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Matawalle, new face of the north

Zamfara gets ultra-modern COVID-19 booths

By Yinka Odumakin GOVERNOR Bello Matawalle has emerged as the new face of northern Nigeria we have been yearning for. Since Nigeria abandoned the path of federalism for unitary rule, it has witnessed a virtual collapse of productivity as most people now live on handouts in a rental economy. As against the early years of
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Nigeria on the brink

By Yinka Odumakin “If by the year 2000 AD The unmarried maiden of Samaru Resolves to remain in purdah Despite Farida Mustapha Who cares? Certainly not Ife”. THOSE were the closing lines of Yinka Tella’s “Samaru: The Aftermath”. It was written after the nationwide students protests that followed the killing of Farida Mustapha and her
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‘June 12′ on June 12

By Yinka Odumakin IF the leadership of the APC cared about the image of their party or have sufficient reflective capacity, they should have delayed the disqualification of Mr. Godwin Obaseki to June 13. My very good friend Azu Oshimili of Inspiration FM  put a call to me on June 12 for a recorded interview.
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June 12: Ogun APC pays tributes to MKO Abiola

June 12: Unfinished business

By Yinka Odumakin THERE are some books you didn’t read and so feel you never passed through the world; so also are some persons you failed to meet. And that is why I will always cherish that evening at the official residence of Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi as the Managing Director of Daily Times in 1990.
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This Colonel Umar

By Yinka Odumakin IT is just occurring to me that children born around 1993 are now 27 years old and may not have full ideas of who did what during the nullification of the brightest chance to make a nation out of dysfunctional Nigeria. At a time when some officers were swearing that Aare MKO
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Insecurity, Amaechi

Amaechi is so cold about it

By Yinka Odumakin WHEN Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi appeared before the Senate in 2015 to be screened for two portfolios, he submitted an interesting CV. He was a graduate of English but with his only working experience being at Palmo Clinic in Port Harcourt. It was not that because literature deals with all disciplines but for
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May APC continue to make mistakes— Wike

No, Governor Wike !

By Yinka Odumakin TOTALITARIAN and arbitrary rule became part of the fight against COVID-19 on Saturday with lawyer-Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State pulling down hotels in the state. In a clear military-style, an order was issued on Saturday and the governor was personally on duty to supervise the demolition of two hotels in Rivers
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