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Profligacy and Aggravated Intelligence Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

When I read that each of the mostly President Goodluck Jonathan’s handpicked delegates to the national conference going on in Abuja right now will collect N12million at the end of their three-month meeting, I was outraged. My reaction was based on the following considerations. First, as a very senior academic in one of the best universities in Nigeria, my emolument in a year after sundry deductions at source is less than N4million.

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See how we lost our humanity

Where do you begin? They say, it does not rain but pours. In Nigeria, the misery keeps pouring down in buckets. And when you think that you have seen or heard the zenith of all the depravities meted by Nigerians to fellow Nigerians, then the mother of all depravity comes along and overshadows the last.

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There once was….

Life is like a revolving door, people seem to be passing through all the time. There are some who believe I have been hardened by a lot of sorrow early on in life and they could be right. What they observe is my calm acceptance and almost indifference to tragedy. I have found that I cant fight reality, so I tend to just roll with it. I do my 3 B’s checklist and I move on.

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When Attorney General becomes a high jumper

IN several countries, the position of Attorney General is usually held by a lawyer because the holder is expected to serve as the permanent legal adviser to the government. In Nigeria, it is one post that has always attracted top legal experts especially during the military era. At a point, it was resolved that only a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) could be the Attorney General of the Federation.

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created jobs wanted

The tragic circumstances in which no less than nineteen young Nigerians recently lost their lives in vain search for jobs in the immigration office is heart-rending enough without the sloppy manner in which the authorities have reacted to it. The details are odious in the extreme.

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The ‘Shrinking ‘club

Around noon on Thursday, March 6, the main building of Nigeria’s premier club, the Ikoyi Club 1938, was without electricity. It was the first time I would notice that in the almost four decades that I have been a member of this elite club.

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He is so right!

Odein Ajumogobia, SAN, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, has pointed out that since 75 per cent of Nigeria’s population is aged between 18 and 35, young people are under-represented within the context of the National Conference.

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In search for stability:Try swiss democracy

After the bloody army coup of 1966, General Yakubu Gowon, as the Head of the Military Government was reported to have said that “in a press conference on 8th October, 1966, I therefore put before you the following forms of government for consideration:- (a) Federal system with a strong central government (b) Federal system with a weak central government (c) Confederation and (d) an entirely new arrangement which will be peculiar to Nigeria and which has not yet found its way into any political dictionary”.

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