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Nigerians say No to zoning

THERE has been a loud increase in calls for the adoption of the zoning principle from the North. Calls for the application of this unfair advantage has been coming, not unexpectedly, from that section of the Northern oligarchy whose hold on leadership in this part of Nigeria and, indeed, Nigeria at large has become a stranglehold.

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Giant of Africa indeed…

Saturday Ghana did Africa proud by qualifying for the quarter final of the first ever world cup on African soil. Saturday, Africa, nay the world celebrated what was considered a welcome development in a world cup that has so far yielded tears for a continent that pulled out all the stops to guarantee a hitch free hosting.

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They fought while the kids watched

MANY Nigerians have expressed shock at the street fight that exploded in the chamber of the House of Representatives last week Tuesday. I am not shocked because I expected it. The two sides – the so-called “Progressives” and the rest of the House supporting Speaker Dimeji Bankole – took time to prepare for it. The “Progressives”, led by loquacious, cantankerous and cheap Dino Melaye, had been making noise in the media, where they issued the Speaker a one-week ultimatum to resign or be exposed for alleged corruption and bad leadership.

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Prince of Peace: Co-feminist

Ah! Ah! I know what you are thinking. How dare she use that highly demonized name for our Lord and Saviour? You love the Lord, I love the Lord, and so do thousands of feminists who actually applied that cognomen to Jesus. What is feminism? It is the philosophy that men and women should have equal access to opportunities and resources.

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Jonathan’s record so far – 1

“Those who spend their time on small things usually become incapable of large ones”.
Rochefoucauld, 1665.
Let a perfect fool mysteriously become the president of Nigeria today and all of a sudden individuals and groups will spring up singing his praises; investing him with qualities he would not ordinarily claim for himself and Youth Earnestly Asking for Buffoon (let’s call our fool that), YEAB, will surface to organize two hundred million man marches.

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A house of cads

The legislature is the weakest link in Nigeria’s current democratic experiment. Its weakness derives in part from the many years of military rule which disorganized the rules of conduct as well as the values of debate necessary for a robust parliamentary culture.

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Why they chose death

I have addressed this slotting before, and I must recall that ranking here because in the creation story, it is only this earth plane we are told, we have the good, the bad and the ugly, mixing freely, living together; not anywhere else in the whole of this thickly populated creation.

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The road to Sudan?

There has been several interpretations given to June 12 election that was annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida; but one that should interest those who are thinking about change for the better in Nigeria, has just been brought to lime-light by Professor Omo Omoruyi, who practically mid-wifed the June 12, 1993 election from the Centre for Democratic studies, CDS.

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