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Extreme poverty deadlier than Coronavirus

ANEEJ has sustained fight against poverty, injustice for 25 years — Ugolor

By Yinka Odumakin EXTREME poverty is now showing us that it is worse than Coronavirus in Nigeria the global secretariat of poverty. The first thing the Federal Government did when it imposed lockdown on some areas in the country was to send troops out for enforcement as it knew that the vulnerable people it leads
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Religion worse than Coronavirus

By Yinka Odumakin NIGERIANS are deeply God-believing people and the country would have been one of the best places to live in on earth if this were undergirded by a well-planned and organised society. I saw this brilliant young girl on Channels TV shortly after the Lagos State put a ban on the gathering of
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Obasanjo at 83 and the metaphor of the mystical elephant

Olusegun Obasanjo (2)

By Yinka Odumakin …Continued from last week I DO know and appreciate that many Nigerians have made and are making sacrifices for this country. But let me, as an individual who has made some sacrifice for Nigeria and who will make more if required for the unity, equity, development and progress of Nigeria, say here and
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Monologues as dialogues in a disunited Nigeria

‘THE Great Debate For National Unity: Federal Character, Restructuring and Rotation of Presidential Powers in Nigeria” put together by Igbo Leadership Development Foundation at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja last Thursday was designed as a dialogue among representatives of ethnic nationalities in the country, but it tuned out a session of monologues and a showcase of
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Breaking: Another Senator, Rose Oko is dead

Memo to Senate Committee on Constitution (4)

By Yinka Odumakin WE have spent the last three weeks examining the major contentious issues in our Constitution and recommendations of the 2014 National Conference. I have read the el-Rufai committee’s reports and its recommendations are similar in so many respects. The 2014 reports have over 600 recommendations which were adopted unanimously as the ballot
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