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Winnie in the swirl of controversy

THE fiftieth commemoration of the Sharpville massacre rolled by on March 21. It was a landmark because that massacre was conclusive proof that Apartheid could not be ended by peaceful protests or deputations. Africans had poured out on March 21, 1960 in the South African township of Sharpville to protest laws that forced them to carry passes in their own country.

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Infrastructure and the ‘Divide-and-rule’ conspiracy (2)

RESOURCES are of course a big part of it. In keeping with the theory of scarce resources, the scarcity in itself is usually enough to make love to wax cold and neighbours to turn against neighbours. It is an archaic concept, really, conjuring images of the homo erectus clubbing his neighbour upon the head because the latter has been more successful than he has been in his hunt for meat, and man must wack.

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INEC chair: No more Igbo

THERE has been some excitement since the news broke that, after all, there might be a change of guards at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). If this happens, it will further heighten the expectation that Acting President Goodluck Jonathan may have chosen to chart a course that is not business as usual. The INEC Board led by Professor Maurice Iwu was already looking forward to conducting the next general elections.

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Jonathan And the Forty Alibaba Ministers….

Nobody can say exactly which constitution is working the actions of the Nigerian government since the eclipse of the Obasanjo third term aspirations. We were not sure where it is written in the Nigerian Constitution that, a serving Nigerian President, or for that matter, an Acting President, must appoint a battalion of surrogates, mainly those who helped him win elections, into the executive seats of Federal Ministers.

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I was in Kano

Laugh, if you want to. The last time I wrote, I tried to explain why I went to South Africa. One would have expected that should I have cause to do another travelogue it should be a trip to either Hawaii, the beaches and carnival fun of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil or Toyota’s Japan where I heard cars are being given out free to prove that the brakes are now working and you can do 250km per hour, commit suicide and still live to testify to the advantage the embattled motor company.

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