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Atiku Abubakar and his Sakaba tale

Lt Col Sakaba  died for his country.  He was killed by Boko Haram insurgents last month. He left a wife  and a baby boy. He was the commander of the battalion that was overrun by Boko Haram in Metele. That massacre at Metele sparked more national anger than sorrow. The military admitted, hesitantly, the horror  but claimed that the casualty figures thrown around were the work of mischief makers. Late Sakaba and his soldiers were buried in the midst of doubts, anguish  and recriminations.

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Empathy over Politics

Not many knew there could be a strong relationship between poetry and the economy until   Nigerian   Poet,   Dike Chukwumerije gave his outstanding performance at the 23rd  Nigerian Economic     Summit in Abuja last year, with which he exposed our ethnic hypocrisies as a nation while criticizing other peoples about racism.

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At last, Trump shoots straight

AMERICAN President, Donald Trump was four when the Korean War broke out in 1950. In three years, the war sucked in more than 40 countries, most, under the United Nations, UN, banner. Two and a half million people died in the war. America suffered 36,568 dead and  103,284 injured. All the countries returned home except America which today, maintains 23,468 combatants in Korea. This is 68 years later.

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On parliamentarism and Sagay’s sophistry

THE recent introduction of a bi-partisan bill in the House of Representatives by 71 members seeking to return Nigeria to the parliamentary system of government was significant. But while the legislators’ action received a supportive shot in the arm from Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural group, and Professor Ango Abdullahi, a chieftain of the Northern Elders Forum, it got a damning shot across the bow from Professor Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption.

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