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Buhari’s government and the NNPC contract mess by Obi Nwakanma

For a long time, when voices opposed to the listlessness, corruption, and lack of clear direction of the current Buhari administration spoke out about it, administration spokespeople – Lai Mohammed, Femi Adesina, and Garba Shehu; and, to a large extent, the former Constitutional scholar, Dr. Itsay Sagay – earned their daily broth by bombarding Nigerians with hokum.

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Barriers to nationhood – Muyiwa Adetiba

Things you learn early in life hardly leave you. In fact, they influence the course of your life either for good or ill. I had an Editor during my early years in journalism who drummed certain ‘truths’ into my head which have influenced my practice of the profession. Two of them will suffice for the purposes of this discourse. First is that there is no story that cannot be cut; the skill is in the manner of cutting.

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Kachileaks: Matters arising – Sonny Atumah

Last week the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu had a furious diatribe against the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru. Kachikwu’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on alleged matters of insubordination and lack of adherence to due process perpetuated by Baru was confidential information released unofficially.  Like a hurricane it  made a landfall in the media in the mold of what may be named Kachileaks. 

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