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The tortuous but less slippery bad 2015

Contrary to what an expartriate colleague said to me in 1976 (after the coup that toppled Gen Yakubu Gowon from power and the bloody overthrow of his successor, Gen Muritala Mohammed) that “I am happy that I am not a Nigerian”, I am proud to be a loyal Nigerian citizen Nigeria is a country of absolute beauty and of continually changing phases. But I must confess that Nigerians are as unpredictable as the English weather.

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Osun guber election: What next?

THE Osun State gubernatorial election, bitterly contested has been won by the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Aregbesola in a hard way. Following the PDP victory in the neighbouring Ekiti State, the political pressure was on the APC to show that it controls the political soul of the South-Western zone of Nigeria.

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State of the nation: Duel between stubborn and recalcitrant forces

In the normal (by Nigerian standard) week that witnessed shedding of innocent blood in Kaduna and other places, I join other Nigerians in celebrating the miraculous escape of the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari from attempts on his life. The country has been saved from the proverbial “monkey and baboon soaked in blood” episode, perhaps on a larger proportion to the last bloody clashes witnessed after the 2011 presidential election. It was also pleasing news that President Jonathan recognized this while expressing sympathy on those who lost their lives in the dastardly attacks.

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Glimpses of hope in a dark environment

This week seems to be full of many interesting events – the usual carnage of Boko Haram killers and the assuring forecast that the reign of terror might, sooner than later, come to an end. It might be that the end of the month of July (month of fasting and sacrifice) could signify the start of the period of peace in the country.

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