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Let’s allow Edo & Ondo elect their governors

By Tonnie Iredia Many Nigerian political office-holders who cannot for one minute, withstand criticisms, hide under the social responsibility principle of the media to dissuade journalists from focusing on negative issues in society. They say such posture often distorts societal progress. However, they consciously forget that Section 22 of the Nigerian Constitution empowers the media
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Funtua

Seeking happiness in created things

On the eve Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the founding Managing Director of the defunct Democrat Newspaper died, Eric Teniola, my colleague and good friend, called to intimate me as he often does whenever any event of mutual concern or a momentous development occurs.

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Aguiyi-Ironsi

Ironsi’s killers hurt Oduduwa

By Emeka Obasi Beyond hospitality, hosts are supposed to protect their guests in typical African fashion. Father of the Yoruba nation,  Oduduwa, was really challenged on July 29, 1966 when General Johnson Aguiyi- Ironsi was killed in Ibadan alongside the Military governor of Western Region, Col. Adekunle Fajuyi. Ironsi and Fajuyi were brave men who
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To flog, or not to flog

By Francis Ewherido There is an ongoing debate on whether or not parents should flog children as part of parenting. The debate is necessitated by some recent developments, among them a 12-year-old girl in Enugu, whose back was lacerated by the parents with a cane and possibly other objects. Cane was freely used in homes
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New daughters of Africa

By Duno Kogbara LAST year, a landmark anthology to which I contributed was launched in London. Titled “NEW DAUGHTERS OF AFRICA” and edited by the British-Ghanaian cultural icon, Margaret Busby, the book celebrates the work of 200 women writers of African descent and, as its publisher Myriad puts it, “charts a literary landscape as never
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Racism under pandemic skies

Racism under pandemic skies

By Owei Lakemfa I HAVE in recent days thought more about homo-sapiens, and revalidated my firm position that irrespective of location, colour, status, gender, creed or greed, humans are one. It gladdened my heart that irrefutable scientific evidence shows that humans share over 99 per cent of the same DNA. My recent thoughts were triggered off
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Buhari

Revisiting Abaribe’s call for Buhari’s resignation

By Ikechukwu Amaechi SIX months ago, an uproar in the Senate reverberated across the country when Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. Abaribe, Senate Minority Leader, made the call during plenary on January 29 when the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, NASS, discussed a motion seeking the restructuring of Nigeria’s
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