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For Nigeria’s survival, God guide Buhari aright

Buhari, Nigeria, ministerial appointments

NIGERIA today is three nations. The nation that holds President Muhammadu Buhari infallible, that which sees nothing but fallibility, and, the ‘Third Force’ which sees serious problems and wants to find solution irrespective of who is President of the party in power. This group thinks that if the heavens fall, it will fall on all Nigerians and it is, therefore, wiser for a collective struggle to prevent such calamity by all means necessary.

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Nigeria, the Giant of African needs foreign policy direction

I worry about Nigeria’s foreign policy because there is none. The American foreign policy under President Donald Trump is visible to all: America First. You may condemn it as nationalist, myopic in the face of globalisation   and a regression   given that country’s leadership role in the capitalist economy. The point remains that it is a clear and visible policy.

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Buccaneers, racketeers and fuel subsidy fraudsters

THE Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, descended from his throne last week to deliver his customary blows against subsidies, especially for fuel and electricity. The former Central Bank governor and ex-comrade claimed that Nigerians revel in “cheap petrol”. Based on his flowing gowns and riches, fuel at N145 is cheap. But based on the cost of living, it is quite expensive because the N18,000 National Minimum Wage can only buy 125 litres of petrol.

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Trump, women

My love for Trump will never die

PRESIDENT Donald Trump, the Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces is quite strategic in his wars. He  is an exceptionally likeable president who undoubtedly has changed the way many of us perceive world leaders. He is more audacious than President Richard Nixon, but adds charisma to his audacity and gets away with anything. 

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Election riggers, examination cheats and other criminal entrepreneurs

SHE is young. Her dressing gives the impression of a religious-minded lady. She is identified or identified herself by 42 different names. But her real name is unknown. It might not be impossible that among the 42 names, is buried her true name. On the other hand, she might have been too smart to fill her real name. But she is not faceless, and if our country had a good fingerprint database, she might have been identified and arrested.

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Sudanese usurpers and Africa’s neo-colonial army

ONE of the most memorable places I have ever visited is the Corinthia Hotel on Nile Street, Khartoum. My favourite past time each time I visited, was having an early morning breakfast in the high rise restaurant in the hotel. There, I sit facing the confluence where the White Nile which began its life-enriching journey from Burundi’s Ruvyironza waters and those of Rwanda’s Nyungwe, flowing into the Kagera River in Tanzania from where it embarks on a 3,700-kilometre journey, to meet the Blue Nile. The colours of the later which began its 1,450-kilometre journey from Lake Tania, in Ethiopia are clearly distinguishable from the White Nile.

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After UN win, Nigeria should return to work

THE government of President Muhammadu Buhari could hardly contain its excitement. Professor Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, the country’s permanent representative to the United Nations was going to be elected the President of the United Nations General Assembly, UNGA. It appeared a major diplomatic achievement. Like a groom stretching its neck to find out when the bride would step into the registry, the government  strained its neck to look into the UNGA.

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