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Why I was not at Independence Day

By Owei Lakemfa I WAS not at last Thursday’s 49th Independence celebrations held by our leaders. I know I was not missed. Almost all of us ordinary citizens were not there, either physically or in spirit. We were not missed. The important thing was that our leaders had fun, congratulated themselves and remembered to thank
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The culture of governance

By Owei Lakemfa THE gale of sacking appointed political office holders is here again like the seasonal rain. An executive governor for whatever reason takes a decision to sack his cabinet or some appointed officer and simply goes on to implement it without thinking through the process and manner such a decision is to be
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The masses memorial for Gani

More tributes poured from the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) President Olasupo Ojo, the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) represented by Segun Shango, Dr Dipo Fashina of the Joint Action Forum (JAF) and the National Conscience Party (NCP) founded by Fawehinmi.

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Prostituting the landscape

WITH the military in power and General Sani Abacha on rampage in 1994, almost all the professional politicians either worked for him or took cover; they tried to be out of sight as much as possible. Chief Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi who passed on last Saturday was not a professional politician.

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A People kidnapped

KIDNAPPING was an occasional crime. Usually, it involved the hypnotisation or enticement of a kid. So parents, guardians and teachers taught children not to talk to strangers or accept gifts. Occasionally, adults also fell victim usually through hypnosis which is a science.

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