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Nigeria in distress: Oddities all over

TYLER Durdlen did a good job on how a country dies gradually without its inhabitants knowing what is happening because both the brilliant and the dullard get tasked. He said those living during the decline of Rome were likely unaware that anything was happening. The decline took place over a couple of hundred years. Anyone living during the decline only saw a small part of what was happening and likely never noticed it as anything other than ordinary.

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Pius Adesanmi: Endless tears

I WAS ruminating on the death of democracy which the recently concluded elections in Nigeria represents when the sad news came to me on Sunday from Bola Akanbi that my friend and brother, Prof Pius Adesanmi, was among the dead passengers on the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that crashed six minutes after take off.

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The Abacha in Lagos

AS the remains of Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti laid in state at his Imaria residence that fateful evening   in 2006,Mr Olisa Agbakoba(SAN) beckoned to me and said: “Beko is cold in there. I recall all our struggles   all over Lagos to have democracy. Now look at what those we handed the fruits of our struggle to are doing to us”.

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