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And now, President Turai!

GODWIN Daboh Adzuana is one man most serious Nigerians have learnt to ignore, no matter how hard he tries to draw attention to himself. After a brief stint as an “anti-corruption” crusader in the late 1970s in which he tangled with the founding father of Middle Belt politics, Dr. Joseph Tarka in the “you Tarka me, I Daboh you” episode, Adzuana turned into a political irritant.

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Hurricane Sanusi

MALAM Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is quite a dresser. You have seen him in snappy suits with flamboyant frills on his shirt and elegant bow ties. Last Saturday, August 15, 2009, he dressed to shock his guests, top media practitioners, whom he had invited to Eko Hotel Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, to explain what his shake-up in the banking sector was all about.

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She came to scold us

There were at least some attempts made by the Americans to seem to work with Nigerian officials to make the visit hitch-free. Clinton’s visit left behind a lot of ruffled feathers. Even the media were not spared, as she did not even bother to wave the press corps goodbye, let alone stop briefly for a perfunctory chat.

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Eze Nd’Igbo is Hausa culture

The eze ndi Igbo institution has not solved the problem it set out to do. Rather, it has become a source of further division as anybody who has the means and supporters can announce himself as one in any city. And this is causing irritation among the owners of the land where these “foreign”, artificial monarchs are engaged in chieftaincy tussles. Some are afraid that some day, these upstart “traditional rulers” might start laying claim to things to which they are not entitled, as experience has shown.

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N-Delta battles sectional arrogance

When people from the Niger Delta and other Nigerians raised their voices in protest, government sources were quoted by Vanguard of Thursday, July 23, 2009 as saying: “Those who do not want the project to be sited in the North should have a rethink because there is absolutely nothing they can do to change government’s decision”.

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Musings on Ohakim’s book themes

The three books are entitled: The Courage to Challenge; Challenging New Frontiers and Pushing the Limits. While the first is a free-flowing narrative of his uncommon and miraculous journey to the seat of Governor of Imo State, the others reflect his words and actions on the said seat. The Ohakim story, especially as encapsulated in The Courage to Challenge is one worth telling or recalling because without the courage to challenge there will be no “miracles”.

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Sam Egwu must go

EVERY other day on this column we lament the scourge of poor quality leaders who straddle the commanding heights of our public affairs. “Poor quality” does not necessarily mean low educational background or that the person involved does not have impressive academic certificates. After all, many of our poor quality leaders, like the man in the news today, are holders of post-graduate degrees.

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Demon worshippers in charge

When the crisis in the state took a turn whereby the political interests of Governor Daniel and Alausa were no longer in uniform alignment, Alausa deserted and joined Daniel’s enemies. In anger and retaliation, Daniel decided to expose Alausa and caused his newspaper to spin the yarn that it did with such relish that Monday.

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Akwa Ibom, be nice

By Ochereome Nnanna I HAVE watched with sour interest what has been going on between Akwa Ibom and Cross River states since the Federal Government decided that the latter was no longer an oil-producing state. The story of the two sister states is an ironic and intriguing rise of a former underdog and the increasing
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