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Not too old to sign

NIGERIAN politicians will always seize every opportunity to grandstand even on issues that ordinarily should be beyond politics. If there is anyone who can legitimately claim credit for the Not Too Young To Run Act, NTYTRA, signed into law last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, it is Hon. Tony Nwulu. He was elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, by the good people of Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency, Lagos State in 2015.

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Buhari’s three hidden musketeers

SINCE President Muhammadu Buhari formally announced his intention to run for a second time on 9th April 2018, he has always maintained that he will win. Every politician says that, even when they know they do not stand a dog’s chance. Politics apart, Buhari’s performance in his first two years were rather ignominious, though things seem to have picked up lately. His economic agenda had been a grope in the dark, headlined mainly by inchoate borrowings from foreign creditors, especially China.

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A Nigerian heroine called Leah

LET me join millions of Nigerians of goodwill and the rest of concerned mankind to wish our innocent, heroic tendril of youth, Miss Leah Sharibu, happy birthday. On Tuesday, 15th May 2018, she clocked fifteen. But she has little reason to celebrate because she remains in the clutches of Islamic terrorists while those with whom she was abducted from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on 19th February 2018, are home.

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Nigeria’s real enemies

LAST week Wednesday, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, was forced, on behalf of his colleagues, to pronounce the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris as an “enemy of our democracy.” He declared him a persona non-grata and unfit to hold public office both within and outside Nigeria. This was after Idris refused on three occasions to honour the lawmakers’ summonses to answer critical questions bordering on the nation’s security challenges and the treatment the Police meted to one of their colleagues, Senator Dino Melaye.

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A look at INEC’s Kano child-voter probe

THE result eventually came out but how many concerned Nigerians paid attention? One would have thought that people would eagerly wait to receive the outcome of the INEC probe of the massive involvement of child voters in the 10th February 2018 Kano State Local Government Election. As usual, our collective attention had moved on to other things. This is why governments and officials get away with blue murder. Mistakes are repeated over and over and Nigeria never moves forward.

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Why IGP Idris is beyond control

FEW Nigerians are surprised at the running battles between the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris and the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. On three separate occasions, he has been invited (or summoned) to clear the air on certain controversies appertaining to his office as the nation’s number one cop. For the third time, he has snubbed the highest legislative chamber of the country.

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Senate’s April coup

PARLIAMENTS all over the world are  known for their penchant for dramatic episodes. Here in Nigeria, we have seen bags of dirty naira notes upturned in the “hallowed chamber” (which is anything but hallowed judging from the way its “distinguished” and “honourable” members misbehave there). The money was allegedly meant to be a “bribe” for the legislators to do former President Obasanjo’s bidding.

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