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What Catholic Bishops told Buhari

We, the representatives of the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria, bring you our cordial greetings and blessings. We desired this meeting, in order to continue the dialogue we initiated with you even before your election as President. We therefore thank you for granting us this audience, which affords us the opportunity to share with you, once again, our thoughts and concerns on some issues affecting our dear country, Nigeria.
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Arms and President Jonathan’s National Security Adviser

By Ogaga Ifowodo By every standard, even in Nigeria  where new standards are set every day in our never ending quest to shock and awe the world with impunity, the figures reeled out against former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) would boggle any mind. According to Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Buhari […]

Dear President Buhari, you do not have to appoint 36 ministers!

One of the qualities that recommended, even endeared, President Muhammadu Buhari to a majority of the electorate over and above former president Goodluck Jonathan in the last election was that of resoluteness. His first coming as military head of state had left no one in doubt that his mind, once made up, can be as unbending as his steely spine.

Will the Senate fall for Wike’s propaganda war against Amaechi?

THE failure, two times in a row, of the Senate to screen ministerial nominee Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi based purportedly on a contrived corruption allegation against the former Rivers State governor has all to do with politics in the bad sense and very little with due diligence.

When will this independence finish?

IT was Prof. Tanimu Abubakar, I believe, of the Political Science department and Aminu Yusuf, a postgraduate student at Ahmadu Bello University, the one a stalwarth of the ABU branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the other of the campus student movement at the time, who (if my memory serves me well), were fond of repeating this intriguing question whenever the moment came to drop the gown and bring some town — nay, village — perspective to our discussions of how to save Nigeria.

Were I Senate President Saraki, I would resign today!

THE formal filing of charges against Senator Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, not to speak of the issuance of a bench warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court to take his plea, leaves him with only one honourable course of action: resignation in order to clear his name

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