in another publication. The publication, a “Mid-term Report” of the president’s administration, featured inputs from various ministries, departments and agencies. It was meant to project the goals and achievements of the government of the day. And, not surprisingly, its foreword was signed by the then incumbent president, an indication that his government endorsed it at the highest level.

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Map of Nigeria

Remembering the adhoc conference (2)

A Federation of the existing Region, Lagos continuing as Federal Territory or becoming a Region. N.B. The Memorandum considered a redrawing of the constituent units desirable and set out the following criteria: ethnic, linguistic, and cultural affinity or homogeneity, historical association (e.g. Hausa/Fulani, Efik/Ibibio), viability of states both absolutely and relatively, geographical contiguity, comparability in size, reciprocal self-determination (i.e. not only should each minority group be given the opportunity to determine its future but also a majority group must be given the opportunity to determine whether it is willing to associate with a minority seeking such association.

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Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra State

Defending Anambra’s Light (2)

TWO! I had carefully read the farcical online report that Governor Obiano had, in two years, blown the fabulous N75 billion “abandoned” in Anambra’s vaults by his predecessor. It was a disgraceful washout; it contained not a single word, let alone a single sentence, to support the wild claim of its title. It merely listed what the author termed 29 Anambra State Government accounts in various banks, and posted the sum of N37.3 billion as the total funds in them on the morning of Chief Obiano’s inauguration.

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Remembering the adhoc conference

MR. Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore and he governed Singapore from 1959-1990. In January 1966, he visited Nigeria as part of the Commonwealth delegation to discuss Rhodesia unilateral declarations of independence. Rhodesia is now called Zimbabwe. He stayed in Lagos like all the Commonwealth leaders for three days. It was after their departure that Nigeria’s Prime Minister Alhaji Tafawa Balewa was assassinated.

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Change and ‘the people’

THERE is no gainsaying the fact that, the current situation in the country is a far cry from the people’s expectations. Majority of the electorate had voted for the government of change, as the surest escape route from under the ‘umbrella of hardship and uncertainties’ of the then administration. To a larger extent, they looked up to ‘Sai Baba’, as the messiah to liberate them from the valley of hunger, sorrow, pains and tears. Today, the story is different because many of those exponents of change are now singing different tunes.

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anambra-map

Defending Anambra’s Light

Two! I had carefully read the farcical online report that Governor Obiano had, in two years, blown the fabulous N75 billion “abandoned” in Anambra’s vaults by his predecessor. It was a disgraceful washout; it contained not a single word, let alone a single sentence, to support the wild claim of its title. It merely listed what the author termed 29 Anambra State Government accounts in various banks, and posted the sum of N37.3 billion as the total funds in them on the morning of Chief Obiano’s inauguration.

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Defending Anambra’s Light

Anambra State marked its silver jubilee on August 27, 2016, emitting rays of brilliant colours that emphasize the uniqueness of its people as wonderfully crafted by God, continuously demonstrating to the entire world that they are endowed with the dominant infrastructures of greatness, unsurpassed pacesetters in all noble walks of life – the arts, entrepreneurship, leadership, scholarship, the sciences, sports, statesmanship, etc. How apposite that this land of a blessed people has as its slogan the revealing title of Light of the Nation! There isn’t any aspect of national life in which Ndi Anambra do not excel.

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