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‘We came, we saw, he died’

THE American Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, on being told that imperialism’s ‘revolutionaries’ organised in the Libyan Transitional Council, NTC, had captured and killed Moammar Gaddafi in Sirte, tried an uneducated re-interpretation of Julius Ceasar’s famous quote: “Veni, vidi, vici”, which translates from Latin to: “I came, I saw, I conquered”.

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Between God, Jonah Jang and the Plateau crisis

In response to a barrage of questions from journalists on the Plateau issues [SIC], Jang angrily said: “Am I God to end Jos crisis…He wondered why people were particular about insecurity in Plateau. ‘Is Plateau the only place that has security problem? Security situation is all over the country, so why are you so particular about Plateau State?”- DAILY TRUST, Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

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An eliptical interrogation of the Obasanjo versus Babangida face-off

I ONCE asked General Ibrahim Babangida why he never moved against General Obasanjo, despite the unrelenting criticisms of his regime and person, while he clamped down on other critics of his regime. His answer gave me an insight into the psychology of power in Nigeria, and the subjective, even personal and vain preferences, which determine what otherwise, should be serious matters of national development.

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