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Wike, the GOC and oil bunkering

wike, Rivers

If the governor said on public television that the GOC routinely leaks security information and is involved in oil bunkering – which is a serious economic crime – the Army cannot, and should not, simply let the matter slide

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Ndume v Lawan: The danger ahead

WHAT would it take President Muhammadu Buhari to get the politics of the National Assembly right? Four years ago, he had a problem which, like a stubborn fly, has refused to go away. After his election victory speech in 2015 when he was for all and for none, things went haywire, leading to the emergence of a National Assembly leadership that would haunt him for the rest of his tenure.

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Ajimobi, Okorocha, Ganduje: An unfolding story

IT’s incredible how eight years have ended as a two-word parable: constituted authority. That’s what Governor Abiola Isiaka Ajimobi would be most remembered for – the epigram from his encounter with students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH. That episode was perhaps one of the most catastrophic PR disasters of Ajimobi’s eight-year tenure.

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INEC, offenders

Mahmood Yakubu’s second chance

LAST week, when I described the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, as one of the most frequently executed men on social media, I had no idea what was coming. About 48 hours later – and after weeks, if not months of repeatedly assuring the public that the commission was ready – he unexpectedly announced a one-week postponement of the elections. He set himself up not just for a fresh round of execution but also to have his remains burnt at the electoral stake.

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