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Atiku Abubakar and the PDP: Time to change the tales – Dr. Ugoji Egbujo

In 2015, Governor Fayose told us about his 74 year old mother and her diapers.  He was desperate to paint the picture that a 73-year old would be too frail, too demented, to be president.  He bought front pages of  some national newspapers. He made  Buhari  the butt of deathly geriatric  jokes. In a few months, he would  return to the soap box.  Fayose would ( tell people to vote  for  a 73-year-old Atiku. Atiku would be 73 in 2019.  I  believe Atiku is fit. But  the Fayoses of the PDP would have to repackage  their tales.

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Bring back our NEPA: The DISCOS are scavenging the public – Dr. Ugoji Egbujo

Look away NERC, till the DISCOs have had us to their fill.  National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), you can pretend to be asleep.  After all they were all sleeping while  fugitive Maina  went around town in pomp and ceremony. If they wake you, tell them you  have not received any complaints. You don’t have to admit  you  know. You don’t have to confess  that  the  Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) have been reaping what they, and their ancestor, didn’t not sow.  The ordinary people have no stamina, no courage.

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Long live corruption: Abdulrasheed Maina is a miracle worker – Dr. Ugoji Egbujo

He was picked  to reform pensions. Yes, he hasn’t always been the face of corruption.  He discovered pension ghosts and their living cohorts. They had been draining the sweat and blood of  Nigerian workers.  He brought innovation.  He became an  anti corruption Czar. Monies were recovered, many were prosecuted. His sun looked like it would never set. 

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Kachikwu’s Letter : A tale of absurdities

Ministers often can’t see presidents, for many months. It’s common in Nigeria. It didn’t start today. Some ministers get fenced out. They attend executive council meetings like houseboys. They  run around their offices with air of exaggerated importance. They are mistaken as men of power.  They  servilely praise the president at every opportunity. They walk around with a façade of importance. But nothing more. They can’t see the president. They can’t confide in him.

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BIAFRA: The Army and IPOB

Biafra was justice and freedom. But Biafra has become a tool for charlatans, a toy for dissipation of youthful exuberance. Biafra once evoked Igbo unity and enterprise. But Biafra has now been appropriated by jobless opportunists who exploit the frustrations of their poor brothers. Biafra was Igbo fellowship. But this their  new Biafra  thrives on  cannibalizing  fellow Igbos. Biafra was consultation, consensus. This Biafra is now  extremism, hallucination, egocentrism. 

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Senator Missau and Police : The rise and rise of apathy and shamelessness

Nothing baffles the public anymore. A senator accused the Inspector General of Police of corruption. He painted a picture of money for postings and promotion. No one felt enough repugnance to demand an inquiry.  Zero tolerance for corruption is a mere slogan. He announced that the police hierarchy leases policemen to companies and individuals and feeds on the returns.

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